Eat Like an Olympian: Nutritious Recipes for Athletes

Olympian marathon runner Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are live in Times Square to share recipes from Flanagan's latest book, "Run Fast. East Slow: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes."
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Back now with how you can eat like an olympian. Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky are here sharing recipes from success from their "Run fast eat slow" cookbook. Another olympian joining in, Dominique, great to have you back. Thank you. Shalane, first of all, welcome home. Thank you. Congratulations, placed sixth in the marathon, incredible. And what was it like this time? I, it's always so special to slip on that usa Jersey. There's nothing better than representing your country, so -- We're proud to have you back here. Welcome home. Elyse, tell me what was behind the idea of this cookbook for people. Not everyone is an olympic athlete. In "Run fast eat slow" we want to prove there's more to hitty eats than just kale juice, a juicy burger. Food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Dominique, you'll jump in here. I want to do this first reveal. This looks delicious. These are our celebrity status superhero muffins. I eat these before I go out training, for breakfast and also great for a snack on the go. You call them superhero muffins. They are, yes. No, they're amazing. You seat one and you end up in a marathon in Rio. Anyway, but it does help you chase after theed to Manier or whatever it's going to be. Dominique, this is what you try to do all the time. You're not training to be an olympicic athlete. I'm not as impressed with you. You're a four-time olympian but with two toddlers an an infant, I need the energy these days. This is lunch. This is our wild west rice salad. Edamame and it makes a great preteen pack punch. No meat in there. I took note of that but a lot of preteen. The edamame and the rice. Let's move on to dinner. What do we have? Here's the big reveal, folks. This is our wild salmon sweet potato cakes. We love these. They give you complex carbs, nourishing fats and complete proteins. They're great for balanced energy, whether you're chasing after a toddler or running -- training to run in your first 5k. There are bread crumbs in there. No, our cookbook is free of refined flour or sugars. We have nourishing almond flour which gives a buttery richness and great nutrition. You like to use the term indulgent nourishment. The next reveal, Dominique. Will you help us with this one? This looks more my style. So what do you have in there. This is our penne with a roasted butternut squash and sage brown butter sauce. We love this dish because butternut squash is packed with vitamins so back to school with all the onset of germs will help your kids and family boost your immune system and butter sauce is not only there but for nutrition. I have a 2 nfl-year-old, the pickiest eater. Does your toddler enjoy these. My toddler has been our tester and in the kitchen since she was born and all these she loves and still after recipe testing these are my go tos because she'll eat them and I know -- You can eat pasta, though. We're not all running it off in a marathon. That's encouraging for the rest of us. Yeah, that's the whole premise of our book, we want to show people by allowing yourself to indulge and enjoy food, you're going to feel satisfied and satiated and not have cravings for snacks and sweets. Just a few moments left. We cannot forget dessert. You say we can eat de sooert too. Show us what you've got. What do we have. Our almond torte. I have a big sweet tooth and don't go a whole segment without sweets so this is a healthy treat, though. Elyse can explain why. Why is it healthy. Made with olive oil and maple syrup. No refined flour or sugar. It's going to give you balanced energy and satisfy your sweet tooth. And we love this because it's such an easy cake to make. Thank you all. Three athletes here, a little intimidating. "Run fast eat slow" available

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