Thursday, May 16, 2013

TTT: Good Food, Bad Food, & Laundry

Good Food Choices

Berries and spices that is.  

Remember the flourless pancake recipe from last week?  If you haven't tried it or bookmarked it for your next weekend brunch, I'd recommend it.  If you have tried it, then I'd suggest trying it again with a little change...


I added blackberries (about 10) to the blender with the banana.  It was delicious!!  I can only imagine that blueberries, raspberries, or any other type of berry would be equally as great.  Plus, if you separate out the original batter, you could easily make your pancakes a rainbow breakfast; yellow, blue, purple, and red.  I'll get back to you on a green option.  Maybe even an orange.

Onto another recipe change.  Remember the Trump Turkey burgers?  I had been making them without the cinnamon for awhile, just letting the hot sauce and granny smith battle for flavor, but this past weekend I premade a batch and decided to go back to using cinnamon.  While I was at it, I took out a bunch of other spices to smell.  I ended up adding cumin and ground clover.  I took one out earlier this week, cooked it, and it was delicious!; though it could have used a bit more hot sauce.

So if you haven't tried the burgers, give cumin and clover a try.  It's quite good!

Bad Food Choices

As I've mentioned before, one of my bad food downfalls is pizza.  If I'm out on a long or just brutal workout, I'll bribe myself with pizza.  It works!!  And recently I found that Red Baron, my favorite brand of frozen pizza, has a rising crust pizza.  During Sunday's brick, I bribed myself with that, but due to my adjusted nutrition plan, I wasn't that hungry when I got home. 

When I woke up Monday though, haha...  That was a whole different story.  I had breakfast, went coaching, came home and made more blackberry banana pancakes, immediately put the pizza in, ate that, and then had a burrito and bowl of soup. 

The pizza was awesome!  Red Baron makes a really good crispy crust - now both in a thin crust and a rising crust.  However, later that day, I started feeling the sluggish effects of that food choice.  Sure, it tasted great and my body went right through it, but later Monday I was feeling slow and Tuesday once my digestive tract was back on schedule, I could tell that yet again the pizza was taking it's toll.

I can't lie.  I love pizza.  I just have to find a better alternative to my frozen Red Barons. 

Why does Laundry Day always fall on a Rest Day?

"Because you have the extra free time on a Rest Day."  Ok, sure, but there is another obvious reason.  See below!

"'Cause the bike is otherwise engaged."  Looks like the morning after of an athletic orgy.


1.  What's your favorite berry?
Strawberries are my all time favorite!

2.  Do you have a favorite spice?
Clover has been taunting me for awhile amidst the spice rack at the store. 

3.  Do you have a food you know you shouldn't have, but simply cannot deny?

4.  Where do you hang all of your athletic clothing to dry?

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 


Alyssa Duhe said...

Pizza is a good downfall. Totally worth it. Mine is dark chocolate in an amount too high to be considered good for you. I get 90% just to pretend it's better for me.

Runners Fuel said...

Laundry always falls on my rest day because I run out of my "favorite" clothes and have to wash them.