Beyond Athletics

11 Foods For A Healthy Sport Diet

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I’m not what you call a dieter. I enjoy eating healthy food, and I enjoy indulging in not-so-healthy food. Sometimes in moderation. Sometimes not.

I think everyone should maintain an exercise regimen and healthy sport diet.

I’m also someone who likes staying active, so these are the areas I focus on keeping in balance when it comes to getting the most out of my day and fueling a high energy way of life. I believe being a lifelong athlete laid the groundwork for this fitness and healthy sport diet philosophy, as for the majority of my teammates and the majority of the student-athletes I am lucky enough to interact with through NCSA Athletic Recruiting.

So, as someone who doesn’t necessarily go “by –the-book” with her daily food and drink intake, but still likes to keep it healthy (for the most part. I’ve never turned down a nacho; I believe it’s bad karma.) I depend on a good list of refrigerator basics. And when it comes to a gathering a strong list of grocery store staples, who better to turn to then the experts?

So I loved these top foods athletes should keep on hand.

Take a peek at these top 11 foods to keep on hand, as recommend by a group of registered dieticians. It’s so much easier to stay on track when you have good food on hand. And I think the eleven items below may surprise you. They’re already pretty common in most households, and pretty delicious.

  1. Broccoli
  2. Mixed Berries
  3. Natural Peanut Butter
  4. Eggs
  5. Salsa
  6. Plain Greek Yogurt
  7. Spinach
  8. Hummus
  9. Avocado
  10. Hot Sauce
  11. Lemons or Limes

Are there things you and your families like to keep in the kitchen, or that you make special runs to the store for? Let @ncsa know. I’m always looking for more recipes.

About the author
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.