7 accounts to follow for healthy food inspiration

1/ Alan Murchison

 

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The man behind the Performance Chef moniker is Michelin-starred chef Alan Murchison, who, since his retirement from 25 years in kitchens, has turned his hand from fine dining to fuelling his fellow athletes. Known in the culinary world for his high-end restaurants and in the public eye for his TV appearances on 
the Great British Menu, Murchison is also a dedicated amateur cyclist and age-group world duathlon champ. On his social accounts, he shares glimpses into his training triumphs and disasters, retweets nutritional advice from experts he follows, and gives you the recipes for the meals he eats to fuel himself.

Murchison’s dishes may now be a far cry from his restaurant days in terms
 of presentation, but his meals are designed to maximise nutrition benefits for runners in order to fuel training and feed recovery without missing out any of the flavour. His Instagram features dishes such as Bircher muesli studded with almonds, pistachios and fresh fruit; spicy chicken and chickpea tagine; and pimped-up omelettes, proving sports nutrition can be delicious and uncomplicated. Beyond the main meals, we enjoy Murchison’s creativity with sports supplements – his recovery ice lollies made with electrolyte powder and high-protein yoghurt are a particular revelation.

His Performance Chef business provides bespoke nutrition plans for elite athletes – to date he’s fuelled runners such as Charlie Grice, Andrew Butchart and Tracy Barlow to victory – but his social media feeds will inspire runners of all abilities to use the power of nutrition. 


2/ Kate Percy

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A marathon runner, the bestselling author of Go Faster Food and the creator of Go Bites Energy Balls, Kate Percy offers common sense, fad-free nutritional advice to runners, as well as an insight into how she goes about juggling the balls of mothering, running
 a business and endurance training.


3/ Anita Bean

 

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Longtime readers might know Anita as the former resident sports nutritionist at RW. Now she splits her time between running, writing for the fitness press, acting as nutritional consultant to amateur and elite athletes and filling her Instagram feed with great pics and delicious recipes.


4/ Food Grinder

 

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The Food Grinder’s posts are a little bit like the food videos made by The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, but without quite so much of an Essex flavour. Founder Alex Dodson gives you video and text on how to make quick, simple, nutritious and cost-effective meals that don’t have loads of ingredients.

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5/ Lottie Bildirici

 

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New Yorker Lottie travels throughout the US cooking at running and triathlon training camps; but fortunately for vegetarian runners on this side of the pond she also packs her Instagram feed with easy recipes for protein-packed dinners, healthy desserts, and on-the-go snacks for athletes.


6/ Symmetry Breakfast

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What started as 
a gesture of love
 has turned into a hit cookbook as well
as one of the most beautiful accounts on Instagram. Every day amateur cook Michael makes breakfast for himself and his partner, Mark and uploads the pics for us to salivate over as we’re waiting for the porridge to ping.


7/ When Harry Met Salad

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Bit of a misnomer this, since it’s run
 by fitness coaches James Long and Chris Beck and it features a lot more than salad. It’s full of the types of recipes that make you think, ‘That looks amazing – and so simple. I’d never have thought of it.’ They’re 90 per cent healthy (the odd cheeseburger turns up...). 

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