This weeks’ training has started off strong. Sunday I had a great long run! Monday I had a medium distance recovery run in the sun + bikram yoga. Tuesday I hit my best mile repeats in over a year + yoga! Today I rest! On the training calendar it says x-train or rest and my body said todays’ workout will be a long nap!
Training Calender. I put it on my fridge and cross off the workouts as I do them. I also put down anything that could get in the way of a long run in red so I plan ahead.
On rest days I need to be more focused about my diet because I’m not expended as many calories. For all my TBTers and 20/20 clients this post is for you. Here’s how to get all those veggies and protein in.
Start by sauteing a sweet potato. You want to get the edges lightly browned. Then add some veggies. I chose jalapenos, a sweet onion, and a red pepper. (I know I use the same veggies all the time but they are good ones for vitamins, flavor, and fiber. Plus having my recipes stem from basics keeps grocery shopping quick and easy!)
One seasoning I like to use is Traders Joe’s everyday seasoning.
Everyday seasoning is great because it brings out flavor, but has less sodium than table salt.
Then I add a meat protein. I like to keep chicken sausages or morning star breakfast links in the freezer. –EXTRA PROTEIN compared to going without!!
After the meat has defrosted and begun cooking I finally throw in the last part of my Trader Joe’s Beet Salad.–I know that one is a little weird, but I have to get the beets in. They have so many vitamins and I swear they give me energy! 🙂
Sweet Potato, jalapeno, Onions, Peppers, Morning Star Sausage, Beets!
Then I add Spinach!
Spinach is a good source of iron. But you have to eat A LOT!!! But that is ok because it is very very low in calories. So cook it. It cooks down and leaves you full!
Yes like a lot of spinach! It will leave you feeling full and don’t worry it cooks down a lot!
Finally time to add the eggs. Tonight I opt’ed for 4 but feel free to add more or less depending on your protein and calorie needs. I also use the full egg. If you have high cholesterol you should just use the whites but then add more eggs!
See I told you the Spinach cooks down! There is hardly any green left 🙂
My meal was a total of 572 calories. If you use only 3 eggs it is 500 calories. Not bad for that HUGE plate of food. I couldn’t even eat it all….so I have breakfast or a mid morning snack for tomorrow!…and I’ll need it too because the long interval workout just bumped up from 4 miles last week to 5 miles tomorrow!