EDITOR'S NOTE: As part of a new feature, registered team dietitian Jay Short will provide photos and instructions on a variety of different recipes to help inspire some home-cooking ideas and educate followers on the benefits of each dish.
Meet Jay Short
My name is Jay Short and I am the Team Dietitian for the Columbus Crew. My Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees are both from The Ohio State University. I am married to Nicole Short and as of now have no pets, despite Nicole’s strong negotiations for a puppy. Both of us are from Ohio and it has been very exciting to see firsthand how much both the state and city’s love for soccer has grown. Nicole’s family is from Cincinnati and we’re doing our best to make sure they support the better side of that rivalry.
Recipe: Chicken & Rice Stir Fry
Even though you may not be training as much as the players are, this well-balanced meal provides the quality nutrition all of us need to perform our best!
- Vegetables provide the vitamins and minerals we need to stay healthy and strengthen our immune systems
- Chicken breast contains lean protein the help keep us feeling full and our muscles strong
- Olive oil is full of healthy fat to help absorb the vitamins in those vegetables and aid your overall wellbeing
- Brown rice gives us carbohydrates to keep us energized and fiber to keep our gut healthy
Read through the instructional pictures above to make this dish at home.
This is a great meal to make for dinner and pack the leftovers to take to work for lunch the next day.