5 Quick and Healthy Recipes for Busy Runners

Runners are usually a busy bunch.  Not only do we need to find time to take care of the house, shuttle the kids to an from school and somehow fit in time to pound the pavement, we also have to find the time to feed the family and maybe if we are lucky – ourselves. 

We all know that fueling is important but we often settle for whatever is quick, easy and convenient….which doesn’t always mean it’s tasty….and tasty is usually equated to taking time. 

Fortunately, with a little planning (just like you would with your training schedule), it doesn’t have to be a big production.  In fact, breakfast can be a breeze AND tasty at the same time….not to mention you get the nutrients you need to refuel from your run properly so you can perform your best.  

5 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Busy Runners


Below are my five favorite recipes that are not only quick to make but also healthy and of course, allergy friendly.

Naturally Sweetened Mocha Granola


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This gluten free granola is naturally sweetened with Medjool dates which have 50% MORE potassium than a banana.  Make it ahead of time and pour yourself a bowl in the morning to refuel after your run. 

Pine Nut & Kale Pesto Green Eggs

Craving Green Eggs? Try this dairy free and gluten free Kale & Pine Nut Pesto Eggs! Festive and healthy- dye free and easy to make!

Add a little excitement to your eggs with some kale and pine nut pesto.  Looks fancy and tastes even fancier but it’s actually quick and easy. Just prepare the pesto on the weekend, drizzle it on your Monday morning eggs and you’re good to go! 

Chocolate Espresso Chia Protein Pudding

Dark Chocolate and Espresso Chia Protein Pudding {Vega, Gluten Free, Dairy Free,}. The perfect plant-based way to refuel after a hard workout or run!

Chocolate + Espresso.  Need I say more? Just like overnight oats, you can make this pudding head of time, store it in a mason jar and grab it to refuel on the go.  Easy peasy. 

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Spinach, Mushroom + Red Pepper Omelet Muffins

Meatless Monday: Spinach, Mushroom & Red Pepper Omelet Muffin {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

No time for an omelet? Make them into a muffin! Whisk eggs and veggies, pour into a muffin tin, bake and you’ll have a dozen omelet muffins to power you through the week! 

Creamy Coffee Protein Crepes

Creamy Coffee Protein Crepes {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Yes, it is possible to enjoy crepes during the week.  Make the crepes (and filling) ahead of time, heat up the crepes in a pan, fill with the high protein creamy cappuccino goodness, roll it up and go to town! 😉 

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger and Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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angela @ happy fit mama
Reply October 6, 2017

Yum! The pine nut and kale eggs recipe sounds so good! I never have a problem making time for breakfast. Skipping breakfast? Never!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply October 6, 2017

These are some delicious breakfast ideas! I am always on the run too. Thanks for hosting.

Deborah @Confessions of a mother runner
Reply October 6, 2017

That mocha granola is calling my name!

Reply October 6, 2017

Good looking recipes! I've been meaning to make granola. Love that its naturally sweetened.
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply October 6, 2017

These all look amazing!! NOM

Reply October 6, 2017

I've never done chia pudding before but you make it look so pretty I have to try!

Reply October 6, 2017

Ahhh! Those green eggs look so good! :D

Chrystal Rose
Reply October 9, 2017

Yes! The chia protein pudding looks absolutely delicious. I'm always on the go so these ideas are so helpful! Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes!

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