Turkey Fun

Remember how I was unsure if I was going to run in a Turkey Trot or just do my 7 miles tomorrow?

Well, I dragged myself out of bed on Saturday to do a 10K Turkey Trot, and I’m so glad I did.  Before the race, the air was so full of excitement and energy that it gave me the motivation I would have lacked if I had only gone for a run by myself later.

This was my first time doing a 10k , and I loved it. The first 4 miles went smoothly and though the last 2 were a little tough, I kept pushing myself and ran each mile under 9 minutes for a total time of 55:06. I had no clue I was capable of this!

The day was filled with turkey because later I cooked up some turkey breast for the little Thanksgiving dinner we had that evening.

I used apple cider mix as a marinade and then rubbed a combo of garlic and herbs to give the bird a festive taste. I thought it turned out well!

We also had an apple and cranberry stuffing that was simply boxed herb stuffing with some sautéed apples thrown in at the beginning and dried cranberries stirred in at the end. Delicious!

And I can’t forget about this turkey:

Our "thankful turkey": adding more to the turkey mix

Apple Cider and Herb Turkey Breast

1 lb turkey breast

1  packet instant apple cider mix (or real apple cider if on hand)

2 T minced garlic

1 T oregano

1 T parsley

1 T Italian herb mix

Prepare the apple cider to package directions. Let the turkey soak in the cider for at least 2 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together garlic and herbs. Spoon or rub onto each side of the breast and place in a baking dish.

Cook about 45 minutes or until turkey is done and most of the extra juices are gone.

All of the turkey festivities have put me even more in the mood for Thanksgiving!


About Kristina

I'm a college student who's a self-proclaimed foodie, book lover, and exerciser. Balancing life, school, exercise, and my hobbies isn't easy but I'm making it work and trying to live healthy along the way.

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Welcome to FoodNook!

Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.
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