Just before the holidays I received a copy of the “Meals On The Run” book. I quickly looked through it and found a number of recipes I wanted to make. Conveniently, the next day we were getting groceries so I planned most of our meals around the new recipes.
I’ve taken a little more time with the cook book and made a few more things that did not disappoint! There are 150 energy-packed recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less (and it’s true!).
THE BOOK: Runner’s World Meals on The Run.
It’s broken up into into your typical chapters:
- Smoothies & Juices
- Snacks & Sweets
- Soups & Stews
- Pasta & Noodles
- Vegetarian Mains & Sides
- Seafood Mains, and
- Meat & Poultry Mains.
There is also a section that breaks down the foods into a list of categories:
- Low Calories
- 5-Minute Fixes
- 10 Minute Tops
We tried everything from Cranberry-beet smoothie, El Guapo’s Great Energy Bars (amazing), Sweet Potato-Black Bean Falafel, Orange-Chipotle Chicken Thighs and Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup.
Even our girls tried everything. The Orange-Chipotle Chicken Thighs were a little spicy for the girls but the Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup was a major hit with my family. We even made it on Boxing Day (Dec 26th) for my entire family who wanted to recipe right away.
What I like about the book….
- Easy to make
- Not an enormous amount of ingredients that it’s overwhelming
- Variety/lots of choice
- The break down: Pre/Mid/Post Run; Vegan/Veg/GF, Hydrating etc.
- Helpful tips
- Combinations I’d never think of: Bacon-Apple Cheddar Oatmeal!
- Recipes are provided by different people
- Colour coded margins
- Last but not least – the pictures of the foods. I’m a picture girl when it comes to recipes. I like to see it before I made it.
Honestly, this has been my go-to cookbook for the last month and I’m loving it. So many good recipes that I probably would have never made before.
What’s your favourite way to fuel for running or working out?
Do you have a favourite winter soup?