Enjoying your food can make life a lot easier as an athlete. We stress our bodies a lot and need to put the fuel back in so we can recover and reap the rewards from training.
But our time is precious and finding new and exciting meals can be challenging.
Luckily, there are a host of recipe books specifically targeted at people who are training regularly.
These can be a great source of new meals that you can add to your rotation.
Here are seven great recipe books that you can use to freshen up your nutrition programme and add some excitement to your next meal.
The Athlete’s Fix
This book is great for someone who doesn’t want too much jargon. Some fitness cookbooks can get a bit scientific about how your body responds to food, but this one breaks things down in simple terms and provides an easy framework to find food that works for you.
Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food
Ramsay says this book is a compilation of his go-to meals for eating healthily at home, and it’s full of nutritious choices to fuel an active lifestyle. It’s packed with variety so you’re sure to find something that suits your tastebuds.
The Shredded Chef: 125 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy
An international bestseller, this is a no-nonsense book packed with recipes. It’s easy to follow and the majority of recipes use simple ingredients found in most kitchens.
Fuel Your Body: How to Cook and Eat for Peak Performance
Author Angie Asche is a professional sports dietician and has worked with many professional athletes and sports teams in her career. This takes a bit more of an in-depth dive into the science of nutrition. But if you’re not after that, you can skip straight to the recipes.
Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes
A big problem athletes face is getting nutrition in quickly after a workout. It’s easy if you’re an elite athlete, but not so much if you’ve got a job or other commitments to juggle. Feed Zone Portables tackles this issue by offering simple recipes to eat on the go.