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DINING FOR GOLD

BREAKFAST (AND LUNCH AND DINNER) OF CHAMPIONS
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BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

SNACK

IN THEIR WORDS

MIA MANGANELLO

SPEED SKATING

Overnight oats, finding new ways to mix it up

Chicken or eggs, white rice mixed with vegetables

Similar to lunch, a well-rounded meal with protein, carbs, vegetables

Fruit, granola bars

I like to live by the common sense rule. Practice portion control and limit pizza to only once a week.

TABITHA PETERSON

CURLING

Plain greek yogurt, frozen berries, granola, coffee

Spinach salad with grilled chicken, peppers, cranberries, sunflower seeds and balsamic vinaigrette

Chicken or beef stir fry with Teriyaki sauce and grilled peppers, broccoli, green beans, onions

Homemade protein balls (whey protein powder, oats, honey, peanut butter, with chia seeds or mini chocolate chips)

When I'm nervous before a big game, I always feel hungry, so I make sure to have a snack with me.

CLARE EGAN

BIATHLON

Two pieces of toast with Nutella, apple with peanut butter, milk, juice, tea

Large salad, heaping plate of rice, chicken, roasted vegetables

Salmon, pasta, sauteed vegetables, ice cream for dessert. And occasionally, a glass of wine

Mid-morning: Powerbar and sports drink, chocolate milk. Afternoon: smoothie, chocolate milk. Bedtime: cereal with milk

My nutritional challenge is getting enough calories. This is my diet in the summer, when I train up to six hours a day.

CHRIS & ALEXA KNIERIM

PAIRS FIGURE SKATING

Chris: Eggs, oats, whole grain bagel, meat, coffee, water, milk; Alexa: Oats, banana, peanut butter, milk, coffee, water

Chris: Light sandwich with a complex carb and lean protein, salad; Alexa: Sandwich, salad, fruit, milk

Both: Grilled meat, salad, light carb side (noodles, brown rice, etc.), fruit, dessert (always Alexa's call)

Alexa: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Alexa: We eat differently during the day (food and definitely quantity), but we almost always have the same thing for dinner.

BEN FERGUSON

SNOWBOARD

Avocado toast, hard-boiled egg, smoothie with protein powder, almond milk, banana, kale, blueberries

Salad with chicken or salmon, water

Salad, salmon, vegetables

Banana, Red Bull, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, almonds or other nuts

If we're celebrating a win, add a 10 Barrel beer to the menu!