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Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

I’m always searching for fast, easy and hearty side dishes. For dinners, I make a lot of steak, chicken or pork, and usually a roasted veggie. This quinoa dish is low in carbohydrates but keeps me full. Quinoa, by nature, cooks quickly…just as fast as rice, but is infinitely lower in carbs. This is my […]

Cheesy Jalapeno Cauliflower Mash

Yep, we did it. We jumped on the mashed cauliflower bandwagon. And honestly, I’m not sure why we waited this long. In a recent effort to refine my carb intake, I’ve been experimenting with substitutes. And I’ll admit, the idea of cauliflower mash was intriguing. I’d heard people promise that it was pretty close to […]

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% […]

Bacon, Avocado & Cilantro Salad

Psst…have you heard about our next big project? We need your help! Click here to learn more. As an athlete, you hear a lot about the big macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. For protein, you hear “Eat a lot of it, and keep it lean.” For carbs, the battle wages on about how much is […]

3-Ingredient Applesauce

The thing I hate most about so-called “low carb diets” is the myth that fruit is bad for you. Who said that, and why did they think it was smart? Fruit is amazing for any person, but especially athletes. It’s a simple carbohydrate, meaning your body can break it down and utilize it as fuel […]

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 […]

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Pao de Queijo (pronounced Pow-Dee-Kay-jo) are so freaking delicious. I first had them at a Brazilian steakhouse in town, and they blew me away. They’re small, cheesy, and light, but they have a lot of flavor. My wife found this recipe, and it was just like we had remembered. The only strange ingredient here is […]

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Apples

Sweet potatoes are, as far as I’m concerned, one of the BEST non-protein foods an athlete can eat. I love baked sweet potatoes, and can eat them multiple times a week. But sometimes, I’m just over it. I love mashed potatoes too, but I know they don’t offer nearly as many vitamins. Plus, there’s the urge […]

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies. Cruciferous veggies, or broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower, are high in Vitamin C and fiber*, making them a great addition to your diet. They’re filling, and they’ll help you better digest all the meat and protein you consume. This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prep, then […]

Cilantro Lime Rice

I’ve talked about my love of Chipotle before. It does not stop at the carnitas or the barbacoa, both recipes I’ve made at home. But in my opinion, you can’t have a burrito or burrito-bowl at home without this rice. If you’re looking to gain weight like I am, use the butter recommended in this […]