The Olympic Athlete Diet

Five nutrition experts working with Olympic athletes share their health secrets and a favorite recipe to help you customize your workout. By: Patricia Bannan, MS, RD 

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Recipe for a Comforting Cool Down: Salmon Fish Tacos with Avocado Slaw
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Recipe for a Comforting Cool Down: Salmon Fish Tacos with Avocado Slaw

Korzun likes to create familiar comfort foods with a healthy, performance-inspired twist. For example, he recently had a cookout with the Alpine Team after a long day of "max performance" testing in the gym. They cooked fish tacos with salmon, grilled peppers, and avocado slaw for dinner. “The idea was to use a fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and grill it instead of frying. Serve on corn tortillas, which provide more fiber than flour tortillas, and use a cabbage slaw instead of lettuce for more vitamin A and fiber.  Use avocado in place of mayo for a lighter slaw rich in unsaturated fats,” Korzun suggests.

We hope the Alpine Team will also give our Tuna-Guacamole Tacos a try.

 

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