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​Chef Vishal: Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

This delicious breakfast recipe is a great meal option for days when you have a hard workout in the schedule.

Your muscles will thank you for the blast of plant-based protein this meal provides from both the quinoa and almond milk! Pecans provide a balance of healthy fats in addition to the protein sources, as well as a little extra crunch to break up the texture of the quinoa.

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Chef Vishal: Couscous Scramble

This month’s Chef Vishal featured recipe is a tasty treat that provides for the busy athlete. This quick, easy and healthy meal is packed with healthy carbohydrates and proteins, making for a perfect dish the night before a longer run or intense workout.

Added bonus: this recipe is great to make is bulk and easy to re-heat for next day leftovers!

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Chef Vishal: Double Stuffed Southwest Sweet Potatoes

These delicious stuffed sweet potatoes are perfect for an easy recovery meal after a long or intense workout. Sweet potatoes are high in potassium, which helps to promote muscle recovery. When paired with plant-based protein from the black beans and quinoa, you’ve got yourself a muscle recovery powerhouse!

The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and chili also aid recovery from any internal inflammation built up from your workout.

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Cashew Chili with Chef Vishal

This flavorful chili will satisfy your taste-buds and is perfect for a post long-run recovery meal. It packs a major protein punch through plant-based protein sources (legumes/beans), and is full of essential and non-essential amino acids for muscle recovery. To top it all off, this recovery meal provides a balanced blend of key vitamins and minerals!

This chili should be served over brown rice to round out your proteins, and avocado slices for some of those healthy fats.

For a little EXTRA yum, sprinkle with some shredded cheese just before serving!

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Chef Vishal: 20 Minute M​arinara

By: Chef Vishal

When I eat pasta, I like to keep it simple with a traditional marinara only has a hand full of ingredients. This is a base recipe that's quick to make, and it's easy to add additional ingredients to match the flavor of the week. For example, add diced carrots, celery, and your protein of choice to make it into a heart bolognaise sauce.

This sauce freezes well, so you can make a batch in bulk and store it for future weeknight dinners.

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chef vishal: Garlic Rosemary Boules

Bread baking is one of the most satisfying cooking experiences for me. I consume bread regularly during training and baking my own helps me control the quality of the bread. And for me, there’s nothing like the satisfaction I get from giving the "Gift of Bread."

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Chef Vishal: Grilled Veggie Pasta

This dish takes less than thirty minutes to prepare, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals! Recover or fuel up with this vegetarian grilled pasta dish!

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Chef Vishal: Quinoa Salad

By Chef Vishal

Recover like a pro with this plant-based, vegan quinoa salad.

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Chef Vishal: ​Couscous salad

By Chef Vishal

This dish is very easy to whip up and a staple in my kitchen. Adding a protein (chicken, steak, tofu, or chickpeas) can turn this ‘side salad’ into the main course. Enjoy!

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chef vishal: kombucha

When I find myself consuming a particular snack, food, drink, etc. on a regular basis, I try and re-construct the recipe to control the quality of the ingredients. Cleaner, more pure ingredients will perform much better in your body.

With that said, like most of the country I’ve been on a kombucha kick for quite some time now, and I only recently started brewing it at home hearing one of my co-workers (Arielle) talk about how easy it is.

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