Feed Your Game expert tip: If you find yourself STARVING when you arrive home from practice (like you could eat the tire off the car kind of starving), please add a post practice snack like chocolate milk, before you get home. This helps you begin to refill and repair immediately and avoids the post practice “Hangries” (hungry + anger = hangries, no fun at home).
|spaghetti||meat sauce||carrots||parm cheese (or other cheese)||water|
|pasta||chicken||bell peppers||olives||low fat milk|
|potato||steak||spinach salad||vinegrette dressing||chocolate milk (for post practice)|
|rice or tortilla||beans||grilled mixed veggies||avocado||broth based soup|
|sweet potato||pork tenderloin||sauteed zucchini||olive oil||diluted juice|
|quinoa salad||beans||snow peas||sliced almonds (or other nuts)|
|rice pilaf||salmon||kale salad|
|gnocchi w pesto sauce||chicken sausage||roasted red peppers|
Dinnertime can be a challenge for families with multiple athletes arriving home at all hours. Many of our high performance dinner ideas are easy to keep warm in the oven or reheat when athletes are ready. Crock pot cooking can work wonders as well. Of course, WINForum always recommends dinner as a sit down family meal, but sometimes we have to “punt”.
Feed Your Game expert advice: Use WINForum recipes for easy to make and reheat sports meals. Use leftovers for lunch and even dinner the next night.
Protein comes in many forms and does not always have to come from meat. Try using combinations of foods like beans and rice, adding firm tofu to your stir fry, or trying the super grain quinoa in a quinoa salad.
Contrary to popular belief, protein is a compliment to an athlete’s dinner not the main event.
Feed Your Game expert advice: Protein makes up less than 20% of the athlete’s diet. More protein does not equal better performance.