Food


Breakfast Pre or Post Exercise?

Early morning workout? Athlete practice or simply exercising to be fit, many of us train first thing in the morning. Since breakfast has come to be known as the most important meal of the day, the question rises, should you fuel up before hitting the field or use breakfast to re-fuel after exercising. The answer […]

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Why Healthy Diet is Important for All Athletes

For the past several years, “muscle confusion” workouts have dominated fitness trends. It seems that the public has fully bought into the fact that you should change up your exercise to get the best results. This message has been mostly overlooked or under-appreciated when it comes to diet. As humans, we are creatures of habit. […]

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Sweat Savvy

For most people, their sweat is little more than a nuisance with little consequence. For athletes, sweat is crucial for sustaining their performance, but also can cause health consequences. Sweat is released from the body in response to rising body temperatures. It helps cool the body, and carries waste from the body. Included in sweat […]

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Carb-loading – Done Properly

Glycogen super-compensation, also known as “carb-loading,” is a term often thrown out as an excuse for every athlete to indulge in heavy intake of starch based foods. Technically, true carbohydrate loading may require heavy intake of starch based or other carbohydrate rich foods. But, not all athletes benefit from loading up on large quantities of […]

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Cooking Survival Tools

Cooking Survival Tools For the anti-chef  Even if you are a bit timid in the kitchen, you are going to have to cook in order to stay fit and in optimal health. The days of boxed, frozen, prepackaged foods are over. With six kids (four at home), pure stress is what the kitchen brings to […]

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Cucumber Salsa

This cucumber salsa is a great stand-alone as a vegetable dipper or use it to complement you fresh grilled chicken or fish. The cucumbers add a nice fresh summer crunch, while the lime and cilantro brings a little zing to it’s flavor. Want to sweeten it up? Give it a little dash of Agava to […]

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Baked Zucchini Fries

Does the thought of French fries send you into a drooling coma? If you answered yes, you’ve got to try these Zucchini Fries! All the taste without the fat and calories. Ingredients ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup egg substitute or egg whites 1 Med zucchini, rinsed and thinly sliced Instructions Pre-heat oven to […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Cake

You can have your cake and nutrition too! Ingredients For the cake: 1¼ cups of unsweetened applesauce 1 cup Splenda 4 egg whites (beaten) 2 whole eggs 3 cups flour (all-pourpose) 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pumpkin spice 2 cups canned pumpkin For the […]

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