Best Cookbooks For Athletes


There are a lot of choices when it comes to sports nutrition cookbooks, so as a triathlete where do you start? For starters, it helps if the author is a qualified sports nutritionist, triathlete coach / triathlete, or professional chef. (Or, ideally, a combination of these attributes!) Then you need quick, easy recipes that cover every meal. And finally, you need the UK’s top selling triathlon magazine to do the trawling for you and pick their top five.

And There you go! Below are our favorite cookbooks for the active triathlete, who not only enjoys their food, but also recognizes their importance in their weekly training schedule. A few are more focused on a single sport, but all provide plenty of nutritionally balanced inspiration to help you optimize your swim, bike, and run training and runs.

The chef cyclist: recipes for performance and pleasure

Alain Murchison

Designed for cyclists of all skill levels and written by Alan Murchison – a Michelin starred chef and champion athlete who now cooks for elite British Cycling athletes – The Cycling Chef has over 65 recipes including breakfasts, salads , main courses, desserts and snacks, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. Each nutritionally balanced recipe is designed for busy cyclists and therefore quick and easy to prepare.

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food: mouth-watering recipes to fuel you for life

Gordon ramsay

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food: mouth-watering recipes to fuel you for life

Another Michelin-starred chef and committed (amateur) athlete, Gordon Ramsay’s fitness-focused cookbook is divided into three sections, each offering breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sides and snacks with different health benefits for health. The Healthy section includes recipes for general well-being; Lean recipes encourage healthy weight loss; and the Fit section offers pre and post workout dishes to build strength and energy.

Feeding zone table: family style meal to nourish life and sport (feeding zone series)

Chef Biju Thomas and Dr Allen Lim

Feeding Zone Table - Family style dining to feed life and sport

£ 20.99

In their third cookbook, Feed Zone Table, Chef Biju Thomas and Dr Allen Lim come up with 100 new recipes designed to bring friends and family to the table in a way that nurtures life and sport. Feed Zone Table aims to inspire family-style dinners with a range of drinks, entrees, entrees, side dishes, fresh sauces and desserts, along with simple techniques for making meals that are fun to prepare and share.

Dr Lim has seen the benefits of enjoying dinner time with other people while working with professional athletes and is sharing new research on how social meals benefit everyone. Lim reveals why it’s important – what the science has to say about food, camaraderie, performance, and the central role the dinner table can play in preparing an athlete.

The Runner’s Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious Recipes to Power Your Running

Anita bean

The Runner's Cookbook - Over 100 delicious recipes to fuel your run

Anita Bean BSc, RNutr is an Award-winning Registered Nutritionist specializing in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. She has also worked with the British Olympic Association and Swim England, as well as with many teams, clubs and individuals in a wide range of sports, from swimming and strength training to running, triathlon and cycling.

Bean’s Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Runners contains over 100 easy-to-make recipes, including breakfasts, salads, entrees, vegetarian entrees, desserts and snacks all designed for you help you go further and achieve your running goals. , whatever your distance. There is also additional advice on hydration, supplements, and how to optimize recovery from injury.

The Endurance Training Diet & Cookbook: How, When & What to Feed Runners & Triathletes to Improve Performance

Jesse kropelnicki

The Endurance Training Diet & Cookbook - How, When & What to Feed Runners & Triathletes to Improve Performance

Written by one of the world’s leading triathlon coaches, The Endurance Training Diet & Cookbook’s main goal is to improve your performance and help you reach your peak.

Kropelnicki, who has completed over 150 triathlons himself, understands that nourishing your body is just as important as training it, but different phases of training and racing require different combinations of nutrients. Choose over 70 recipes to adapt them to each of these phases.

You can also find tastier recipes in our recipes section. Cook!

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