Training Hard? Go for the Gumbo

Q:   What is your favorite recipe to throw together on a cold, winter day?

Amy Marsh answers:

A:  As winter weather gets underway, this is the best time to start cooking foods that comfort your soul as much as your muscles. One of our favorite cold-weather recipes is gumbo. This recipe is so simple and soothing that we probably make it once a week in the winter time.  And with only 7 ingredients and a couple simple steps, it’s the ideal meal after a long, exhausting training day.

Add a little kick to your gumbo with a hint of chili powder.

Warm & Gooey Gumbo

1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 lb. chicken sausage

1 bag frozen spinach

1 bag frozen cut okra

1 can  crushed tomatoes

1 Tbsp. ground cumin

3-4 cloves of garlic

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. In a large pot, cook the ground meat and sausage until brown.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer while you stretch or take a shower.

Eat up and enjoy!

Warning: this recipe normally makes 8 servings, but will barely fill 3 bowls if you’re feeding hungry, dead-tired triathletes.

Amy Marsh is a four-time Ironman champion, two-time IronDistance champion, and was named the 2010 USAT Long Distance Triathlete of the Year. Brandon Marsh has been competing in triathlons since 1988, and can be counted on to be a top-10 contender in every event he enters. Got a question about swim-bike-run or sports nutrition for Team Marsh? Email them at ask.the.triathletes@gmail.com. “˜Like’ them on  Facebook  or follow on Twitter: Brandon @BrandonMarshTX and Amy @AmyCMarsh.

About Team Marsh

Amy Marsh is a four-time Ironman champion, two-time IronDistance champion, and was named the 2010 USAT Long Distance Triathlete of the Year. Brandon Marsh has been competing in triathlons since 1988, and can be counted on to be a top-10 contender in every event he enters. Got a question about swim-bike-run or sports nutrition for Team Marsh? Email them at ask.the.triathletes@gmail.com.

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2 comments on «Training Hard? Go for the Gumbo»

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