I’m always looking for new recipes that I can make for my two runners. The older they get, the more foods they are willing to try (thank goodness!) so when I found the Run Fast East Slow cookbook by Olympic Marathoner Shalane Flanagan and her former teammate and chef Elyse Kopecky, I grabbed a copy. When the sequel, Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow came out, I snatched up a copy of that one too!
Each of these cookbooks is full of great recipes, nutritional information, easy prep ideas and running tips! The recipes are based on cooking with whole foods and each book has sample meal plans and a thorough discussion of the basic ingredients that you will find over and over in the cookbooks. One of the aspects of these cookbooks that I like best is that you can easily adapt them to suit your own family. The Run Fast Eat Slow and Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow cookbooks are broken up into several sections including beverages, starters, breakfasts, salads, entrees, side dishes, desserts and condiments.
The cookbooks have a variety of proteins and carbs with a great mix of grains, fruits and vegetables. My kids and I have really enjoyed all of the recipes that we have tried from both of the cookbooks. Some of our favorite recipes are:
From Run Fast East Slow:
Sweet Potato Cookies
Burst Cherry Tomato Linguine with Shrimp
Fig and Pig Quiche (LOVE this recipe!)
Gimme Veggies Fried Rice
Apple Cheddar Scones
Superhero Muffins (this book has several more varieties to try!)
Turkey Trot Meatballs
Homemade Pizza Dough and Sauce
Because of these cookbooks, my kids and I have tried several new grains and flours and they actually enjoy our dinners at home. I love the fact that you can make a lot of the components of the main dishes ahead of time, possibly over the weekend when you have more time and store them for later in the week. I make large batches of the Superhero Muffins and Breakfast Cookies then warm them for breakfast on the way to school.
You can learn more about the Run Fast Eat Slow and Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow cookbooks at your favorite retailers using the following links. These links list the eBook versions but the hardback is also available.
Run Fast Eat Slow: