Fundamental Youth Soccer

Healthy “Soccer Day” Food Choices

Not sure what are good options for your young athlete’s food on game day? Here are some ideas:

Breakfast

  • Cereal with low-fat milk
  • Whole-grain toast / bagels
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Orange Juice
  • Fruit
  • Yogurt

Lunch

  • Fruit
  • Low-fat sandwiches with whole grain bread / rolls
  • Hummus
  • Peanut Butter
  • Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham

Dinner

  • Lean Meat (turkey, chicken, pork)
  • Beans (black, pinto, kidney, garbanzo)
  • Potatoes (try baked with veggies and yogurt instead of sour cream)
  • Pasta (preferably whole grain w/ low-fat sauces)
  • Rice (preferably brown)
  • Vegetables (go for color)
  • Salads (without too much dressing)
  • Fruit

Snacks

  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Yogurt
  • Pretzels
  • Fruit
  • Cereal
  • Trail Mix (without too much candy)
  • Granola, fruit or energy bars

**low-fat means food sources normally lower in fat, not manufactured “low-fat” products which may be very high in sugar and calories