|Speaking of food... a fantabulous Omelette I made the other day! Got enough veggies?|
As a high-level endurance athlete, it is very important for me to spend a stupid amount of time eating, and, to be picky about what I am eating from a nutritional standpoint. Unfortunately (surprisingly?), for an athletic male of my age, I am really not a huge fan of eating (it's kinda boring!). With these facts in mind, I choose recipes that don't take too long to make and I like to keep stuff not too one-sided (for instance, I wouldn't eat just chicken with curry sauce for supper). Just like in life, I try to go for variety.
But without further todo, I give you a typical day in the life of Zeke: from a food perspective!
-Just over 3/4C Water
-1/3C Quick Oats
-1-2 Tbs Brown Sugar
-Bit of Cinnamon
-3-4 Tbs Yogurt
Cut an Apple in half. Eat one Half; Chop up the other half.
Add brown sugar+cinnamon+yogurt+chopped apple to the oatmeal.
Eat the banana by itself.
Morning Workout: Eat 1 clif bar every hour if the workout is 2hrs or more. Drink 1 big waterbottle full of water+drinkmix for each 45min-1hr of workout.
1 Can Tuna
Pinch of Salt
Sprinkle of Pepper
1 Clove Garlic
1/2-1 Tbs Olive Oil
3/4 Tbs approx. Lemon Juice REALLLLEMON!!!! (said to the sound of the powerthirst guy saying "real lightning!! I do like real lemons)
A few green leaves
A few knives of butter
Smash the garlic clove and cut up the onion into squinkly-little pieces.
Drain can of tuna; take Tuna+Salt+Pepper+Garlic Clove+Onion+Olive Oil+LemonJuice and mix them up real good. Take the knives of butter and apply them to the bagels; put greens on your bagels; put your mixture of the above ingredients on the bagels. Cut up the tomato and put pieces of the tomato on your bagels. You're done! Enjoy the savoury tast.
Eat the rest of the mixture with some green leaves.
Fry the egg with a knife of butter and eat it.
Nap: Nothing is eaten here.
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 1/2 or 1 1/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup milk mixed with 2 teaspoons lemon juice (or buttermilk if you have it)
Pinch of salt
1tsp Baking Soda
1 3/4 C floor (I use half white half brown)
A squig of butter
Mash Bananas. Mix bananas with all the above (except Cream Cheese!!!!), in the order above. Use your squig of butter to butter a bread loaf pan. Pre-heat oven to 350; Place stuff in oven; cook at 350 for 30min; turn down to 325 after 30min time elapses and cook, checking every 5min, until you can stick a knife through the loaf and pull out the knife without stuff sticking to it. Cheers.
Cut a few pieces of the banana bread and eat it with Cream Cheese. Be happy.
Maybe eat some yogurt or nut mix too.
Afternoon Workout: Same deal as morning workout.
Reco (recovery) Drink:
4 Tbs CCC Chocolate Recovery Drink OR 3Tbs Powdered Milk (preferably whole milk powder)+a bit of sugar
3/4 tall glass of milk
Shake or Stir real well to mix. Either option is quite tasty.
Use $5 to purchase a small tub of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream from your local food place. Eat half of it and save the other half for a later date--best to keep it in the freezer unless you want an ice cream drink.
I eat desert first.
2C green lentils rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 C Brown rice
1/3 C Olive Oil
1 to 2 garlic cloves
1 Tbs Lemon Juice
3/4 Tbs Olive Oil
pinch of Salt
Bring water to a boil on the stove; add lentils and rice; turn down heat to a simmer; let simmer for 30+min, adding water to the mixture as needed (add more water to make the rice/lentils softer and make the cooking time longer--add less to make 'em al dente. I like them al dente).
While the above simmering is going on, chop your onions into slices and sauté them with the Olive Oil in a pan until they are a nice goldenish colour, and a bit squishy in consistency.
Once all that is done, add stuff together with the cayenne pepper and mix it up.
Chop up tomato; smash garlic. Add Tomato+Garlic+Lemon Juice+Olive Oil+Salt and mix well. You've made a taste salad.
Serve the Rice/Lentil stuff with the Tasty Salad and BOOM! Instant hunger annihilation! I really like this meal.
Watch any Lord Of The Rings movie, any Tarantino movie, Ice Age (has to be the first one), Hanna or Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
That's the "and a show" part.
More banana bread and cream cheese, some nut mix and some yogurt.
There you have it!! Hope you enjoyed my food journal blog! It was kinda time consuming to create--and now I'm hungry!!
Thanks a bunch to my awesome mom--a couple of the above recipes (among many other good things) I got from her!
Dream Big, People!!
P.S. If you have any amazing recipes you'd like to send to me, feel free to send them my way! If I receive any recipes--and if there happens to be one that I like--I will post it on my blog in the next couple weeks!!