Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. We asked Jim Launer, Managing Director of Athletic Operations at The Nook, for five recipes to add some health and variety to your dinner menu. Here's what he had to say.
Recipe: Guacamole – Mash 4 fresh avocados. Add fresh, finely diced jalapeno and onion. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Zucchini Boats – Cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Hollow out the center. Sautee onions, garlic, chopped tomatoes and mix with bacon and feta cheese. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed out zucchini and bake at 350 from 25-30 minutes. Finish with salt and pepper.
Recipe: Fresh Fruit Medley – Stir together watermelon balls or chunks, sweet cherries, and blueberries. Blend lime juice, honey, and mint and mix into fruit.
Recipe: Roasted Lemon Asparagus – Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400 from 10 minutes. Make a lemon vinaigrette by combining ½ tsp. Dijon mustard, juice from ½ a lemon, and 1 tbsp. olive oil. Toss together roasted asparagus and vinaigrette.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken – Mix together lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Let boneless, skinless chicken breasts marinate in mixture for a minimum of 30 minutes, but up to one day. Grill for 8-10 minutes until golden brown, turning halfway through.
To learn more about nutrition and healthy eating with our Sports Performance Team, check them out here! http://www.spookynooksports.com/sports-programs/sports-performance