May 10, 2016
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his second touchdown pass to Timothy Wright in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (AP)
ANN ARBOR – In his nearly two decades in the NFL, Tom Brady has built a career out of longevity.
The former Michigan quarterback and New England Patriots star decided to share his tips for a healthy lifestyle with a cookbook called the “TB12 Nutrition Manual” that costs $200 and is already sold out.
According to Brady’s TB12 Store website, the manual “is a limited-edition ‘living document’ containing information about our core TB12 nutritional philosophies and featuring a library of 89 seasonally-inspired recipes that you can use to support your TB12-aligned nutrition plan.”
Describing it as a living document means the manual “is designed to be modified and expanded over time using its unique screw post binding: as we periodically update this manual with new or modified recipes, we will send additional pages to all purchasers of the manual.”
Although the manual comes with a hefty price tag, it is “printed and hand assembled in the United States, and is printed on thick 100 pound text paper. The covers are made from natural wood with a laser-etched TB12 logo and title.”
The manual contains recipes like avocado ice cream and sweet potato gnocchi with escarole. According to the website, more manuals may be available to order in early June.
Brady, a four-time Super Bowl winner, was a sixth round draft pick by the Patriots in 2000 and is approaching his 17th season in the NFL. He is facing a four-game suspension due to his involvement in Deflategate.