Eagles proper sort out Lane Johnson is a meat and potatoes type of man—actually. A primary-round choose by Philadelphia in 2013, the 10-year NFL veteran eats a model of the basic combo for dinner no less than two to a few instances per week, in response to his private chef Justin Massie.
“I attempt to take the meals he actually likes and clear them up slightly bit,” says Massie, 36, a California Culinary Academy graduate who served as the manager chef of Newark Airport eating places earlier than heading up the culinary division for a New Jersey hospital till March 2021. That’s when he reconnected along with his longtime buddy, Gabe Rangel—a former Marine and athletic efficiency coach to Johnson and different professionals—and signed on to cook dinner meals that style good, but in addition match the dietary wants of a 6’6″, 325-pound NFL offensive lineman.
Throughout the season, Rangel and Massie collaborate to verify Johnson is consuming round one gram of protein per pound of physique weight, which provides as much as roughly 300 grams of protein and 4,000 energy every day. Throughout the season, Massie says he spends a median of $300-500 per week on groceries (Dealer Joe’s, Wegman’s, Entire Meals and Costco are a few of his staple shops to buy) and he preps, cooks and cleans all meals in Johnson’s restaurant-style dwelling kitchen in Moorestown, N.J., about half-hour from the Eagles services.
“Ingredient clever, there is no such thing as a skimping on high quality or worth,” Massie says. Free-range hen, grass-fed meats, sea salt, non-inflammatory oils and natural vegetables and fruit—every thing is chosen to verify Johnson is getting every meals’s maximal well being advantages.
Rooster fried steak with gravy and mashed potatoes is one in every of Johnson’s favorites, so Massie makes easy swaps to whip up a more healthy, higher-quality model than your normal, butter-laden diner fare. “As a substitute of all-purpose flour, I batter pounded-out sirloin steak in more healthy flours, like rice, oat or quinoa, and pan-fry in avocado oil, as an alternative of deep-frying it in vegetable or peanut oil,” he says. “And for the gravy, I make a cashew-based sauce, to up the protein, add some bacon bits and season it with the identical spices.”
Massie isn’t planning to alter his menu anytime quickly—Johnson hasn’t given up a sack since Nov. 22, 2020, a dominant streak that spans 29 video games and almost 2,000 snaps. However because the Eagles eye the championship trophy, Massie will proceed to steer clear of the 2 substances his shopper gained’t eat: onions and bell peppers. Secure to say there gained’t be any Philly cheesesteaks in Johnson’s future.
WHAT A LINEMAN EATS IN A DAY
Johnson’s typical meal plan provides as much as roughly 4,000 energy and 300 grams of protein per day.
4 eggs, over-medium
5 items of thick-cut bacon
3 protein waffles
LUNCH: Fried hen BLT sandwich
8 oz hen breast
4 oz thick reduce bacon
2 slices entire wheat sourdough
Lettuce, tomato, selfmade spicy bacon aioli
Aspect of roasted potatoes
DINNER: Meat and potatoes
16 oz ribeye
Candy-and-spicy steak sauce
Aspect of candied candy potatoes
DESSERT: Excessive-calorie protein shake
Brazil nuts, walnuts or cashews
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