Instead of heading to the nearest bar and grill for some deep fried mac n’ cheese balls that will likely blow out your macro profile, have some friends over and serve them up these home made, baked cauliflower mac n’ cheese balls instead!
MTMM recommends reaching for something high in healthy fats that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Ideally, something that you’ve prepared yourself so that you can be fully in control of the caloric content as well as the ingredients used.
Commercial trail mix may seem like it’s just nuts, dried fruit and a few M&M’s. However in reality the nuts and/or seeds are often roasted in oils and the ratio of dried fruit and chocolates to the good-fat-filled nuts is a bit higher than it needs to be.
Counter this by preparing your own with raw or self-roasted nuts and seeds, a small amount of dried fruit or goji berries and a some pieces of dark chocolate.
With many of our community members competing in the CanWest games and other various competitions, many consults have revolved around immediate pre game time fuel up.
About 2- 3 hours before it’s time to work, ingest a slow releasing carbohydrate such as a yam, sweet potato or serve of brown rice. Follow this up 45-60 minutes prior to activity with a fast releasing carbohydrate such as the recipe below. This is ideal for short, sharp bursts like the CanWest games workouts or a max lift attempt.
This version of egg salad makes for a great afternoon snack that is high in protein, healthy fats and the carbs can be adjusted based on your individual needs. This recipe is also easy to pack with you on-the-go as you can keep the bread (or carb alternative such as a rice cake) separate until it’s time to devour.
One of the most commonly sought-after recipe ideas seems to be for high protein snacks, that are also quick to make and don’t require a ton of ingredients. Well, look no further as we have put together not only one, but two ideas for a high protein snack that will keep you full and satiated until your next meal.
As vibrant in taste as it is in colour, this edamame dip is the perfect macro friendly snack, whether you’re entertaining guests or want to add this to your weekly meal prep routine. High in protein, fiber and healthy fats you’ll be hard pressed to find a better on-the-go go-to!
Craving something sweet? At MTMM, we understand the effects sugar can have not only on our physical health, but our mental health as well. One of the many strategies MTMM nutritionists might recommend is to try swapping your usual sweet treat for a small amount of high-quality fat: EPA in particular has been shown to improve mood, anxiety, and depression. So next time you’re yearning for the candy jar, consider perhaps one of these almond butter protein balls instead! These little treats are great to have post-workouts or when you're on the go during the day.