Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lady Tiger Basketball Nutrition Workshop

On Tuesday, April 24th, the LSU Lady Tiger Basketball team attended an informative and interactive nutrition workshop with their Sports RD, Jamie Mascari. During this workshop, Jamie took the team on a virtual grocery store tour. Aisle by aisle, they learned about how to shop for nutritious and budget-friendly food products.

Afterwards, the ladies had the opportunity to experience some fun food demonstrations. All of the meals and snacks prepared incorporated the food products presented in the grocery tour and were perfect for on-the-go situations (i.e. between classes, before practice, between team and academic meetings).

The team had some fun as forward, Theresa Plaisance, volunteered to show-off her skills of separating egg whites.
 In addition, guards, Jeanne Kenney and  Adrienne Webb, participated in a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich making contest to demonstrate how fast and simple it is to make small meals and snacks on-the-go. Jeanne was the winner as she finished in 15 seconds!

Other foods prepared included: 3 Minute Breakfast Sandwich; Peanut Butter Banana “Hot Dog;” Turkey Roll-up; English Muffin Personal Pizza, and Chocolate Fruit & Yogurt Rice Cake Treat. Check out the recipes to these nutritious and delicious foods below.

3 Minute Breakfast Sandwich


2-3 eggs (using only 1 yolk) or 1/4 cup egg substitute
2-3 thin slices reduced fat deli turkey or ham
1 slice reduced fat American cheese
1 whole wheat English muffin


Spray small bowl or coffee mug with cooking spray and add & stir eggs or egg substitute. Cover with paper towel and microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir once again. Microwave for 45 more seconds. Eggs will take the shape of the bowl/mug. Place egg on English muffin and top with deli meat and cheese. Add some fresh fruit and/or yogurt on the side and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana "Hot Dog" 


1 medium-sized banana
1 whole wheat hot dog bun
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tbsp jelly/jam


Spread hot dog bun with peanut butter and jelly and place banana in the middle. Eat like you would a hot dog!

Turkey Roll-up


3-4 thin slices reduced fat deli turkey
1 string cheese stick
1 6-inch whole wheat tortilla


Place turkey slices onto the tortilla. Tightly roll the string cheese stick in the turkey-tortilla and enjoy as a mid-day or post-workout snack.

English Muffin Personal Pizza



1 whole wheat English muffin
4 tbsp pizza sauce/ tomato paste
1/3 cup reduced fat shredded mozerella cheese
8 Turkey Pepperoni (found in the deli meat aisle)



Preheat oven to 200° F. Slice the English muffin in half and evenly spread the pizza sauce on each side. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on each half and top each with 4 pepperoni. With the cheese/pepperoni facing up, place English muffin halves on a baking pan and bake for ~10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with a veggie-packed side salad and enjoy!


Chocolate Fruit & Yogurt Rice Cake Treat


2 chocolate rice cakes
1 small container low fat vanilla yogurt (or flavor of your choice)
2-4 sliced strawberries


Evenly spread yogurt on top of the rice cakes. Top with the sliced strawberries and enjoy! Mix extra strawberries with leftover yogurt and save for a snack, or mix into a smoothie for a quick breakfast the next morning.

Take home messege:
There is ALWAYS time to prepare healthy meals and snacks, even when on-the-go!

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