Victorian Institute of Sport

Nutrition Tip | Lifestyle Challenges

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

A busy lifestyle can be very common for a lot of athletes. Between going to school/uni, working and training, it can present many challenges for meeting nutrition goals.  The most difficult part can be being prepared and organised for post training meals when arriving home late in the evening.

During our supermarket tour with the hockey athletes, we covered some basic tips on how to create quick easy and balanced meals that meet their requirements for post training. Some of the discussion points included:

Our session finished up with a cooking session, where we made a quick and easy pasta Bolognese. The focus was learning basic cooking techniques to prepare them for moving out of home. The meal that we created ticked the boxes for protein, quality carbohydrates, iron (we used Pulse pasta) and fibre and it was ready within 20 minutes

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