Submitted by Tenille Sonnichsen, RD
Does your busy schedule interfere with eating healthy balanced meals? Nutrition plays such a key role in optimal sport performance that we need to make sure we are fueling our body properly. A busy schedule, between training, competitions, travel, work, attending school, running errands, et cetera can result in grabbing convenience foods and eating out more often if we don’t plan and prep meals and snacks in advance.
Planning and preparing some meals and snack foods once or twice a week can significantly improve our ability to eat healthy meals made at home, which can have a beneficial effect on our sport performance!
Introducing meal planning and prep!
Spending some time one day a week getting groceries, washing, chopping, batch cooking and portioning into smaller containers will allow athletes to have healthy food during the busiest times of the week, and allow you to save money and meal prep time during the week! This meal planning and prep is key for optimizing nutrition through the week!
A bit of meal planning and preparation can help fuel the body for optimal sport performance. So choose your meal planning time and get started!