Survival for the Fittest was the first cookbook in the Survival series, published in 1999. Since then, three more books were published. This great series of books is produced by the Australian Institute of Sport with the help of elite Australian athletes. It is aimed at athletes and anyone interested in maintaining a healthy diet in a busy lifestyle. Recipes are accompanied by a nutritional analysis, easy cooking hints and a selection of tips from the athletes themselves.
The Survival Cookbooks
- Survival for the Fittest Cookbook: The Australian Institute of Sport Official Cookbook for Busy Athletes. By Louise Burke, Greg Cox, Nikki Cummings, Ben Desbrow. 1999. The first cookbook in the Survival series includes recipes designed to provide maximum energy and nutrition in a minimum amount of time.
- Survival from the Fittest: A Companion Cookbook to "Survival for the Fittest" By Louise Burke, Greg Cox, Michelle Minehan, Andrea Braakhuis, Ruth Crawford. 2001. This book is aimed at busy parents who need to take care of the differing nutrition needs of their active families. It is full of recipes and tips to help you make fuss-free, healthy meals for the family.
- Survival Around the World By Louise Burke, Louise Bell, Michelle Cort, Greg Cox, Ruth Crawford, Michelle Minehan, Clare Wood. 2004. This book provides tips for traveling athletes. Includes advice on dining out, grocery shopping, and cooking in each region of the world, along with internationally inspired recipes.
- Survival For The Active Family By Louise Burke, Liz Broad, Greg Cox, Christine Dziedzic, Stephen Gurr, Nikki Jeacocke, Michelle Minehan, Jo Mirtschin, Greg Shaw. 2009. The book is aimed at busy parents who need to take care of the differing nutrition needs of their active families. It is full of recipes and tips to help you make fuss-free, healthy meals for your family.
Each book contains the following information about each recipe:
- ENERGY VALUE - although people think of energy as "get up and go", in fact it is simply the kilojoule or calorie content of the food
- CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT - provided as grams (g) per serve
- FAT CONTENT - provided as grams (g) per serve
- PROTEIN CONTENT - provided as grams (g) per serve
- Special comments ~ may note content of iron, calcium, vitamin C or zinc
- More Sports Nutrition Books
- List of Cookbooks for Athletes
- About the Australian Institute of Sport
- About Sports Nutrition