Are you searching for the perfect holiday gift for your teammates and exercise buddies?
Remember that active people welcome healthful food gifts, such as a baggie filled with homemade
trail mix then tied with a bow, a loaf of bread warm from the oven, a nutrition book with recipes.
Here’s a favorite trail mix recipe from my Sports Nutrition Guidebook, a popular gift in itself!
Sugar and Spice Trail Mix
This tasty pre-exercise snack is sweet, but not too sweet.
Put it in small baggies tied with a bow, and you’ll have gifts for the whole team!
3 cups oat squares cereal
3 cups mini-pretzels, salted or salt-free, as desired
2 tablespoons tub margarine, melted
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup dried fruit bits or raisins
1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. In a large resealable plastic bag or plastic container with a
cover, combine the oat squares and pretzels.
3. In a small microwavable bowl, melt the margarine; add the
brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well; pour over the cereal.
4. Seal the bag or container and shake gently until the mixture is
well coated. Transfer to a baking sheet.
5. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once or twice.
6. Let cool; add the dried fruit. Divide into 10 baggies.
Yield: 10 servings
Total calories: 2,000
200 calories per serving; 40 g Carb; 5 g Protein; 2 g Fat
Recipe courtesy of the Amer. Heart Assoc. (www.deliciousdecisions.com)
Helpful sports nutrition books can also be a welcome gift.
Here are a few suggestions from the books that I have written :
The sports nutrition bible for learning how to eat to win.
For cyclists who are doing long rides or tours.
Perfect for novice marathoners who fear hitting the wall!
For the novice runner who wants to lose weight and run well
Useful gift for coaches, players, and soccer parents. Yummy recipes, too!
With best wishes for a joyful holiday season,