On-The-Go Superpower Snacking
Autumn has arrived, along with classroom and recreational
activities in which you or your child may be participating. Juggling a busy schedule and keeping your family healthy, fit and fueled up may be a challenge. We are here to offer convenient and healthy snack suggestions that are worthy of a gold medal.
Athletes are sure to have all the equipment they need, like helmets and shoulder pads for football, clubs for golf and spiked running shoes for cross country. An athlete would not show up to practice or a game without their gear because they wouldn’t be prepared to play. Athletes also need to prepare their body for the game on the inside with good nutrition.
Stay fueled up with good sources of energy. Energy for exercise and athletics comes from the food we eat and different foods groups play different roles on the nutrition team.
- Carbohydrates from fruit, vegetables and grains are the best source of energy for the body.
- Protein from meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, nuts and dairy provide the building blocks to repair the muscles that break down during exercise. Protein can also help to balance the energy from grains, fruit and vegetables.
- Fat from nuts, seeds, oils and avocado can help to balance the energy from grains, fruit and vegetables.
Healthy meals and snacks include a blend of the fuel sources mentioned
above. Snacks can be a great way to fuel the child athlete or active adult.
Check out these great recipes!
- No Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls
- Tasty Trail Mix