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I love making chili – especially on a cold evening when I’m craving something healthy, warm and filling. If I can get to Borough Market, I buy ground ostrich meat sourced from Gamston Wood Farm to use instead of turkey or beef.

Never had ostrich before? It’s amazing, both nutritionally and in taste. As stated on Gamston’s website, ostrich is “low in fat and cholesterol and rich in protein and iron. A lean red meat with all the health benefits of white meat and mild in flavor.” The perfect combo, especially for runners, and a great way to transform your everyday chili into something exotic and nutritious! Plus, who knows, maybe eating ostrich will make you faster – the birds are known to run up to 45mph, after all, and I don’t know about you, but I need a new BQ!

Even if my ostrich chili doesn’t result in a 35-minute marathon, it’s still an awesome dish to cook for friends, family or just for yourself! It’s easy to make (you can prep most of the ingredients in advance), tastes great and will feed four to five hungry people. When I make it for myself, I divide the leftover chili and rice into single serving containers and place one or two portions in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. I appreciate these leftovers the most after doing a long run or coming home from work, when I’m tired and want a proper meal packed with lean protein, vegetables and complex carbs, but don’t feel like doing more than chucking something into the microwave. No need to settle for store-bought, overly-processed meals!

Depending on how hungry I am (I’m always hungry), I serve the chili over steamed spinach or brown rice – or a bit of both. If I’m getting ready for a race, I ease off the chili pepper to avoid upsetting my stomach, but if not, I like to give my chili a good kick. As a final touch, a dollop of crème fraiche or greek yogurt nicely balances out the spices.

Use my recipe as a general guide – this is what I often do, but make it your own! As with many of my recipes, I encourage you to throw in your favorite types of produce and get creative (the more color, the better/healthier), adjust the amount of spice to your taste, use quinoa rather than rice etc.

I’ve included some photos below from my recent batch, which don’t quite do it justice, but I promise, the chili was delicious!

Ostrich (or Turkey) Chili

Enjoy!


When you hear the words “tuna salad,” do you think of the kind you’d get in a deli or diner, loaded with mayo and scooped onto a few lettuce leaves or slices of bread? In other words, a blob of white? Or do you imagine a fresh, homemade salad loaded with vegetables, high in healthy fats and protein and bursting with color?

When I make tuna salad (or any salad, for that matter), it usually looks something like this:

I love tuna fish – my favorite kind of canned fish is Dave’s Gourmet Albacore, which is based in my hometown in CA but sold all over the place, including Whole Foods. It’s quite pricey, but it is worth it! My favorites are the jalapeño albacore, garlic albacore, jalapeño salmon, and smoked alderwood salmon, but you can’t really go wrong with whatever you get – it’s all delicious!

Sadly, I can’t get any out here and ran out of my precious supply months ago. And so it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten tuna salad, because once you go gourmet, it’s kind of hard to go back!

Tonight, however, I was craving a big healthy salad that was high in protein to balance out my pancake brunch and give my body all the nutrients it needed for post-long run recovery. All I could think was – tuna salad would be perfect, shame I don’t have any Dave’s left…

I decided that I should give normal supermarket tuna a try – surely it would taste great when all dressed up, right?

Yes, indeed!

Want to create a delicious and extremely healthy tuna salad? Then give my Dressed up tuna salad recipe a try! Be sure to get creative with this one – try to incorporate as many different vegetables/colors as possible. I usually grab whatever I have in the fridge, but always like to make sure there’s enough crunch to balance out the tuna texture.

If you’re not a big tuna fan or you’re vegetarian, then substitute tuna for chicken, edamame, quinoa, beans, or whatever else suits your food preferences.

Need more visual inspiration?

The result? A delicious, dressed-up and extremely healthy tuna salad, followed by a refreshing and light bowl of fruit to cleanse your palate.

Dinner is served!

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Hi, I'm Claire! I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (MS, RD, CDN) and a Road Runners Club of America certified coach. This is where I share my latest adventures in running, racing, food & travel! If you'd like to work with me, please visit my professional website, Eat for Endurance.

My PRs

Marathon (Chicago): 3:33:18
Boston Marathon: 3:36:14
Half-Marathon: 1:37:21
10M: 1:14:52
10k: 44:52

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Beautiful day to celebrate 38 years and 37 weeks pregnant! Stoked to finally be full-term, and hoping baby sister gives me another week or two to wrap up work and *maybe* even relax! Kicked off the day with a super fun podcast interview on raising and fueling young athletes, followed by an easy 30min on the bike (basically not exercising anymore but really needed to do something today), picnic lunch outside, and an early dinner date with E at Casa Mono to wrap things up!
Happy Monday! Just released Episode 6 of the Eat for Endurance podcast, featuring elite ultrarunner @maggatronruns! Maggie and I connected through @tailwindnutrition, where she works as the Athletes & Events Manager, including managing the Trailblazer group that I joined this year. Had an awesome time chatting with Maggie all about her nutrition, and hope you enjoy it! Listen on iTunes (link in bio) or Buzzsprout (http://www.buzzsprout.com/325751). #eatforendurancepodcast
Always ❤️ getting more goodies in the mail from @tailwindnutrition! I’ve been sharing samples of endurance fuel and rebuild with my nutrition clients right and left - who hasn’t gotten any? Who wants more? Let me me know before @trailrunr_ uses then all up! 😀 I even have the new Colorado cola flavor! #gotailwind #tailwindtrailblazer
Hearty breakfast before heading uptown for a busy last day seeing clients in-person at the @nutritionenergy office! Fried eggs and WW English muffin with thick spread or full fat ricotta and 1/2 avocado + iced coffee. Still have another week and a half of working from home after this, so stay inside 👶🏻 girl!! 🙏🏻🤞🏻🤰🏻
When your parents are runners and you get to cross the finish line together! 👶🏻🏅 Man, that 10k finish feels like soooo long ago. It’s been three months since my last run and I miss it, especially with Fall marathon season upon us. But it’s also funny how normal it now feels for something that usually is a huge part of my life to be completely non-existent. I’m #36weekspregnant today and I’m exhausted, uncomfortable, and completely unmotivated to exercise. That said, baby girl is doing great, and that’s what matters most at this point. Occasionally I hop on the bike and get a mini sweat in, but mostly I’m working a ton and just trying to make it through these remaining weeks! What a different reality from the super active til the end pregnancy I imagined (and actually had last pregnancy), but that’s OK. Instead, I get to live vicariously through @trailrunr_, my podcast guests, and all my 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃🏻 nutrition clients. 😀 I may be going on maternity leave soon, but still can’t wait to hear how all your events go!
Good morning! Check out my latest Athlete Nutrition Profile on the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring coach @jasonfitz1 of Strength Running! It’s been a couple years since I was on his podcast (which you should def listen to - so many amazing guests!), and he was kind enough to return the favor. I think you’ll enjoy our discussion! Link in bio.

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