Smart Food Prep for Runners

July 23, 2020

Smart Food Prep for Runners

We know that runners are super busy people who have to fit in business, family, training runs alongside cross training and strength and flexibility training. Finding time to plan and prepare healthy meals and snacks is often a challenge.

In this episode we talk about easy ways to:

  1. Be organised
  2. Make time for food shopping
  3. Try some kitchen prep ideas

Smart Food Prep for Runners enables less time in the kitchen and more time for running and an opportunity to allow nutrition to give a you performance edge.

LISTEN HERE Episode 16: Smart Food for Runners



Why is food prep a challenge for runners? What are the time constraints which typically runners face on a daily basis.


A look at some supportive concepts around planning and choosing meals.


How to invest planning time wisely on tasks that will really help make best use of your time e.g. creating a healthy food environment, writing your favourite meal and snack list and a larder essential list and developing some short routine weekly planning time.


Tips around where to shop and how to minimise the amount of time spent shopping for food.


The differences between ready meals and prepared meals.


Food Prep ideas to free up your time so you may spend more time running and less time in the kitchen.


  • Be prepared to invest some upfront planning time
  • Create your personalised Larder Essentials List
  • Create a healthy food environment
  • Schedule time for meal planning and shopping weekly
  • Try out some of the food prep ideas – you don’t need to do them all

Related Episodes:

Sports Nutrition Foundations for Female Runners

Nutrition Basics for ALL Runners

Macronutrients to Help Runners go Faster and Longer


The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.

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