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.
- Mixed Berries
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Hot Sauce
- 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.