Fall-Inspired Healthy Carb Loading Recipes


As you already know, I made Amanda’s Pumpkin Banana Bread the other day which got me thinking about all of the yummy Fall recipes I have been pinning lately.

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Did you happen to notice that amongst the gazillion Fall recipes floating around these days, so many of ingredients involved offer us runners lots of healthy carbohydrates and nutrients to fuel our bodies for race season?

I am a selective pinner in that most of the recipes I allow on my pinterest boards come from my favorite bloggers and those bloggers have given us awesome Fall recipes which not only taste good but coincide nicely with what our muscles need for Fall race season.

Of course I could direct you straight to my pinterest boards but there’s so much to look at that even I get overwhelmed! Instead, I put together a quick collection of Fall recipes loaded with energy and flavor to satisfy our muscles and our souls.

Inspired By Fall! Carb Loading Recipes to fuel your muscles for Fall race season


Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread – Running With Spoons


I already told you to make this pumpkin banana bread – do it!

Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Muffins – This Runner’s Recipes


I love Laura’s blog and her recipes! I really need to make these muffins considering I love butternut squash.

Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast – Running With Spoons


This is a perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert and I intend to make it using Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread.

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Pancakes – Paleo Running Momma

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Pancakes

Just because I don’t follow a Paleo diet doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy these pancakes.

Cheesy Acorn Squash Pasta – This Runner’s Recipes


I am not a huge pasta eater but I can’t stop thinking about this recipe! I do love savory squash dishes.

Roasted Harvest Veggie, Curried Avocado & Coconut Rice Bowls – Half Baked Harvest


Otherwise known as my most favorite fall recipe! I first made this dish in the fall of 2013 (click here for the post) and need to make it again ASAP. Ugh, it’s so good!

15 Fall Pizza Recipes  – Gimme Some Oven


Perfect for my recent pizza cravings.

Apple Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza – Picky Palate


This pizza reminds me of the dessert pizza at Max Brenner! I would try to use a whole wheat or homemade pizza crust.

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Are you on pinterest? Leave the link to your boards in the comments so that I can follow you!

Favorite carb or carbs to load up on before a race?

What’s your go-to dinner the night before a race or long run? 

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