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by leandre on April 5, 2012 · 30 comments

in Giveaway Thursday!

Congrats to Kathy who won last week’s GIVEAWAY and to David Raleigh from St. Albans who won the first of three drawings in the Key/Hannaford Sweepstakes!

If you haven’t run in to your local (Vermont) KeyBank branch to register for the sweepstakes, you still have a little time. In late April one winner will take home a Kindle Fire and a $100 Hannaford gift card. The grand prize winner (drawn in mid-May) will take home:

  • Apple iPad 2 64MG with WiFi
  • $200 Hannaford gift card
  • KBVCM prize pack that includes 2 VIP passes!

You do not need to need to be a KBVCM participant to enter!  All entrants receive a $2 Hannaford coupon upon entry, while supplies last.

Thanks to everyone who brought your nutrition-related questions to our live Facebook event last week and especially to Kris Lindsey, Hannaford Nutritionist, for moderating and providing answers.

Our nutrition chat generated some great questions last week!  To recap, here’s a quick review of the most popular topics with some great links for further learning. – Kris Lindsay

Chocolate milk as a recovery drink:

Because chocolate milk provides a good mix of carbohydrates, protein, fluid and electrolytes, it has been identified as a recovery drink.  Other options also provide this recovery mix, including commercial drinks, homemade drinks, and water combined with a good snack!  Take your pick.

Protein Intake:

Endurance athletes need 1.2 to 1.4 grams or protein per kg of body weight per day. Here’s a great booklet on protein and activity and the American College of Sports Medicine’s Statement on Nutrition and Athletic Performance.

Portion Control:

Mike L. asked how to combat larger appetites following a long training run.  This is normal as the body tries to recover its lost energy.  To curb eating too many calories, try filling up on high fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables and eat slowly to ensure adequate time for chemical  satiety messages in the stomach to reach the brain – all while making sure adequate protein is consumed for muscle repair.

How to build a balanced meal.

What to eat before, during and after endurance events:

The following links provide some recommendations and ideas! I

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Now that you’re feeling well-informed about what to eat as you train, how about some money to spend on all that good food?  Today everyone gets a $3-off Hannaford coupon (download). In addition, we’ll choose one commenter to win one $100 Hannaford Gift Card.

To Enter:

Share a link to a favorite recipe.  Not the on-line recipe type? That’s ok, just tell us about a favorite meal.

The GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59pm Wednesday, April 11; we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, April 12.

* Tweet about the giveaway OR the sweepstakes  using hashtags #rvt and/or #vcm and leave one additional comment.

* Click “share” under the GIVEAWAY post on Facebook and leave one additional comment.

That’s right; you have the opportunity to get 3 entries into this giveaway!  (If you choose to take advantage of the extra entries be sure to submit an additional comment for each one.)

The rules/fine print:
* We use to select all winners…at random, from all the comments posted.
* There is no limit on the number of times a single person can win a prize.
* We ask that if you’re local, you pick up your prize.  If not, we’ll mail it (US and Canada only.)
* We contact all winners via email each Thursday; you have one week to reply to arrange pick-up/mailing of your prize.  If we haven’t heard from you within one week, we reserve the right to re-list the prize or choose another winner.
* Have some product you’d like to get in the hands of a great group of runners?  Contact Leandre.


{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sam April 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

Favorite meal: Spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce and sausage.

2 Sam April 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

Tweeted it

3 Sam April 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

FB’d it

4 Mike April 5, 2012 at 7:12 am I add sun dried tomatoes and pitted black olives served over whole wheat thin pasta..can also add scallops to this recipe. Mmmmm

5 Mike April 5, 2012 at 7:14 am

Omitted one important change in recipe..use fresh garlic.

6 Ashley April 5, 2012 at 7:56 am
7 Corey Burdick April 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

I love this recipe! Hearty with extra veggies and crusty bread!

8 Corey Burdick April 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

I’m a follower!

9 Lisa M April 5, 2012 at 8:56 am
10 Lisa M April 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

I shared on Facebook!

11 christa April 5, 2012 at 9:09 am
12 christa April 5, 2012 at 9:09 am

I’m a follower too :)

13 christa April 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

Shared on fb too

14 Kayla April 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

Southwestern Quinoa Salad- one of my favorites!

15 Kayla April 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

I’m also a follower : )

16 Teal April 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

I am making this quiche for Easter brunch, and it got rave reviews last year!


17 Tim April 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

Pasta with homemade meatballs and sauce is my go to pre key run dinner. For meatballs I use half turkey half beef and I throw in shredded zucchini, mushrooms, onions, carrots, garlic, parm cheese and panko breadcrumbs, plus two eggs and milk to bind. I make up two dozen of these balls and freeze most of them for later use. Sorry for no specifics, just experiment I say!

18 Lauren Fowler April 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm
19 Jake April 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

My mom cooks the best ever pot roast with potatoes and carrots. It is so delicious with a little salt and pepper.

20 Jake April 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I am a follower.

21 Danielle C April 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm
22 Lesley Fearnley April 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Oatmeal with raisens, flaxseed seed, walnuts and maybe a scoop of pumpkin.

23 Lesley Fearnley April 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I’m a follower

24 Amy O April 6, 2012 at 6:31 am

I’m a follower!

25 Amy O April 6, 2012 at 6:32 am

Steak on the grill, balsamic sautéed dinosaur kale, and sweat potato fries, Cajun style.

26 Krissy April 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

I’m a follower

27 Krissy April 8, 2012 at 7:14 am

My son (12 years old) was watching Rachel Ray last summer and saw her making this recipe, so we bought the ingredients and he made it…it was delicious, here is the link

28 Krissy April 8, 2012 at 7:15 am

shared on fb

29 Dale April 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Spicy Chicken Rigatoni (apparently a Utica, NY regional specialty), replacing the chicken w/ spicy veggie sausages. Super tasty.

30 Dale April 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Tweety McTweetsalot

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