I don't think energy when I think magnesium...I actually take mag supplements to keep my anxiety under control. It's a pretty sugary vegetable too...
But yeah, that falls under "what do you eat before games", and for me, it's a little bit of protein a few hours beforehand (PG meals this weekend were chicken nuggets on Sat and a 4 oz steak on Sun). My body and carbs don't get along well at all, they cause me to crash and burn and blow up like a balloon.
I just eat normally before games. I might go a little carb heavy for lunch, but otherwise I don't sweat it too much.
Recently I've been on a vegan diet. It's not that I don't want to eat meat... it's that for some reason, the sight of meat and dairy products make me nauseous (I think my flu is trying to starve me to death).
Does anybody know of a good way to maintain an athlete's diet while going vegan? I did a Google search and noticed that Laraque recently went vegan, but I haven't seen any other instances.