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best carbs

Hi Chelsea-

I'm training for my first marathon so I do my share of "carbo loading," too. I stick to whole wheat pasta and fruits and veggies. Foods with a lower glycemic index help you maintain your energy during longer workouts.

One of my favorite things to make is spaghetti squash. You just cut it in half and bake it (there's usually a time and temp sticker on the squash). When it cools you can scoop out the inside and it comes out in strands like spaghetti. Top it with your favorite marinara and you've got a high-carb meal with more nutrients than plain ol pasta! My favorite marinara recipe is by Mollie Katzen:

Mollie's Meatless Marinara Sauce
2 c browned Ground Boca Burger Recipe Basics
veggie broth (instead of oil)
2 c chopped onion
1 green pepper, diced
2 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
13 oz can tomatoes
6 oz can tomato paste
1 Tbsp honey
lots of black pepper
4-6 cloves garlic, minced

In the veggie broth, simmer the onion, green pepper, herbs, and salt over medium heat until onion is soft.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer partially covered for 20 min.

Add Boca Burger and garlic. Simmer about 10 more min.

After making this, I'll never go back to sauce in a jar! I make big batches and keep plenty on hand in the freezer. It's also a great topper for broiled eggplant.


Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 11:34:45 -0400
From: The O'Briens <obfam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: the best choices of carbs

Hi!  I work out daily, and recently have been increasing  my mileage when I
run.  I know  carbohydrates will help my energy levels and improve my
performance (i.e. the usual "eat spaghetti the night before you run"
advice).  I try to stay away from carbs like white pasta, white bred, etc.
and eat whole wheat foods instead.  Does anyone have any favorite recipes
that would be a good source of these kind of carbohydrates they'd like to
share?  I appreciate any responses!


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