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Quick Recipes for Child Athletes

It’s always a good idea to eat healthful foods as often as possible. This is especially true for child athletes, who need good foods for energy in their athletic endeavors. But with busy schedules, most people don’t have time to make complicated recipes full of obscure ingredients and a hundred steps. It doesn’t have to be that difficult. Here are some simple meal ideas to get you through all parts of the day.

 

Breakfast:

Yogurt with granola and fruit (berries, peach or banana…or all together!)

Whole grain cereal with milk and berries

Whole grain toast topped with cheese and scrambled egg

 

Lunch (easy, on-the go):

Cheddar, apple, sweet onion slices wrapped in whole wheat wrap with yogurt “mayo”

Turkey, mozzarella, carrot, lettuce, tomato, onion wrap with yogurt spread

Whole wheat toast with peanut or almond butter and sliced bananas

 

Snack:

String cheese

Fruit with peanut butter

Cheese and crackers

Dried fruit

 

Dinner:

Baked salmon topped with olive oil, pepper, salt with steamed squash, carrots and quinoa

Taco salad: crumbled black bean veggie burger, spinach, taco seasoning, tomatoes, cheddar cheese

Pasta with red sauce and lean ground beef with side salad

 

Fluids:

If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids before the game and continue to take a drink every 15 to 20 minutes during the activity to stay healthily hydrated.

 

Feeding your child athlete doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated. These simple and satisfying meals are the perfect solution to a dinnertime problem.

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