Recipes for Athletes

We all know nutrition plays a wildly important role in the development of our skaters.  Share your favorite recipe below.  Hockey moms around the world will thank you!


  1. Hawaiian Chicken - by Lisa Manfredi

    4 Chicken Breasts
    1 Bottle of Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce
    1 Can of Diced Pineapple with Juice

    Place all the ingredients in the crockpot and cook on LOW for 6 hours. At the end of cooking, shred the chicken with a fork and place back in sauce until ready to serve.

    Lisa Says:
    I serve this over brown rice, with a side of green beans. It's so easy and perfect to pack up and take along to practices.

  2. Granola Bars – by Gail Allen

    Preheat oven to 300˚. Butter a 9 x 13 glass baking dish, then line it with parchment paper.

    In large bowl with wooden spoon, mix together:
    4 C mixed nuts (1.25 lbs) (Costco unsalted mixed nuts, ½ of the container by weight, for each batch)

    1 ½ C puffed rice (organic puffed brown rice from Whole Foods – do not use rice krispies!)

    ½ C packed coconut (¼ C sweetened & ¼ C unsweetened)

    ½ C raw sunflower seeds

    ¼ C toasted wheat germ

    ¼ C raw hemp, or other raw “super” grain

    6 oz chopped dates (usually buy the pre-chopped one and chop a little more)

    In a small saucepan, combine:
    3 Tlbs unsalted butter

    250 grams honey

    ¼ C firmly packed light brown sugar

    1 ½ tsps vanilla

    ¼ tsp kosher salt

    Over medium heat, bring to a boil that can’t be stirred down, and maintain boil for one minute while continuing to stir. Immediately stir into nut mixture, combine thoroughly.

    Place mixture in prepared pan, and with lightly moistened hands, press evenly and firmly into pan.

    Bake 28 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely (no less than 2 hours). Cut into bars. Can be stored, covered, at room temperature for 1 week.