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Foil-packet dinners: the food trend runners will love in 2019

Foil-packet meals are a great idea for those looking for a healthy pre-packaged meal option

The food trends that runners loved in 2018 were the Keto diet, probiotics and healthy ice cream. Heading into 2019, it looks like low-carb-high-fat is here to stay, along with good gut bacteria from probiotics, and ice cream never really goes out of style. But there are a few new food trends that could be a great accompaniment to a runner’s lifestyle. 

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According to The Starfoil-packet dinners have jumped eight-fold on Pinterest in the last six months. Foil-packed dinners are reminiscent of what you used to make when you were camping. Wrap up all of your ingredients into a foil pouch and bake. Almost no clean up, and you can shower or roll while your dinner is cooking. Foil-packet dinners can be made in the oven, over the fire or on the grill. They can also be made ahead and frozen for even faster dinner prep.

Sriracha Honey Salmon Vegetable Packets

If you like a little kick in your dinner, try this recipe from Running to the Kitchen. If you’re looking for something low-carb, eat as is, and if you want to up the carb count, cook some rice on the side. 

Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil

This recipe by Well Plated is ready quickly and provides a tex-mex seasoning recipe that you can use on other dishes as well. Grab some tortilla wraps and you’re all set for post-run dinner. 

Pesto Butter Veggie Foil Packets

This recipe by Sweet Basil accommodates the vegetarians or those who are just trying to cut down on their meat consumption. Prepare these delicious veggies and add a side of legumes, cheese or tofu to bump up the protein content while keeping your meal vegetarian. 

Sausage and Potato Foil Packets

This recipe by The Kitchn checks all of your dinner boxes: tasty, quick and well-balanced.