What To Look For In A Protein Powder Or Pre-Made Shake

I know many parents raising teen athletes feel confused about what they should look for in a protein supplement and rightly so! There’s so many on the market these days! So let’s break it down on the most important things to consider when making your purchase. Here’s what to look for: 20+ Grams of Protein Per Serving Teen athletes and …

Allergen Free Snack Ideas For Teen Athletes

Do you have an athlete that suffers from food allergies? I hosted a free online Sports Nutrition Workshop on February 20, 2020, and one of the parents asked the following question:  My athlete has severe food allergies, what are some snack ideas? She said her athlete was allergic to nuts, seeds, eggs, and shellfish. Being that her athlete is allergic …

Sports Nutrition Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

I have something special for you!  One of the most common struggles that parents raising athletes have, is that their meals are the same every week… booooring! Parents are too busy running their athletes to and from practice or games to have the mental bandwidth to come up with new ideas on their own. Well, my friend, I am in …

The Best Sports Nutrition Recovery Practices

We are back this week answering another question from Susan, the OG parent from my online course Raising Elite Level Athletes. Question: What are the best low carb recovery drinks? This question sparked an idea to cover the sports nutrition recovery process as a whole and provide an answer to Susan’s question. Recovery after a hard workout, game, or training …

Sports Performance Snacks For Athletes

As an athlete, what you snack on in between meals is very important.  If you were to snack on chips and dip, popcorn, crackers, candy (you get the point) first, these types of foods aren’t very filling and you will get sick of them before you get full, and second, they spike your blood sugar creating your energy to become …

Calling all parents raising athletes who feel overwhelmed

As a parent raising athletes, I know how it feels to get very overwhelmed and run down at times.   There’s juggling family, work, sports, house, bills, etc., adulting never stops.  Amirite? Recently I found myself struggling hard! From one week to the next I felt like I was managing life really great to holy crap – what the heck is …

Griffen: A Story of Injury and Recovery

I’d like to share a story with you of being on top, getting knocked down, and then coming back strong. In life, this happens; as adults, we’ve grown to expect it. But can you imagine how it feels to a young teen who felt like his game was FINALLY coming together for him? It can be heartbreaking and soul-crushing.   …

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7 Simple Habits That Create A Positive Impact On Your Health

Aaahh summer is coming to an end!  And as we embark into fall, I want to give you some tangible action steps that will help you get back into a solid routine that will provide you with the most bang for your health! **Side note, for any habit to stick, you must practice for a minimum of two weeks**   …

Is Alcohol your nightly dose of “Nyquil” to catch some Zzz?

Today we are going to talk about the effects of drinking alcohol in the evening has on the quality of sleep you get. This one is controversial because many who have a few drinks each evening will swear that it actually helps them sleep. And yes I will agree that it definitely relaxes the body and does help to fall …