To be fair, I don’t even know if I consider myself to be a runner anymore. It feels like a piece of my heart is lost on another world. Regardless, when Runner’s World offered me to review a few of their books coming out, I couldn’t help but accept their offer. I hope to one day be a “runner” again. I’m still registered for the 2016 Boston Marathon so who knows what the future will hold.
Meals on the Run – Available in Kindle currently for $5.59 and hardcopy $20.33
What this should really be called is food porn for healthy but lazy eaters.
The recipes were contributed by elite runners like Kara Goucher, celebrity foodies Joe Cross and Mark Bittman, as well as many by registered dietitians and Rodale test kitchen. The book includes 150 under 30 minutes recipes for the following:
-Smoothies and Juices
-Snacks and Sweets
-Soups & Stews
-Pasta & Noodles
-Vegetarian Mains & Sides
-Meat & Poultry Mains
And although it’s being marketed towards runners, I think any endurance athlete would appreciate the recipes.
Each recipe provides the total time needed to prepare the dish, the nutrition per serving and number of servings the recipe will yield. Additionally many of the recipes offer a “quick tip” such as how to keep ingredients fresh or an alternate way to prepare or serve the dish. I found a few pretty obvious but there is always something knew to learn or maybe just an idea you didn’t think of before.
The book starts of with a runner’s kitchen essential shopping list, vegetable tips (useful to me) and a list of some time saving tools that I was proud to note that I owned most already!
And the recipes are also further broken up with gluten free, vegan, and low calories labels if you’re a restricted diet type of runner (person).
But seriously, the book really is a healthy food porn and all the recipes so far have been so easy to understand, follow, and finding the ingredients has been easier than most.
Here’s my favorite recipes so far:
And yes, this would make a great gift for a runner. Get a copy today Meals on the Run $5.59 on Kindle and hardcopy $20.33.
What’s your favorite cookboook?