Rating: 5/5 Stars
“Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow” is the 2018 release that combines running, cooking and eating in an expertly written cookbook. Authors Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky are elite runners who have compiled an amazing collection of their favorite recipes, running tips and training advice. Shalane Flanagan is a multiple time Olympic medalist in the marathon but is most recently well known for breaking the tape at the NYC Marathon. Elyse Kopecky adds her expertise as a nutritionist and chef as well. This diverse combination of experience helped to create a well rounded book that entertains, provides great information and allows readers to create fantastic dishes in their own kitchens!
The cookbook does a fabulous job of making the adventure of cooking approachable by giving out tangible advice and specific tips to improving efficiency in the kitchen. One of my favorite parts of the entire cookbook was Chapter Two’s meal planning section. The authors provided a grocery list of things that people should cook in advance to make cooking during the weekdays easier and quicker! As a working mother of two, this section spoke right to my heart!
I also appreciated that the authors included information on disordered eating and why diets don’t work. So many athletes try fad diets and struggle with nutrition. These concepts are important for many different types of people. Often times, this is overlooked, so when I saw the section on it I was extremely pleased.
Yes, it reads fabulously… but here’s the important part of this review. These recipes are delicious! Our family favorite so far is the recipe for Superhero Muffins x3 on page 62. We chose to make them with mini chocolate chips, but they don’t even need the extra sweetness. These muffins are moist, soft and perfect for an easy breakfast on the go!
With dinner recipes like meatballs, pizza, fish and others… I can’t wait to try each and every one of these recipes! The book has breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and even sports drinks covered!
Recommendation: Perfect cookbook for athletes or anyone who likes to cook! Must try items include: superhero muffins, can’t beat me smoothie and turkey trot meatballs!
Also to note: Whenever I cook, I listen to Frank Sinatra. There’s just something about those American standards that make me happier in the kitchen! For more on what I like to listen to while reading other types of books, check out this article.