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Meal Planning Ideas by Chef Glenn Lyman to Professional Athletes

Glenn Lyman is the Chef and Owner of “GCooks,” a personal chef and meal planning service for professional and Olympic athletes. Glenn has worked with athletes including four-time NBA MVP LeBron James as well as Team USA athletes, including eleven-time Olympic swimming medalist Ryan Lochte. He is a self-taught cook and an expert in the world of grilling and barbeque. Find Chef Glenn on Instagram @Gcooks22 and Twitter @GCooks.

“The professional athletes that I cook for trust me to make the best decisions when creating a meal plan that powers their performance, both mentally and physically. I turn to the potato for an energy-packed canvas to build on. As a personal chef, the most difficult thing to do is bring variety to the table and the potato gives me the ability to change up the menus day-to-day with so many tasty options.” – Chef Glenn Lyman

Pre-Exercise Meal Planning Tips

Ready Time: 30 minutes

Hash Brown Waffles with Tart Cherry Syrup 

Protein and carbohydrate combine to make this tasty pre-workout meal a powerhouse addition to your plan for absorbable power and energy with speedy recovery.

Ready Time: 20 minutes

Potato Poppers with Turmeric

This portable powerhouse snack is simple to prepare and packs a punch with bright flavors and anti-inflammatory herbs and spices. There are unlimited variations to keep you fueled throughout your workout day after day.

Planning for Post-Exercise Recovery

Ready Time: 50 minutes

Potato and Black Bean Soup

This satisfying post-workout meal is packed with protein, carbohydrate, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients. Prep it ahead of time for convenient access to the nutrients your body needs to recover.




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