Quick and healthy snacks that Olympians love to eat

Do you want to run, ski, swim or even bobsled like a professional athlete? Of course, you have to endure a lot of training first, but this is just part of an athlete’s life. The fuel they put into their bodies has a huge effect on the results they get from training. Eating the right combination of foods help them to stay healthy and competitive. Here are some nutrient-packed, on-the-go snacks that Olympians eat while training.

Kara Goucher

Portland Oregon’s marathon runner Kara Goucher has competed in the London Olympics in 2012. She’s also considered as one of the fastest women to ever debut in a world half-marathon event. Her on-the-go food is the fiber-rich, energy-giving quinoa, which is high in protein and carbs.

Dotsie Bausch

This native of Irvine, CA is a seven-time national cycling champion, who had also competed in the 2012 Olympics. Before and after work outs, Dotsie loves to drink pumped-up smoothies made of bananas, oranges, pumpkin seeds and agave nectar. This is rich in Iron and Vitamin C, which are very important components of a cyclist’s diet.


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Mariel Zagunis

Mariel is a native of Beaverton, Oregon and is a two-time Olympic gold medallist, who competed in the fencing events. Mariel’s fuel snack is the nutritiously, creamy zucchini soup rich in protein and carbs.

About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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3 Responses to Quick and healthy snacks that Olympians love to eat

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  2. sueslaght says:

    Great suggestions!

  3. litadoolan says:

    that smoothie sounds great!

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