*A, B, C's of baked potatoes:
(A) the skin contains most of the vitamins and minerals;
(B) a large baked potato contains between 6 and 8 grams of protein; (C) 1 tablespoon of sour cream has 1/2 the fat of 1 teaspoon of butter/margarine.
Many fast food restaurants, such as Subway, DiAngelo's and Wendy's, to name a few, now have "lite options" - which means they have reduced the fat used in preparation.
*REMEMBER: Post-event eating is just as important as pre-event eating to assure adequate recovery and decrease risk of fatigue and injury over the season..
* Eating on the road?? Best "fast food" choices for student-athletes include:
Beverages: Orange juice, low-fat/skim white or chocolate milk, lemonade
Entrees: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, cereals, turkey, ham or roast beef sub, thick-crusted veggie pizza, charbroiled chicken sandwich, chicken fajita, baked potato, chili, soft taco (burrito) with rice and beans with either: meat sauce or cheese, or sour cream, plain hamburgers, pasta with tomato based sauce
Extras: Bagel, English muffin with jelly, low-fat fruit yogurt, salad, salsa, barbecue sauce
Omit: Butter, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, French fries, special sauces, cheese sauces, mayonnaise, creamy dressings, tuna subs, and extra cheese on sandwiches.
Don't forget to include a couple of cups of water with each meal, as well!