Active Cookbook: Clean Eating Recipes for Athletes

Athletes who hope to achieve new personal bests, want more energy to seize the day, or long to whittle down to their healthy ideal weight should make nutrition a top priority. The clean eating lifestyle is a sensible, simple approach to fulfill all of these goals. Although it takes more planning and preparation at home, clean eating provides balanced, wholesome nutrition that's ideal for athletes whose mission is to conquer new goals.

The biggest things devotees have to adjust to are: eliminating or substantially limiting processed convenience foods; adjusting palates to accept less salt, sugar and unhealthy fats; cooking mostly from scratch; and eating smaller, balanced meals 5 to 6 times a day. The following tips and recipes can help you transition to a clean eating lifestyle with ease.

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