In preparation for the biggest football event of the year, professional footballers constantly strive to maintain peak physical condition. An important component of this is a balanced meal regimen with a healthy mixture of vegetables, proteins and carbohydrates. To ensure they follow this strict diet, footballers are provided with a variety of healthy meals that aren’t just nutritious, but also delicious. Here are some winning ideas you could explore to leave your guests eating and feeling like champions.
Mixed Vegetable Omelette with Avocado
This dish is packed with healthy fats and protein that provides energy and helps the body recover. Typically, shiitake mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes are used in the omelette, but you can get creative in finding a combination of vegetables that work for you. You can also mix in some cheese, use the avocado as a spread, and serve with a side of rye bread.
Thai Spiced Turkey and Quinoa
A delectable dish that’s easy to prepare and can be served on its own, turned into a light curry, or enjoyed with wholemeal bread. To spice up the recipe, add zucchini, garlic and fresh chillies into the mix. Feel free to explore different combinations and presentations. Turkey contains tryptophan which can help induce healthy sleep while quinoa provides good carbohydrates and extra protein.
Stir-fried Chilli, Asparagus and Lamb Noodles
This Asian-influenced delicacy will leave customers feeling satiated without the guilt. You can even add vegetables such as bell peppers, and experiment with the thickness and ingredients of the vegetable broth. Lean lamb is packed with iron, which helps transport oxygen around your body during exercise, and asparagus is loaded with folate and vitamin C.
Lean Fillet Steak with Dry Roasted Sweet Potatoes
A juicy chargrilled lean fillet steak with sweet potatoes on the side is a mouth-watering way to load up on proteins and carbohydrates. Grill the steak to taste and drizzle on a healthy dressing of slow-roasted shallots, garlic and olive oil for a mellow sweetness that marries beautifully with the meat. You can also try other combinations such as peppercorn and mushroom sauce or swap the side of sweet potatoes for a serving of basmati rice, salad or grilled vegetables.
Honey Sweetened Strawberry Lemon Sorbet
A dessert that offers the best of both worlds. It’s light, refreshing and sugar-free thanks to the natural sweetness of honey while also containing essential vitamins to replenish and energise the body. For a more impressive presentation, you could pair this delectable treat with honey glazing or fresh berries.