Athlete’s Plate by Athletes

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I am excited about today’s featured athlete on the Athlete’s Plate.  This week I am bringing you the photos of the one and only Emily of Run EMZ.  Emily was the first recipient of the old Athlete’s Plate and you can see her original menu [HERE] and then compared it to what she ate in one day.

I do not need to provide a background on Emily because she has a large following via her blog and Twitter but let me give you some information about her:

  1. She has a couple of belt buckles and is not afraid to show them to you.
  2. She once ran for 24 hours on the treadmill to help raise fund and awareness for The Sojourner Center.  This group helps those that are victims of domestic violence.
  3. She likes the number 4 or 44 or 444 or 4,444 or 44,444 or 444,444… get the point.
  4. She once ran in an event called Man V Horse.
  5. She is married to one tall Pita and is the mom to one P-Nut.
  6. She will be pulling me across the finish line at Rock N Roll Las Vegas as a member of Team Texas.  We plan on doing the Hammer Dance as we cross the line ahead of the 3:10 time so that we can qualify for Boston like men.
So without any further delay here is a day in the life of Emily via food photos:

Vegetable Gazpacho Breakfast



Soy Yogurt and Granola



Salad with Bruschetta. Tons of veggies



Protein + Caffeine = A Happy EMZ!



Almonds - great source of healthy fats



Chicken = protein; Bread = Carbs; Brushetta = tomato (lycopene)



Brussel Sprouts with Enchilada Sauce and Sour Cream


I don’t know what order she ate this in but she did tell me that her breakfast was the Vegetable Gazpacho soup.  When you look at Emily’s daily food intake you can see that she gets enough protein and carbs but my one concern is the lack of fat in her diet.  She has some in the almonds but hardly anywhere else.

One other thing we don’t see is a 5 pound gummy bear but maybe she just avoided it on this day knowing she was taking picutres.

Emily, thank you for being a willing participant in this little project of mine.  I truly appreciate it.

If you want to have your blog and food featured here on CTER please contact me and we will take it from there.

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  1. Jen says:

    Gazpacho looks awesome! Thanks for sharing EMZ!

    Damn if I had two nickels to rub together I would soooooo be in Vegas if only to catch the hammer dance finish! You best have someone recording that!
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  2. Matt Oravec says:

    I call shananigans. No one in their RIGHT MIND would eat that for breakfast… just saying.
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  3. Emz says:

    Cracks me up.
    Four 444444
    Heck ya hammer. Freaking. Time.
    FYI those protein shakes have like 44 grams of fat. So. I’m all good then right?! ;]
    Jason you amaze me with your creativity, blog perfection, menus [minus tempeh whatever] & your training. How do you do it!!?!
    But keep it up!!

    • CTER says:

      44g of fat in a day is on the lighter side, but 40 to 70g is should be enough.

      HAHA! We are going to have Tempeh Sandwiches to celebrate after hammering it up in Vegas.

  4. Can’t wrap my head around the gazpacho thing. Unless I could dunk a donut in it.

    This is ULTRA healthy stuff and I do love me some brussel sprouts but talk about cup o’ cheese!
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    • CTER says:

      The gazpacho had me shaking my head as well, but it said in the email subject line:

      I ate this for breakfast. Seriously!

      For me I need a smoothie or rice cakes and nut butter but gazpacho wouldn’t work for me.

      Cup O’ Cheese. I need to head back to Boulder soon just so we can say that all the time along with That’s What She Said. I bet we could go a whole weekend just saying those two lines and never stop laughing!

  5. Marlene says:

    Add me to the list of people going “HUH?” at the breakfast. Otherwise, yum yum! Definitely lacking in the gummy bear department!
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  6. Molly says:

    well that’s one way to eat brussel sprouts!

    ever read her potato donut post? there was fat in that one : )
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    • CTER says:

      I did read her potato donut post….definitely fat there.

      Best way to prepare brussel sprouts is to cook them in olive oil until they turn golden brown (cut them in half before sauteeing) and then toward the end toss in pistachio nuts that have been shelled, rinsed and drained. Get all the salt off of them. They are awesome that way.

  7. caroline says:

    You, she , lost me at the first picture…I have heartburn just looking at it…my stomach would want a divorce for sure!!!!!

    Matt, well I fear for your life now…!

    Jason: I love love love this new version…I said that already…I know
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    • CTER says:

      Your athlete’s plate will be up next Thursday. I am liking this too. It is fun to see and provides me with great inspiration.

      Thank you for your kind words.

  8. Emz says:

    Omg brussel sprout recipe!!!! Thank you. Sounds amazing!!

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