Healthy Meals On The Run

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.  

Meals On The Run
I received a copy of Meals On The Run to review, and already have tried two of the recipes.


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.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

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.

Chunky Tomato-Beef Stew

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.

Both books would make great gifts for friends and family who are making healthy New Year’s Resolutions, or who just want fresh recipe ideas for the New Year. 

What’s your go-to recipe for a quick dinner?

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12 Responses to Healthy Meals On The Run

  1. Carla says:

    You know me.
    Id love this even though I dont run.
    My belly needs a break from the poached salmon, brown rice and veggies.
    OK MINE DOESNT (love) but the child is rebelling 🙂
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  2. Karen says:

    I keep seeing this cook book 🙂 I am not good in the kitchen at all, I like recipes with just a few ingredients lol I always think if I ever get to retire I will try to cook more.
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  3. I loved the first book and have not had a chance to check out this one yet. Everyone seems to be all over it though!
    Deborah Brooks @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Roasted Squash & Black Bean QuesadillasMy Profile

  4. YUMMY! Looks like some good stuff! I always love RW’s recipes; I still make a few things I found like five years ago, haha.
    Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete recently posted…Our Big D Thanksgiving Visit — *WARNING — SO MUCH FOOD*My Profile

  5. This looks like a good one! I could sit and look at cookbooks forever! I know I have to stick to 30-45 minute dishes or my hubby drives me bonkers with all the inquiries ! and chip snacking 🙁 I am putting this one on my Christmas list!
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  6. I got this to review as well and simply love it!! So many fun and yummy recipes.
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  7. Sana says:

    Naan pizzas are my go to meal! The bread makes a nice and fluffy crust. This cook book looks awesome, I will have to check it out.

  8. I am loving my copy! I’ve been making ALL the recipes!
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  9. This cookbook sounds fabulous! I would love to try the sweet and spicy stir fry chicken recipe.
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