It’s Baseball Season!

BASEBALL!!!!! I’m not at all excited though. I so wish I was going to the Orioles opening day game today against Boston. I’ll definitely be missing my O’s this year but I’m hoping to make it to a good amount of A’s and Giants games. And I’m pretty sure we’re going to spend the weekend at the A’s stadium when they’re playing the Orioles. Cannot wait!

Baltimore Orioles

I will miss having one of my favorite baseball partners with me this year!

Baltimore Orioles Game

Go orange or go home!

This past weekend was kind of bizarre. I finally caught up on all of my missed sleep [naps were involved.. and quite possibly alcohol-induced] so I’m actually feeling like a real person again. We did have a nice theme going throughout the weekend though.

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co Auld Bitch Barleywine Jupiter

Beer.

The Rare Barrel

Beer.

Trappist Dieu Du Ciel Herbe a Detourne

Beer.

Yep. We enjoyed our beer this weekend. I had some pretty notable brews too; Tahoe Mountain Brewing Auld Bitch Barleywine, The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes & Sourtooth Tiger, and Dieu Du Ciel Herbe a Detourne [the Grande Noirceur was awesome too!]

Yesterday morning we went to breakfast. Usually when we go out I’ll opt for eggs benedict because I don’t make that at home but the Cuban breakfast caught my eye.

Cuban Breakfast Tomate Cafe

Black beans, braised kale, eggs, brown rice, shrimp, plantains, & tomatillo salsa.

It was the bomb diggity. Went there. Completely different from anything I’d ever normally order but it totally hit the spot. And the plantains were like dessert! I always forget how much I love plantains. They might pop up again in the kitchen soon..

Weekly Meal Plan

Sunday – Wing it!
Monday
Basil lime chicken with Green Goddess Cauli Rice
TuesdayEmeril’s Caribbean Chicken and crispy brussels sprouts with creamy dipping sauce [going to change the spices to go with the chicken]
Wednesday – Leftovers
ThursdayChili chicken and basil stir fry
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Leftovers

I’m starting to get much better about planning out how much we actually need and not planning a recipe for every single night since we do end up with so many leftovers. Practice makes perfect, right? If you’re looking for meal plan help, shoot me an email.

Food for Thought

What’s your favorite sport to watch and/or play?
What’s your favorite breakfast to order when you go out?

What I Ate Wednesday #72: Refueling and Resetting

Alright, so maybe I’m not totally better yet. I have to say it feels good to get my workouts in though. Tina is really kicking my butt this week. My upper body wasn’t feeling sore at all on Monday after my workout, but yesterday I was definitely feeling it! My NASM book just came in yesterday and I know I’ll be taking some cues from Tina as I’m learning and creating routines.

Last week I found myself eating too many delicious veggies [brussels, broccoli, cauliflower..] and my stomach was not happy about this so I’ve made it a point to eat lighter this week.

Breakfast

FlapJacked Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

The mighty tower o’ pancakes! DEMOLISHED!

As I mentioned before, FlapJacked sent me a sampler of their protein pancakes and the Apple Cinnamon was the last one that I had left to try. One thing I love is that these are only 180 calories per serving which is great on my rest days, but since this was my post-workout meal, I went for the whole thing! Topped, of course, with peanut fluff and coconut.

Even more exciting is that you have a chance to win some protein pancakes for yourself! For the month of February, FlapJacked is celebrating National Pancake Month by giving away FREE PANCAKES! You will simply share a photo of your favorite way to enjoy pancakes for the chance to win. 3 Prizes awarded weekly! For full details, check it out!

Marshalls Salted Caramel Love Hurts Coffee

I’m not sure I understand the name, but I love the taste!

I’ve also been grabbing coffee from Marshalls lately.. they have some pretty awesome flavors and I’m definitely a fan of this one. Not to mention it was only $4!

Lunch

Mango Beef Stir Fry

Not pretty. But darn tasty.

Polished off the last of the mango beef stir fry with a side of brown rice cake. I’d only ever had Quaker rice cakes before but I decided to try Lundberg and I really like them! It’s like actual pieces of puffed rice instead of all ground up. What a novel idea.

Afternoon Snack

Marshmallow Cacao Nib Cake Sprint 2 the Table

More coconut cashew butter and granola? Why not?!

This Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cake was fabulous! I actually subbed the chocolate chips for cacao nibs and whole wheat flour for buckwheat. And then I couldn’t have a mug cake without topping it with some coconut cashew butter and granola. That just seems wrong!

Dinner

Mahi Mahi Fried Plantains Roasted Asparagus

Don’t be fooled. I definitely went back for more asparagus and plantains!

Grilled up some herb mahi mahi, plantains, and roasted asparagus for a nice, light dinner. It really hit the spot! We’ve both always loved plantains but haven’t really bought them much until recently. It’s nice change in starch for dinner from the normal rice or potatoes for Nathan too.

And as always, I finished the night with an apple.. and a little more granola. I figure this, not only is helping my stomach feel better, but helping me get better too. Doesn’t hurt that it’s all delicious.

Food for Thought

What is your favorite post-workout meal?
Have you ever tried a mug cake?