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5 Tips For A Healthy Athlete Breakfast

As a parent, there is nothing like getting your morning off to a good start with a healthy breakfast for your athlete. For athletes, it is even more important. But what about when you are on the road traveling to a tournament? How can you replicate that healthy breakfast to help fuel your athlete? We have the answer and it is already right in front of you.

We love to say “use what you got.” And what you have are healthy breakfast options at all Marriott Bonvoy® locations. There are so many choices. Marriott makes it so easy to eat healthy, get your day off to a good start, and boost your energy. You will need it at an all-day tournament with only access to fast food on site.

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What Should Athletes Eat for Game Day?

Oatmeal is a healthy start for breakfast and great for athletes. Oatmeal offers your body a regular dose of Vitamin B and is rich in minerals and antioxidants. It’s credited for maintaining the good level of cholesterol in the body and is known as one of the most nourishing foods for the body, especially for athletes. Source: Active Network

Eggs are another great way to start your day. Egg protein is a high-quality, highly digestible, complete protein. While whey protein is widely considered to be the best protein supplement for building muscle, egg protein is similarly rich in branched-chain amino acids, the type of amino acids used to make and repair muscle fibers. Egg protein is considered complete because it provides all of the essential amino acids in adequate proportions to meet the body’s requirements, and in this way it is similar to whey and other proteins from animal sources. Athletes and bodybuilders who use egg protein say it helps them increase muscle mass quickly. Source: PaceHealth

Making Your Oatmeal Cool Again

Marriott Bonvoy® locations serve oatmeal for breakfast. This is an easy and healthy solution when you are on the go – ready for that next tournament. Use the oatmeal as a base, change it with some creative add-on combinations to make it taste good and healthy.

Want to be on the go with your oatmeal? Use a to-go coffee cup. You can eat on the drive over to your tournament. This way if you are in a rush, you can use what the hotel has on hand.

Here are some ideas on what to include. There are toppings plus you can use the other breakfast items like apples and bananas. Just chop them up into smaller pieces, mix them in, and cover the oatmeal. This will allow the fruit to blend in well.

  • Apples and cinnamon
  • Craisins and coconut
  • Nuts, Craisins, Chocolate Chips
  • Bacon, nuts, and Craisins
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Peanut butter, apples, and cinnamon

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Making Eggs Cool Again

Eggs are staple at Marriott Bonvoy® locations. They are easy to eat, high in protein, and readily available. You can even adjust the taste based on what you add in – so try something different.

Here are some ways to make them unique and create a different taste. 

  • Add in cut up potatoes and bacon into a scramble egg, eat it all at once
  • Some toppings can include salsa, tabasco sauce, or ketchup
  • Or just add salt and pepper

Want to grab and go? Locations usually have hard boiled eggs. Drop them in a cup and go. Easy to eat on the road as you are driving to the tournament.

Don’t forget to grab a piece of fruit as you head out the door. You can munch on that later during the tournament. 

Good luck!

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April 24, 2023

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