Athlete's Plate - June 23, 2011

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 Directions:

  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 Directions:

  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
Directions:
  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

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