Eat Like An Olympian

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They are some of the best athletes in the world, and if you want to compete like an Olympian, you have to eat like one. This morning, Laura Buxenbaum joined us to share some nutritious meals and snacks that are good for anyone who has to run, jump or swim.

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"Go for the Gold" Baked Oatmeal

3 tablespoons old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon ground flax
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
Splash of vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon canola oil

Garnishes: fresh fruit, yogurt and nuts

1. Combine all ingredients large microwave-safe mug.
2. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes (or microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 minutes) or until fully cooked. Top with additional yogurt, fruit and nuts, if desired.

Yields 1 serving

Nutritional analysis per serving
Calories 421
Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 535mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Fiber 6g
Protein 17g
Calcium 251mg

Spicy Sweet Potato Dip

1 medium sweet potato
1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon salsa
1/4 cup (2 ounces) shredded Pepper Jack or Reduced Fat Pepper Jack cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Bake sweet potato at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly and peel.
3. Place baked sweet potato in small food processor or blender; add remaining ingredients. Pulse until well combined. Serve warm with fresh veggies, crackers or tortilla chips.

Yields 3 servings

Nutritional analysis per serving
Calories 110
Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 3.6g
Sodium 257mg
Carbohydrate 10g
Fiber 1.6g
Protein 6g
Calcium 158mg

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