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Nutella Crepes

Posted by LoveandZest
May 01, 2014
Featured in: Athlete Eats
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These Nutella Crepes are stuffed with fresh berries and make a great light dessert recipe, especially in the spring & summer.

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"Eat to train; don't train to eat", is a common mantra that athetes use to keep them focused on their nutrition. As training changes throughout the year, so should their diet. Eating clean by choosing whole foods and elimiating packaged foods can be an effective way for the athlete to make performance gains during key training periods. But how do fun foods fit in? Does this mean they need to forgo all of life's sweet pleasures?

A lean physique is desired for performance benefits in most sports so overdoing it on high calorie desserts isn’t the best strategy for maintaining and improving body composition. This fear of eating too many sweets often creates an "all or nothing mentality" with food that isn’t always healthy. They might be able to stick with their strict diet for a little while but will eventually give in and it often backfires.

The athlete can and should indulge their sweet tooth just like anyone else, but they can play it smart and be strategic. Opt for sweets that are lower in calories and give back to the body. Whole foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber help to eliminate that sluggish feeling often felt after eating sweets. Fruits make an awesome dessert for an athlete because they hydrate, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system too.

This Nutella Crepe is a great example of a healthier dessert for an athlete. At only 175 calories the combination of fresh fruits, smear of chocolate spread, and a delicate crepe keeps it light enough to enjoy without wrecking performance goals.

These Nutella Crepes are stuffed with fresh berries and make a great light dessert recipe, especially in the spring & summer.

These Nutella Crepes are stuffed with fresh berries and make the perfect light dessert!
These Nutella Crepes are stuffed with fresh berries and make a great light dessert recipe, especially in the spring & summer.

Nutella Crepes

Yield

serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 crepe
  • 1 tablespoon nutella
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 strawberries, sliced

Directions

  1. Spread nutella evenly on crepe. Layer berries on top and roll together, taking care not to tear crepe. Cut in half and serve. 

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Kristina LaRue is the author of the ATHLETE EATS on HealthyAperture -- a feature that hopes to inspire creativity in the kitchen to fuel active lifestyles! As a board certified sports dietitian, Kristina cooks up healthy menus for collegiate and professional athletes in her day job. In authoring Athlete Eats, she shares simple, energizing recipes designed for the athlete and hopes readers will learn sports nutrition tips along the way so that they can be their best self and fuel for performance. Kristina is a Registered & Licensed Sports dietitian for the Orlando Magic and University of Central Florida Athletics. She provides nutrition services for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting and works in the treatment of eating disorders with Joyful Nutrition. She is a co-author of The Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies and the blogger behind Love & Zest where she shares recipes, life, and nutrition. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Oakwood University in 2011. She loves running and training for marathons and triathlons, gardening, creating (mostly healthy) recipes, decorating, blogging, photography, and volunteering with the women’s recovery ministry at her church. On the weekends you can find her at the Farmer’s Market or a local coffee shop spending quality time with her husband, Eric.
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