31 May '14, 12pm

Try one of these fresh, filling and delicious salads for your post-run weekend lunch

Try one of these fresh, filling and delicious salads for your post-run weekend lunch

For a hungry runner, salad is easy to dismiss as little more than filler – something to hold you over until the main course arrives. But with the right ingredients and a little imagination, you can create all-star salads brimming with fresh flavours and hearty enough to serve as a meal. These power salads can provide all the carbs, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you need to run well. ‘Salads are great meal options for staying lean,’ says sports nutritionist Ilana Katz. ‘They keep you feeling full, which means you’re less likely to overeat later on.’ Quick hummus & walnut salad Easy to assemble and rich in the nutrients that are vital for runners, this salad is perfect for lunches. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, provide protein, carbs and plenty of insoluble fibre. ‘The fibre can improve the health of your gut tract,’ says Katz. Walnuts (and o...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/nutrition/rocket-salads/116...

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