Food as Fuel for the Healthy Eating Athlete

ginaGina Matsoukas from Running to the Kitchen shares with us her tips for fueling our bodies properly; what you put into your body will determine what you get out of it!

Chances are if you consider yourself an athletic person, the warmer spring weather means one thing: getting active outside after the hibernation of winter. Any athlete knows though that exercise is only half the equation. Eating right to fuel your body and activity level is just as important. You want to make sure the food you put in your body is giving you the best bang for your caloric buck.

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to food and exercise: properly fueling before a workout to be able to perform your best, eating balanced “recovery” snacks afterwards and of course, an overall healthier diet between activities.

What you put into your body determines what you get out of it! @runtothekitchen brings the tips to @cabotcheese blog ​


Here are a few recipe options that not only hit all the needs of active athletes, but are also great for anyone looking to eat well and keep your body fueled properly. Some would even make great options for a healthy Mother’s Day cookout!

Looking to plan out your healthy meals ahead of time? Check out our 5-Day Menu Planner for Runners. You will be a meal prep pro in no time! Remember to fuel your body with a nutritious diet every day and you will race faster, feel more energetic and recover quickly from intense training sessions. In addition to eating a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods daily, take a close look at your hydration and food intake before, during and after you run.


We’re so dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles, that we created the Cabot Fit Team. It’s a group of active food bloggers chosen by Cabot to join the dairy farm families in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of wellness through nutrition and exercise. Learn more about our 2015 Cabot Fit Team and the race that they will be participating in this year, the Beach2Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth Maine.

Looking for even more? We’ve created a Pinterest board for Cabot Fit that has all of our favorite recipes, and great nutrition tips for getting the most out of your workouts.

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