Everyone likes a hot bowl of chowder right? This reminds me of when I traveled to Boston for my hip surgery while playing college soccer. The day before the surgery my mom wanted something different to eat. We ended up eating at a fantastic place, I can’t remember the name but I can remember it was good. We asked for the recipe, but they wouldn’t share it. The good news is I have a good and easy recipe for you here. Enjoy! Note: This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Easy homemade salmon chowder recipe
Check out this recipe from Damn Delicious and let me know how it was! You and I both know that eating healthy is key, so finding new foods to mix into the diet is always fun.
Soccer players need to eat healthy foods
Most of the foods a soccer player eats is chicken, turkey, pasta, rice, salad, banana, yogurt. But some people think that every meal has to be this plain meal.
You can search on Facebook or Google different cool recipes that will show you a quick and cool video on how to make it. So if you want to mix up your options try these different ideas.
Things you want to stay away from are fried foods, or greasy foods.
Every day counts, so make sure you are making the right choices each day.
Yes, have a “cheat day” if you want, but 6 days out of 7 really need to be eating clean.
You’ll like these 8 diet tips from Olympic nutritionist.
Not every meal has to be healthy for soccer players
I remember there would be times after late games, which most pro games are late. By the time players are out of the stadium most restaurants are closed. So eating pizza was common:-) You will here me later saying this, but it’s okay to eat something “unhealthy” every now and then.
If 90% of the foods you eat are healthy, then you are doing great! This includes both meals and snacks. Late night eating is what you want to avoid.
Believe me even the pro’s don’t eat perfect…
Think about all the college and pro games that are played late night. The nice healthy restaurants are not open. So pizza becomes a popular choice for even the best athletes. Anything that is open late night is sometimes going to have to the choice.
Coaches also wait to see if we win or lose to decide what’s for dinner. I remember in college we lost to our rivals and so the coaches got us Taco Bueno burritos. That was a bad night all together trust me!
Healthy desert foods for athletes
Try this amazing healthy chocolate muffin desert to sweeten your day. Such an easy recipe to keep your soccer players happy and healthy.
Nothing better than eating something that doesn’t look or sound healthy, but actually is. Well maybe eating this after a good win over the weekend!
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t ever have a cookie or muffin. Though eating fruit is a great way to substitute your sugar fix.
Eating healthy and clean prevents sports injuries
The key is that you are eating all the right foods at the right time.
Eating your carbs and protein before games or long practices is key. Also make sure that you are eating fruits and veggies to keep us light.
Clean meats you can eat are chicken and turkey, but fish is also good for you. Every pro club I was on across the world would serve chicken and sometimes turkey. For breakfast eggs are great for you and is a source of protein, which feeds the muscles.
Keeping your natural body size
This is something that is especially hard in North America, more than any part of the world.
Everything is America is super sized. Meaning bigger meals from the fountain drinks to the food portions. Yes, there are more unhealthy foods, but the size of the meals are also important.
You can eat healthy, but if you are eating big portions it could slow you down and cause injuries. At the same time, there are some athletes who need to gain weight or never gain weight even when they try.
Smaller players shouldn’t worry about portion size as much.
Athletes like myself who are already bigger than the average player need to watch the portion sizes.
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