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Snack Tips From Your Scorchers Nutritionist

13 January 2017

The Perth Scorchers following their win over the Adelaide Strikers on December 31 2016 // Getty Images

Scorchers nutritionist, Bethanie Allanson, provides some tips for staying healthy and energised on a day-to-day basis.


Playing Cricket under the Scorching Sun of WA, it is important to not only keep hydrated, but to make sure you have enough energy to run out a game.

As well as putting energy in, it’s just as important as replacing all the energy we lose during exercise.

Perth Scorchers dietitian Bethanie Allanson has provided some expert tips to help budding and fully fledged cricketers to make sure they’re eating the right stuff. 

Snacks are an important part of the Scorcher’s nutrition plans.  

Choosing the right snack means our players can top up their energy stores before training and games, add important nutrients to their diet and help with their recovery after exercise.  

Our favourite pre-training snacks are bananas, grain crackers with peanut butter or cheese and mini wraps with lean meat and salad.

Before training and games, the girls always top up to keep their energy levels up.

After training or games, snacks are an important part of the athlete’s recovery strategy, they can provide all the nutrients required for recovery and repair.

This is especially important in the WBBL where we might play games on successive days.  Some of our recovery snacks include fruit and yoghurt, smoothies and fruit and nut bars.

So there you go, there's some great tips from Bethanie to ensure you keep energised on a day-to-day basis.