When I'm in the middle of a tough training cycle, I wake up feeling SO hungry. Depending on the day, I eat one of the following with at least one cup of hot coffee with a little milk. Most days I have oatmeal and coffee while checking emails etc, then go for my first run. By the time I get done with my pre-run and post-run activities, (drills, stretching, rehab exercises), I'm hungry again so I'll have some avocado toast for brunch. Need something grab and go? I've got you covered there too!
After working out with the #Bowermanbabes all morning, I'm famished! I will have a couple of date balls (recipe for that one below) right after I get done working out, but that barely tides me over till I get back home. Anyone else wanting quick lunches that are easy and nutritional? That's what I thought. This update has some of the fall lunch recipes that I'm enjoying right now. Try them out and let me know what you think! 😋
I work damn hard at practice. And when I get done with my day, I want to have a satisfying meal that leaves me feeling full so that I'm not rummaging through the fridge an hour later looking for a pre-bed snack. These recipes are sure to do the trick.
Dinner goals: get those nutrient levels back to happy status so that I can go out the next day and crush all over again. Best way to wake up in beast mode? Eat a good dinner!
Power Quinoa Bowl
I usually find myself coming home from practice to stare at a bunch of random ingredients in my fridge with little creativity as to how to put those ingredients together at 6pm when I’m ready to eat ASAP! I came up with this “power bowl” in college and have been using it ever since. The beauty of this one is that its really just a guideline and can be tweaked in so many ways to cater to your cravings or what you happen to have on hand. There is no time to run to the grocery store before cooking when you're hungry!
Zucchini Crust Pizza
Who doesn't love pizza? My favorite it when I can have foods that I love and enjoy them guilt-free, knowing I'm still getting all the nutrients my body is craving. Zucchini-crusted pizza topped with more veggies and some chicken is my favorite dinner! I have it at least once a week (preferably on Monday night aka Bachelor night).
For pre- or post-workout fuel, these bad boys are packed with nutrients and energy. The main ingredients are dates, almonds, cashews, chia seeds, protein powder, coffee, and oats. But feel free to ad lib on the recipe and substitute for your favorite nut or dried fruit. I make a big batch and store them in the freezer then grab a few for a post-run or swim snack. You will need to fire up your blender or food processor for this recipe! I explain why some of the ingredients are especially key for your nutrition as an athlete.