my week in meals ~ week four

week four a day late.  the week has felt nuts.  busy in a good way.  i'm glad i write down what i eat. otherwise, i wouldn't have remembered a single bite.  i'll make it quick:

workout: rest day

(lunch) the kids had turkey sandwiches, chex mix, a pickle and strawberries for lunch.  i made some weird chicken veggie wrap using leftovers from the fridge (apple chicken, brown rice, spinach, swiss cheese and mango salsa).

(dinner) we crashed my parents house for dinner (again).  costco chicken pot pie and cottage cheese.  not my favorite but, it was free and took zero effort on my part.  plus, my dad loves pot pie and, i love to hang out at my parents house.

i ate a lot of m&m's at my parents house and then felt sick to my stomach all night.  one of these days i'll learn my lesson.

workout: 4 miles on the treadmill in the a.m. and yoga in the p.m.

(breakfast) fruit (strawberries, blackberries and banana's) with soy milk and 1/2 bubba's whole wheat bagel with almond butter.

(lunch) salad (grilled chicken, spinach, romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers and balsamic dijon vinaigrette)

(dinner) teriyaki meatballs with asian veggie mix and brown rice.  SO GOOD! recipe to come soon.  

workout: early morning run with maxine (4 miles ~ taper for 1/2 marathon)

(breakfast) same old breakfast.  exciting.

(lunch) turkey sandwich on a bagel (turkey, romaine, swiss cheese & banana peppers) with cottage cheese and tomatoes.

(dinner) grilled chicken with garlic pepper seasoning. pasta with tomato sauce (carb loading!): whole wheat farfalle with homemade tomato sauce, shredded parmesan and steam fresh green beans.

pasta sauce:
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 large tomatoes, peeled", seeded and chopped
1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup reserved noodle water

heat olive oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat.  add onions and saute until soft (6-7 minutes). add garlic and saute until fragrant (1 minute).  add tomatoes and saute for about 2 minutes.  add broth, wine, tomato paste and noodle water.  simmer over medium-low heat for a few minutes to allow liquid to reduce and alcohol to cook off.  add noodles to pot, toss to coat and then add fresh parsley and shaved parmesan to top.
*before adding noodles to boiling water to cook, throw the whole tomatoes in the boiling water for 1 minute and then immediately put them in a bowl of ice water.  they will peel easily after this.

workout: rest day/taper

(breakfast) chobani topped with cherry almond granola

(lunch) spinach salad (spinach, whole wheat farfalle, toasted slivered almonds, mandarin oranges, cucumbers and newmans light sesame ginger dressing)

(dinner)  husband made himself and the kids dinner tonight.  i wasn't feeling well.  cold? stomach flu? i couldn't decide.  either way, i didn't have much of an appetite.  i had 1/2 a grilled cheese sandwich.  he is the KING of grilled cheese around these parts and he even obliged me by taking pictures of his creation.

{campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches}

workout: rest/taper .. lower back on the verge of going out.  taking it easy for race on saturday.

(breakfast) same old thing.

(lunch)  today i had an appointment for my annual physical.  my mom helped me with the kids so i dropped them off to her at my grandma's house where they were just cleaning up lunch and i happened to be starving so i ate what was left of my grandma's chicken and broccoli casserole.  not a low fat meal by any means but, a super yummy one! 

(dinner) another attempt at enchilada's.  i make horrible enchilada's.  i admit.  i try to "healthify" it but, it never works.  seems i should take the hint.  i also gave mexican rice a chance using ingredients from scratch and brown rice.  it actually turned out really good.  i could have let it cook a little longer though.  next time.  once i perfect this recipe, i'll post it.  as far as enchilada's go, i'm all ears. do you have a healthy-ish version you can share with me?

workout: rest/taper

(breakfast) same old thing.

(lunch) for the life of me, i cannot remember what i ate for lunch today!  my mom went with me downtown to pick up my race packet for saturday.  we stopped at gateway for a little browsing and enjoyed ourselves some juicy berry.  i had "original tart" with strawberries and graham cracker crumbs. it was okay.  so far as i know, nothing beats red mango.

(dinner) kids slept at my parents so the husband and i could go birthday shopping for our little guy and get the fixin's for easter baskets.  we stopped at noodles and company while out and i ordered pasta fresca with grilled chicken and cleared my plate.  more carb loading! very important (heehee).

workout: ran the salt lake 1/2 marathon (that's 13.1 miles folks)
(breakfast/lunch = brunch) the hub and i went to the blue plate diner after my race with my brother and sister-in-law and little baby nephew.  i ordered eggs benedict with spinach, mushrooms and avocado.  i'd never tried eggs benedict.  it was really good.  i'm certain not even a little bit low fat or low calorie but spinach is good for you, right?

(dinner) oven fry chicken with a minute brown rice steamer cup and steamed broccoli.  quickest dinner ever which is the most i could muster with such little energy. (i can't get the underline off.  really making me angry!)

the end!


Candice said...

i'm dying to hear how the race went.
New personal record or what??

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Delicious meals and beautiful photos! I want race details as well!

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