Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Marathon Road Map, Day 11

Only a few more days to go until the marathon, and I'm still eating healthy, whole foods-based meals. And since I've not given myself any real restrictions (just following the No Meat Athlete Marathon Road Map meal plan!), I'm not even tired of it. I will be glad when I'm not drinking smoothies EVERY day (though I always have smoothies several times a week, and that will continue), but I love me some bagels and tofu scram. Nothing against those things, but these daily smoothies are allowing me to cram in a ton of awesome nutrients!

This morning started with an easy 3-mile run since I'm tapering, and then I had an Everything But the Kitchen Sink Green Smoothie — just a mish-mash of odds and ends from almost-empty bags of frozen fruit in my freezer. This had mango, kiwi, apple, strawberry, banana, kale, almond-cashew milk, greens powder, wheatgrass, chia seeds, and Vega Coconut-Almond Protein & Greens powder.


My morning snack was a fun one! Sprouted Grain Tortilla Chips with Salsa. I made these using Food for Life sprouted tortillas. I cut those into triangles and baked at 350 until crisp. This held me over until 1ish, which was great because we had artist talk at work from noon to 1 pm, and I didn't get to eat lunch until after.


Lunch was a leftover No Meat Athlete Veggie Burger (lentil-walnut-mushroom) on a sprouted grain pita with roasted sweet potatoes. On a Halloween plate at my desk at work. Like you do.


I had yoga at 6:15, so I wanted my afternoon snack salad to be pretty hearty. I knew I wouldn't get to cook and eat dinner until at least 8 pm. So I made my salad with a little sea salt & pepper cashews, tahini dressing, carrots, radishes, bell pepper, mandarin oranges, and green leaf lettuce. I figured the cashews and the seed-based dressing would provide a little fat to keep me full for awhile.


And it worked! I finally got dinner — Tempeh Stir-fry with Black Bean Sauce — on the table a little after 8 pm. This had tempeh sauteed with kale, bell pepper, snow peas, mushrooms, and an Asian-style fermented black bean sauce. Served over brown rice. Very good! I love tempeh and don't cook with it often enough. This may be my favorite meal on the plan so far!



3 comments:

vegan peace said...

I've been slowly warming up to tempeh myself. Tofu still has my whole heart, but there is definitely a little room for tempeh, and your dish looks amazing! You're doing so great!

Unknown said...

Do you have a snack before bedtime too? Or maybe you're better about sleeping early while training... my tummy grumbles every 3-4hrs like it's on a clock!
I love tempeh- especially seared till the edges are crisp and with some miso tahini sauce or added into salads
Ttrockwood

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