Keep It Moving!
A Health Menu For an Active Lifestyle
It’s harder to get out of bed when it starts to get cold. It’s harder to get out of bed and even harder to get to the gym, right? Try these meal/snack ideas designed to inspire you to keep moving and stay fit.
After rigorous physical activity, it is important to replace carbohydrates, sodium and potassium used during exercise. Protein helps repair muscle.
Zinc and vitamin C help repair collagen (tendons and ligaments) and strengthen the immune system. And as always- hydrate hydrate hydrate!
Be sure to have a nutrient-rich snack or meal within 15 minutes to an hour!
Enjoy our menu for the active and athletic- bon apetit!
Fueled Southwest Open Faced
Lean burger patty or baked lime chicken breast on bed of lettuce, topped w/ sliced avocado, cheddar and bell pepper salsa (diced bell pepper/tomato/onion with lime, salt cilantro and low-sodium seasoning) or pico de gallo (similar). Side of lime rice for carb fuel!
Sliced cucumber, diced tomato, sliced basil, thinly sliced red onion (or grilled onion?), diced bell pepper, corn, grilled croutons and cubed grilled chicken breast with dijon/champagne dressing (garlic,Dijon mustard, champagne vinegar, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper), basil garnish.
Angel Hair Pasta w/ Chicken Breast
Healthy fats and carbs give you fuel to preserve the protein you need to build that muscle!
Angel hair tossed with olive oil, garlic and parsley, with baked chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan
Runner’s Beet Salad
Eating cooked beets and spinach acutely improves running performance- They both have nitrate- nitrate makes you go fast!
Lightly roasted beets on a bed of spinach with mandarin oranges, walnuts and goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette.
Salmon Salad with Vinaigrette
Eggs not only have a highly bio-available form of protein, but they also have B-6 and 12 to help turn your nutrients into energy!
Salmon fillet and 2 hard-boiled eggs on mixed greens with shallots (or sliced visalia) in a dijon/champagne vinaigrette and cracked pepper.
Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich w/ a glass of milk
Protein, fat and carbs loaded with potassium and a glass of calcium to wash it down!
Bulky Baked Potato/Baked Sweet Potato
Potatoes have potassium and vitamin C!
Baked potato with guacamole, pico (or bell pepper salsa) unsalted butter and cracked pepper.
Add fat-free sour cream for some protein and calcium
Hummus and Whole Wheat Pita with crud
Hummus with garlic, paprika and lemon, served with whole wheat pita and slices of broccoli and bell peppers