Mashed Parsnips: A Lower-Carb Alternative to Potatoes

A lot of people try to demonize carbohydrates. Those people would be wrong…W-R-O-N-G. Carbs are a very, very necessary source of energy for athletes. However, the over-indulgence of carbohydrates is a big problem for athletes and non-athletes alike. You need carbs…you just don’t need a lot of them. I’ve been working with a nutritionist for […]

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

There are lots of ways to eat healthy. You can eat boiled chicken and broccoli, or you can get creative and make some of your favorite dishes with better ingredients. I¬†took Shepherd’s Pie and gave it a twist: sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Now, white potatoes aren’t inherently bad for you, but sweet potatoes […]

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

I try to eat potatoes, sweet potatoes, or rice at lunch and dinner. I find it helps my recovery and gives me more energy than sticking to mostly protein/fat and simple carbs like veggies. It’s easiest for me to make a big batch of potato salad or mashed potatoes on Sunday, and have this ready […]

Traditional Mashed Potatoes

I like to eat sweet potatoes for a few reasons: they’re tasty, nutrient-dense, and offer the carbs I need to feel energized at training. But I also love regular old mashed potatoes, packed with butter and cream. In weightlifting, it is important to eat a lot of calories so your body has what it needs […]

Crispy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Hash browns, home fries, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes…you name a potato dish and I generally love it. These crispy potatoes are awesome alongside a steak or grilled chicken meal, or even better with breakfast in the morning. If we have leftovers from dinner the night before, my wife likes to make these into a skillet […]

5 Reasons You Should Eat More Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are, hands down, one of the best carbohydrates an athlete can consume. From runners to weightlifters to swimmers, sweet potatoes offer athletes a superior complex carb that is stored, then efficiently broken down for future energy needs. Because carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy, your daily diet should hover around 40% […]

Hasselback Potatoes

I’m starting to get a little tired of boring baked potatoes. Lately I’ve taken to topping them with some crazy stuff in order to make them interesting. When I came across hasselback potatoes, I knew they’d be a nice change of pace at the dinner table. The outside of these potatoes are crispy like chip, […]

A Perfect Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are a staple in our house. While I prefer sweet potatoes for nutrients, white potatoes are still chock full of potassium, protein (on average, about 4.3 grams), fiber and Vitamin C. All good stuff, my friends! For a fast potato, there’s nothing wrong with throwing a potato in the microwave and hitting the […]

Philly Cheesesteak & Potato Skillet

So I’ve never been to Philly, and sadly, have not been able to experience the deliciousness that is a true Philly Cheesesteak. Having been born and raised in Chicago, I know what great beef is, though, so I’m sure the cheesesteak would not disappoint. I like the concept: meat, cheese, and maybe peppers and onions. […]