Monday, September 30, 2013

It's Here, The Runner's World Cookbook!

Earlier this month I was sent the new Runner's World Cookbook to review!
Having taught several Food and Nutrition classes, this was right down my alley and I couldn't wait to take a look at this book!  I admit, I am one that DOES judge a book by it's cover, and this one did not disappoint.  I love that this is a very sturdy hardcover book. Even with modern conveniences and the ever so popular Pinterest, I still use cookbooks, and I use them hard! So I was happy to see that this one will be able to withstand my use!

Another thing I will admit about cookbooks is that if it doesn't have a picture of the final product, then I probably won't attempt to make that recipe. I like pictures!  This book had a good balance of content and pictures. I love how colorful it is!

This book is actually more than a cookbook. It's a resource for runner's and anyone who wants to adapt to a healthy eating style. It is prefaced by what it means to eat like a runners and how to eat like a runner. There is a guide on how to buy bread and pasta, using the right oils, and how to pick the best seafood. If you like pancakes, you'll love the section on pancake batter and topping ideas! There are over 50 unique pancake flavors including Hawaiian, Pancake S'more, Cafe' Hotcakes, and Caramel Apple just to name a few!

This cookbook is very easy to use too. At the top of every recipe is a color coded tab. This tab will tell you if the recipe is for Pre-run or Recovery.  Other tabs will tell you if it is gluten free, low calorie, vegan,  or vegetarian. There are also recipes that are labeled as fast, which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

There are so many fun features about this cookbook that I could write about it for a long time, but instead I will save it for a future post.  For now, I will share some of the recipes I have made.

                                                                 Thai Avocado Soup
2 ripe avocados, 1/2 English Cucumber, 1 3/4 cup fat free plain yogurt, juice of 1/2  a lime,  3 tablespoons of cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon of chili paste or Tabasco sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of lemongrass ( optional).  Blend all ingredients in blender and then let chill for 2 hours before serving.

( This is labeled as a vegetarian and low calorie recipe)

                                                           Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
1 cup of fat free milk, 1/2 cup unsweetened frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed.  Blend in blender until smooth.
(This is considered a Recovery recipe, perfect for after a run!  It is also, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Calorie and fast)

The Runner's World Cookbook will be released on October 1!  It is available in a hardback version and Kindle version. For more information on the recipes in this book or to try the cookbook free for 21 days click Here.

*I was given a complimentary Runner's World Cookbook in exchange for my written review of the product.


  1. ok seriously, this cookbook looks amazing! I think I'll be giving hints to my husband to get this for my birthday in a couple months!!

  2. That looks like a great book! I am also really hard on a cookbook, so I definitely prefer a sturdy, hardback version. -Christine

    1. Yea, this book will definitely withstand all the slopping around I will do in my kitchen! And the cover is one that seems to be washable if food gets on it!

  3. Oooh! That looks like a good one! Thanks for the review!

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    1. This reminded me of all those chilled soups that you find on cruise ships!

  5. I'm patiently awaiting the arrival of my copy! I CANNOT Wait to get my hands on it. I love the way it's organized. I suspect it will keep me busy for and inspired for a long time!

    1. You will love it and YES, it will keep you busy for quite a while!

  6. I was interested in this book because I get confused about how I should eat as a runner while also eating to lose weight. Unfortunately for Runner's World, I am so sick of them sending me e-mails trying to sell me their books every day that it completely turns me off from buying one that I'm legitimately interested in.

  7. How great that it tells you so much about the recipe at the top. That really makes it easy to find the perfect recipe. I agree that pictures are a must. Thanks for linking up with The Blogging Bunch's Saturday Showoff Linky Party!