Happy Friday! I haven’t done a #FrugalFridays post in a while, so I’m happy to do one on the first Friday of 2017! I’ll try to make sure I do one #FrugalFridays post a month to bring you deals, discounts and freebies 🙂
The New Year is all about making resolutions, and most of those resolutions revolve around exercising more and making smarter food choices. If you’re a runner, or any athlete, you know how important nutrition can be to help you perform at your best. What I love about this cookbook is that the recipes are easy to make and they do NOT take a lot of time to cook (a BIG plus)!
The Runner’s World Meals on the Run Cookbook is a great resource for recipes that will help fuel your workouts and recovery, all while using good, whole foods. Here’s a little more information on the cookbook:
While all runners need to eat well to fuel their performance, most don’t have the time to cook complex or labor-intensive meals to meet their unique nutritional needs. But if you’ve got 30 minutes, you can prepare fresh, delicious meals that will bolster your running and satisfy your appetite. Meals on the Run includes more than 150 healthy, energy-packed recipes that can all be prepared in small windows of time―some in 10 minutes or less!
From simple snacks and smoothies to weeknight dinners, you’ll find everything you need to get high-quality food on the table fast. If you follow a specialized diet―vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie, or gluten-free―or need your meals to match your training plan, each recipe is marked so you can easily see if a particular recipe fits your needs.
This cookbook is broken out into nine chapters: Breakfast, Smoothies and Juices, Snacks and Sweets, Salads, Soups and Stews, Pasta and Noodles, Vegetarian Mains and Sides, Seafood Mains and Meat and Poultry Mains.
What makes this cookbook stand out from other cookbooks is a section in the beginning called ‘The Fast Runner’s Kitchen’. This section provides pantry staples that every runner should have on hand to make hearty quick meals.
I received this book last year, so I’ve had a chance to try a good amount of the recipes. Here are a few of my favorites!
“Baked” Granola Apples
Granny smith apples are not only delicious, but one of my favorite fruits! What’s great about this recipe is that you cook the apples in the microwave, which gives them the “baked” texture much faster. The granola adds a little crunch and the dried tart cherries give it a slight tart taste. I’ve made these as a breakfast and also as a sweet treat!
Green Tea Smoothie
I am a huge fan of green tea. I drink it every morning (I don’t drink coffee) with my breakfast. So when I saw a green tea smoothie I was very intrigued! The green tea, combined with the kiwi, honeydew, banana and avocado makes for a very delicious smoothie. The recipe also calls for agave syrup or honey but I always skip that – I find that the fruit sweetens up the smoothie enough for my taste buds.
Instant Frozen Yogurt
This might be the easiest recipe in the entire cookbook. It’s frozen straberries, vanilla extract, sugar and greek yogurt – that’s it! You blend it all together in a food processor and it’s instant frozen yogurt! I’ve also tried this with frozen bananas and blueberries and it was just as good.
Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
I LOVE pasta, especially simple pastas, so this was perfect for me. Instead of using jarred pasta sauce, I was able to combine 8 ingredients in a food processor to make my own sauce. It was healtheir and much cheaper! Sometimes I’ll also add chicken or shrimp to this dish for extra protein.
Broccoli with Lemon-Garlic Sauce
This is such an easy eay to enjoy one of my favorite vegetables! The lemon-garlic sauce adds a little “zing” to the broccoli. This is a perfect side dish to pair with steak or chicken.
Broiled Garlicky Shrimp
Another garlic dish that I love from this cookbook! The butter, EVOO, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper had amazing flavor to the shrimp. You could eat these as an appetizer, or add the shrimp to one of the amazing salads in the cookbook for a quick and easy lunch or dinner!
Do you want to win your own copy? You’re in luck! When I was doing some “winter cleaning” over the holidays, I found an extra copy of this cookbook 🙂 Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.
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