Hey everyone! 

Tomorrow we’re starting nationals in New Plymouth! I’m very excited for this competition and to see everyone down there. I’m going to be busy coaching as well as competing. We have a long but rewarding week ahead of us…

I had an idea the other day, I thought I would share what I eat during competitions! My idea for this is to share healthy quick and easy meals and some easy recipes that I use during competitions. I’m not doing this because I think I have the perfect diet and that everyone should eat like I do. This is not by any means exactly what you should eat because everyone has different nutrient and energy needs. This is only an example of what I personally eat.

I don’t believe I’m perfect or that the perfect diet even exists but I thought maybe by recording what I eat, it’ll give some of you ideas and quick and healthy recipes that I use during competitions. So everyday this week, I’m gonna be taking photos of my meals and posting them on here (and hopefully with some recipes as well). I’ll try my best to get as many meals as I can during this busy week and also record some of what Mercedes eats cos she’s skating twice as much and has different tastes to me.

So starting off with one of mine and Mercedes’ favourite competition snacks, my mum’s kumara cookies with dark chocolate!

Kumara Cookies Recipe


1 cooked medium orange kumara/sweet potato
200g coconut sugar
2 eggs 120ml organic coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
250g wholewheat flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
100g Lindt 85% dark choc block chopped up


  1. Cook the kumara until soft and then mash.
  2. Whisk eggs and coconut sugar together until pale then add vanilla and melted coconut oil. Fold in the kumara.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and soda, spices and salt.
  4. Add kumara mixture in then mix it in. Fold in the choc chunks.
  5. Form balls then bake 10-12min at 175C degrees.
  6. My favourite part: EAT!
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