New Balanced sponsored, NCAA All American Maggie Vessey shares what makes her run on Food Exposed

This episode of Food Exposed is for the active person in your life! Jackie shares her top 5 nutrition tips for the recreational and professional athelte and gives her guideline to getting the most out of your workout by exploring what’s on your plate!

Jackie’s guest this week is Maggie Vessey, an NCAA All-American runner sponsered by New Balance. She has competed twice in the world championships, and won gold in the women’s 800 meter dash. Maggie shares what keeps her motivated to ‘go for the gold’ and gives us a picture of the life of a professional athlete. Jackie and Maggie also discuss Jackie’s top 5 nutrition tips for highly active people

Jackie Keller has dedicated her life to helping people improve their health and lives. On this segment, she shares her best diet advice for high active people and athletes.

Learn the health benefits of each ingredient in her NutriFit recipe for Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and make them in your kitchen along with Jackie!

Jackie’s recipe this week is Pasta with Turkey Meatballs! Jackie’s healthy take on a family favorite is designed to optimize recovery after a long run by consuming a little protein from the turkey meatballs to repair the muscle damage and carbs from the whole wheat pasta to refuel the depleted glycogen stores.

Pasta with Turkey Meatballs (3 servings)

1 lb ground turkey
½ cup fat free egg subsitute
½ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
¼ cup onions, chopped
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp NutriFit Mediterranean Spice Blend
2 cup marinara sauce
1 cup, pasta cooked al dente


1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick skillet with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray., add the onions and cook until translucent or lightly browned.
1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the pasta and marinara sauce) and mix thoroughly. Shape the mixture into 1″balls.
3. Saute the meatballs until lightly browned and cooked 3/4 of the way through (about 10 minutes). Add the marinara sauce and finish cooking the meatballs in the sauce.

Cook pasta until al dente.  Serve with meatballs.

Be sure to tune in Tuesdays for full episodes of Jackie’s show – Food Exposed – where she discusses the latest news in health and wellness; share recipes, tips & coaching advice as well as interview top guests in the health and fitness world!

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Meet Jackie (Creator, Host):  Jackie Keller is the Founding Director of NutriFit, LLC, Los Angeles’ premiere healthy food company. Since 1987, Jackie has dedicated her life to helping others live longer and healhier lives.

Meet Maggie (Guest):  Maggie is an NCAA All-American runner, sponsored by New Balance. She has represented the United States and competed twice in the world championships, and won the women’s 800meter event in a time of 1:57 seconds at the Herculis Super Grand Prix meet in Monaco in 2009. Since then, she has competed in the USA Outdoor Championships (2010 and 2011). She is ranked among the top 20 fastest women in the world, and among the top 5 in the USA. She’s a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a California girl through and through. And after 10 years of professional running, still training for her next event!

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