Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Order Up!

Part of responsible training is taking care of your body... giving it the right amount of rest and the proper nutrition.  This week I’ve been focusing on everything that hits my plate (and even that which goes directly down the hatch!).  After three days, I’m feeling really good already.  The more I train, the more I’m in tune with my body.  I notice it reacts quickly to changes in the diet.  Feed it right and it will be good to you...

I love reading what other runners are eating, so without further ado, What's on you plate? Wednesday is here!  I'll share some of my favorite meals and recipes from the week with you... Bon Appetite!

LOADED OATMEAL - always one of my favorites!  I start with an instant packet of Quaker Raisin, Date & Walnut oatmeal.  Once cooked, I pile on more raisins, walnuts, bananas and strawberries.  Yum!

BAKED PARMESAN-ENCRUSTED TILAPIA with steamed broccoli & a fun salad.

Little Girl and I tried out new BANANA MUFFIN recipes.
This Banana Oat Nut recipe below was my favorite.
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • Combine dry ingredients.  In another bowl, beat egg slightly & add the last four ingredients. Stir in dry mixture until just combined.  Bake 400 degrees 18-20 minutes in muffin pans.

I love summer lunches!  Toasted Everything Bagel with turkey, cheese, cuc & lettuce.  
Skipped the chips and went with watermelon & carrots!

The kids really wanted tacos one night... so that's what we did.  
I limited myself to only one, but filled that tortilla to the seams with chopped veggies!

Colorful loaded salad for lunch!  I was starving after Spin class today & this totally hit the spot.  And I'm loving how My Fitness Pal computes every last calorie for me (below)...

I also figured out that if you're going to cheat... make it last!!  I cut this Reese's Peanut Butter cup into EIGHT pieces and made that 100 calories take a full 30 minutes to consume!  Bahaha!

So what's on your plate this week?


  1. Everything looks delicious and healthy!!!! Great way to savor your Reese's!!!

  2. Gah! It all looks so good. I'm gonna go with the salad being the yummiest looking. I love salads but haven't had one in a while. It's hard to keep so much produce fresh in my house with only 2 people to eat it. :)

    My eating this week has been healthy choice frozen meals for lunch (YUK, but quick and easy) Tuna Melts for dinner last night and homeade pizza Monday night. Every morning I have greek yogurt with a banana and granola mixed in.

    Your little one is so adorable with the muffins. Cutie!

  3. Eating my Chipotle Steak Tacos and 500 calorie bag of chips while reading your blog. Feeling a little inadequate over here...

  4. What is your MFP screenname? Friend me at mandell25!

    Great looking food!!

  5. All that food looked so good. I am going to have to try that Banana Oat Nut muffin recipe. Banana anything is my fave

  6. Can I come over your house???!!! Everything looks delicious!! You're right...part of training is fueling well! Unfortunately reaping the pain from not fueling well lately...just not enough calories I think.

  7. Wow, you're so good. And everything looks so good! yum!

  8. Wow all your dishes look super yummy! Nice job on the eats!

  9. I love that muffin recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us. I agree. I too look after what I eat otherwise I can feel how my body doesn't want to react right when I run.
    What I ate today is: Breakfast was muesli with half a cup of milk, 170ml of Plain yogurt and a pear. For Snack I had raw veggies with whole wheat crackers and one cheese wedge. For lunch I had a whole wheat sandwich topped with cottage cheese and a slice of ham and raw spinach. For snack I had Plain Yogurt again with apple. For dinner I am going to have whole wheat pasta with ground beef and salad.

  10. Those salads look so good, as does the taco! Last night for dinner we had maple soy salmon, packet sweet potatos (cooked on the barbecue) and some broccoli. The kiddo has not warmed up to broccoli. Tonight is a big salad (like yours!) with leftover salmon. I wish I had the restraint to only eat one peanut butter cup...


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