Posts Tagged carbo-loading

Potato Bean Soup

Potato Bean Soup

Cold winter nights demand comfort food, and this hearty potato bean soup delivers. This quick and easy soup is a great way to add healthy carbs and protein to your nutrition regimen without introducing a lot of fat. I make a big pot of this and it lasts a few days, so when we get home from a long day of work and […]

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Sweet Potato Maple Muffins

Sweet Potato Maple Muffins

Sweet potatoes are a must-have fuel source for plant-based athletes. These versatile and tasty tubers are jam-packed with nutritional benefits. They’re a good source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, iron, and potassium. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of energy in the form of complex carbohydrates. Carbo-loading before long training days with starchy sweet potatoes is a great way […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

 I found this recipe in Brendan Brazier’s book Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life and it has become a family favorite. It’s easy to prepare, delicious, and provides a ton of great nutrition: mainly complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, iron, and protein. These sweet potatoes along side a big salad of mixed greens makes for a well-balanced […]

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