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Marathon recipes

43 Recipes

Anita Bean, an expert from the London Marathon team, has selected these recipes to eat after training, with roughly a 3 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein and antioxidant-rich fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses to promote faster muscle recovery.

Mexican penne with avocado

4.3

(40 ratings)

Get all five of your 5-a-day in this mildly spiced, healthy pasta dish. It's rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C as well as being low-fat and low-calorie...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Black-eyed bean mole with salsa

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Try this healthy Mexican dish as a quick and easy low-calorie lunch that counts as three of your 5-a-day. The beans are a great source of protein and fibre
  • 23 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & lentil tabbouleh

2.5

(2 ratings)

Serve this tasty beetroot, chickpea and lentil tabbouleh as a side dish or vegan main. It's healthy, gluten-free, low-calorie and three of your five-a-day...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Prawn jambalaya

4.31818

(22 ratings)

This nourishing jambalaya is a winning recipe. It's low-fat, low-calorie, and provides 4 of your 5-a-day - plus it's all made in one pan so less washing up!...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Walnut & almond muesli with grated apple

5

(3 ratings)

Prepare your own delicious homemade cereal that is nutritionally-dense, naturally sweetened and super satisfying thanks to the healthy fats from nuts and seeds
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Supergreen soup with yogurt & pine nuts

5

(2 ratings)

A simple low-fat soup that's a fresh new way to use a bag of mixed leaves - it's rich in vitamin C, fibre, folate and calcium too...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

4.6

(5 ratings)

Eat the rainbow with our simple, healthy, veggie wrap. This olive and veg sandwich makes an easy vegan, low-calorie lunch option to eat al-desko
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red berry granola yogurt pots

5

(1 rating)

Great for breakfast or at a picnic, these tasty yogurt pots have the summer freshness of strawberries and a raspberry coulis with a crunchy granola topping
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Poached eggs with smashed avocado & tomatoes

4.666665

(9 ratings)

Keep yourself full until lunchtime with this healthy breakfast boost. Delicious avocado serves as a butter alternative and goes well with a runny poached egg
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut squash & chickpea tagine

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Make this tasty vegetarian tagine that kids will love as much as grown-ups. It's a great way to serve four of their five-a-day and it's freezeable...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Squash & spinach fusilli with pecans

3.083335

(12 ratings)

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this colourful low-fat, low-calorie squash and spinach pasta topped with pecans. It's tasty as well as healthy...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Guacamole & mango salad with black beans

4.4375

(16 ratings)

Get four of your five-a-day with this healthy salad of mango, avocado and beans. It's a nutritional powerhouse that's also vegan and gluten free...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Smoked paprika paella with cod & peas

4.416665

(24 ratings)

Cod is a great source of stress-busting B vitamins and magnesium, so why not enjoy this easy peasy paella that's also packed with three of your five-a-day, iron, folate and fibre...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Seafood tagine

4.125

(8 ratings)

Use a frozen mix of fish and shellfish to make this Moroccan stew, served over a zesty almond couscous
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken & pasta salad

4.5

(8 ratings)

For a speedy, superhealthy supper this pasta dish is just the thing - save leftovers for lunch the next day
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Seven-cup muesli

4.76923

(13 ratings)

Mary's muesli will set you up for a busy day, it counts as one of your 5-a-day and is high in iron and packed with fibre...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lamb & chickpea pitta burger

5

(2 ratings)

Flavour minced lamb with mint and cumin for a burger with a difference. Stuff into pittas with hummus, pomegranates and peppers
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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