Total Pageviews

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thurs. July 5th

Olympian Kara Goucher's "Energy Revving Quinoa" for Lunch!

Daily Tidbit:  Today I tried another Olympian Recipe courtesy of Health Magazine's July/ August 2012 Issue:  Kara Goucher's "Energy Revving Quinoa"!  Kara is a Marathon Runner and the story of how she ran 5 miles the day her son was born impressed me - talk about needing energy!  I made it for lunch, with a couple tweaks.  It was a perfect hot summer day salad.  Here is the link to her recipe if you want to try it out!

For more info and recipes for Quinoa, check out my June 20th post here:


Oatmeal with Walnuts & Blueberries for Breakfast!

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Walnuts & Fresh Blueberries
½ cup plain Oatmeal (cooked in Fat Free Milk, in microwave)
2 tbsp of plain Walnuts
½ cup Fresh Blueberries
2-3 shakes Plain Cinnamon on top
5 oz. glass of OJ
Regular Coffee, black


This is the Health Magazine Pic of Gaucher's Quinoa Dish

My pic of the Quinoa Dish (less Quinoa, more Veggies & Beans!)

Lunch:  Oympian Kara Goucher's "Energy Revving Quinoa Salad"
The link to her Recipe is above in the Daily Tidbit.  I tweaked the amounts a little, but used all her ingredients and added some Cilantro & Arugula, it was a great and refreshing salad for a hot day!

1/4 cup cooked Quinoa (I decreased the amount of Quinoa)
1/2 cup beans (I increased the amount of beans, a mixture of Black & Kidney)
1 Plum tomato
1 Scallion
1 tsp EVOO
Bunch of Cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup of Arugula, chopped
2 tsp fresh Lemon juice
salt/ freshly cracked pepper
Water with Lemon
Regular Coffee, black


Peanuts make for a super filling snack!

Snack: 1/4 cup dry roasted, lightly salted Peanuts, Fat Free Milk


Arugula Apple & Turkey Bacon Salad for Dinner!

Dinner:  Girls Dinner at my house:

-App:  Homemade Guacamole & Homemade Salsa with Chips & White Wine (Guacamole Recipe below!  Homemade Salsa Recipe here:

-Dinner:  Arugula Apple & Turkey Bacon Salad made with Sunflower seeds, fresh Mozzarella, Quinoa, Plum Tomatoes, Gala Apples, fresh Lime Juice and Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinaigrette
White Wine


Dessert:  Fresh Crisp delicious Gala Apple, Water


Guacamole with Corn Tortilla Chips before Dinner!

Amy's Guacamole Recipe:
2 ripe Avocadoes
3 tbsp thinly slice Red Onion
1 tbsp EVOO
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
Juice from 1/4 fresh Lime
Bunch of Cilantro, chopped
1/2 thinly sliced Plum Tomato 

Smash everything together in a bowl and serve!


No comments:

Post a Comment