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“GymnaChef” by Betsy McNally Laouar and Chef Mess Laouar is way more than a cookbook for gymnasts. It is a love story, a resource for gymnasts, and an educational book, all in one complete package.
To begin, this is a love story about food and a passion for health. At its center are two people—Betsy, a gymnastics and nutrition coach, and French Chef Mess—who are spiritually and forever bonded by both. Together, they apply their extensive experience with nutrition to offer a wealth of delicious, clean, balanced, real-food options for performance and health. In addition to recipes for healthy versions of burgers and pizza and European specialties like crème brûlée and cordon bleu, they share wisdom on superfoods for athletes, specific strategies for gymnasts’ nutrition, and scrumptious ways to incorporate the delectable, healthy spices and ingredients of Chef Mess’s Algerian mother.
“GynmaChef” includes over 50 recipes for:
Great-Start breakfasts, including Dark Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Energizing Mid-Morning Snacks like M’ Energy Bar
Nutrient-Rich Lunches like the GymnaBurger and Green Soup
Delicious Functional Dinners with, yes! Coconut Chicken Cordon Bleu
Vitamin-Dense and Decadent Desserts, like Berry Mouse
All healthy, tasty, and great to make for any hard-charging athlete! So please, have an open mind, an open palette, and know this comes from their hearts and their kitchen.
BETSY MCNALLY LAOUAR is a NSCA-certified personal trainer, certified sports nutritionist, professional bodybuilder, and former gymnast who works with gymnasts, from beginner level ones all the way up to Elites and Olympians, on nutrition and fitness through her online training programs, speaking engagements, and traveling Betsy Bootcamps. She specializes in promoting balance, positive and healthy body image, non-restrictive and performance nutrition, and strength training for gymnasts.
MESS LAOUAR’s passion for cooking started at a very early age. After graduating culinary school, he worked in many diverse restaurants and caterers in France and America, specializing in the regional cooking of Alsace. His recipes are heavily influenced by the south of France, where he lived for almost a decade, as well as his parents’ Algerian cooking and heritage. He caters parties and events in and around the Cincinnati area and works with his wife, Betsy, in creating catered meals and camps for her athletes.
www.BetsyMcNally.com ~~ www.ChefMess.com