Quick power meal for elite level athletes


Turkey Quinoa Meatballs – High-protein/low-carb quick and simple muscle building meal

The modernization of sport has brought to focus the nutritional impact an elite level athlete must fulfill in order to stay in tiptop form. The tactical approach in nutrition, much like that of soccer (football), is one that must be planned and proofed. This allows an athlete to maximize the output of their potential performance.

By scientifically analyzing your bodies reaction to your daily nutritional figures, once can target weaknesses’ and compile data to better prepare the athlete for his/her next performance. It should be noted that weight training, specifically that for high level sport athletes, should be tailored to their activity level and how much an athlete is expending during that activity.

We invite you to take a closer look at this high protein/low carb meal built for athletes in the midst of their weight-training program.  This recipe should be used to supplement an on going nutritional diet.

Ingredients for about 18 meatballs [for 6 servings]

1.5lb extra lean ground turkey

2 cups cooked quinoa

1 egg

1/3 cup copped green onions (or basil)

2 cups low sodium marinara (I used basil flavored)


1 tbsp fennel seeds

1 tbsp Italian seasoning


In a bowl, mix turkey, quinoa, egg, onions and seasonings.

Form small meatballs and set a large nonstick skillet on medium high heat.

Spray the skillet with coconut oil and sear the meatballs for about 3 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium and then add marinara.

Cover and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until the meatballs are completely cooked.

Approximate macros for 3 meatballs

234 calories, 31g protein, 18g carbs, 4g fat, 2g fiber, 3g sugar

[Credit Recipe] Link http://www.fitmencook.com/italian-turkey-quinoa-meatballs/

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