Food is fuel. All runners know how meals impact each run. We’ve compiled 19 of our favorite snacks and meals for runners to help you run your best and recover afterward.
1. Whole Grain Yeast Rolls
Whole grain gives you all the extra vitamins and fiber that white bread doesn’t. Stop missing out here.
2. Almond Protein Smoothie
Almonds are a great antioxidant source. Start healing here with this tasty smoothie.
3. Orange Passion Smoothie
Oranges help get rid of soreness and vitamin C is a great immune booster. This refreshing smoothie is a great pick me up.
4. Deviled Eggs
Eggs are all about protein and muscle recovery. Spice up your eggs with this recipe.
5. Individual Egg & Spinach Bowls
A more fun egg recipe to pack the protein is here.
6. Sweet Potato Pancakes
A low-calorie vitamin powerhouse, sweet potato helps with proper muscle function. A savory twist on pancakes is here.
7. Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters
Dark chocolate isn’t only a treat, it’s also great for your heart and for reducing cholesterol. Treat yourself with this delicious recipe.
8. Slow Cooker Fudge
Who doesn’t love fudge? Try another great dark chocolate recipe option here.
9. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash
The fiber and nutrients of sweet potatoes, combined with crunchy, protein-rich almonds, will keep your energy up.
10. Sweet Potato Crunchies
Skip the french fries and try this light and tasty snack.
11. Wild Salmon Vegetable Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing
Protein and healthy fats makes salmon the king of fish. Try this amazing salad here.
12. Spring Mix with Roasted Pears and Feta
Mixed greens offer a variety of nutrients traditional greens won’t. Enjoy this colorful salad here.
13. Grilled Chicken and Blueberry Salad
Chicken is a standard in any healthy diet. This amazing salad will help rebuild your fatigued muscles.
14. Asian Stir-Fry with Cashews & Chicken
We love this stir-fry recipe. A variety of vegetables help fight inflammation and soreness.
15. Pan Seared Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
More salmon and more veggies give your body a well-rounded boost. The perfect recipe is here.
16. Roasted Corn and Black Bean Tacos
Black beans are packed with protein, fiber, and vitamin B. Build a healthy heart with better circulation with this amazing taco recipe.
17. Slow Cooker Italian Style Penne
Pasta has always been a runner’s go to meal. This classic recipe will have you loving carbs all over again.
18. Slow Cooker Black Bean & Veggie Soup
Another delicious black bean recipe. Warm your body with this savory soup.
19. Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad
More pasta to refuel your body. This fresh recipe can work as a side dish or entree.