An inside look at the food that fuels today's top Major League Baseball stars In Major League Baseball, the transition to eating healthy food has become more than a movement; it's a revolution. Jose Altuve, Chris Archer, Clayton Kershaw, Noah Syndergaard, Mike Trout, and the 16 other star ballplayers featured in The Game of Eating Smart are proof of the positive effect of proper nutrition on athletic performance and overall health. Eating smart isn't about calorie-counting and fad diets. It simply means consuming more nourishing food--including leafy greens, lean protein, and fresh fruit--that eventually decreases the desire to make unhealthy choices. The Game of Eating Smart includes insights from today's top players on their approach to healthy living and performance nutrition, plus more than 80 easy-to-prepare and nutrient-dense recipes inspired by their food philosophies and favorite meals. Jos Altuve Jos Bautista Chris Archer Nolan Arenado Jake Arrieta Kris Bryant Carlos Correa Freddie Freeman Paul Goldschmidt Didi Gregorius Bryce Harper Adam Jones Matt Kemp Clayton Kershaw Ian Kinsler Corey Kluber Hunter Pence David Price Giancarlo Stanton Noah Syndergaard Mike Trout
About the Author JULIE LORIA is the author of Diamond Dishes: From the Kitchens of Baseball's Biggest Stars (Lyons Press, 2011), an official Major League Baseball publication in which she showcased stories and recipes from twenty top players, including Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, and Alex Rodriguez. Born and raised a baseball fan with a passion for food and cooking, her former career as a marketing and advertising executive in Boston gave way to watching baseball games and immersing herself in cooking courses in her spare time. While living in Europe she honed her culinary interests at the French cooking school La Cuisine de Marie-Blanche.
ALLEN CAMPBELL started embracing health and wellness and adopted a primarily plant-based diet in 2009 after working as a chef in high-end hotels for years, which soon redirected his professional trajectory. In 2013, he took a position as personal chef for New England Patriots' star quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen. Campbell now holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell's Center for Nutrition Studies and undertook a study of the ancient food philosophies embraced by Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, and shares his message about health and wellness in speaking engagements, workshops, and other programs. He lives in Boston.