PORTLAND, Maine, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabot Creamery Cooperative has developed a comprehensive Five-Day Meal Plan to meet the needs of active women of all ages exercising three to five days a week at moderate to vigorous levels.
"Our Running For Health Five-Day Menu planner is designed for active, on-the-go women who need help in planning out a week's worth of meals," says Cabot Registered Dietitian, Sara Wing. "With all the pressures and time constraints of work, family and friends, it's often very difficult for women to manage their own health and wellness, so we developed a meal plan that is simple and easy to use. With breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes that are easy to make and taste great, it provides the nutrition that women need to maintain their busy schedules and fitness routines."
Wing, who is an avid runner herself, adds, "Running for fitness has always been popular, but we began to notice more and more of our friends and co-workers embarking on self-start running programs, designed to move you from being a spectator to being able to run a 5K, 10K or even half-marathon. We wanted to provide that same sort of structured guidance on how to fuel your body as your running level increased. The health team at Cabot has gone to great effort to develop a delicious and nutritious menu that will support challenging fitness goals as well as delight your taste buds."
Recipes in the new menu planner include Chicken Fajita Bowls with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa, Savory Herb Corn Muffins, Cabot Yogurt Curry Deviled Eggs, Black Bean Veggie Burgers, Carrot Quinoa Breakfast Bread, Vegetable, Egg & Cheddar Strata, Couscous with Tomatoes, and Oven Roasted Salmon with Cabot Cheddar Polenta. On average, Cabot's Five-Day Meal Plan provides just the right amount of nutrients for recreational athletes. Wing says that women who engage in more strenuous activities like marathon training or exercise more than five days a week, should consider adding additional fuel to their diets. Likewise, those who exercise fewer than three days a week may require less fuel. Wing cautions that it's always best to consult a registered dietitian specializing in sports nutrition for tailored advice and clear any new exercise plan with your physician.
And speaking of running, Cabot has been busy identifying seven fit-focused, food-loving bloggers to join a new Cabot Fit Team at this year's Beach To Beacon 10K Road Race on August 3, 2013 in Portland, Maine. The 6.2-mile race, starting at Crescent Beach and ending at Portland Head Light, the nation's first commissioned lighthouse, attracts more than 6,000 runners and 10,000 spectators each year.
"Regardless of your running goals, a healthy diet is a key component for fitness success," Wing says. "Cabot has a long-standing commitment to health and wellness programs and we've supported running events for many years. This new menu planner is just one more way we can help fuel active lifestyles and healthier communities," says Wing.
ABOUT CABOT CREAMERY COOPERATIVE
Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Widely known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar," Cabot is owned by the 1200 dairy farm families of Agri-Mark, the Northeast's premier dairy cooperative, with farms located throughout New England and upstate New York. For more information on Cabot, visit: http://www.cabotcheese.coop
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