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: Rest and Recovery Day Meals

Practice Tips: Rest and Recovery Day Meals

On a rest day, the main focus for athletes is to recover, rejuvenate and unwind. This doesn’t mean lying on the couch for the day as most athletes tend to be proactive about their recovery strategies, and this includes their food intake. …more

Practice Tips: High Protein Meals and Snacks

Practice Tips: High Protein Meals and Snacks

Why is there the need for high protein meals and snacks? For athletes in-season, maintaining a lean body mass (muscle) during a long intense season is key to performance and reducing injury risk, therefore making quality protein intake and timing a daily focus for athletes. The richest sources of protein in the diet are food like fish, meat, dairy, and eggs, whereas nuts, seeds, pulses and lentils score well although in smaller amounts. …more

Honey Mustard Salmon

Honey Mustard Salmon

Honey and mustard combine perfectly to provide a sweet and tangy taste to bring out all the flavours from the salmon. This meal goes great with spicy roast vegetables. If you are looking for a tasty, nourishing easy meal this is a super option. …more

Spicy Beef Burgers

Spicy Beef Burgers

Nothing beats making your own beef burgers! You know exactly whats in there and you can make them taste how you like with fresh spices and herbs. …more

Smoothie – Spinach Avocado

Smoothie – Spinach Avocado

Spinach and avocado are two green vegetables that work really well together in a smoothie. They provide an abundance of nutrients while avocado brings a creamy tasty texture to the smoothie. …more

Homemade Turkey Burgers

Homemade Turkey Burgers

These tasty turkey burgers are ideal for an evening dinner with some sweet potato wedges or mash. They are high in protein making them ideal for your gym days.   [tab name=”Recipe”]   Turkey tends to be most commonly associated with the festive period but turkey is a hugely versatile meat that can be consumed… …more

Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Looking for a high protein low carbohydrate snack with good quality fats? Protein bars are a great snack for managing appetite and a sweet tooth.   [tab name=”Recipe”]   These bars are high in protein, fibre and healthy fats making them suitable as a rest day snack. They can be eaten in the mid-morning, afternoon… …more

Nut Butter Protein Brownies

Nut Butter Protein Brownies

 While these brownies are mainly a treat they also double up as a great source of quality protein and healthy fats.   [tab name=”Recipe”]   Using a variety of protein sources including eggs, casein powder and nuts this high protein treat would work well as a tasty on-the-go snack as part of a recovery strategy. … …more

Whopper Protein Bars

Whopper Protein Bars

These high energy whopper protein bars are the perfect snack option for anyone with significant energy / training demands or needing to add protein to their diet.   [tab name=”Recipe”]   These protein bars have a combination of both whey and casein that will provide a sustained supply of protein to the body. They are… …more