Look. We're not going to lie to you. Training for a running event is tough. Like, really tough. BUT there are some MAJOR plus points.
Sure... there's the feeling of achievement, making your family proud etc etc, but forget all that. OBVIOUSLY the number one JOY is carb-loading. Lovely, delicious carb-loading.
Think that's too much pasta on your plate? It isn't my friend. Get yourself another helping. Go on, you've earned it.
We've trawled the internet for some nutritious and delicious recipes. Get stuck in pals 😋
Who needs a bowl when you can make a whole bake? With 31g of protein and 64g carbs per portion a couple of rounds of this this tuna pasta bake will keep you going swimmingly.
Add some spice to your life with this spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish. Chuck in some extra spinach for an iron kick.
Pasta schmasta, why not change things up with this vegan fried rice dish?
Brinner (breakfast for dinner) is the new brunch.
MORE PASTA! This time in the shape of orzo, that pasta that looks like rice but is in fact pasta. Mixed with healthy courgettes this is vitamin rich as well as carby.
Really sick of pasta? Follow us to Mexico for a delicious burrito! Ready in 30 minutes this is a quick dinner too.
Another one for the vegans. Packed with cashew nut protein and vitamin B12 this macaroni recipe ticks all the boxes.
Barley, high in healthy carbs. Chorizo, high in deliciousness. Put them together and make this Barley and Chorizo Risotto for a high carb highly delicious meal.
Don’t forget the dreamiest of all carbohydrates, bread! Make yourself a sarnie. Use a bagel, or slice your bread into doorstop style slices. You know what your favourite sandwich is but in case you need some inspo this turkey and hummus recipe is crammed full of lean protein for your muscles.
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