I am sure that many of you also love to cook.
Me - not so much.
Maybe I would like to cook if I had any free time at all. Maybe I would like to cook if I didn't spend so much of each day feeding (preparing, serving, and cleaning up after) a small army.
I like the eating part, I just don't like the cooking part. Obviously I do cook all the dang time, but I like to keep it as simple as possible.
I am a healthy eater. I worked very hard to lose 80lbs and now I train hard as a runner. I have learned the last few years how to enjoy food in a healthy way, and how at the same time to use food as fuel for my running. When I eat well, I feel good and my body is healthier and I run better. Of course I want food to taste good too because again, I like to eat. :)
Runner's World sent me a copy of their new "Runner's World Cookbook" and asked me to share it with you.
This cookbook has 150 recipes which were chosen because of their nutritional benefits for runners. At the beginning of the book it gives some great info on nutrition and foods that runners should know. Then the rest of the book is recipes divided into categories like Salads/Soups/Stews, Pizza/Pasta, etc. and they also have an icon system which labels recipes as "recovery friendly", "low-calorie", "quick and easy", and also labels recipes which are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc. The labels are across the top of each page which make it really easy to find a recipe that fits your needs/taste buds. This is a very practical, user-friendly cookbook.
There are lots of really good pics too that make you hungry. :)
My kids had a lot of fun looking through the book and found all kinds of things they wanted to eat, wanted me to make, and wanted to make for me.
The first thing we made was the yummy Stick-With-You Polenta. It was quick and easy, gluten free, and super yummy. :) I added in a banana and a few more berries, but besides that, followed the recipe. I love polenta and eat it often but had never thought to use it in a sweeter dish or as a breakfast food. Very cool!
Along with not being a chef, I am not a food blogger or a food photographer. I promise it tasted way better than it looks!
If you love to cook or just love to eat... If you are an athlete looking to dial in your nutrition, or just for some new ideas for healthy, nourishing meals, I strongly recommend this book. You can get your own copy here.
What is your favorite recipe or go to meal? Do you like to cook? Do you love to eat? :)