*Runner’s World provided me with a copy of their new cookbook in exchange for a review. All opinions are are my own as usual.*
I love to eat.
What runner doesn’t?
I love to cook but have so little time.
What’s a busy mother runner to do?
Nutrition is crucial to our running performance, and I’m always looking for new, healthy recipes that provide a good balance of healthy nutrients pre and post run. I’m already a huge fan of Runner’s World’s first cookbook (affiliate link) and I make recipes from it all of the time. So when Runner’s World contacted me to see if I wanted to try their new cookbook? Ummm, yes please!!
The new book is called “Meals on the Run: 150 Energy packed recipes in 30 minutes or less”. (affiliate link) And let me tell you it does NOT disappoint.
I’m busy, we all are. But I also get bored VERY easily with eating the same foods over and over. I also don’t have a lot of time to prep between picking kids up, bringing them to sports and scouts and working on homework. I’m lucky if I get 30 minutes to make a meal, so the fact that these are super quick recipes was very appealing to me.
The book is broken down into sections:
- Smoothies and Juices
- Snacks and Sweets
- Soups & Stews
- Pasta & Noodles
- Vegetarian Mains & Sides
- Seafood Mains
- Meat & Poultry Mains
There is literally something in here for everyone and all of the recipes use natural and minimally processed ingredients which is important to me.
The top of each recipe is a recipe key so you know if it is the right recipe for your training goals or needs. I love that each recipe is broken down into categories so I know when the best time to eat it is. It will specify if it is for Prerun or recovery. It also specifies if it is vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, low calorie, 5 min fix, 10 minutes tops or hydrating.
I had the chance to try out several of the recipes and they were all amazing. I’m pretty sure I have flagged almost all of the recipes to try and I’m slowly ticking away at them.
So far a few of the recipes really stand out for me….
Ummm, this was amazing. I’m clearly a terrible blogger because I ate it before I could take a pic. It was THAT good. The sweet/savory taste was pretty amazing.
Shortcut Thai Beef Salad
I love salads for lunch, and I’m talking big, hearty, meaty salads that keep me satisfied for hours. I loved that this used deli roast beef as a short cut.
Spicy Salmon and Rice Noodle Soup
This was AMAZING. No other words….
I DID get a picture of this one but it definitely wasn’t as pretty as in the cookbook. This recipe could be super versatile too by adding a different type of fish in as well. It would probably be great with shrimp!
I’ve got to say I’ve been very impressed with both of Runner’s World Cookbooks, neither of them have disappointed. These will be my go-to cookbooks for a long time coming, you can count on that. Thanks Runner’s World! If you want to get your copy, find it HERE!My go-to cookbook for a long time coming: Meals on the Run review @runnersworld via @suzy399 Click To Tweet