Feeding An Ironman

Feeding an Ironman was something I conceived up a while ago and I have to say I have been horrible at keeping accurate tabs on my spending, but I do know I have been eating like a champion.  My meals are virtually all made from scratch and so I know what I am putting into my body on a regular basis.  I have also been using MyFitnessPal.com to help me track my calorie in and calorie out equation along with meal planning.

For example, Friday is always the toughest day for me because it is a rest day and I need to scale back my intake.  Last night I was looking at what I had planned for Friday and didn’t really like what I was looking at.  I started adding this and subtracting that and decided that I wanted to change-up my lunch which meant changing up my breakfast so that I could be within my calorie count for the day.  As I tweaked the meals I was generating more and more inspiration and thus that let me start to plan out next week’s menu.

Back to the Feeding An Ironman topic and you can see from the gallery below what I have been eating for the past week.  You will notice that I have a lot of waffles and the reason is that I went on a waffle streak.  I went 6 straight days of eating waffles.  Why?  They are easy to make, they provide me with the carbs and protein I need for recovery.  BUT the best part is that they are a great vehicle for other ingredients.  You typically see waffles as a breakfast meal, but you can see that I started adding in savory items.  Jalapenos, Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chickpeas.  I am working on the idea of an Italian waffle and hopefully I can get that going next week.

In the meantime take a look at these dishes and let me know if you want a recipe for any of them.  That being said I am including a stand-alone photo of my favorite meal from the week.

Eats - Week5

Making Meals That Are Healthy And Fuel An Endurance Lifestyle

[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_fries1.jpg]8400Veggie Fries That Aren't Fried
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_fries2.jpg]6740Polenta Topped Veggie Fries
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_fries3.jpg]5770Sriracha Tops The Polenta To Add Spice
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_fries4.jpg]5310Creamy Polenta Adds Texture And Flavor
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_waffles1.jpg]5260Waffles With Bananas And Strawberries
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_waffles2.jpg]5040The Crunch Of The Waffle Added To Sweetness Of Fruit
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_waffles3.jpg]4930A Couple Of Waffles Are Great For Recovery
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_waffles4.jpg]4810Fruit Fuels The Endurance Athlete
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_peachwaffles1.jpg]4740Peaches Sauteed In Honey
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_peachwaffles2.jpg]4700Oranges And Bananas Add To The Sweetness
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_quinoatacos1.jpg]4670Quinoa Tacos
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_quinoatacos2.jpg]4650Quinoa And Black Beans Add To The Taco Experience
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_quinoatacos3.jpg]4600Roasted Veggies Add Crunch
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_chilequileseldiablo1.jpg]4100Chilaquiles El Diablo
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_chilequileseldiablo2.jpg]4070Homemade Tortillas Add To The Mom's Kitchen Taste OF The Meal
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_chilequileseldiablo3.jpg]4070Cilantro Is An Excellent Herb To Help Your Health
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_fruitwaffles1.jpg]4020Peaches, Nectarines, Grapes And Strawberries Top Waffles
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_fruitwaffles2.jpg]3970Fruit Cooked Down In Honey
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_fruitwaffles3.jpg]3960PB2 Added To Waffle Mix To Add Nutty Flavor
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_hummuswaffles1.jpg]3980Hummus Waffles
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_hummuswaffles2.jpg]3970Waffles Made With Chickpeas And Topped With Eggs And Broccoli
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_hummuswaffles3.jpg]3930The Chickpea Creaminess Adds To the Flavor And Texture
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_hummuswaffles4.jpg]3900Soft Yolks And Crispy Broccoli Work Well Together
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_savorywaffles1.jpg]3870Spinach And Sun-Dried Tomato Waffles
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_savorywaffles2.jpg]3880Buttery Textured Avocado Adds Contrast To Crunchy Waffles
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_savorywaffles3.jpg]3860Roasted Corn On The Side
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_sundriedhummus1.jpg]3840Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Jalapeno Hummus
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_sundriedhummus2.jpg]3850Raw Veggies Used To Scoop Up Hummus
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_sundriedhummus3.jpg]3830Homemade Tortillas As A Vehicle To Scoop Up Hummus
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_quinoahash1.jpg]3840Quinoa Hash
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_quinoahash2.jpg]3810Roasted Veggies Under Quinoa Topped With Eggs
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/eats-week5/thumbs/thumbs_quinoahash3.jpg]3810As Always Sriracha Adds To Taste

Quinoa Vegetable Hash


Quinoa Hash

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  1. lindsay says:

    waffles are a great ‘base’, plus it’s easy to whip up the mix and store in the fridge for a couple days. you’re on mfp?! i will have to add you as my friend haha.
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  2. Nolan says:

    Your posts are making me hungry frequently!
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  3. BDD says:

    Your making me hungry

    I just bought quinoa and black beans from costco, so that means I have months of surplus, I need new ideas on what to cook those
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