Clarifying the Amount of Protein in an Athlete’s Diet

By far, the most commonly asked question I receive when counseling an athlete or delivering a nutrition talk is clarifying the “right” amount of protein an athlete should be eating in a day.  Protein is critical to growth and development, including the growth and repair of muscle tissue, which has earned protein a special place in any athlete’s diet.  Continue reading “Clarifying the Amount of Protein in an Athlete’s Diet”

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These energy bars are definitely a higher-sugar treat, but for athletes who have some extra room in their diet for some fun discretionary calories, these Crispy Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are a delicious treat!  Continue reading “Crispy Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars”

Moist & Healthy Carrot Pineapple Muffins

This recipe makes a dozen delicious moist and healthy carrot muffins.  Low in fat/high in carbs – this makes for a quick recovery snack that’s also loaded with lots of vitamin A thanks to the carrots.

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Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and provides a quick and easy vegetable side dish that’s loved by the whole family.  Sweet potato fries baked in olive oil offers a tasty, lower-fat, lower-sodium option versus its cousin, the deep fried French Fry.  This food is also a good source of dietary fibre (leave the skin on for maximum fibre), vitamin B6, iron, and potassium, and a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese. Continue reading “Sweet Potato Fries”