What an athlete eats in a day can make all the difference in their game-day performance. Food powers greater endurance, more speed, strength, and power. Always provide your child with the necessary fuel to power their game-day performance. Below we have provided some game day food ideas to help you be creative with meals and snacks.

healthy breakfast for athletes


  • Greek Yogurt with Blueberries and Granola
  • Eggs, Whole Wheat Toast with Peanut Butter, and a Fruit Smoothie


  • Whole Wheat Turkey Wrap with Vegetables and Hummus
  • Sandwich & Garden Vegetables
  • Greek Pita & rice crackers
healthy lunch for athletes
healthy supper for athletes

Supper (The Pre-Game Meal)

  • Beef Burrito on Whole Wheat Wrap 
  • Chicken Stir-Fry with Brown Rice
  • Baked Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
    • Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan Mackinnon swears by eating sweet potatoes!
  • Brown Rice Salmon and Roasted Vegetables

Pre-Game Snacks

  • Fruit
  • Whole Grain Crackers with Cheese
  • Whole Wheat Toast with Peanut Butter
    • It is rumoured NHL superstar Sidney Crosby eats a PB&J before every game!
healthy pre game snacks
healthy post game snacks

Post-Game Snacks

  • Apple and String Cheese
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Fruit Smoothie with Greek Yogurt

Fuel the Body

Meal planning before, during, and after the game is essential along with hydration. Making time for proper nutrition and water consumption can change your child athletes state of mind and maximize their potential. Add some of these recipes to your next shopping list and fuel the next game day.  

Want to share these ideas with your team or ask what they use to power their child? Use TeamLinkts chat app to reach out to fellow team members. Having team discussions about proper nutrition is important and TeamLinkt’s free team management app can help make this possible.