Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Food Chart

Black apple tea, most mornings in bed.
Egg bites for breakfast.
Chicken stew for lunch.
Green tea and cuties for afternoon snack.
Ground meat, greens, and quinoa for pre-workout dinner.
That little rascal is taking selfies again.
Beetlejuice for pre-workout drink.
Cococherry2O for workout drink.
Mint almond latte and pb dates for post-workout snack.
Maloma and coco popcorn for Friday evening snack.

Smack dab in the middle of spring, now serving all the spring things.

I've been combing over the ultimate food chart, teasing out some things like reordering my teas. Not ordering like ordering them from Amazon, ordering like putting them in order: black tea in the morning for my morning drink, green tea in the afternoon with my afternoon snack, and mint tea in the evening with my post-workout snack. In descending order of caffeine, right? And now that it's not so cold, I'm back to tea with apple cider vinegar for that morning drink. Put those two together and you get the slightly less euphoniously named black apple tea, it used to be green apple tea. But actually, black tea tastes better with apple cider vinegar. Than green did.

We already had a head start on egg bites and chicken stew, still going strong.

Jewel has cuties a.k.a. haloes again, so okay. I do prefer them to other oranges because they're easier to peel.

Time to switch from slow carne to Korean ground beef and Chinese ground pork, and I thought I'd give quinoa a try as a starch. So now I have this ground meat and greens quinoa bowl going on for pre-workout dinner, so good. On paper I'm supposed to be making fish cakes for Friday night dinner, but in life I've hardly been home on Friday nights.

There's a new kid on the ergogenic drink block, beetlejuice for pre-workout. I auditioned this a little bit before, winning recipe TK.

After my little detour with mochi oatmeal in winter, I thought I'd give dried fruit and nut butter another try in spring for post-workout snack. And last but not least, I have in my finite wisdom plotted a drink, i.e., an alcoholic drink, for every season: mulled wine for fall, buttered rum for winter, and then I decided malomas for spring and campari sodas for summer, yum... but I'm not really inclined to drink that much, and I don't think I should try to up my game in this regard, and anyway I'm more likely to save up my drink chit (yes, singular) for drinking with people, and not all by myself. Just saying the drinking is not really happening, I hope that you're not disappointed in me. Or that you won't be disappointed if all of a sudden I start.

Ultimate food chart! Always tweaking...
Spring food planner for the extremely detail-oriented.