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Marathon recipes

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Anita Bean, an expert from the Virgin Money 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.

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  • Penne pasta with avocado on plate

    Tomato penne with avocado

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.152 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

  • Black-eyed bean mole topped with tomato salsa in bowl with fork

    Black-eyed bean mole with salsa

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.21 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

  • A dish serving beetroot & lentil tabbouleh

    Beetroot & lentil tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 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

  • Prawn jambalaya

    Prawn jambalaya

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.76 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!

  • Muesli with grated apple in bowl

    Walnut & almond muesli with grated apple

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 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

  • Supergreen soup with yogurt & pine nuts

    Supergreen soup with yogurt & pine nuts

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 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

  • Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

    Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 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

  • A red berry granola yogurt pot with a hand sprinkling granola on the top

    Red berry granola yogurt pots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Poached eggs with smashed avocado & tomatoes

    Poached eggs with smashed avocado & tomatoes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.26 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

  • A casserole dish and plate serving butternut squash & chickpea tagine

    Butternut squash & chickpea tagine

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.61 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

  • A blue plate serving squash & spinach fusilli with pecans

    Squash & spinach fusilli with pecans

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.25 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

  • A bowl serving guacamole & mango salad with black beans

    Guacamole & mango salad with black beans

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.37 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

  • Smoked paprika paella with cod & peas

    Smoked paprika paella with cod & peas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.53 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

  • Seafood tagine

    Seafood tagine

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.15 ratings

    Use a frozen mix of fish and shellfish to make this Moroccan stew, served over a zesty almond couscous

  • Cherry tomato, kale, ricotta & pesto pasta

    Cherry tomato, kale, ricotta & pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.32 ratings

    Fresh basil sauce and cherry tomatoes give this healthy dish a beautiful colour - it's also full of fibre and vitamin C

  • Chicken & pasta salad

    Chicken & pasta salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Seven-cup muesli

    Seven-cup muesli

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 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

  • Baked chicken masala with almond pilaf

    Baked chicken masala with almond pilaf

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    This superhealthy recipe proves watching what you eat doesn't mean you have to banish curry from your menu plan

  • Lamb & chickpea pitta burger

    Lamb & chickpea pitta burger

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • One-pot chicken & chickpea pilau

    One-pot chicken & chickpea pilau

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.49 ratings

    A super-fast superhealthy meal - chicken and chickpea pilau made in just one pot

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