Book SynopsisTransform your health and improve your endurance as a plant-based athlete with recipes and advice from marathon runner and nutritionist Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD. Planted Performance lays the sports nutrition groundwork of plant-based nutrition for everyday endurance athletes looking to fuel their activity and aid recovery. Meal plans to cover every day in a training plan (including rest and recovery days), 68 simple and tasty recipes, and meal prep tips ensure plant-based athletes have the energy they need to bring them past the finish line. Nutrition for everyday athletes is more than just the overall consumption of the right nutrients--it's about when and how to get what's needed to fuel their bodies--and the growing number of plant-based athletes need answers and advice about the proper amount of nutrients. Am I getting enough protein? How much iron and B12 are in meatless foods? Here to guide is Natalie Rizzo, a New York City-based media dietitian and owner of Greenletes, a compilation of vegetarian and vegan recipes and practical sports nutrition articles, to all this and more. Planted Performance is a cookbook not just for vegetarian or vegan athletes, but also for meat eaters looking to integrate more plant-based dishes in their diets. Packed with nutritional guidance, you'll quickly become a stronger, better athlete before, during, and after race day. 68 WELL-BALANCED RECIPES: With nutrient-rich recipes, there's no need to count calories or track macros SCIENCE-BASED SPORTS NUTRITION: Learn how to stay properly nourished while on a vegan or vegetarian diet to ensure you're getting the right protein, iron, calcium, and Vitamin D VEGAN SUBSTITUTES: All the recipes are vegetarian, and whenever an animal-derived product is an ingredient, a vegan substitute is provided MEAL PREP TIPS: Learn the benefits of meal prepping and become a pro with the simple tips provided, such as focusing your meal around a protein source 4 MEAL PLANS: Each meal plan includes 6 recipes and caters to different types of workouts: training day, rest day, intense day, and strength-training day
About the AuthorNatalie Rizzo, MS, RD is passionate about simplifying complicated sports nutrition information for everyday athletes. A NYC-based media dietitian, food and nutrition writer, national spokesperson, and owner of Greenletes, she has bylines in over ten national publications and is quoted as a nutrition expert in publications such as NBC News, SHAPE, Runner's World, Muscle & Fitness, and Oprah.com. She has run over fifteen half-marathons and two marathons.