Staying Hydrated is an Uphill Challenge
Staying hydrated is an uphill challenge we all face the moment we wake up in the morning. For starters, I recommend getting a refillable water bottle to keep waste out of the landfill. Plus, you can decorate your vessel with any number of stickers to fly your colors. In addition to sipping water all day and replacing electrolytes as needed, eating lots of veggies with every meal helps keep you hydrated from meal to meal. Here are a few of my go-to hydrating recipes as well as some nutrient-dense snacks to take with you as you head out for your next adventure.
Fork and Knife Salads
These substantial salads are great as a side dish, but also stand up as a whole meal on their own with the addition of legumes and grains. Equally, they can be served warm as a healthy comfort dish or chilled the next day, giving you two distinct flavor profiles with one effort!
Spring Squash Salad Recipe
Apricot Broccoli Salad Recipe
Curried Brussel Sprout Salad Recipe
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About the Author
An elite athlete and Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Lauren has used her own knowledge of sports nutrition to fuel her performance goals. In addition to working with patients with special dietary needs, she provides nutritional coaching for athletes of all ages and abilities to help give them an edge. Lauren is a six-time Boston Marathon qualifier, an Ultra-marathoner and recently ran the Leadville Silver Rush 50-mile race and Crested Butte Ultra. In her free time, you’ll find Lauren training for her next event.