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The Plant-Based Boost, Nutrition Solutions for Athletes and Exercise Enthusiasts

By: Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE

No matter what type of athlete or exercise enthusiast you are, or the intensity of your training or exercise program, this book will help you understand the benefits of plant-based proteins and plant-based foods for your unique goals. This book offers the latest research on sports nutrition and how to boost plant-based foods for athletic performance and optimal health. It includes best practices for competitive athletes as well as helpful food and fitness insights for exercise enthusiasts. Whether you’re an omnivore trying to eat less meat or a vegan trying to improve nutritional balance, we’ll guide you through meal and snack strategies to implement before, during, and after exercise. You’ll learn about protein quality and dosing, types and amounts of carbohydrates to target, the benefits of healthy fats, and fluid and electrolyte strategies for adequate hydration. You’ll also read about food sources with performance-boosting phytochemicals, effective ergogenic aids, and common athletic supplements (both good and bad) – most of which you can (and should!) use to your advantage. You’ll gain practical nutrition advice through our easy-to-understand charts and tips that will help you customize this up-to-date information in a way that will help you optimize your fueling techniques to perform and feel your very best every day.

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Reviews:

“The Plant-Based Boost: Solutions for Athletes and Exercise Enthusiasts does a wonderful job providing the active reader with an introduction into plant-based eating and plant-based proteins. It gives you the why and the how when it comes to incorporating more plant-based proteins into your diet with easy to follow meal plans and recipes. As a sports dietitian working with collegiate and professional athletes, there is a physical benefit that many of my athletes feel when they begin to incorporate more plant-based foods, whether they are in the form of carbs, protein or fat. This book breaks down the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits by macronutrient and color groups and leaves the reader with activities for assessing their own diets and understanding where they could potentially improve. If you have heard about the benefits of eating more plant-based but are unsure of how to add them into your diet, this is the book for you.”

– Erin Kratzer, MS, RDN, LDN, Collegiate and professional sports dietitian 

“This evidence-based book comes at the perfect time as the interest in fueling performance with plant-based foods gains popularity. The research supporting a plant-forward diet for improving health is well-accepted, but many athletes are unsure of how plant-proteins will support their fitness goals and training. This book walks you through putting it into practice. Author, Melissa Halas highlights the research in an easy-to-understand format and takes a deep dive into plant-based proteins, answering one of the most common concerns athletes have – getting all of the essential amino acids to fuel for sport. She shares which plant foods supply the highest levels of leucine to maximize muscle protein synthesis and provides easy snack and meal suggestions showing how to work them into a meal plan. The Plant-based Boost: Solutions for Athletes and Exercise Enthusiasts is a comprehensive guide for any athlete looking to follow a plant-based lifestyle that goes way beyond helping active people balance macronutrients. It highlights how antioxidant and phytonutrient rich plants benefit an athlete’s training and recovery. This book provides the preparation and confidence, active people need to follow a plant-based diet for overall health, training and excelling at sports.”

~Heather Mangieri, RDN, CSSD, Sports Dietitian and Author of Fueling Young Athletes


The Plant-Based Boost Cookbook, 100+ Recipes for Athletes and Exercise Enthusiasts

By: Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE

Whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, you’ll find recipes you’ll love in this book for athletes and exercise enthusiasts. It will give a health and performance advantage, and allow you to choose from meals, snacks, and desserts that provide a plant-protein boost or are 100% plant-based. The nutrition breakdown allows you to customize your meals and snacks with tasty add-ons for additional nutrition and flavor. You’ll be fueling for your exercise with ease – no more guesswork needed!
  • Over 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert that provide a plant-based boost to your diet
  • Dishes that provide diversity in color, allowing you to tap into the benefits of multiple phytochemicals and nutrients
  • Tasty additions and easy substitutions with the nutrition breakdown for calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, omega-3s, and important vitamins and minerals so you can add or subtract ingredients just to your liking
  • Nutrition insights and meal prep tips for inspiration and guidance
  • Snacks and meals high in leucine for optimizing muscle mass
  • 90 recipes that are naturally gluten-free or have ingredients that can be easily substituted

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Shop for Knowledge with the Super Crew® Children’s Books!

Join the Super Crew on new adventures and complete free printable kids’ activities and coloring pages along the way that accompany the book!

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The Super Crew’s Breakfast Cook Book for Kids 50 tasty recipes + 50 fun nutrition activities

By: Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE

You and your kids will love this book full of tasty adventures and fun kids’ nutrition activities! It is a perfect tool for parents, teachers or health educators to gets kids to explore a variety of colorful yummy foods that nature provides, while also learning about nutrition.
Release date: June 30th, 2019
Preorder for an 8% discount
List Price: $24.99
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Reviews:

“The Super Crew is back! Our kids absolutely love Super Baby Abigail and her Super Crew. The Super Crew books have always been a hit in our pediatric and family private practice here in Texas. We are so excited about this cookbook. It is so interactive, children can identify with the diverse characters, and it really gives families so much to do in developing a child’s relationship with food. It’s a cookbook all families with young children should have in their kitchen.”

~ Angela Lemond, RDN, Board Certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, CEO of Lemond Nutrition

“The Super Crew is here to rescue breakfast! This book is packed with delicious kid-friendly recipes and creative food and nutrition activities, and children and adults alike will love getting to know each member of the Super Crew. Melissa Halas is a talented dietitian who has a tremendous knack for bringing nutrition alive for kids! This book is a must-have for families, educators, caregivers and anyone who works with kids.”

 – Connie Liakos, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, author of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids and Nutrition Fun with Brocc and Roll.

“If you’re looking for ways to get your child to really learn about nutrition, this book has it all! Written with creativity and practicality, parents can use delicious breakfast recipes and nutrition-focused activities to help their kids learn about food, nutrition, and health. This is a great tool to keep in your kitchen and in the classroom!”

~Jill Castle, MS, RDN, Childhood Nutrition Expert and author of Try New Food, Eat Like a Champion and co-author of Fearless Feeding.


Havoc at the Hillside Market with the Super Crew®
Children’s Book

Written by: Melissa Halas
Illustrated by: Alexandra Artigas
8.5 X 11 Soft Cover
36 pages of colorful illustrations
Healthy eating tips and children’s cooking activity included.
Children: Toddler (read by parents) to young readers ages 3-9.ISBN: 978-0980114812

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Super Baby Abigail’s Lunchtime Adventure
Children’s Book

Written by: Melissa Halas
Illustrated by: Alexandra Artigas8.5 X 11 Soft Cover
30 pages of colorful illustrations
Healthy eating tips included.
Children: Toddler (read by parents) to young readers, ages 2-7ISBN: 978-0-9801148-0-5

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