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

Fuelling Peak Performance On Match Day

Fuelling Peak Performance On Match Day

With the All Ireland football final coming up this Sunday, many county finals taking place throughout the country and the rugby season now under way, it seems appropriate to discuss nutrition best practice in preparation for match day performance.

Most athletes know nutrition is important for peak performance. However, many do not know what, how much and when to eat in the lead-up to games.

Although coaches and players have different beliefs about what athletes should eat, the primary nutrition goals in the lead-up to games are to maximise energy stores with appropriate foods and to ensure you are well-hydrated.

Carbohydrate is the main macro-nutrient that athletes must consume, as the primary source of energy the body relies on during high-intensity exercise. …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

Egg and Oat Pancakes

Egg and Oat Pancakes

These are an ideal breakfast option and only take a few minutes to make. They are a filling and satisfying breakfast naturally high in fibre, protein and slow release carbohydrate. If you are preparing for a game or sporting competition like golf or even something more intense like a marathon they can work well for breakfast or a snack. …more

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

Bircher muesli is a delicious high carbohydrate breakfast option that combines oats, fresh apples juice, nuts and seeds for a dessert like taste and mouthful texture. Made in advance usually the night before, this is the ideal on the go breakfast. …more

Spicy Potato Wedges

Spicy Potato Wedges

Potato wedges are a quick and simple option if you are in a hurry and want something to accompany a meat and vegetable dish. …more

Pecan Carrot Cake

Pecan Carrot Cake

This carrot cake recipe may be a little different to the ones you are used to trying but it’s an excellent alternative to the ones with added sugar. …more

Apple Oat Buns

Apple Oat Buns

These apple oat buns are a great option for days you need a tasty and enjoyable high carbohydrate snack. …more