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Shalane Flanagan’s 10 Favorite Recipes

Shalane Flanagan’s 10 Favorite Recipes

The Dishes from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. that Fuel Shalane

 By Shalane Flanagan

When you get a new cookbook in the mail it can be so hard to decide what to cook first. Especially if you’re flipping through it when you’re hungry and everything looks so good! I wrote this list of my 10 favorite recipes from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. to inspire you to dive into cooking. It was hard to narrow it down to just 10 since everything in our latest cookbook is so delicious and easy, but these are definitely the dishes I make most frequently. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. 

Fuel Happy!


PS – If you haven’t bought our latest cookbook yet, what are you waiting for?! You can pickup a copy on Amazon or anywhere books are sold for less than the cost of one takeout meal! With simple weeknight recipes like our Power Bowls, you’ll never need takeout again. 


My Favorite Recipes from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

  1. Beet Blueberry Superhero Muffins (page 63)

I love that these are not very sweet and the combo of the ingredients is crave-worthy! It’s unlike any muffin I’ve ever had and is a consistent snack hiding in my gym bag. Definitely store them in a reusable container, not a Ziploc bag, so your muffin doesn’t end up squashed (I learned this the hard way!).

  1. Spinach and Sausage Frittata (page 79)

Super quick and easy and can literally hit the spot anytime of the day. It’s rare to have a dish that can cover breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  1. Sweet Potato Waffles (page 82)

My husband gobbles these up and I love sneaking veggies into breakfast. I cook them in double batches and freeze, so all I have to do is reheat in the toaster in the morning.

  1. Thai Quinoa Salad (page 90)

My. Favorite. Salad. Ever. I make this salad on the regular because it’s so refreshing (I’m obsessed with the mint and fresh herbs) and it keeps for a long time in the refrigerator. Pair it with a grilled steak to take this salad to another level. This recipe is available on our blog right here

  1. Turkey Trot Meatballs (page 147)

My fave part about these meatballs is how crispy they get by simply baking them in the oven. I recently made a ginormous batch of these turkey balls while I was visiting my Bowerman teammates in Colorado. They were a huge hit and fueled them up for the next mornings track session. They’re also super versatile and can be served with marinara sauce and pasta or Power Bowls (rice bowls page 122).

  1. Pizza Cali (page 132) 

This pizza makes my mouth dance. The combo of pesto, veggies, cheese and lemon zest is crazy good! It brings back great memories of traveling with my BFF Elyse Kopecky on our first book tour. 

  1. Oven Fried Chicken (page 134)

With Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes (page 162) or Homestyle Mac and Cheese (page 151). This meal is my go-to comfort food. The oven “fried” chicken is da bomb diggity!! Love, love, love the crispy texture and salty, cheesy, bready goodness. It goes so well with our Simple Roasted Veggies (page 159) or go next level and serve it with our mac and cheese. This meal has cozy night with family written all over it.

  1. Super Foods Soup (page 112)

I feel so healthy when I eat this soup! This is saving me right now as winter drags on! The ingredients are packed with anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, which is what we all need during the winter months! There is nothing better than curling up next the fireplace with this soup paired with some fresh bread and butter (yes butter is good for you!). Read more of our tips to boost your immune system

  1. Quick-Pickle Red Onions (page 187) 

I never realized how simple pickling was until we came up with this recipe. It’s so incredibly easy and transforms sandwiches, salads, and Power Bowls (page 122). Plus it’s great for boosting digestion.

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Chocolate “Milk” (page 236)

 When I blend up a glass of this “milk” it’s guzzled down within minutes. It feels decadent enough to seem like dessert but also thirst quenching before or after a good sweat session. I love knowing all the ingredients have a purpose and there are no unnecessary sugars added. Read more about why anti-inflammatory foods are so important for runners here.

Inspired to get cooking? Order your own copy of Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.


Photos by Alan Weiner


Mar 18, 2020

I made
The sweet potato salmon patties, the taste great but they didn’t stick together very well. Did I do something wrong or do you have any suggestions?

Don Reeves
Nov 14, 2019

Hello, I am the co-organizer of a running club in southeast Michigan of approximately 800 runners called Century Club. Many of us are big fans and promoters of both of your cookbooks! We have an annual celebration event that includes a 5 km prediction run. Would you be willing to one of your cookbooks for our prize table? If so, my mailing address is 4403 Bayberry Court, Warren, MI 48092. Our event is on December 14, 2019.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Debbie Rochester
Century Club.

Debbie Rochester
Mar 16, 2019

The Can’t Beet Me Smoothie is my favorite morning pre-run recipe! It’s tasty and gives me the burst of energy needed to get those miles in before starting my day. Best cookbook!

Cristina Capone
Feb 27, 2019

There are SO many great recipes in this cookbook!! It’s fantastic. But I have to admit the FIRST recipe I made?….the peanut butter cups! So good! Smoothies and smoothie bowls are an every morning make and at least two or three other recipes make it into our weekly rotation. Thanks ladies for upping my nutrition game! I will try a few of Shalane’s favorites soon~ think spring!

Feb 27, 2019

Which recipe will best serve my Spud game techniques?

F Willy
Feb 27, 2019

I love the chocolate cashew energy bites but my daughter doesn’t care for coconut. Do you have any recommendations for a coconut substitution? Thank you!

Christine Peterson

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