Marathon training: get serious about snacking

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Looking for hints and tips for what to eat and how to train for a marathon? In her fifth guest blog, Let Her Eat Clean’s Ruth Walters spills the beans on super snack foods.

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Pack up your lunches in your training kit bag (and smile)

In her latest ‘Marathon training and food’ blog post, Ruth Walters from Let Her Eat Clean talks lunch.

My favourite lunch has always been leftovers. Last night’s casserole, chilli con carne from the weekend, you name it I’ve had it for a leftover lunch. The problem is when I’m training there are rarely any leftovers to be had!

With that in mind I’ve picked two of my lunch favourites that worked a treat on those days when the dinner pot was scraped clean!

 

 

Pasta salad

A classic lunchtime staple, this salad works with any type of pasta and is really easy to make. Stir through a pesto full of brilliant amounts of basil and then the choice of vegetable and protein options are all yours. I’m a big fan of sumptuous salmon flakes with some roasted peppers or using avocado as a creamy base with some tuna and artichokes.

Goat’s cheese and beetroot salad

Soft goat’s cheese and beetroot salad with spelt, petits pois and a handful of mixed leaves makes for a delcious lunch on days when there are no leftovers left! You’ll want a quick nutritional fix to take to work that you can rustle up the night before. And this salad is just that.

If you find yourself without time to prepare a lunch, keep an emergency backup option to hand. This Spanish omelette is easy to take to the office and goes perfectly with a green salad.

What are your go to lunch box fillers on training days?

Speak soon

Ruth

You can follow Ruth for training inspiration and nutrition tips on her blog http://www.lethereatclean.com; on Twitter @ruthwalters, on Instagram @ruthwalters83 and at http://www.facebook.com/lethereatclean