Sunday, June 9, 2019

Weekly Eats: Air Fryer Pizzadilla Edition

A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  Air fryer pizzadilla edition.

Monday, Thursday, Friday: breakfast potatoes with eggs, avocado, and Trader Joe's Pepita Salsa.  You might remember that last week I said I was over my crush on pepita salsa, but on Monday morning I made the cruel discovery that I was out of Pace, so I was very thankful to still have a jar of Pepita salsa left to get me through the week.

Tuesday: breakfast burrito

Wednesday: Clif bar and string cheese

Saturday: look at me getting all "I'm a runner" up in here.  Banana, peanut butter and honey toast, and unpictured UCAN followed by 8 miles.

Sunday: see lunch

Monday: veggie burrito

Tuesday and Friday: baked ziti aka first place winner for Best Food that Photographs Poorly

Wednesday: salad from work catering with tofu.

Thursday: Chrissy Teigan's actual drunken noodles.

Saturday & Sunday: an air fryer original.  I kinda wanted pizza but didn't have any, so I whipped up a pizzadilla kind of thing.  A tortilla air fried for a minute, then topped with pasta sauce, kalamata olives, mushrooms (Trader Joe's frozen), and a bit of cheese. 2 more minutes in the airfryer to get crisp, then add a bit of garden fresh basil.  x2 because I can only fit a small tortilla in the air fryer and after running 8 miles I need a 'lil more food than that.  Yum.  The only thing I need to figure out is the first step.  A lone tortilla is so light that the air fryer blows it up at the heating element.  I need to figure out something like a pie weight.

Monday (family meal): Hubs and steps had leftover chicken and jojos from the weekend.  I tried to eat "healthy" and it backfired.  That's air fryed cod and Trader Joe's quinoa due with vegetable melange.  A good idea in theory that left me with stomach pains for the rest of the night.  I don't know where to put the blame, was it the fish (something I've had before with no problems) or the quinoa (something I rarely eat but such a small portion that how could it cause trouble).  Anyway, this is a meal that I won't be repeating for a while.

Tuesday (family meal): hubs and stepson #2 finished the chicken, stepson #1 and I finished off leftover thai takeout.

Wednesday and Saturday (date nights): Budget Bytes weeknight pasta.  I had a mix of pasta and zoodles, he had pasta.

Thursday (fend for yourself night): pasta and zoodle mix with pesto, a lil avocado, and air fryed salmon = heaven.

Friday (date night): hit up the drive in hamburger spot.  In the spirit of trying to improve my nutrition, I had all of my burger, half of my fries, and passed up a milkshake.

Sunday (family meal): chicken enchiladas, cilantro lime rice, guac.  Approximate enchilada recipe: 3 poached from frozen chicken breasts, 1 can green chilies, a few green onions, 28 oz canned red enchilada sauce, and flour tortillas = 10 enchiladas.

Meal Prep
  • Breakfast burritos
  • Shrimp Pad Thai with peanut sauce.  I was looking for some kind of peanut noodle thing when Tiffany posted this recipe today and I jumped on it.  Ramen noodles and an Asian chopped salad mix to make a quick recipe even quicker.  Judging from the few tastes that I had, lunch is going to be very, very good next week. (NOTE: for serving, I packed the shrimp up separately from the noodles so that I can heat the noodles up as much as I want and throw the shrimp on right at the end so that I'm not nuking the life out of them).

Trader Joe's haul deets
Staples: Smashing Smores, Gone Berry Crazy, yogurt, garlic, avocado oil, honey, salt (one for home, one for work), Bay Blend Coffee, frozen bell pepper mix, and zucchini.
New thing to try: frozen rainbow cauliflower. 

26.1 miles of running this week.
Monday: 4 miles with strides
Tuesday: 5 slow miles
Wednesday: off
Thursday: 5.1 miles  - 2 mileish warmup, 6 x 1.5 minutes fast/2 minutes recover, 1 mileish cool down.
Friday: 4 miles easy.
Saturday: 8 miles!  I wanted to get out the door as early as possible, but I took the time to have a light breakfast, most of my coffee, and UCAN/Nuun before.  I toyed with the idea of doing a 10 mile run, but in the end decided to just enjoy my 8 miles (3 miles to my favorite park on earth + 2 mile trail in said park + 3 miles home).

Week 2 of 3 at the Running Clinic
The PT and I sat down to go over my running video.  Her findings: I run with a narrow stance + a few other things that indicate glute weakness.   She had me try out a few exercises to see what felt best and came up with a simple routine to do 4x per week.  Next week we talk about speed.

Nothing! The TV's gotten a break this week.