Earlier this year, I received the book Finish Line Fueling in the mail. I’ve expressed my love for cookbooks MANY times in this space – so you can already guess that I was excited to receive this fun package. While I love exploring through most cookbooks, I was even more excited to dig into this cookbook because it is written by Jackie Dikos – a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Indianapolis who specializes in endurance/running nutrition!
I’ve been reading through this book over the past couple of months in preparation for my next half marathon – the Indianapolis Mini Marathon in May. She really digs deep into the why behind proper nutrition for endurance athletes. There are meal ideas, suggestions for nutrient timing, tips for pre-race and race day strategy, and a TON of delicious recipes.
Recipes are divided into Breakfast, Bread, Salads and Soups, Main Dishes, Performance, Snacks and Sides, and Sweet Treats. I have so many book marks in this cookbook of all the recipes I want to try and tips I want to make note of. If you are an endurance runner/athlete – I highly recommend this book to fuel you to the finish line 😉
Because I had so many recipes on my “must try” list, I had Brian pick the recipe and he picked this Gnocchi Primavera.
Jackie shares that she makes this recipe for her friends and family that she hosts during the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (which I ran this past November!). It’s rich in carbohydrates (essential for pre-race nutrition), and seriously tastes like a restaurant meal.
I opted to make it with whole wheat gnocchi, but the original recipe uses traditional gnocchi and suggests that you can utilize any pasta in this dish.
Give this recipe a try, and you’ll see why you need to get your hands on a copy of Finish Line Fueling!
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I always thought gnocchi is a hassle to make.
Your tasty pictures and clear instructions have motivated me to try it out this coming weekend!
So glad you think this looks like a dish you would enjoy!
Glad to read your review on the book “Finish Line Fueling.” I am about to get this book.Besides, the dish Gnocchi Primavera looks so delicious.
SO delish! Hope you love the book!
Yum, I love primavera dishes! And I use zucchini + grape tomatoes often in pasta dinners.
Such a delish combo!
Love gnocchi but haven’t made it in so long – thanks for the reminder 😉 This looks like perfect endurance food!
OMG it’s SOOOOO good 🙂 Even if you just want gnocchi for dinner and aren’t endurance training 🙂
I am totally with you in my love for cookbooks as well! 😀 That gnocchi looks amazing! <3
Thanks, Farrah! Have a great weekend!
Sounds like my kind of book! I love endurance recipes and anything with gnocci!
Thanks, Sarah!! It was so yummy!