Protein is an essential part of every runner’s diet- it helps in muscle repair, works as a back-up fuel and helps keep up the lean muscle tissues. Here are some easy recipe ideas for runners that you can try out:
- Lentil soup:
1 cup lentils (whole masoor)
½ carrot chopped, ½ chopped onion
1-2 cloves garlic, minced, 1 tomato chopped
1 cube paneer, grated.
Place all ingredients except and paneer in a large pot with 8 cups water, fresh coriander, and salt and pepper and other spices to taste. Garnish with grated paneer and tuck in.
- Spicy Chickpea Salad:
1 cup boiled chickpeas
½ carrot, shredded.
½ cucumber an ½ tomato chopped
Heat the beans; add 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp cumin powder, salt, pepper in a saucepan over medium-heat until heated through. Top with carrots and cucumber while serving.
- Easy egg wrap:
1 whole wheat roti
1/4th cup roasted bell pepper strips
1 egg, whole
1 tbsp chopped mint and coriander leaves
Add salt, pepper, chopped mint and coriander to egg, beat well and pour in a pan. While it cooks, add on the roasted bell pepper strips and cook until well done. Spoon mint chutney/ hot sauce over the roti, and place the omelette over it. Roll in and serve hot.
- No-bake chocolate energy balls:
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½ cup peanut butter
1/4th cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp cocoa pwdr.
1 cup raw oats
½ cup ground flaxseeds
½ cup roasted coconut flakes
6 tbsp chocolate chips
Mix together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. If the mix seems too thick, you can add in warm water accordingly. Add oats, coconut, flaxseeds and chocochips and stir evenly. Refrigerate this mix until set, once set, shape it into 1-inch balls and refrigerate the batch in an airtight container.
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