Lindsey Vonn shares three recipes so that you can eat like an Olympian

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Lindsey Vonn loves these three recipes.

Have you wondered what Olympian Lindsey Vonn eats to keep her motivated and moving? While most people will not race to a gold medal, it doesn’t mean that you cannot eat like a champion. Maybe cooking a tasty recipe at home can be your Olympic endeavor.

Recently, Vonn partnered with Under Armour. The Get Strong with Lindsey Vonn program can be found on MyFitnessPal. While the program has a variety of at-home workouts, the recipes in the program are quite tasty.

From breakfast through dinner, there are a variety of recipes that everyone will enjoy. Overall, the recipes are relatively simple. Most recipes include ingredients that are probably in the pantry or refrigerator.

More importantly, the recipes offer a great balance of nutrients. Although many people are not training for the Olympics, they are often weekend warriors. From that long run on a Saturday morning to those HIIT classes in the living room, staying active requires smart eating choices.

Even though many people’s routines have changed in recent months, smart eating choices can be beneficial in a variety of ways. Food directly impacts how people feel. From providing energy to mood boosting qualities, the old phrase, we are what we eat, applies more than ever.

Here are Lindsey Vonn recipes.

Recently, it seems that everyone has been making banana bread. If you enjoy that flavor, you do not have to limit it to the loaf of bread. This recipe takes those flavors and uses them in an oatmeal.

Here’s how to make Banana Bread Oatmeal.

Banana Bread Oatmeal:

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of steel-cut, traditional or instant unflavored oatmeal, 1/2 of a banana, 1/4 cup of chopped nuts, dash of maple syrup, Optional: 2 cage-free eggs, 1/3 cup of fat-free yogurt

Instructions: Cook steel-cut, traditional, or instant unflavored oatmeal. When set, stir in banana, chopped nuts, and a touch of maple syrup. Consider adding an extra source of protein like eggs or yogurt.

547 calories, 25g fat, 69g carbohydrate, 12g fiber, 18g protein
(with optional ingredients: 738 calories, 34g fat, 76g carbohydrate, 12g fiber, 36g protein)

Recipe provided by Under Armour/MyFitnessPal.

For some people, they enjoy sandwiches, but they would prefer to skip the bread. This recipe takes all the flavors from an Italian sandwich but skips the bread.

Looking at the recipe, consider trying it both ways, Portobello mushrooms and eggplant. Some people prefer one vegetable over the other. Just like any recipe, it can be important to modify based on your flavor preferences.

Here’s how to make a Bread-Free Italian Sandwich.

Bread-Free Italian Sandwich:

Ingredients: 2 grilled Portobello mushrooms or 2 thick slices of eggplant, 2 slices of fresh mozzarella, 2 slices of tomato, pinch of fresh basil, Optional: 1 poached egg, 2 pieces of dry-cured or Canadian bacon, 1/2 cup of diced tomato, 1/2 cup of diced avocado

Instructions: Grill two portobello mushrooms or two thick slices of eggplant when you have time and refrigerate. When you’re ready to make the sandwich, remove mushrooms or eggplant slices from the fridge, top with fresh mozzarella, and heat in a pan or in the microwave. Add sliced tomato and fresh basil. Or top either with a poached egg, dry-cured or Canadian bacon, tomato and avocado.

218 calories, 12g fat, 10g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 19g protein
(with optional ingredients: 506 calories, 35g fat, 20g carbohydrates, 11g fiber, 33g protein)

Recipe provided by Under Armour/MyFitnessPal.

A burger and fries are a classic meal. Just because people want to eat well doesn’t mean that you have to give up that favorite meal. A few modifications mean that you have those flavors that you crave.

In this recipe, a plant based burger and sweet potato fries are used. With so many plant based burgers on the market, there are a variety of options. Again, personal preference should guide your choice.

Here’s how to make Lean and Clean Burger with Fries.

Lean and Clean Burger with Fries:

Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, 6 oz. plant-based burger patty, 2 slices of whole-grain bread or 2 pieces of sturdy lettuce, 4 oz. of steamed veggie

Instructions: Cut sweet potatoes into spears and brush with olive oil; season with salt and pepper and other spices or herbs. Bake in a single layer on a sheet pan at 450°F until tender and golden, about 20 minutes. Shape plant-based burger patty; season and grill or pan-fry until done. Serve on whole-grain bread or wrapped in a sturdy piece of lettuce alongside a steamed vegetable.

550 calories, 19g fat, 65g carbohydrates, 13g fiber, 31g protein

Recipe provided by Under Armour/MyFitnessPal.

These three recipes are just a selection of the recipes available on Get Strong with Lindsey Vonn. Check out MyFitnessPal for all the information.

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What are some of your favorite recipes that make you feel strong? Do you eat to help fuel your lifestyle?