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Recipes for Triathletes

Roasted Peppers

Posted by Susan Russell
Tags: Gluten Free,Dairy Free

I love simple meals. One of my favorite side dishes is roasted mini peppers.

5-minute Plant-Powered Salad

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Vegetarian,Gluten Free

For the last of our no-bake recipes, we wanted to show you a quick & nutrient-packed salad. I always say I can put together a salad as fast as a sandwich, so I timed this one to see my stats. Even with chopping the veggies, this delicious blend of summer veggies only took me 5 minutes to prepare. This plant-based power house salad is packed polyphenols, which may help with training-induced inflammation. It is also a great source of vitamins A, C & K, as well as the mineral potassium. It is a perfect quick lunch or dinner to support your training and recovery.

Magical Green Papaya Salad

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Gluten Free,Dairy Free

I was finally able to save money and make one of my favorite Thai dishes come to life. I bring you a tasty green papaya salad. Green papaya, as used in this recipe, is unripe papaya. These dark green gems can often be found at Asian markets and sometimes even your local supermarket. Make sure that the papaya you choose is VERY firm and a dark green. The unripe papaya has a jicama texture and an incredible flavor you will have to experience for yourself!

Chickpea Pasta Salad

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Vegetarian,Gluten Free,Dairy Free

This one is great cold or hot if you pour it out onto a plate and heat it up. It’s cost effective, colorful, and quick. This pasta salad is great option for a week of meal prep! I also love using frozen vegetables because I find they are not has hard on my stomach before a workout.

Mediterranean Mason Jar Tuna Salad

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Gluten Free,Dairy Free

The tough thing with tuna salad is sometimes the tuna flavor consumes the entire dish and all vegetables lose their flavor and take on a tuna taste. I enjoy my tuna salad when I feel it tastes multidimensional. I love a salad that offers a wide array of flavors. Packing this recipe into a jar allows me to enjoy all flavors of the dish. Another light summer recipe perfect for on the go.

Americanized Burmese Mason Jar Salad

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Gluten Free,Dairy Free

Mason jar salads are great for on the go and maintaining good texture and flavor. Once you are ready to go shake it all up and enjoy. The base of this salad is cabbage, which is rich in phytonutrient antioxidants including Vitamin C and K, as well as a good source of b-vitamins. We hope you enjoy this light and refreshing salad that has a delicious crunch.

Rainbow Salmon Plate

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Gluten Free,Dairy Free,Paleo

Sometimes we become so consumed with the newest fad diet or what we need to eat to perform faster that we forget the basics. This rainbow salmon plate will surely bring you back to simple, tasty food. With this recipe, I did my best to buy local produce so paired with my salmon is the beautiful locally grown Okinawa sweet potato, big island baby cucumbers, and locally grown cherry tomatoes. A locally sourced and colorful balanced plate. Sometimes the best way to come up with a meal is to add color and ensure you have a carb, fat, and protein source on your plate. Simple is easy and tasty too! This is one of my personal favorite lunches, I love cold salmon.

Hemp Heart Power Salad

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Vegetarian,Gluten Free

Spring is here and fresh and lighter lunches are starting to be really appealing. I keep ingredients on hand for salads that I can assemble faster than a sandwich. Triple washed greens, pre-cooked beets, peppery radishes and colorful peppers are some of my favorite spring veggies. Both spinach and beets are fantastic foods for athletes because they are both high in nitrates, which are converted to nitric oxide in our bodies and help with blood flow and blood pressure, optimizing stamina in our workouts. Another secret ingredient in this salad is hemp hearts, which provide plant-based omega-3 fats, fiber and protein, along with a delicious nutty taste.

Stuffed Peppers

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Gluten Free

At the beginning of every week, I like to have 1-2 cups of rice made to add to my breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This is super helpful for when I make stuffed peppers for lunch because I already have rice made to add to my recipe! I like to make my stuffed peppers with ground beef especially during hard training periods when I want to ensure I am getting enough iron. After all, iron is responsible for transferring oxygen throughout your body and beef contains the easiest to absorb version of iron.

Prebiotic Power Bowl with Chimichurri Sauce

Posted by Angie Dye
Tags: Vegetarian,Gluten Free,Dairy Free,Paleo

Having plants play an important role in your meals is a great way to improve your digestive health and help your body to recover from all of your training. In this Prebiotic Power Bowl, we show you how to incorporate prebiotics into an easy meal that works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Almost all veggies contain prebiotics, but onions, garlic and asparagus that we use in this recipe are some of the higher dietary sources. Dandelion greens are particularly good sources, but hard to find in Central PA in the winter, so we used baby kale and spinach instead. This is a great way to use up any leftover veggies you may have on hand and top with your favorite protein for a meal that fuels your training and tastes delicious. Make a big batch of quinoa and the delicious chimichurri sauce at the beginning of the week and you have the building blocks for a restaurant-quality meal in a few minutes anytime all week.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Posted by Felicia Meyer

Tasty but healthy twist on chicken salad!

Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Posted by Felicia Meyer

If you like Greek cuisine, this is a must!