Now that the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and the year-end
craziness is festivities are upon us, you may be planning to live on take-out and Christmas cookies for the next few weeks, but that’s no way to fuel a healthy holiday season. Luckily, Runner’s World has a great new cookbook that is full of healthy recipes you can make between shopping trips and holiday parties.
You know I love The Runner’s World Cookbook (see my review here), and Meals On The Run is a great “sequel” with 150 recipes for healthy meals, snacks, and sides that can be made in 30-minutes-or less. Each recipe includes the total time needed and nutrition information, and there are 75 drool-inducing pictures to whet your appetite and convince you to hang up the phone and whip up a quick dish instead of ordering pizza again. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes, and recipes designed for pre-run fueling, recovery, and even hydration–just as nourishing when your marathon is at the mall or the all-school holiday concert.
The two recipes I tried were for Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry Chicken which uses frozen mango chunks to add “sweet” nutrition, color, and flavor, and Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup which I modified by replacing the lean ground beef with lean ground turkey.
Truth be told, each of these recipes took me about 45 minutes to make, but I am not very efficient in the kitchen, and I had not planned ahead.
Now that the last of the apple pie is gone, I can’t wait to try the Apple Crisp Smoothie, made with apple cider, yogurt, rolled oats, and chopped pecans–one of the pre-run, vegetarian, gluten-free 10 minute recipes in the “Smoothies and Juices” section.
You can get your own copy of Meals On The Run directly from the publisher here, or through my Amazon affiliate link here. If you still don’t have the Runner’s World Cookbook, click through the picture below to check it out on Amazon too.
What’s your go-to recipe for a quick dinner?