Beyond Athletics Nutrition & Health

Easy Meals Every Athlete Should Know How To Cook

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A new school year and new season means a new routine for student-athletes and their families. Even more, a new school year means millions of student-athletes and high school graduates heading off to college this fall.

As they go off to college, every athlete should know how to cook.

In an effort to promote both good eating habits and self-sufficient offspring, the Washington Post shared their top tips for getting teens comfortable in the kitchen, and we couldn’t be more in support of this initiative. Cooking for friends and family is an incredibly easy way to show those you love that you appreciate them. It’s also a really fun thing to do with those you love, and with the crazy schedules referenced above, a much needed skill when it comes to staying healthy and fending for yourself on those days or nights no one is available to get you dinner.

My favorite recommendation is definitely the scrambled eggs:

Eggs: Scrambled, fried, hard-boiled or combined with vegetables and cheese in an omelet or a frittata, eggs are essential. They are an inexpensive, versatile protein with a long shelf life. Try this: Beat 6 eggs with 2 Tbsp. plain yogurt or light sour cream and 2 Tbsp. cottage cheese. Cook them in a small nonstick skillet over medium low heat until they are light and fluffy.

Seriously: you won’t believe how delicious that small addition of dairy and cheese will make your eggs. Definitely check out the rest of the tips and recipes through the link above; your training — and your wallet — will thank you.


Our scouts can help you with more tips: on your recruiting, and on your health and training. The best way to get started is ,a href=”//bit.ly/eat0829prof”>with a recruiting profile.

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Laura Chmiel

Laura Chmiel is a marketing coordinator and a lead writer for NCSA Athletic Recruiting. As someone with a passion for athletics and education, she graduated from Indiana university with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After school, she gained first-hand experience helping student-athletes and their families get to college.