Four De­li­cious Recipes

Canadian Running - - FRONT PAGE - By Kim Do­erk­sen

Un­like road run­ning, the trails of­fer a free­dom that the monotony of pound­ing the pave­ment does not. Pace is ir­rel­e­vant, el­e­va­tion is key and the sights can be stun­ning. There are so many in­cred­i­ble trail systems in Canada, it’s hard to be­lieve such beauty is in our back­yard.

An­other stark con­trast the trail ex­pe­ri­ence has from road run­ning is the type of fuelling you can stom­ach. While most road races are stocked with gels, en­ergy drinks and wa­ter, trail races know how to throw one hell of an aid sta­tion party. Any­thing from chips and candy to de-fizzed pop – it’s like ev­ery­one’s child­hood birth­day party dream come true, mid-race.

Out­side of the race world, trail runs and hikes re­quire more sa­ti­at­ing snacks due to the long du­ra­tion. Some of the clas­sic choices such as chips, jerky, trail mix and gra­nola bars are all typ­i­cally store bought. The down­side to this is that they’re loaded with un­nec­es­sary preser­va­tives, high lev­els of sodium and sugar and packed in en­vi­ron­men­tally un­friendly waste. Luck­ily, these tasty morsels can be made at home with reg­u­lar in­gre­di­ents. That way, you know ex­actly where your food came from, and what it’s made with.

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