NUTRITION

The Best Diet for CrossFitters

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I get asked this question on a weekly, if not daily basis: “What kind of nutrition do I practice and preach?” Am I paleo? Low carb? Intermittent fasting? Do I follow the standard RD stuff? What about vegan or vegetarian? Essentially, these are all of the same questions, phrased in different ways: What’s the best diet for me? I get really frustrated with this question. Not at the folks asking but at myself because I’ve yet to craft the perfect witty response! I need a meme for this. I simply cannot give you a catch-all, cookie cutter answer. If this …

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ROD (recipe of the day): Thai Almond Lettuce Cups

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We make this thai almond sauce on a regular basis. It’s perfect for lettuce wraps, kabobs, salad dressing, or just as a dipping sauce. Sometimes I wish I could drink it! I double the recipe and leave some for leftovers. Enjoy! Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups source: Paleo Girl’s Kitchen Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients: 1 head butter lettuce leaves Chicken Mixture 2 large boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed ½ red bell pepper, cubed ¼ onion, chopped 1 tablespoon coconut aminos ½ teaspoon chili-garlic sauce Slaw 1 cup shredded carrot 1 cup bean sprouts ⅛ cup …

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Memorial Day Murph Challenge to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

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Memorial Day is upon us. It’s a significant time of year for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. While we reflect upon the lives lost and take our moments of silence, it’s also a time to honor them in our own special way. For the House of CrossFit, we chose to honor our brave men and women in the Armed Forces by doing what we do best: CROSSFIT. Like many other boxes around the nation, we’ll be participating in the Hero WOD ‘Murph.’ I know, I know. It makes you shudder …

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ROD(recipe of the day): Coconut Flour Bacon Banana ChocChip Muffins

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Will Kip for Bacon! If it’s bacon you’re craving, these little suckers do the trick! It’s the perfect way to incorporate your sweet and savory flavors. The banana makes the muffins moist, the chocolate makes them sweet, and the bacon, savory! The only problem is not eating too many! So eat 1, or 2, and then come kip your heart out at the gym. Coconut Flour Banana Bacon Chocolate Chip Muffins source: http://fastpaleo.com/recipe/coconut-flour-bacon-banana-chocolate-chip-muffins/ Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 18 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: Dry: ½ cup + 1 Tbsp. coconut flour ¼ cup tapioca flour (I used cashew or …

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ROD (recipe of the day): Sweet Potato Brownies

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Eat these b*tches. Try not to eat them all in one sitting. Especially when carb-loading for a competition, at say, Offshore CrossFit, tomorrow, Sat, 5/10. Which by the way you should come to. You can bring brownies if you’d like. grin Sweet Potato Brownies Source: http://paleomg.com/sweet-potato-brownies/ Prep Time: 35 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Serves: 5-8 Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, large 3 eggs, whisked ¼ cup Coconut Oil, melted ⅓ cup raw honey ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons Coconut Flour 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon cinnamon pinch of salt ½ cup Enjoy Life …

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ROD (recipe of the day): The Perfect Burger

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It’s so dang hot out, how can you not bbq tonight? It’s officially summer (well, not really, but for the Nelsons, yes, it is). I thought this would be a perfect recipe to share because if you’re anything like us, we spend way too much time and money at Burger Lounge, Notorious Burgers, and Pure Burger. Do ya think we like burgers!? Try this out, I’m sure you’ll be pleased. And don’t be shy about the parsnips. They aren’t scary. They are your friend. Especially when they are fried in coconut oil. smile The Perfect Burger source: http://paleomg.com/the-paleo-kitchen-cookbook-sneak-peek-the-perfect-burger/ Prep time: …

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