Food for Runners: G-a-r-l-i-c

>> Sunday, May 27, 2012

Last time, we told you all about B-a-n-a-n-a-s -- one of Stephen's favorite foods. Today? Garlic, which is perhaps my favorite food of all. I can't think of many dishes we don't include it in. And it's another white food that's oh-so good for you.

Plus, it's a great grocery item you can buy on the cheap each week to enhance your diet.

Garlic "contains many flavonoid anti-oxidants like carotene beta, zea-xanthin, and vitamins like vitamin-C. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals." (

Just "one clove a day can lower cholesterol by about nine per cent [and] other research has also linked the pungent bulbs to an uptick in carb metabolism, meaning food gets converted to energy more efficiently." (

Here are some of our favorite garlic-infused recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner:

Madalene and Ross's Wild Garlic and Goat Cheese Frittata
Our Garlic-Basil French Toast w/ Avocado Butter
Deseree's Chili-Garlic Edamame
Jessica's Roasted Garlic Hummus
Lizzie's Roasted Tomato-Garlic Soup
Our Pumpkin garlic knots (or other varieties)
Heidi's Garlic Soba Noodles
Ashley's Rosemary-Garlic Grilled Corn
Amanda's Lemon-Garlic Kale Pasta
SeriousEats: Braised Eggplant with Tofu in Garlic Sauce
Katie's Grilled Garlic Asparagus Drizzled with Balsamic
Our Crusty Garlic Tuscan Herb Loaf
Emily's Garlic and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Diana's Rosemary-Garlic Farro with Chickpeas
Heather's Garlic Sauteed Kale and Mushroom Baguette

As I mentioned above, I toss garlic into most dishes we make at dinner. Sauteed with a little olive oil, garlic goes well with pasta, tofu, roasted vegetables, and even eggs!

What's your favorite garlic dish? Please leave a link in the comments below to add to the recipe inspiration!

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