Healthy eating with Paralympian Scout Bassett

By: Scout Bassett | Paralympic Track & Field Athlete | Activist | Ottobock Ambassador

As an athlete, I need a healthy diet to fuel my body, but that doesn’t mean it has to be tasteless! I’m an avid home-chef who enjoys finding new recipes to test and make on my own. I love the exciting flavors of traditional Chinese cuisine, and of course, no meal is complete without something sweet to top it off.

During this time of self-quarantine, I’ve been able to have a little fun in the kitchen by whipping up new creations, as well as indulge in a few of my favorite staples. Another important aspect of my regimen is hydration – such an important thing for anyone, athlete or not! You can find simple and tasty ways to spice up your daily water intake like adding lemons.

Here are a few of my favorite dishes; I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Bowl

This is an easy to follow recipe and you can easily make it your own by swapping the protein. You can choose to use shrimp instead of chicken or tofu. Check out the recipe below for a tasty tofu treat.

Vegetarian Mapo Tofu

This is a spicy dish but you can easily scale back on the spices and flavor it to your liking. This also works great with a variety of side dishes.

Sautéed Greens

This is a favorite go-to side for me. You can swap out any green vegetable, too! Try this with snow peas, bok choy or broccoli.

Lemon Bars

Who doesn’t love desert? These lemon bars are easy to make and require only five ingredients so you won’t be in the kitchen all day. The freshly squeezed lemon juice adds the right amount of tangy-sweetness to keep your friends and family asking for more!

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I enjoy sharing them with you. For a little extra fun, watch this video showing all of these recipes.

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