Busy Athlete Meal Hacks: The hidden secret behind healthy eating
26 April 2018 | Schwartz
Trying out a new fitness plan? When you’re focusing on high-protein, low-fat, carb-heavy foods, it’s easy to find that meals can taste a little… underwhelming.
Enter Schwartz Recipe Mixes. Bursting with herbs and spices, you can pack a whole bunch of flavour into just about any meal. So make your healthy eating goals a little easier with these easy food hacks – from adding a sprinkle of our Southern Fried Wedges blend to your chicken to a shake of Tuna Napolitana to your pasta salads.
What to eat before a workout
Few things matter more than nutrition for athletes when training for a big event. It's important to remember that everyone's body is different, so try to find a diet that suits you and your activity. Following a specific runner’s diet can be the difference between a winning time and a loss of form, so many people in training follow a strict meal plan to ensure that they’re getting the nutrients they need.
The problem with many of these plans is that they often focus on micros rather than taste – making them harder to stick to when someone cracks the chocolate out at the office. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to make every meal taste great every time.
Creating healthy meals that taste great
So you’ve found your meal plan – now enter your secret weapon. Our expertly blended Schwartz Recipe Mixes are not only bursting with herbs and spices, they’re also super easy to use – making them perfect for adding a boost of flavour to just about any dish.
Got a week of chicken and broccoli on the horizon? Try using our Southern Fried Wedges Recipe Mix as a dry rub before cooking for a punchy, garlicky flavour. What’s more, any leftovers can be sprinkled over vegetables for a savoury snack, add a salty twist to plain popcorn, or mixed into low-fat yoghurt for a tasty dip.
Lighten up your favourite recipes
There’s nothing worse than facing a salad when you’re craving spaghetti bolognese. But rather than cave into temptation, our recipe mixes make it easy to enjoy all of the flavour of your favourite recipes without spoiling your meal plan.
Whether you’re hankering for Tuna Napolitana, Chilli Con Carne or BBQ Pulled Pork, simply add a sprinkle of our recipe mix to your meal. See plain chicken come to life with the Mediterranean flavours of rosemary and garlic, enjoy pasta salad packed with a punch of paprika, and get a kick out of soups with a little chilli powder.
Add variety to your batch cooking
OK, here’s a top tip for all of you busy athletes (or heck, anyone looking to eat more healthily). Following a meal plan is tough when you’ve got a million things to think about, so many budding athletes turn to batch cooking for efficiency. Of course, there’s just one problem with that: eating the same food all the time can get boring fast.
A great tip for anyone prepping a week’s worth of food is to cook up all of the ingredients separately rather than making a big batch of the same meal. For instance: prepare some pasta, protein and veggies and anything else on your meal plan and simply store them to be assembled later. That way, chicken and veg can be enjoyed as a healthy salad, fresh fajitas or a spicy curry simply by throwing them all together with a different recipe mix.
Tailor your meal plan to your needs
Our new gluten free range is bursting with all of the same herbs and spices of our original recipe mixes, without the gluten. Not only does this make it easy to tailor food to your own dietary needs, it also makes cooking for the whole family a breeze – or even catering for a fresh summer dinner party or sports club social.
Whip up scrumptious spicy wraps, bold casserole or peppery steak with the ease and aplomb of a celebrity chef. And don’t worry – the secret to your decadent healthy meals is safe with us.
Want to add some pizazz to your healthy meal plan? Find the full range of Schwartz Recipe Mixes here.