Fitness Focused Recipes
Whether your goal is to play on a Division 1 football team or to run your first 5K, proper nutrition plays an important role in fueling your body as you prepare and perform. Eggs are a high-quality protein and contain all of the essential amino acids that can help build, maintain and repair muscle.
While protein is an important nutrient to consider for physically active individuals, carbohydrate is important as well. In fact, consuming both protein and carbohydrate together in post-workout meals has been shown to help with recovery.1 Adequate consumption of these two nutrients in pre-workout meals is also important for optimal performance.
This recipe collection includes fitness recipes that contain a mixture of carbohydrate and protein to help fuel and recover from exercise. Explore these recipes for fitness to optimize your active lifestyle.
 Nutrition and Athletic Performance. American College of Sports Medicine and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Join Position Paper. 2016
Protein is an essential nutrient to build and maintain muscle, strength and function in people of all ages.1
But did you know that protein quantity and the timing of protein intake is important? Most Americans eat the majority of their protein at dinner, forgetting to include enough protein-rich foods at breakfast and lunch. However, research demonstrates the importance of including about 20-30 grams of protein at each meal.2 Each large egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein. High-quality proteins, like the protein found in eggs, dairy and meat, contain all of the essential amino acids necessary to support healthy muscles.
Pairing eggs with other protein foods results in tasty, high protein meals that can help Americans meet their needs throughout the day. This collection includes easy high protein egg recipes, each containing at least 10 grams of protein per serving or 20 percent of the Daily Value.
 MedlinePlus. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Dietary Proteins. https://medlineplus.gov/dietaryproteins.html
 Protein Summit 2.0: Evaluating the Role of Protein in Public Health. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015.