This Is What’s For Dinner


A Newer Version Of The Athlete’s Plate?

Ever since announcing D-Day: Determination Day I have really cleaned up my diet and taken more action on tracking it.  Between the determination to be stronger, faster, and fitter at Ironman Arizona and cleaning up my food I am down 3 pounds.  I am currently sitting at 143 pounds and am more than half-way to my goal of 140 pounds by August 5th.

I have had an idea of the amount of calories I am consuming but using a tracking application has really opened my eyes.  I always made the assumption that ‘all’ fruit was approximately 60-75 calories.  That couldn’t be further from the truth after I started tracking my food.  Bananas don’t all weigh 100g and even the same looking size bosc pear will have a different calorie count.  Fortunately for me, Karen had purchased a food scale a few years ago and so I have been able to track to a T what I am consuming.

What this tracking has also done is it has allowed me to plan ahead and create different dishes for dinner.  I can now open up the app on my iPad and follow the ingredients that I put together and in the right amount.  The app that I am using is My Fitness Pal and it is the most comprehensive tracking calculator I have seen or used.  This site has all the supplements that I use as well as the different types of fuels for during training.  If I consume 1 serving of Herbalife24 Prolong during my workout I no longer have to add 250 calories to my intake as the system does it for me.  First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot is in there as well.  This is the perfect tracking calculator for me.

Now, back to this is what’s for dinner (the title of this post and probably what lured you in.)  These are my dinners I have been enjoying in pictures:

Eats - Week1

My Food Intake After Announcing D-Day: Week 1

[img src=]2370Spelt Flour Waffles With Eggs And Vegetables
[img src=]1860Waffles With Honey and Almond Butter Sauce
[img src=]1700Waffles, Eggs, Vegetables Oh My!
[img src=]1820Spaghetti Squash Fritatta
[img src=]1650Spaghetti Squash Frittata With Roasted Vegetables
[img src=]1470Spaghetti Squash With Drizzle Of Sriracha
[img src=]1460Tacos With Roasted Chili Pepper
[img src=]1390Tacos With Japonica Rice, Black Beans and Vegetables
[img src=]1290Portobella Mushroom Stuffed With Risotto
[img src=]1220Portobella Mushroom Stuffed With Risotto On Bed Of Red Cabbage And Zucchini
[img src=]1190Red Cabbage Bed, Portobella Mushroom and Squash
[img src=]1110Vegan Dinner of Stuffed Mushroom, Risotto, Squash and Cabbage
[img src=]1080Mediterranean Stew With Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas
[img src=]1040Roasted Tomatoes, Eggplant, Pepperoncinis, Capers and Chickpeas
[img src=]1000Roasted Garlic Added The Right Amount Of Sweetness To This Mediterranean Stew

Here is the nutritional information for each of these meals:

Spelt Waffles and Eggs With Vegetables: 668 calories, 105g Carbs, 23g Fat, 18g Protein

Spaghetti Squash Stuffed With Black Japonica Rice, Black Beans and Corn: 424 calories, 93g Carbs, 5g Fat, 15g Protein

Mediterranean Stew: 283 calories, 54g Carbs, 1g Fat, 16g Protein

Spaghetti Squash Frittata (recipe tomorrow): 335 calories, 28g Carbs, 15g Fat, 26g Protein

Portobella Mushroom Stuffed With Risotto: 312 calories, 75g Carbs, 1g Fat, 12g Protein


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  1. We’re making your spaghetti squash fritatta one day this week. Looks great!
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  2. Jen says:

    Nice work, Jason. Food looks great too.
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  3. Sarah says:

    I’ve heard of My FItness Pal but I’ve never actually tried it. Perhaps I’ll look into it because the one I’m using right now is so slow that sometimes I don’t even feel like recording anything on it. This almost defeats the whole purpose of tracking.
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  4. misszippy says:

    I have to laugh that you think you need to clean up your diet more! You are one of the most disciplined people I know.

    That said–wow, what a great set of eats!
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  5. Marlene says:

    Love MFP! I don’t have a food scale but I do try to be as accurate as possible. It can be an eye opener for sure. Looking forward to that spaghetti squash frittata recipe.
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  6. katie says:

    spaghetti squash YUM!
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