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Best take aways for healthy runners

2018-03-30

We’re all busier than ever before. It’s not surprising that many of us order a takeaway meal once or twice a week (or even more!). Unfortunately, take away meals usually involves large portions and plenty of sides and sauces. Runners must be watchful of their nutrition if they’re going to stay in top racing condition. If you’re keen to get a quick meal and take care of yourself, don’t feel bad. Healthy takeaways for runners are possible. The trick is to find the healthiest options rather than depriving yourself completely.

 

Pizza

 

The way to reduce calories and fat is to choose a smaller sized pizza with a thinner crust. Stuffed and cheesy options add huge amounts of calories. Choose a vegetarian pizza and add meat as a way of upping your veggie intake and including healthy proteins. Chicken and prawns are generally lower in fat than processed meat options like pepperoni. Take a side of coleslaw instead of garlic bread and you’ll feel much better for it.

 

McDonald’s

 

If you’re going to call through the drive-through on the way home, you can still make a healthy take away choice. Choose a simpler burger like a hamburger and swap the fries for a side salad or sliced apples. A small fries and no-sugar soft drink are better choices if you’re craving a cheeky indulgence. There are salad options available, too. Don’t be afraid to ask for a grilled chicken breast to be added to make it a more substantial meal.

 

Chinese take away

 

There are healthy takeaways to be found here. Try to select some vegetable side dishes and stay away from fried rice, as it’s usually very high in fat. Swap your fried spring rolls and sweet and sour for steamed rice with prawns, or chicken chow mien.

 

Fish and chips

 

Chips are deceptively high in calories and fat. Take the smallest possible serve or split some with a dining partner. Many fish and chip shops offer grilled fish as an alternative to battered. If you can’t imagine unbattered fish, try removing some of it as you go. Rely on mushy peas as a side.

 

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