Should We All Eat Like an Athlete?

by Christina Meyer-Jax, Tastemaker in Residence & Hummus recipe and image by Brenda Langton, Tastemaker in Residence

Training and talent are two ways elite athletes perform at high levels, but what are the dietary secrets that fuel them to peak performance? From Tom Brady's diet regime to the weekend warrior, local nutrition expert Christina Meyer-Jax unpacks what food fuels the fun and tips to keep health goals going strong in 2017.
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Hummus is very easy to make often much better then the prepared ones at the grocery store…those can be old and over powering with garlic and cumin. 

For a spicier version then below you can easily add more garlic and some hot pepper. 
If you’re a fan of preserved lemon’s we swear by adding them to our hummus.
Another nice option is to roast the garlic, however I still like a little raw as well.
Serve with raw vegetables and whole wheat bread or pita bread and olives.

1 can chickpeas, drained
2 medium cloves garlic
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp tahini
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup water
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor blender and puree until smooth.

Cook's Note

Optional: To add preserved lemon use 1 tablespoon of the rind , chopped. 
You may want to cut back on the lemon juice.