Fish A Protein Source For Runners


You’ve heard it mentioned before – fish a protein source for runners. Indeed, it is one important component of a runner’s diet.”

You have got to feed those muscles. Protein helps in recovery specially when you’re on training, and you need a lot of these proteins fast.

Let’s throw some fish in your diet? It is recommended that you eat 2 servings of fish a week. That said how about trying this recipe I baked not to long ago…

BTW, I found a video on marathon runner, Ms. Shalane Flanagan. She mentioned that she’s got fish on her diet. Watch it here

Fish A Protein Source For Runners – The Recipe

Anyway here’s the recipe, I would suggest you watch the video first (if you haven’t done so) and comeback here;


½ cup each of Carrots, Ginger (optional), Garlic (optional), Red and/or green pepper and Celery

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 tablespoon Olive oil

3 oz. White fish (any fish will do- I used sole)

Lemon wedges


Preheat oven for 350 degrees F.(400 F works too)

Cut vegetables into thin strips about 2-3 inches long.

Press and chop garlic (if you’re adding some).

Cut heavy duty aluminum foil enough for 2 fish fillet. Spread (lightly) some of the olive oil.

Put fish on it, then add vegetable strips. Lemon can be added before baking or served with fish later. Add your optional ginger or garlic on plus salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle a bit more olive oil.

Completely wrap and seal fish by closing the aluminum foil making sure there is no opening on any of the sides.

On a baking sheet depending on how many you are preparing, line them up side by side.

Put it in the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, then unwrap. Use care when opening packets to avoid steam.

That’s all there is to it. Enjoy a quick and easy, delicious meal. That is your fish a protein source for runners in less than 15 minutes.

Pass it on to fellow runners…will you?


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