Little League® athletes need the right fuel for before, during and after the big game. This means eating foods that have plenty of nutrients—protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals—and not too many calories, fats or sugars.
When kids fill up on the right stuff—high-nutrient foods—they’ll have less room in their bellies for sugary drinks, chips, candy, and highly processed desserts.
Here are some quick and easy ways to get your athlete fueled up and able to perform at their best.
Vegetables and fruits are nutritious. They may contain carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and micronutrients like vitamins (including vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and folate), and minerals (including potassium and magnesium). The nutrients in this group are important for kids, but most young people in America are not getting enough potassium and dietary fiber. In addition to providing many nutrients, most vegetables and fruits contribute to satiety (feeling of abdominal fullness after eating), so they may help people maintain a healthy weight.
To help meet the daily recommended nutrition guidelines before and after the big game, Chiquita has a number of healthy, delicious snacks such as the portable Chiquita® Apple Bites, crisp salad options from Fresh Express®, and our world famous Chiquita® Bananas and Chiquita® Pineapples.
You and your kids can also live healthy by making and enjoying your own fun, healthy snacks. Try our Bananas Sammies Recipe for a quick, after-school snack or, for a delicious and easy-to-make after-dinner dessert, try the Yankee Chiquita Banana Split.
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