Fuel Up for Fitness Recipe Collection
Boost energy and speed recovery with nutrient-rich foods.
Brussels Sprout, Blueberry and Walnut Slaw
The nutrient-rich ingredients in this delicious slaw make it a smart choice for athletes. Brussels sprouts and blueberries provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients. Walnuts and canola oil are among the top 10 food sources of plant-based omega-3 fat, and may help protect the heart.
Powerhouse Green Smoothie
Start your day strong with an all-in-one meal. Smoothies fit the bill pre- or post-workout because they are quick and easy to make, combine food groups and, as liquids, digest more quickly than solids. Canola oil added to your smoothie contributes plant-based omega-3 fat and creates a smooth, creamy consistency.
Muesli Muffins with Almonds and Cranberries
Whole grains, cranberries and almonds jack up the nutrient power in these muffins compared to common, cake-like ones. To round out breakfast, pair a muffin with some nuts and a piece of fruit for additional protein, energy and nutrients. Canola oil provides a moist, tender texture, plus adds vitamins E and K.
Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime
Fuel your next exercise bout or begin your post-exercise recovery with this tasty snack that is rich in fiber and a good source of protein. Canola oil's neutral taste lets the lively flavors of smoked paprika and lime step to the fore. This crunchy snack is great tossed into green salads or soups, too.
Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans, Cilantro and Feta
This quick and easy dish is a made-to-order meal for everyday athletes. Quinoa, a gluten-free whole grain, and black beans supply athletes with carbohydrates, fiber, protein and other nutrients that help produce energy, restore cells and replenish nutrient stores. Canola oil keeps saturated fat to a minimum and lets the fresh ingredients shine.
Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew
Here's a great one-pot meal to warm and soothe a hungry, weary body after a hard workout. By using chicken, vegetables and beans, this stew provides a serving of high-quality protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients. Canola oil is a good source of healthy fats.
Freezer Quinoa Peanut Butter Oat Balls
These better-for-you snacks are easy to make and full of flavor and fiber. Your kids will love them!