I will say that Thomas’ menu was the most challenging because he is on a quest to lose 30 pounds and has a list of items that he and his wife want to focus on eating. Brown rice, sweet potatoes, spinach, romaine, nuts, fruits and veggies. I would toss all of that in a bowl and eat it but then we wouldn’t have the Athlete’s Plate now would we?
I set out to create a menu that may help Thomas lose those 30 pounds and get to Boston as well as race the races that he dreams of such as the JFK 50 Miler.
In addition to this menu here you can always find dishes from me on Facebook by clicking [HERE]
Now onto our menu:
Breakfast – University of South Florida French Toast
(Thomas went to college at USF)
Nutritional Information: 465 calories, 10g Fat, 4mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 78g carbs, 5g fiber, 15g protein
1- Wisk egg substitute, milk and cinnamon in bowl
2- Dip bread to cover with mixture on both sides
3- Heat olive oil in non-stick pan
4- Cook until browned on both sides.
5- Cut the bread in half and serve with fruit and agave syrup
The house will smell wonderful. I use brown rice bread because it is not a soft bread and holds up well to the mixture.
AM Snack – Topless Sun(flower seed) Bathing Bar
(Thomas’ major at USF)
Ingredients: 4 c rolled oats, 1c brown sugar packed, 1c wheat germ, 1tsp cinnamon, 2c whole wheat flour, 1/2c egg substitute, 1c honey, 1c canola oil, 2tsp vanilla extract, 1tsp salt, 1/2c flax seeds, 1/2c sesame seeds, 1/2c sunflower seeds, 1/2c dark chocolate chips
Nutritional Information: 339 calories, 17g Fat, 18mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 44g carbs, 5g fiber, 7g protein
1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×14 inch ovenproof baking dish.
2- Mix the rolled oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, and flour together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, canola oil, vanilla, and salt until evenly blended., and stir into the oat mixture. Stir in the flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and chocolate chips. Use your hands to mix the ingredients, and press the mixture into the prepared pan.3- Bake in preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely in the baking dish before cutting into 2 inch bars.
Lunch – Quinoa and Starwood Sweet Potatoe Salad
(he is trying to lose 30lbs and sweet potatoes are becoming a staple)
(loves to run trails)