Athlete’s Plate – June 23, 2011

Today’s nominee is somebody that I have a lot of respect for.  I have exchanged a number of emails with this person prior to the nomination so I was excited when Allison sent me the email.  This blogger is fast, and I mean fast.  He has qualified for Boston and I believe he can go faster because he works at his craft.  He does not take his ability for granted and keeps working at it and I admire that.

This week’s Athlete’s Plate is in honor of Jim Weatherly of 50 after 40.

Breakfast #1 (Pre-Workout) – The Natural Peanut Butter and Rice Cakes



Ingredients: 1  brown rice cake, 1tbs peanut butter, 1/2 medium banana (sliced)

Servings: 1


  1. Spread peanut butter on top of rice cake
  2. Slice banana on top
  3. Serve with 4oz of coffee and a glass of orange juice


Breakfast #2 (post-workout) – The Sandlot Scrambled Eggs



Ingredients: 2 eggs, 1/4c  red onion (chopped), 1/4c mushrooms (chopped), 1/4c green bell pepper (chopped), 3oz feta cheese, 1 slice Sesame Ezekiel Bread (toasted)

Servings: 1


  1. Heat non-stick pan with cooking spray
  2. Whisk eggs while pan heats
  3. Drop eggs into pan.  After they begin to set a bit add in vegetables.
  4. Cook for 2 more minutes and add in feta cheese.
  5. Serve with toast, decaf and water

AM Snack – Moneyball Broccoli Salad


Ingredients: 1c Broccoli Florets (steamed), 1/4c slivered almonds, 1/4c red onion (sliced thin), 1/2 medium orange (segments), Juice from the orange

Servings: 1
  1. Steam or Blanch the broccoli to your desired crunchiness (don’t let it get too soft thought)
  2. In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and lightly toss

Lunch – Field of Dreams Dumplings

Source: BeMyErinMeister on FlickR

Ingredients: 6 wonton wrappers, 1/2c red bell pepper (diced), 1/2c red onion (diced), 1/2c black beans (rinsed and drained)

Servings: 1
  1. In heated pan cook vegetables and beans and set aside to cool.
  2. Layout wonton wrappers and place vegetable mix in the center.
  3. Fold wrapper together and with a touch of water seal the wonton.
  4. Place wonton in steamer and steam for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat 1tbs of olive oil in pan and cook wonton to a crispy exterior.

PM Snack – Tommy Boy ‘Tortilla’ Chips and Guacamole


Ingredients: 2 whole wheat pitas, 1 avocado, 2 medium tomatillos, 2 chipotle peppers in adobo (seeded), 1/2c red onion (chopped), 1/2c cherry tomatoes (quartered), juice of one lime juice

Servings: 1
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400*
  2. Cut pita into triangles (like tortilla chips) and place on baking dish
  3. Spray pita wedges with cooking spray and place into oven to bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a blender add avocado, tomatillos, chipotle blenders and blend
  5. In a medium bowl fold the lime juice, onion and tomato into the avocado mixture
  6. Remove chips from oven and serve with guacamole on the side

Dinner – Be Great Today Tortellini


Ingredients: 3/4c tortellini, Bunch of Spinach, 1/2c almonds, Olive Oil, 1/2c cherry tomatoes (quartered)

Servings: 1
  1. Bring water to a boil and cook tortellini per package instructions
  2. In a blender add spinach and almonds and blend while drizzling in olive oil.  Blend until your favorite consistency.
  3. In bowl add tortellini and pesto, then fold in cherry tomatoes.


Jim – I hope you enjoy this vegetarian menu and that it hit on all your favorite items.








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  1. kc says:

    Very nice menu! I love peanut butter and rice cakes …too much! If I win the lottery, can I hire you Jason to be my full time chef? Don’t worry, I’ll give you lots of time to train too.

  2. adena says:

    I want a bowl of that tortellini right now. and it’s just breakfast time!

  3. Allison says:

    OOOOO – that tortellini looks delish… plus I love rice cakes AND peanut butter…. another great breakfast idea…. Thanks for creating an awesome menu for Jim….for that I will BE GREAT TODAY!

  4. Natasha says:

    Nice! Can I just have you put my weekly menus together for me?

  5. John Monday says:

    I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs:

  6. Morgan says:

    Mmmm this menu is awesome just like Jim! Great job Jason. Seriously can you just come to my house and cook me food for a week?

  7. marlene says:

    Everything looks tasty, as always!!! I have to try that homemade pesto sauce!

  8. B.o.B. says:

    MMMMMM! All look delicious and now I’m craving peanut butter.

  9. Colleen says:

    I feel like I could eat this menu over and over and over! :)

  10. Matt Oravec says:

    Dude, love it. That broccoli salad and tortelini looks to die for.

    Yet again, another creative menu ;)

    Keep up the good work man.

  11. Jim says:

    Awesome!!! Those ARE my favorite things! Baseball & haha’s with ” a little bit” of running mixed in. Honestly, YOU are the true inspiration for many of us! Keep up the great work and I’ll TRY to enjoy some of these veggie dishes. (Actually the all look awesome!)

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