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I’ve got another meal to share with you.  This one I found when looking for a carb loaded pre-run long run meal After weeks of eating the same thing on a Saturday night, I’m now trying to mix it up and keep things exciting.  That’s how I came across this Sausagey Pasta from The Slimming Foodie.  The idea of sausages in a pasta dish sounded like carb loaded heaven, as one of my favourite meals since childhood dinner is sausage, chips & beans. With my pasta chosen, the next decision was what drink should to pair with it? For a...

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For this recipe, I decided to try making a Buddha bowl for the first time. It's not something I’d planned to make, but then I stumbled across a couple of pictures of Buddha bowls and I loved the bright colours and variety of ingredients.  They really intrigued me so I decided to find something that took my fancy. After looking around I found the Vegan High Protein Buddha Bowl from Vitaly Vegan *. Choosing what alcohol-free drink to go with my first Buddha bowl was a surprisingly easy choice. As this meal was super healthy and vegan, it only seemed...

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With all my marathon training goes the pre-run carb loading.  I’ve been having the same meal the night before each long run, but I’m starting to get bored.  I needed a little pasta inspiration - something exciting I could try with completely different flavours.  Time to look for a new pre-run pasta meal.

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As I continue to look for healthy meals while training for the London Marathon, I thought I’d try something a little different this time and choose a fish dish.  I must admit, I rarely cook fish as it’s not overly popular in my household unless it’s covered in breadcrumbs (and especially finger shaped!).  However, the one fish that everyone does enjoy is salmon, so I had high hopes when I found these Crispy Salmon Tacos from Amelia Freer. I thought I’d continue the theme of firsts and try my first non-beer food pairing, choosing a bottle of wine instead.  The...

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For the second in this series of healthy recipes paired with low calories alcohol free drinks, I decided to go for a burger.  After all, I do love a good burger and I’ll have to cut these out as I try to lose weight to help me round the London Marathon. Normally a burger is classed as unhealthy and out of bounds if you’re trying to shift a few pounds - kind of like beer.  However, if you make smart choices (like choosing an alcohol-free beer), there’s no reason to miss out on your favourites.  With this in mind, I...

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