CrossFit Culinary Ninja: Beyond a Bland Bowl of Broccoli

Chef Nick Massie teaches athletes how to mix their macros for delicious fare that supports a healthy lifestyle.

Phillip Gomez used to suffer from mageirocophobia—the fear of cooking.

“I thought cooking was hard. I didn’t know how to cook, so it seemed like a waste of money because I figured I’d mess it up,” said Gomez, a police officer and coach at Turn 2 CrossFit in Murrieta, California.

“It was scary and unknown. I didn’t even have time to think about making anything in the kitchen, never mind prepping large portions for the week. So I didn’t do it. I didn’t want to have any part of it.”

Gomez also avoided cooking because healthy foods—which he tried to eat—just didn’t taste that good. He knew food was essential for survival, health and athletic performance, but eating didn’t excite him, he explained.

That changed when he and wife Michelle Gomez took CrossFit’s inaugural Culinary Ninja Specialty Course in April 2016 at CrossFit Del Mar in San Diego, California.

The CrossFit Specialty Course Culinary Ninja is designed to give you confidence in the kitchen while you learn the basics of balanced recipe development as informed by CrossFit’s nutrition principles. Click here for more information and a list of upcoming courses.

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