Welcome to the Athlete’s Kitchen. Your final destination to finding several types of recipes for athletes, helpful tips for meal planning and guides to help you master cooking techniques and the science behind why and what of the food world.
Here at Susan’s Table we create athlete recipes, not diet food. How many times have you sat down to eat something and it’s bland or reminds you of something that a rabbit would eat? This is detrimental to your next training session because you are not fueled correctly to perform at your optimal level and just as bad, it’s not refueling your muscles correctly for recovery. Recipes for athletes can span the spectrum of needs like this warm spinach and lentil salad during the off season or light training load days to high volume days where you need protein, fat and fast carbs to refuel your muscles like this quick chicken korma recipe. Take a look around our recipes for athletes section where you can find quick and easy vegetarian recipes, paleo recipes, recipes for performance and recovery and sometimes the most important of them all, quick and easy dinner ideas.
Athletes pay a lot of money for coaching and training plans, but for some reason neglect putting together any sort of meal plan for their training load. This could possibly be the biggest mistake an athlete can make and usually a big contributor to why they miss that podium spot or get dropped on the Tuesday night group ride. Our meal planning for athletes section gives you the tools to come up with your own meal plan whether you are a runner, cyclist, triathlete or any other endurance athlete. Don’t neglect your sports nutrition by not using something as simple as a weekly or daily meal plan.
The kitchen should be a fun place to be where you can learn new things, try new things, while sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing. No matter what, it is all ok. In our kitchen lab section of Endurance Zone, we start taking the guesswork out of learning how to cook and why certain things happen in the kitchen. We answer questions like why one milk fat works better than another when making homemade ricotta cheese and how to cook a soft boiled egg because eggs are awesome for athletes! Ever wanted to know how to make shortcut dinner salads or how to build a better sandwich? We’ve got that covered with all types of other sometimes geeky science questions answered for you.