Cooking With Athletes

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Cooking with Athletes answers the question “What should an athlete eat to perform their best on and off the field?” It's a tool that connects athletes to athletes, and parents to athletes, with the hope to encourage better fueling for health and performance. By sharing recipes, knowledge, and experience from current and former athletes, chefs who cook for them, and trainers who strengthen them, we hope to enrich the lives of athletes everywhere.


Recipe of the Day

BBQ Chicken Burrito
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A fun Mexican dish with a twist! Fuel your craving for Mexican food and surprise your taste buds with the BBQ sauce. 

Nutritional Tips

Add fresh or cooked vegetables like peppers and tomatoes on the side. Use avocado or guacamole as a healthy fat instead of cheese!


At a glance
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken, onion, and garlic.  Stir consistently for 6 minutes.
  3. Once the meat has cooked through, stir in 1/3 a cup of barbeque sauce and black beans. 
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top and cook for five minutes.
  5. Warm tortillas in microwave for 50 seconds.
  6. Spoon 1/2 cup helpings of the mixture onto each tortilla. 
  7. Garnish with 1 tbsp of sour cream and roll into a burrito.
Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts

Cook Time  30 minutes
Serves  4
Amount Per Serving 
1 burrito (11oz)
Calories  413
Total Fat  9 g
Saturated Fat  1 g
Trans Fat  0 g
Cholesterol  52 mg
Sodium  1166 mg
Total Carbohydrates  48 g
Dietary Fiber  7 g
Sugars  9 g
Protein  32 g


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Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community.

After fifteen years of experience teaching nutrition and physical activity to youth, Lynne Kunins established FLIPANY as a 501c (3) non-profit organization in 2005. She saw, first hand, the ill effects lack of access to nutrition and physical education had on children who were living in low-income communities. Lynne developed FLIPANY to address the health and education disparities in these underserved areas of Florida.

FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. Our innovative programs fight childhood obesity and hunger by focusing on healthy food preparation, food security, physical education and work-site wellness. Many of our programs include on site food demonstrations, nutrition education and cooking classes.

FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of the Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® Program, nationally sponsored by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Wal-Mart.  Cooking Matter’s collaborative program model connects families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget. Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that teach adults, teens and youth how to purchase and prepare healthy foods in safe and tasty ways.

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