How Athletes Can Get the Most Out of Their Calories to Lose Weight

If you're trying to lose weight and whittle down to your racing weight, it's vital that you consume as many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as possible while also getting the carbs, protein and heart-healthy fats your body needs to support your training. It might seem like a tall order to get the nutrients you need while simultaneously watching your calorie intake, but it's possible if you commit to cooking most of your meals. The following recipes from Racing Weight Cookbook provide tasty inspiration.

Recipes by Matt Fitzgerald and Georgie Fear

Thai Green Curry With Shrimp and Scallops Recipe

seafood recipe, thai green curry recipe

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 3 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Place oil and curry paste in a large nonstick skillet and heat on low for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add fish sauce and sugar; stir to dissolve sugar.

Add red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, and mushrooms. Raise heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, for five minutes.

Add shrimp, scallops, and tomatoes to skillet; reduce heat to low and add coconut milk. Stir continuously for 10 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque and scallops are firm. Mixture should steam but not come to a boil.

Remove from heat and divide among four bowls.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 301 calories, 12g fat, 26g carbohydrates, 4g dietary fiber, 21g protein

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