No Meat Athlete Book Review

I’ve been meaning to bring back Meatless Mondays, maybe even Mexican Meatless Monday for a long time. I think that was the new year’s resolution I conveniently couldn’t remember. But, I’m in China right now 3,000 miles away from my kitchen so I’m not cooking anything (and who even knows what I’m eating?!).

So, I have the best meatless running blogger’s new book to review as a consolation…

Back in the day when I first started reading blogs No Meat Athlete was one of my usuals. Matt Frazier was a ‘normal’ runner at the time who shared realistic, relatable recipes and training tips.

matt frazier

Then, he turned badass by shaving 100 minutes off his marathon time to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Seriously.

I am still a big fan of Matt’s so when he contacted me about his new book “No Meat Athlete” I jumped at the chance to get a copy. And yes, his book still has everything I love about his website – realistic, relatable advice and recipes plus stories from real people that have succeeded using his tips.

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He shares 10 Simples Rules to the No Meat Athlete Diet and #9 caught my eye because it sounds like Intuitive Eating:

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Love that! Great advice no matter what plan you use.

Overall: I’m not vegetarian, but there are a few recipes I already eat and one I want to try (inspired by Born to Run!). The basic idea is to eat healthy, WHOLE foods.

Also, there are running training plans with workout explanations too! It is a Run, Eat, Repeat book all the way Winking smile

You can buy the book on Amazon here – No Meat Athlete.

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Check out my most popular Meatless Mexican Monday dish – Chile Relleno Casserole.

chile relleno casserole

Question: What is your favorite vegetarian dish to eat?


  1. says

    Im definitely the opposite of a vegetarian but Im also a pretty below average cook so I prefer to cook vegetarian and eat meat when Im in restaurants and whatnot and I’m not paranoid about poisoning myself. I’ll definitely have to check this out! Plus I like the running part.

  2. says

    I really can’t put in pin in one single vegetarian meal that’s my favorite, but I can list a few!

    -I love doing a bbq on Fridays in the summer, and I love a black bean burger with some vegetarian baked beans on the side.
    -I love a tofu steak with some potatoes on the side (kind of a veggie take on bar food),
    -And my favorite as of late has been a super lightly fried tofu cubes with a pile (and we’re talking a pile) of green beans on the side. I love it! And super easy to make!

  3. says

    It’s so funny that you mentioned this, because I suggested to my husband over the weekend that we give meatless Mondays a try, and then I go and read your post, which is all about this cookbook (OK, I know that it is actually Monday, so it’s not that coincidental). I was a vegetarian for years, but wasn’t the healthiest eater in the world…it’s great to hear about a vegetarian cookbook with recipes geared towards the athlete so they know how to get proper nutrition and protein if they don’t eat meat.

    My favorite vegetarian dish? Pizza! In fact, I’m making homemade vegetarian pizza tonight!

  4. Emily says

    I’ve been vegetarian since I was 13, and I’m now 31. My favorite dish? Pizza! No different from a meat eater, right?! I also love eggs, beans, LENTILS!!, tacos, dessert, beer. You know, normal stuff.

  5. says

    That looks like a great book!
    I’m reading this post while having my coffee and I realize I have a pretty weak stomach. I think what got me was your description of the silk worm and seeing testicles displayed as food…
    I like to try new things but I really don’t think I’d try bugs or most of whats pictured. :-/

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