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Laura Siddall – one of her favorite meals: Salmon Pie with Quinoa & Sweet Potato Crust

Laura Siddall – one of her favorite meals: Salmon Pie with Quinoa & Sweet Potato Crust

Whilst I love cooking, I’m definitely no cook. Well, let me refrain that, I enjoy cooking if I have lots …


Challenge Family Nutrition Guide now Available for Download

Challenge Family Nutrition Guide now Available for Download

Nutrition is without doubt one of the most important aspects of race preparation, yet athletes typically spend far more time …


Marathon training: sorting your food: What’s for dinner?

Marathon training: sorting your food: What’s for dinner?

by Mikki Williden Nutritionist – Alternative & Holistic Health You’ve just come in from a training session and it’s close to 7pm. Dinner. …


Jodie Swallow making food choice simple

Jodie Swallow making food choice simple

I began a career in international sport when I was just thirteen years old and thus have always been very …


Snapshot of an athlete’s diet: from high to low(er) carbohydrate

Snapshot of an athlete’s diet: from high to low(er) carbohydrate

by Mikki Williden Nutritionist – Alternative & Holistic Health A friend of mine sent a link to a debate between Alan Aragon and …


Should you be taking a supplement?

Should you be taking a supplement?

by Mikki Williden Nutritionist – Alternative & Holistic Health Probably*. I know. I am not even going to write ‘it depends.’ I never …


Coffee: how much is too much?

Coffee: how much is too much?

by Mikki Williden Nutritionist – Alternative & Holistic Health Hmm coffee. There’s nothing I like more than my Kathmandu plunger of coffee in …


Digestion starts in the brain, not the mouth

Digestion starts in the brain, not the mouth

By Mikki Willden One New Zealand’s most respected Sports Nutritionists who will be a regular contributor for Challenge Family.  If …


Recipe of the Week – Summer Inspired Snack

Recipe of the Week – Summer Inspired Snack

by Tim Reacher at MaccaX Tuna Poke “Sushi” 4 oz raw ahi tuna, cut into small cubes 1/2 tsp sesame oil …


Recipe of the Week – Huevos Ranchero Tri Style

Recipe of the Week – Huevos Ranchero Tri Style

by  Chef Tim Reacher at MaccaX 2 eggs 5 seconds pan spray 1 corn tortilla 1/4 cup black beans (mashed with …


Recipe of the Week – Bagel with Smoked Salmon & Egg Whites

Recipe of the Week – Bagel with Smoked Salmon & Egg Whites

by Chef Tim Reacher at  MaccaX gives us a great post workout breakfast Bagel with Smoked Salmon & Egg Whites -1 whole …


Recipe of the Week – Pad Thai

Recipe of the Week – Pad Thai

by Chef Tim Recher, from MaccaX puts a healthy twist on a favourite, Pad Thai. This is already gluten free …


Taper nutrition advice from Challenge Wanaka nutritionist Mikki Willleden

As the countdown to race day begins, attention turns to the last little things that need to be taken care …


Race day nutrition by Mark Allen

One of the biggest challenges in triathlons to maximizing your fitness when it counts at the races is coming up …


A word from High5

A word from High5

Our Aim The aim of High5 is to improve each and every athlete’s performance – from those winning a Challenge …


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