Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rest Day Eats

This is the last installment of my four kinds of days of eating! Here's what I ate on Sunday, my only true day off during my current four-week training block.
-Smoothie on my way to church: Banana, protein powder, frozen blueberries/strawberries/raspberries, milk, vanilla greek yogurt and spinach.

I slept in and hustled out the door with my breakfast. It was okay to just have a smoothie, because I had really exciting lunch plans!!
-Yellowtail fish taco.
-Bowl of Clam Chowder.

I picked Kara Kessans up for lunch at the best seafood restaurant in San Diego! She is an athletic trainer at Purdue, and was in town for a friend's wedding. She was a huge part of getting me ready to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Team through her rigorous schedule of rehab exercises after my L5 stress fracture in 2007, and I couldn't be more grateful. :) Mitch's Seafood is in Point Loma, right where the charter fishing boats leave to go on their trips, so the scenery is great! They also have the best clam chowder of my life. The only negative is that they used to have a bread bowl option, which got discontinued. Then you could still order grilled sourdough toast, but alas, now that doesn't happen either. :( Oh well, less carbs and still delicious!
-3 Trader Joe's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. These are gone now, and I am HAPPY! I have no will power when yummy chocolate things are in my house.
-Grilled yam fries with plain greek yogurt!

I bought these crazy huge, bulbous things that must have been a Diane or Garnet variety of California Yam at Henry's, and Russ sliced them up, tossed them in olive oil, threw them on the grill and sprinkled them with sea salt and pepper! He was sure they would be nasty, but we were both extremely happy with the final result. I love experimenting with new and weird ingredients! -New York Strips! It's nice to date a grill master! -Salad: Romaine lettuce, yellow bell pepper, alfalfa sprouts, goat cheese, strawberry, kiwi, snap peas, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. -Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale!

Russ's first batch of home brews is still the best Nut Brown Ale I've ever had, but this was pretty good. :)