Starting Line Basics:
From Centsational Girl
A perfect nutrient-rich, quick and easy soup that will also warm you up.
From Sweet Tea and Sunshine
For greens-lovers, the inclusion of butternut squash and toasted pumpkin seeds on this salad give it added heft and substance.
Marathon Main Dishes:
From Alexandra’s Kitchen
This pasta dish, from the well-loved chef & restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, captures the flavors of the season in a quick and easy dish that looks absolutely decadent when plated.
From All That Splatters
A classic pasta dish: a hearty beef and pork-laden ragu atops tender homemade fresh egg noodles. Substitute store-bought fresh pasta, or dried fettuccine, for a quick fix.
From Kate in the Kitchen
A vegetarian alternative filled with flavorful roasted vegetables. This recipe suggests using eggplant, pepper, tomato, and onion; you can also try zucchini, butternut squash, sweet potato, beets, cauliflower, and broccoli.
A calorically-dense dessert will ensure your runner is fueled for the big race. Bake brownies and cookies, and offer basic vanilla and chocolate ice creams (or whatever flavors your runner wants). A variety of toppings, like sprinkles, hot fudge, caramel sauce, whipped cream, peanut butter bites, or nuts, allow everyone to personalize their creation.
From La Mia Vita Dolce
Topped with chocolate chips and chopped nuts, these brownies are moist and fudgy with a crisp top.
From Une Gamine dans la Cuisine
These chewy cookies are richly flavored, with a soft and chewy texture. A sprinkling of sea salt to finish complements their sweetness perfectly.