The Perfect Healthy Meals & Snacks for Athletes

The Perfect Healthy Meals & Snacks for Athletes

I am always on the lookout for great ideas for my young athletes! I’m not only a mom but a sports mom (and proud of it). So today on Cooking with Chris on the Burnt Macaroni Facebook page, I shared The Perfect Healthy Meals & Snacks for Athletes!


I have done a lot of research on the perfect healthy foods for athletes. I also write for a Sports Moms website so I have definitely looked into this topic:)

So here are a few things I have learned about feeding our little (or big) athletes before, during and after a big game or practice.

The Perfect Healthy Meals & Snacks for Athletes

The Perfect Healthy Meals & Snacks for Athletes

This Penne Pasta with Broccoli is so easy to make. Cook your pasta and broccoli separately. I usually undercook the broccoli in case you want to reheat it. Add a tablespoon of olive oil or butter to the pasta. Mix in the cooked broccoli. Add some parmesan cheese to the top. Serve!

Pre-Game Snacks or Meals

  • Whole-Grains (pasta, brown rice, crackers)
  • Penne Pasta with Broccoli
  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Ham & Egg Burrito
  • Grilled Chicken, potato and veggie
  • Scrambled Eggs with toast
  • Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Peanut butter & crackers
  • Fruit
  • Veggies
  • Yogurt

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This Ham & Egg burrito is also a very simple recipe. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a hot pan. Cook half of a white onion, chopped until it’s clear. Add chopped sandwich ham to warm up. In a mixing bowl, whisk two eggs together and pour into hot pan with the ham and onion. Once the egg is scrambled, remove the mixture and put in the middle of a large flour tortilla. Add shredded mexican cheese to the top and fold the burrito. Serve or add to hot pan to sear the opening of the burrito.

Half-time Snacks

  • Water!!!
  • Bananas (sliced)
  • Orange slices
  • Grapes
  • Apple wedges

The Perfect Healthy Meals & Snacks for Athletes

What’s in your post-game snack bag? This one includes water, banana, string cheese, dried fruit roll up & applesauce.

Post-Game Meals or Snacks

  • Chocolate milk
  • White milk
  • Gatorade
  • Fresh or frozen fruit
  • Dried fruit, including roll-ups
  • Granola bars (low in calories and sugar)
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Yogurt
  • String cheese
  • Popcorn, pretzels, baked chips
  • Trail mix with dried fruit

What do you like to give your athletes before, during and after a big game or practice?

 

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