Happy Marvelous Monday! I had a weekend full of organizing and purging my belongings. The Type A part of me loved it , but the “normal” part of me wanted to just throw everything into a dumpster……thankfully I am an “eco nut”, and would never actually do that!
For my birthday week, I indulged….again. I enjoyed every mouthful of cake, cookie, ice cream, brownie I shoveled into my mouth, but it is time to knuckle down on my diet. Not to lose weight, but to put in the good, nutritious foods my body needs to handle the training that is coming over the next two months. This is the most important part of training for Chicago (two months today!), and I am going to make sure when I stand on that start line, I am confident I have done everything I could have to be ready. Starting with good fuel.
I jump started into this by seeing how many Superfoods I could jam into one meal, obviously.
I counted 8 Superfoods in this meal. As the health experts hate that word, I will instead say this is an extremely nutrient dense meal. As the ingredients have enough flavor themselves, I felt like this did not need any dressing or sauce, but if you would like a dressing, I would recommend drizzling some of this peanut butter/almond butter dressing.
For a vegetarian option, this contains 57g carbohydrates, 15g fiber, and 14g protein. Hows that for a balanced meal?
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
1/2 avocado, cut into small chunks
1/8 cup chickpeas
3 small beets, diced
1/8 cup sweetcorn
1 cup spinach
1/8 cup black beans
1 roma tomato, diced
1/8 cup edamame, cooked
What is your favorite superfood/nutrient dense food? Do you eat to perform?