Monday, June 20, 2016

Sports Nutrition Tips: Eating on the Road

I recall not so long ago when I was at a weightlifting meet with my husband and the hanger had set in. He was coaching a couple of athletes and competing and I wasn’t going to miss any of it because, to be honest, I find the sport to be incredibly exciting and when either him or his athletes are lifting, I like to imagine that I am an amateur sports photographer with my iPhone. At this particular meet, there were no food vendors and really no good time between athletes to head out to find food. The meet sessions started to go long and soon I found myself cranky and eating a bag of Skittles from the lonesome vending machine nearby. I started to wonder how many other people were as ill prepared as I was and even more importantly, how many of those people were the athletes competing in the meet? As a coach, athlete, friend, family member, or fan, the necessity of meal planning on the road is essential to keep everyone happy.  Eating on the road usually ends up in one of the Three H’s:  Happy, Hurting, or Hangry. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Homemade Protein Bars

Do you ever get to the point to where you have let your pantry dwindle down and you think to yourself "what can I do with these ingredients?". That's how I have been feeling about these oats that have been hanging around in the pantry. Pinterest has inspired me to try the overnight oats and I am a huge fan of oatmeal and no-bake cookies, but I wanted something a little more mobile that I could take with me on the road during my long school and work commutes. I decided to try the homemade protein bars because 1) they are easy to take with me anywhere and 2) I need a dependable snack that would fill me up and tie me over until my next meal time. I was very happy with these! I used peanut butter and vanilla soy protein for mine and they turned out great. Everyone in the family tried these and liked them.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summertime is here!

SO incredibly excited that I have actually have a little bit of a break this summer before starting the last (fingers crossed!) year of my PhD dissertation work. I have done quite a bit of writing this year, so I will be sharing some information on sports nutrition topics, migraines and nutrition, as well as some good cooking & food recipes.  Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and hoping you like the blogs "face lift". Cheers to a great summer! And chances are if you don't hear from me for a few days, it is because I am in my own personal oasis: