You have to eat well while doing marathon training. If you need basic recipes that will help you eat healthy while training, you have come to the right place. These recipes are simple, delicious and perfect for a rigorous training schedule.
My requirements for a recipe are simple. I want them to be easy to prepare, have only a few ingredients, and I want to be able to change them easily when I get bored. All of the following recipes are simple, fast and you can customize them to suit your tastes.
Oatmeal with Fruit and Yogurt
This recipe is easy and there are many ways to customize it. What you need is
- Frozen or fresh fruit
You can choose your oatmeal based on taste and how much time you have to prepare the oatmeal. Steel cut oat are the best for you, but take the most time to prepare. Unless you want to make a week’s worth of steel cut oats in the crock-pot, and then reheat a serving each day.
To do this simply put 5 -7 servings of oats and water, amounts according to the package instructions, in the crock-pot and cook on low overnight. You could also just use instant rolled oats if you are in a hurry.
The next step is to add fruit. You would add frozen fruit while cooking and fresh fruit after cooking. If you used frozen fruit, either in the crock-pot or while microwaving, make sure you reduce the water used to cook the oatmeal in half. This will compensate for the water that will come out of the fruit as it thaws and keep your oats from being too wet or soggy.
The last step is to let the oatmeal cool for a few minutes, and then add the yogurt. What kind you use is entirely up to you. Personally, I prefer fruity flavors, but the possibilities are numerous.
Pasta with Olive Oil and Cheese
This one is super simple and quick too. Here is what you need:
- Your favorite pasta
- Olive oil (or butter if you prefer)
- Parmesan cheese
Cook the pasta according to the package directions, and then drain. Put the cooked pasta in a bowl and top with olive oil (or butter) and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. You can also add salt and pepper to taste.
My kids love this dish too, so it makes dinner easy. You can use any kind of pasts you like and you could experiment with different types of cheese as well.
Rice for breakfast? I say yes to that. You can do so many things with breakfast rice, it is hard to make a list of what you need, but here are some basics:
- Cooked rice (use leftovers or make it fresh)
- Cooking spray, oil, or butter
- Any kind of meats, cheeses, beans, and veggies you like
Spray your frying pan with cooking spray or coat with butter or oil. Warm the rice in the pan and keep the rice moving with a spatula so it does not stick. Once the rice is warm, add in eggs and scramble. You can also add any number of other goodies like ham, veggies, and cheese.
Simple recipes, which I can change without much trouble, are my favorite. These recipes are great for getting in your carbs while marathon training, and can be changed for different tastes and diet considerations. Making simple recipes, customized to your tastes, is a fun way to fuel your marathon training.