Welcome to the interactive recipes section of the Core Diet member area! We encourage you to browse the submitted recipes and submit one yourself! All recipes meet the Core Diet core period guidelines and are submitted by our users. All submitted recipes will be reviewed by our RD's and approved prior to being posted live. Each month, our RD's will review the submitted recipes and chose one to feature on the public Core Diet blog live on the website homepage. Your name will be identified with the recipe you submit! Enjoy!

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Apple Salad

Bored with your lunchtime snack of plain fruit? This salad incorporates all the macronutrients needed for a perfect balance that will keep you full and energized. We recommend using different apples for varied tastes and color. It's almost too pretty to eat!

Stuffed Dates

I love this simple recipe as a snack!  I typically just use the walnuts without goat cheese throughout the year, but the addition of goat cheese makes it a great holiday party snack!  As far as core diet items go, this one is calorie dense, and really helps fill you up during those heavy training weeks where the calorie burns are high.

Peanut Butter Banana Tortilla

Looking for an on-the-go breakfast to eat after those early morning swims when you're rushing to work?  This is it!  A perfect combination of protein, fat and carbs that will keep you full and satisfied until that next feeding.  Quick to make and easy to transport, this is also a great choice for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.  Switch it up and sub out the banana for other fruits such as sliced up strawberries, kiwi or apple.  Use you can alos try the quick version: spread 2 Tbsp of Naturally More peanut butter on a low carb wrap and place whole small banana inside.  Roll and eat!

Pumpkin Bread (powerbar replacement)

This recipe is a great, healthy alternative to Powerbars or Nature's Valley bars during your pre-workout window (within 1 hour prior to your workout)....especially during the off season when it's not as critical to be race specific!

Banana Nut Bread (powerbar replacement)

This recipe is a great, healthy alternative to Powerbars or Nature's Valley bars during your pre-workout window (within 1 hour prior to your workout)....especially during the off season when it's not as critical to be race specific!


Nothing like fresh made hummas!  Serve this with a variety of fresh cut raw vegetables or make a vegetarian hummus wrap using something that is low carb such Joseph's Low Carb Wraps. Also consider cutting your low carb wraps into chips and baking them!

Roasted Artichoke Salad

This salad wears many hats!  Have it for lunch, just be sure to include a lean protein; use it as a side dish at dinner; or make it your afternoon snack! 

Basic Berry Protein Smoothie

This an easy, basic protein/fruit smoothie that requires no prep time!  To get more creative for a meal replacement, check out the smoothie 101 guide and juicing writing.

Banana Honey Protein Smoothie

Any of our smoothies can be used for breakfast or mid morning/afternnon snacks!  Check out the smoothie guide for further ideas.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Craving dessert for breakfast?? Try this!  Looking for further ways to dress up your smoothie?  Check out the smoothie 101 guide and juicing writing.

Strawberry Apple Vanilla Protein Smoothie

 Check out the smoothie 101 guide and juicing writing for more ideas!

Nut Blend

I love this nut blend recipe! This was put together to provide the best qualities of each nut for a more complete nut blend. Omega-3's, vitamins and minerals. Sometimes its tough to find all of the nuts unsalted and uncooked however, check Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. Have a nut blend (1/3 cup) each day to help get your fat intake up which will support tissue repair among many other things!


Serve with chopped vegetables, as dip with grilled chicken, or with pita chips in post-workout window.

Quinoa with Orange, Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Makes about five 1 cup servings.  

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

This is the easiest way I know of to make sweet potato!  Its also one of the best tasting in my opinion.  They end up being fry like snack to add to any meal!

Sweet Potato Salad

This salad can be a meal on it's own!  Perfect substitute for the traditional high calorie, low nutrient dense potato salad.  Sweet potatoes are low glycemic so don't worry if you are not in post workout window!  

Chicken Meatballs

You don't need to have pasta to enjoy meatballs!  Sub out the meat for chicken or turkey and skip the pasta. Perfect for a snack, but they are not quite a meal on it's own though... 

Tofu Salad

Here's a salad that I have several times a week - I make them assembly line style on the weekend so I can just grab & go on weekdays!

Cucumber Salad

This is perfect to munch on during the day between snacks and meals. 

Fruit and Yogurt

One of my all-time favorite breakfasts.

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