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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

Lemon Infused Chicken Breast
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A refreshing and tasty choice for the protein part of your meal - chicken with a zing!

Nutritional Tips

Great choice for the protein portion of the meal! Now balance with your choice of vegetables and wholesome carbohdyrates!


At a glance
  • 4 3 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
  • 4 oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  1. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, and salt in a plastic bag.
  2. Place chicken breasts into the mixture. Marinate for 1 hour (or overnight).
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  4. Place the marinated chicken in a shallow roasting pan.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Baste chicken twice with the lemon and garlic mixture before serving
Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts

Cook Time   45 min
Serves   4
Amount Per Serving
Calories   268
Total Fat   21g
Saturated Fat  4g
Trans Fat  0g
Cholesterol   64mg
Sodium   334mg
Total Carbohydrates   2g
Dietary Fiber  0g
Sugars  1g
Protein   18g


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Matt Glaeser
Matt Glaeser


Fort Lauderdale Strikers


The Fort Lauderdale Strikers’ number one goalkeeper returns for the 2012 NASL season, his third year with the club. Glaeser started the season strong, shutting out FC Edmonton and Minnesota Stars FC in the first two matches of the season.

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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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