Run­ner’s Kitchen

The Moun­tain Meal Plan RECIPES Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes, Power Break­fast Cook­ies, Back­packer Muffins

Canadian Running - - DEPARTMENTS - By Kim Do­erk­sen

Fu­elling for a long trail run is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent than be­ing out on the roads. The el­e­va­tion change is typ­i­cally greater, the pace can be slower, and the time it takes to cover a sim­i­lar dis­tance on the roads will be longer. It’s a unique way to see some of the coun­try’s most spec­tac­u­lar coun­try­side, and some of the moun­tain­top views are hard to get on the roads. Sim­i­lar to be­ing out on the roads, it’s im­por­tant to pro­vide your body with the nec­es­sary en­ergy for the run it­self, and for proper re­cov­ery af­ter. From whole­some muff ins and cook­ies to warm post-run meals, these recipes pro­vide your body with the nu­tri­ents it needs. Chock full of nuts, fruit, seeds, and whole grains, the muffins and cook­ies are per­fect to pair with a good cup of cof­fee be­fore head­ing out the door.

Pre­par­ing a post-run meal be­fore get­ting out the door will de­crease the chances of hav­ing a hanger break­down. Throw all the in­gre­di­ents into a slow cooker be­fore head­ing out, and it’ll be ready to eat when you get in the door.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.