Matching exercise intensity/volume with proper fueling improves performance and decreases the likelihood of fatigue and injury.
Corn, beans, and squash have all the essential nutrients for athletes and make a great meatless dish in the summer time!
The basic recipe always includes old, stale bread (“pane” in Italian), garlic, and olive oil, but you can be creative with your own.
Ratatouille is a traditional dish from southern France and full of summer flavors!
Fruit smoothies pack in carbohydrates and between 15g and 20g of protein per 16-oz serving, which are critical for sport performance.
Locally-Sourced Ingredients Spring is the time to discover perennial herbs in the garden. Perennials are plants that come back each year without having to replant, such as strawberries. They are good for the soil, nutritious, and easy to take care of! Spring is also the perfect time to enjoy many other fresh herbs, such as…
More Than Just Greens Our TrueFood Athlete’s Salad is a salad prepared as the main dish. Fresh salads are great for recovery, but in order to replace what was lost during sport, salad must be more than just greens. While fresh greens provide plenty of vitamins and minerals important for recovery, they do not restore…
Honey and apples are a great quick snack for racing. Both honey and apples are loaded with glucose and fructose that are a quick source of energy.
Pumpkins and squash are very versatile. While pumpkin carving is a fun family activity, remember pumpkins are here for you to eat. They are a great snack to recover after exercise.
Apples are one of the easiest fruits to pick and use. They are delicious, not easily bruised, and most varieties store well. Apples can be eaten fresh, cooked, frozen, and made into many tasty and healthy dishes!