After yesterday’s brief introduction, we’re moving on to some more practical fitness/food stuff today. In honor of Garrett and his love for good, healthy food, we’re going to be showing off some of his tasty, easy and most importantly healthy food choices.

How does some chicken breast stuffed with spinach and Gorgonzola sound? Good enough for an Olympian or Popeye, it’s easier than it sounds and, when made with the right ingredients (like low-sodium salt) it might just be the healthiest thing you eat all week.

Not ready for a full-on cooking adventure?  Take the easy way out with one of Garrett’s easier recipes that’s got plenty of protein and calcium, with some carbs for that workout later in the day (right?). Yes, it’s cottage cheese, but it’s good (I promise) and good for you.

And if you’re craving for that touch of sweet, there are ways around it without ruining a day of healthy eating in one moment of weakness: our old friend, fruit. If munching on an apple or a bannana isn’t your thing (and it really should be), add a little flair.

Never tried grilled pineaple or peaches with cinnamon or brown sugar? Now is the time.

Now that you’re well fed, it’s time to hit the pool for some laps. Whether you’re ready to challenge Garrett in the 100 freestyle or just worying about floating, swimming is one of the absolute best things you can do for your body. The key is to know what you’re doing (if you don’t, ask), and know what you can handle.

Here is a great guide to workouts of all sorts and all levels. Just enter your experience level and go from there.

That wraps up our GWG experience. Keep an eye out for Garrett around campus or if you find yourself watching the Food Channel a few years from now. You can get all of his recipies and much more at his site.

Off to swim a few laps at the Rec Center.


2 Responses to GWG Part II

  1. Cassandra H says:

    Hey Mike, I liked your series a lot. As someone who really hates to diet, I think that some of these options sound really great and you/GWG have encouraged me to try it out.

    I have heard the news reports that we had a fellow longhorn who swam for the gold but I didn’t have a face to the name. Thanks for providing that for us and I think you did a great job.

  2. austintries5 says:

    Great to read about a former Longhorn who still hangs out with his coach and trains with the team. I love to cook as well so I’ll definitely have to try out these recipe.

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