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
( 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.