I was recently sent The Runner’s World Cookbook:150 Ultimate Recipes for Fueling Up and Slimming Down–While Enjoying Every Bite. I’ll be honest: I knew I’d be biased since I have so much love and respect for Runner’s World. Personal opinions aside, this is one of the most comprehensive and well-versed cookbooks I’ve seen.
Not only is this book filled with recipes of every type for every reason, there’s a large content of knowledge that is helpful to all people, not just runners. Contents:
- Foreword by Deena Kastor
- Preface: What It Means to Eat Like a Runner
- Introduction: How to Eat Like a Runner
- Guide to the Recipe Key
Obviously I’m not running right now, but these are wholesome recipes made with real foods that the whole family will enjoy. Itz broken down into breakfast, snacks and smoothies, salads and dressings, soups and stews, sandwiches, pizzas, and burgers, sauces and pastas, meat and poultry mains, fish and seafood mains, vegetables, and desserts.
There’s a great list titled The Runner’s Pantry which includes staples that everyone should have on hand. You can even search recipes in the Special Recipe Lists section depending on if you want a meal or snack for pre-run, recovery, fast, low-calorie, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free. I’m telling you: there’s something for everyone here! The back of the book has an index by ingredient, so you can literally look up each recipe by every ingredient.
I made the Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie yesterday for breakfast. Maybe just maybe I’ll share the recipe with you tomorrow. Maybe. It tasted like a blueberry muffin. It was thick and creamy and delicious and fantastic.
And I only had like 24 seeds stuck in my teeth as I headed to school. 😉
HERE is a link to purchase The Runner’s World Cookbook.
In addition, HERE is a link to their video series Quick Bites which features the cookbook’s editor, Joanna Golub.
Which type of recipes are you most interested in from Runner’s World?
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of The Runner’s World Cookbook free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own and my love for Runner’s World has grown stronger.