Athlete’s Plate – January 6, 2011

Athlete’s Plate – January 6, 2011

Before we get into the nominee and the menu for today's Athlete's Plate I have two items I need to address. 1- Marathon Makeover is proud and thrilled to announce that Ada Wong is our newest Team Leader and National Spokesperson.  You will recognize her name from that show that she was on where she lost all the weight and ran a swift marathon. 2- Does anybody know of anybody or themselves have artistic talent to create a cartoonish looking Athlete's Plate as logo?  Would love to have it for my weekly installments but also for the book which should be done by next week. Thank you and now to our regularly scheduled program.

ATHLETE'S PLATE - JANUARY 6, 2011
This week's Athlete's Plate is dedicated to Beth over at Discom-BOB-ulated Running.  I will first like to thank Lindsay at Chasing The Kenyans for nominating Beth.  I had been following Beth but since the nomination was able to really dig read about Beth and her escapades.
Here is what I learned about Beth in this short week so I am sure there is so much more to learn:
1- Loves Say Anything and has a dog named Lloyd.  Coincidence?
2- Enjoys Fortune Cookies for family reasons.
3- Is not afraid to discuss shaving in certain areas of the body.
4- Is buying a bike this weekend and won't call it El Diablo (that is the name of my bike)
5- Has 280 followers so you know the content is good.
6- Needs to add items to her pantry.
7- Doesn't believe that Macca is on the Breakfast of Champions and it is really Juan Valdez.
Go to her blog after seeing her menu, leave her a comment, leave me a comment and make every attempt to get your laundry on my blog very own Athlete's Plate.
Breakfast: Burrito with Canned Green Beans
Photo courtesy of eHow.com
Ingredients - 1/2c egg substitute, 1c fresh green beans (leave the can in the pantry please!), 1/4c onion chopped, 1 chopped and seeded roma tomatoe, 1/4c green bell pepper chopped, 1/4c jalapeno seeded and chopped, Shredded cheese, salsa verde, 1tbs olive oil, 2 whole wheat tortillas
Servings - 2
Directions -
1- In saute pan heat oil and add green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper and green beans
2- After 5 minutes add in onion
3- After onion starts to turn translucent add in tomatoe
4- Remove vegetables and set aside.  In same pan cook eggs to your liking.
5- Heat up tortillas in microwave for approximately 20 seconds
6- Add egg mixture, vegetables and cheese to center of tortillas
7- Wrap up mixture like a burrito and place on plate
8- Cover burritos with salsa verde and cheese
9- Place in microwave and melt cheese
AM Snack - Florida Orange Jam and Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread 'Turnovers'
Picture courtesy of butterfloureggs.com
Ingredients - 2 whole wheat tortillas, 2 tbs chocolate hazelnut spread, 2 tbs orange jam
Servings - 1
Directions -
1- Warm up tortillas in microwave to get them soft
2- Spread 1tbs of chocolate hazelnut spread and orange jam on each tortilla
3- Fold tortilla in half and then half again (so it looks like picture)
4- Back in microwave for 10 seconds
Optional to add slivered almonds to the spread before folding
Lunch - Life of {Pizza} Pi

Picture courtesy of cookbooksmasher.com

Ingredients - 1 whole wheat crust (Boboli works fine -- or you can use a whole wheat pita), low-fat ricotta cheese, 1/2 green pepper, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2c broccoli, 1/2 red onion, 2 roma tomatoes sliced, 1/2c black pitted olives, jar of artichoke hearts (drained and rinsed), 1 tbs olive oil
Servings - 2
Directions -
1- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
2- Place vegetables on baking sheet (peppers, broccoli, onion, tomatoes) and drizzle olive oil over
3- Bake for 15 minutes so that they get slightly charred
4- Chop veggies into bite size pieces
5- Spread thin layer of ricotta cheese on crust
6- Place veggies on top including olives and artichoke hearts
7- Place back in oven following directions on crust (typically 15 to 20 minutes)
If you have one use a pizza stone so that the crust gets crunchy
PM Snack - Iced Cappuccino
(remember the coffee comment above)
Phote courtesy of miracleskinnydrops.com
Ingredients - 4 oz. Decaf Irish Cream Espresso (may substitute any flavor decaf espresso), 7 oz. steamed Coffee Flavored HoneyMilk, 2 tbsp. non-fat whipped cream, Splenda sweetener to taste Servings - 1 Directions -

1- Prepare espresso and steamed milk with cappuccino machine. 2- Combine espresso, steamed milk, and desired amount of sweetner in a heat safe container. 3- Refrigerate. 4- When ready to drink, stir chilled ingredients, pour over ice, and add dollop of whipped cream.

Dinner - Black O. Bean Hummus Pot Stickers with Spicy Slaw
(the pot stickers are my take on Fortune Cookies)

Ingredients - 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed), 1 can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed), 3 cloves of garlic (more or less for your taste), 1 bag of cole slaw without dressing, 1 jalapeno (seeded and chopped), 2 roma tomatoes chopped, 2c of broccoli, Juice of 1 lemon, wonton wraps, 2 tbs olive oil for pot stickers, olive oil for hummus, bowl of water Servings - Plenty Directions - 1- In food processor combine beans and garlic.  Begin processing then add olive oil slowly until you reach the consistency you like for your hummus. 2- In center of each wonton wrapper add 1 tbs of hummus.  Place water on edge of wonton with finger then fold over to seal and set aside until you have made all of the pot stickers you are going to eat that day. 3- Add tomatoes, jalapenos and lemon juice to slaw and set aside. 4- Heat up 1tbs of olive oil and begin to cook the pot stickers in batches.  Add olive oil as needed to each new batch.  Cook the pot stickers until they are browned on all sides. 5- Place pot stickers on plate and add a side of slaw. Beth - I had a great time going through your blog and learning more and more about you.  It was a pleasure to create this menu and I hope you enjoy it. For those of you following please leave comments here and at Beth's site to get yourself nominated for the next installment of the Athlete's Plate.

KEEP SMILING AND HAPPY/HEALTHY EATING ! 

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About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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