Meals On The Run {Book Review}

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. 

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It’s broken up into into your typical chapters:

  • Breakfast
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Snacks & Sweets
  • Salads
  • 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:

  • Prerun
  • Recovery
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Low Calories
  • Gluten-Free
  • 5-Minute Fixes
  • 10 Minute Tops
  • Hydrating.

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.

Meals on the Run

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?

 

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8 thoughts on “Meals On The Run {Book Review}

  1. This looks fab. I posted that chicken soup recipe last weekend, but I like any soups featuring sweet potatoes. I also love my moms plain old chicken soup. YUM. So delish on cold nights like we’ve been having!

  2. I love that you like this. I love to cook and I like to cook healthy meals. I have subscribed to Cooking Light for years but it just dawned on me the other night that most of the recipes have a kind of bland taste to them. I’m going to have to try this book out!

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