From Our Kitchen to Yours!

Eating well is as much a part of promoting good health as running or walking, so we want to give you something healthy to do between workouts. You can read more about our guidelines for a healthy diet in either the Chi Running book or the Chi Walking book

We recommend using fresh organic ingredients whenever they're available. It might cost a bit more now, but the lack of chemical sprays and fertilizers in your system will pay off in the "long run."

Most of our recipes are meals in themselves. We usually serve just one, rich, healthy course for each meal. This makes prep and clean-up a lot simpler and helps you regulate your caloric intake.


Calculating Quantities

You'll find our way of calculating ingredient amounts a little different. We begin by calculating the total cups of food needed for the meal by adding up the total amount of cups eaten by each meal guest. For most of our meals eat about a 2 cups/adult if it is going to be the main course for the meal. Maybe 1 cup/person if it's a side dish. In our diet plan we eat two hearty meals a day (breakfast and dinner) with a light snack in the afternoon. 

We have found that when we cook using this total cup method, we don't overeat or have many leftovers. 

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Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

From the great folks over at Well.org, we've been satisfying our sweet tooth

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Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls

Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls

Super easy to make, packed with protein and ingredients you can feel good about, they

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Turmeric Spinach Recovery Smoothie

Turmeric is an anti-flammatory spice...

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No-cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

This easy, no-cook "summer porridge" is convenient and healthy...

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Pearl Couscous with Walnuts, Dried Cherries & Arugula

Packed with quality carbs, antioxidants, and healthy fats...

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Kale, Edamame & Dried Cherry Salad

Kale is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids,

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Danny’s Spanakopita

The best part about this recipe is the unique way Danny folds each pastry. 

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Acorn Squash with Apples, Parsnip and Sage

Acorn Squash with Apples, Parsnip and Sage

This hearty, savory meal is easily vegan and also gluten free. 

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