Why You Should Eat Mussels

Why You Should Eat Mussels

Why Mussels? We often think of mussels as a holiday food when really, we should think about them as a delicious and healthy meal we can eat at home or when out for dinner. If you consider the ingredients of soft paella rice, bacon, prawns and mussels the nutritional value of this meal is perfect… …more

Porridge – The Breakfast Of Champions?

Porridge – The Breakfast Of Champions?

Oats are a very versatile food product used for making flour, cookies, bread, desserts and even brewing beer, but are most well-known as a breakfast staple in the form of porridge, muesli and granola. Should you eat porridge oats for breakfast every day? …more

Nutrition To Recover and Heal Post Marathon

Nutrition To Recover and Heal Post Marathon

Running a marathon takes a huge toll on your body, but if you don’t follow the key steps to aid your recovery, you put yourself at risk for picking up an infection or simply having an extended recovery time where you feel fatigued. Recovery from a marathon is more than a 12-24 hour process, such that for two to three days after the race you should continue to focus on all aspects of recovery to allow your body recover properly, and get back on the roads. …more

How To Stay In shape On Holiday

How To Stay In shape On Holiday

Nutrition for staying in the best possible shape when holiday while still enjoying your break. Whilst on a break abroad recently, it struck me that there are many misconceptions and lack of information in relation to managing nutrition and lifestyle choices while on holiday. A holiday often prompts the notion of a good “blow out”, and many of us will justify the excess eating and drinking as a break from the norm, and something that we can fix when we get back. While change is good and holidays are well-deserved, they can be enjoyed without undoing all of your training and hard work in the lead-up to your holiday, and without sacrificing too much of the things that we all enjoy about the time away. …more

Practice Tips: The Super Smoothie

Practice Tips: The Super Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to meet a variety of nutrition targets. With the right blend of ingredients, the key elements of any fueling or recovery approach are addressed namely: 20 grams or more of protein, a source of carbohydrate and healthy fats, and a rich variety of micro-nutrients. …more

Practice Tips: Fuel-up with High Carb Breakfasts

Practice Tips: Fuel-up with High Carb Breakfasts

While there is some debate about whether carbohydrate is important for endurance sports, the consensus remains that fuelling-up with carbohydrate in the 24 to 48 hours before performance in high intensity and competitive team sports is the best approach. Here are two breakfast recipes that work well either on the day before or morning of a match that will assist you in hitting your fuelling targets …more

Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs

Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs

Eggs and sweet potatoes flavoured with coconut oil, salt and pepper is a simple but delicious recipe. It can be cooked up quickly as a nutritious lunch, brunch or a quick healthy dinner. The great thing about this recipe is you only need a few ingredients and its simple to make.   [tab name=”Recipe”]  … …more

Getting Your Meals Right During Pre-Season

Getting Your Meals Right During Pre-Season

During the pre-season players are aiming to get into the best possible shape for the up-coming season by increasing muscle mass and reducing body-fat. To achieve these performance goals they must fuel their body with the right amount of energy and nutrients. …more

Quinoa Frittata

Quinoa Frittata

Quinoa Frittata is a great all-in-one meal that ticks all the right boxes for containing quality sources of protein, carbohydrate, and fat. …more