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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.

Superhealthy pizza

4.462965

(54 ratings)

The quantities for this are generous, so if you have any leftovers, pop a wedge of cold pizza into your lunchbox the next day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Black bean, tofu & avocado rice bowl

4.3125

(16 ratings)

Mix up your midweek meals with this vegetarian Mexican brown rice and grilled tofu dinner - swap for chunks of chorizo to make it meaty
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Falafels with hummus & tabbouleh

3.9

(10 ratings)

Make your own chickpea and butter bean fritters and serve with a herby couscous salad - the recipe makes enough for two meals
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Five-veg lasagne

3.88764

(89 ratings)

This vegetarian main is a great source of vitamins and iron and a simple way to get your 5-a-day
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chana masala (chickpea curry) with spinach

4.275

(40 ratings)

A superhealthy vegetable-packed curry with chickpeas, spinach and tomatoes. Serve this delicious Indian dish with filling brown basmati rice
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Stuffed butternut squash with quinoa

4.69697

(33 ratings)

A filling vegetarian supper of roasted squash with a healthy pepper, pine nut and olive-flecked quinoa stuffing
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil & sweet potato curry

4.728745

(247 ratings)

A storecupboard spice pot with red and green lentils, chickpeas and coriander. Serve with yogurt and naan bread
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

4.752515

(497 ratings)

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pear, nut & blackberry Bircher

5

(2 ratings)

Creamy overnight oats with yogurt, macadamia nuts and cinnamon - pop this Swiss-style muesli in a tupperware for an on-the-go breakfast
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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