I hope you’ve all been enjoying the holidays and a few holiday treats! We're getting close to the Nutrition BootCamp launch, and as you're learning, a little advance preparation goes a long way with nutrition. Instead of dealing with hangry episodes or suboptimal ride fuel and recovery, simply planning ahead and having quality ingredients around is a game changer.
Here’s a list of my top ten plant-based ingredients to have around in your kitchen:
Flour (almond, coconut, all purpose)
Frozen veggies (stir fry veggies, peppers, broccoli, green beans, mixed veggies, cauliflower rice, spinach, kale)
Fruit (bananas, apples, pears, dates, figs)
Oats (rolled and steel cut)
Potatoes and sweet potatoes
Rice, quinoa, pasta (try lentil or chick pea pasta!)
Seeds (chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds)
And of course all the seasonal starchy and non-starchy veggies you can find locally!
A full shopping list and flexible eight-week meal plan will be coming your way very soon if you've signed up for BootCamp/BaseCamp Pro!
About the Author
Dr. Namrita Brooke began her coaching practice while a doctoral student. Today she is a full time coach and nutritionist, and she runs an online group program called Fueling Fat Loss. She is also a cycling coach and the head nutritionist with Velocious Cycling Adventures. Her personal athletic experience ranges from endurance mountain biking to off-road triathlon, cross-country mountain bike racing, running, road cycling, duathlon, and cyclocross. Her research background includes hydration and sports drink research, and the interaction of nutrition, physical activity, and the brain.