Food 4 sport

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Sharing my passion for healthy eating and how it can benefit sporting performance, health & overall well-being.

Good Cookies

By | October 26th, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Description I do like a biscuit with my brew and homemade cookies are great. These cookies are not really naughty either.  Actually you could say they are a cookie with benefits. I've substituted refined sugar for a small amount of maple syrup but you could use agave or coconut palm sugar. I try to cut [...]

Pizza the redeemer

By | October 26th, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Description Saturday nights are perfect for pizza especially after a day of heavy winter training. Making your own is even better, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen & you can ensure the very best ingredients are used to suit your nutritional needs. I have substituted plain white flour with spelt flour for [...]

Big up your veg!

By | February 7th, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Clockwise from left: Roast butternut salad with basil Hummus, my homegrown purple carrots - eat as wide variety as possible of veg, summer radish and carrot salad with tahini dressing, my fave Tahini product It’s often at this time of year when the nights are still dark and Christmas is a distant memory [...]

Spicy Mackerel, Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes and Peas

By | February 3rd, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Spicy mackerel, cauliflower, sweet potato and peas - perfect after a long winters run It's the time of year when many marathon runners are gearing up for Spring races. This often means running a lot of miles on wet, windy, dark nights. I'm unsure if we've had significantly more of these storms this [...]

Banaca Boost Recovery Shake

By | February 1st, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Banaca Boost recovery shake - my staple protein shake when training in Kenya I've been incredibly fortunate to spend another winter in Iten, Kenya whist I prepare for the competition season later in the year. Logging many miles out here is tough, yet very rewarding, with lots of hills and undulating trails that snake across [...]

Chia-mpion Pudding

By | December 20th, 2015|Food 4 sport|

Chia-mpion pudding Myprotein Organic Chia Seeds have so many health benefits that are essential for endurance athletes who are training hard. They are one of the world’s oldest sources of nutrition, documented to have been eaten by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans as early as 3500BC and even used for medicinal purposes. If [...]

Dill-licious Sammo’s Salmon

By | November 8th, 2015|Food 4 sport|

A very a-pea-ling Salmon dish. Dill-icious! As a marathon runner I try to eat at least 3 servings of oily fish every week for both the protein benefits and the fact it's packed full of healthy omega-3 oils, essential for your cardio-vascular health, your joints & also aids digestion. I usually grill my [...]

Walnut Whey

By | November 7th, 2015|Food 4 sport|

Source the highest quality MyProtein Whey & ingredients, mix, blitz, enjoy! Over the past few years I've realised the importance of using the best quality protein for recovery and muscle repair. If you're having to do workouts close together it's not always possible to sit down and eat a chicken or a big [...]

Bonfire Rice

By | November 6th, 2015|Food 4 sport|

Bonfire rice - great for after training on those cold wet nights In the dark cold wet days I like to stay warm with a good lunch. Some of the best meals are made with what is left in the fridge. This recipe was born from half a tin of left over chopped [...]

Pump’in Pumpkin Pesto Pasta

By | October 29th, 2015|Food 4 sport|

Pump-in Pumpkin Pesto Pasta - perfect for Halloween I came across Meridian Pumpkin Seed Butter and thought I would try it on my bagel but it just didn’t cut it for me, well not like almond butter does. I was on a mission to find the perfect recipe to appreciate this jar of [...]

Are you in Rude Health?

By | October 22nd, 2015|Food 4 sport|

Milk alternatives make me smile Fortunately I don’t have intolerance to cows milk I’m just not keen on the taste. I really enjoy a warming drink before bed especially as the nights get darker and colder but I was always disguising the taste of cows milk with chocolate or honey. Since a young [...]

Let’s go nuts (and seeds)

By | July 13th, 2015|Food 4 sport|

I've recently been given the great opportunity to become a Meridian ambassador.  I have to confess, I have a bit of an obsession with nut and seed butters and I’m always trying to find a new way of incorporating them into my food but sometimes there is nothing like a spoon of almond butter to [...]