My Version of Carb Loading


Forget pasta and bread! Here is one of my all-time favorite ways to load up on carbs before or after a tough workout…

Sweet potatoes and my turkey meatballs (packed with chopped mushrooms, shredded zucchini, and lentils) topped with marinara sauce

Here is a list of what you get when you carb load with this meal:

Sweet potatoes- High in vitamin A and C, beta carotene, and manganese

Marinara sauce- High in vitamin C, lycopene, and beta carotene

Mushrooms- High in selenium and copper and vitamin D

Zuchinni- High in vitamin C, copper, and manganese

Lentils- High in folate and magnesium

Much tastier and more nutritionally beneficial than a bowl of noodles!