The Everyday Athlete

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165 Recipes to Boost Energy, Performance, and Recovery

Whether you play tennis for fun, hit the weights after work, are a regular yogi, or are aspiring to be more active, you are an everyday athlete. In conjunction with clinical dietician and nutritionist Alicia Romano, we developed recipes to give you energy and endurance for the activities you love using science-backed levels of carbohydrates, protein, healthful fats and tons of flavor. We've also packed our recipes with make-ahead and storage information, plus we've included menus for dietary specifications like “plant-based” or “dairy-free.” You’ll learn what to eat when (and in what portions), pre-workout, post-workout, for snacks, and on every day in between.

What You'll Find Inside:

A Kale and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito, cut in half, on a plateA Kale and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito, cut in half, on a plate
Kale and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

Burritos are a beloved, protein-packed meal due to their abundant delicious ingredients. We start with fiberful black beans, and a stellar surprise, hearty kale. Next, we quickly braise our kale until tender, then scramble the eggs before folding the kale back in. We spread the bean mixture onto whole-wheat tortillas, add the kale-egg scramble, and finish with tomato.

Three bowls filled with Hot and Sour Rice Noodle Soup with ShrimpThree bowls filled with Hot and Sour Rice Noodle Soup with Shrimp
Hot and Sour Rice Noodle Soup with Shrimp

This Thai soup contains generous amounts of shrimp and rice noodles—along with oyster mushrooms and cherry tomatoes—in a highly aromatic broth bursting with hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors. To bring this comforting recipe to heightened flavor levels, we rounded out the classic flavor profile with more distinct ingredients: fish sauce, lime juice, cilantro, and Thai basil.

An overhead shot of a bowl with Skillet Macaroni and BeefAn overhead shot of a bowl with Skillet Macaroni and Beef
Skillet Macaroni and Beef

The perfect post-strength training or interval workout dish. This Skillet Macaroni and Cheese boasts the protein and carbs you need to maintain muscle and boost energy levels, served up in one deliciously satisfying meal. Mixing in crushed tomatoes to the elbow macaroni and lean ground beef gives this hearty meal extra bulk without becoming too heavy, keeping this meal right on track with your nutritional goals.

What you'll find inside:

  • Turkey-Mango Sloppy Joes
  • Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Radish and Cilantro Salad
  • Crispy Chicken with Cabbage Slaw and Tonkatsu Sauce
  • Red Curry Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
  • Steak Tacos with Nectarine Salsa
  • Griddled Pork Sandwiches
  • One-Pan Coffee-Rubbed Steak with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
  • Marinated Pork Banh Mi
  • Salmon Nicoise Salad Wraps
  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Pesce All'acqua Pazza with Angel Hair
  • Coconut Ginger Halibut and Couscous
  • Spiced Cauliflower Burgers
  • Fattoush with Butternut Squash and Apple
  • Espinacas con Garbanzos
  • Spicy Basil Noodles with Tofu

Recipes: 165
Format: Softcover
Pages: 328 
Item Number: CL40
Item Weight: 2.5 pounds

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Not Just for Elite Athletes and Runners

Anyone who exercises regularly can improve their health and wellbeing by eating the correct portions and components.

Backed by Nutritional Experts

No blindly following a diet. ATK’s food expertise paired with sports nutrition science means that our recipes were designed, tested, and proven to taste great and be great for you.

Nothing Off Limits

Every recipe is flavorful and quick to make. What won’t you find in this book? Demonizing definitions of bad food or restrictive diets. Let America’s Test Kitchen help you reach fitness goals while eating right—and good.

This Isn’t Just a Recipe Book

Everyone’s health requirements and routines are a little different. To help customize your meals to your eating and exercising needs, we've packed our recipes with make-ahead and storage information so you can make your favorite foods in advance.

No Bland Health Food

If you think food tailored to workouts requires sacrificing enjoyment, these meals will be a delicious upgrade. You’ll look forward to simple-to-make yet tasty dishes to get excited about.