Wednesday, 26 August 2015

WIAW #71 Athletics day eats!

Hidy-ho folks.
I hope you're all having a fabulous week so far- we're halfway through!!- and are ready for some FOOOD! Why? Because on Wednesday’s we drool over everyone else’s eats in the hope of gaining inspiration, ideas and possibly (and more accurately), a reason to scroll mindlessly through pictures of food.
Not that I really need a reason. It’s my favourite past-time.

Alrighty, now that I’ve creeped everyone out, let’s move on to this week’s WIAW. Thanks as always to Peas and Crayons for creating this awesome link-up!

This specific day of eats is from Monday, the day of my school’s sports carnival (and yes, I was running in a few events!)

Breakfast: 7:20am
To fuel me through the day I decided to have a hearty breakfast of a super big green smoothie with all the fix-ins:

Frozen banana, frozen zucchini, frozen avocado, soaked rolled oats (1/3 cup rolled oats + teaspoon chia seeds, soaked in ½ cup almond milk for 10-15mins), peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, spinach and water- all whizzed up until smooth, creamy and delicious!

This combo guys- you need to try this combo- it's like cake batter in a jar!

Snack: 11:30am
As the day was a little disjointed with ‘scheduled eating times’ (typical to a regular day at school) I had my snack at around 11:30am (after my long jump and 800m run) which was a nice pot of peas and corn:

Lunch: 1:40 ish?
Again with the disjointed times and not wanting to compete on a full stomach, I waited until after my 100m sprint (I CANNOT sprint to save my life and as a result came 2nd…. Last J ) and 400m sprint? Yeh, let’s call it a sprint, I positively inhaled my lunch. Probably around 1:40 pm ish.
A huge container of spelt pasta, steamed veg (pumpkin, parsnip, swede, purple carrot) spinach, chickpeas, nutritional yeast and no-added-salt tomato paste.
Yes, it is as big as it looks. Yes I ate the whole thing par a couple pieces of steamed swede as I was reminded I’m not actually too fond of steamed swede (much prefer it roasted!)

My last event was about an hour later- a 4 X 100m relay (yep another sprint, which I didn’t do too well at (You may/may not be surprised to learn that I made the team… for the 1500m and 800m only J ) and then it was home time. More importantly- food time! I was in need of some food!

Snack: 4:00pm
Enter my afternoon ‘fruit and milk’ snack of a sliced fuji apple, black grapes (so good!) and a mug of soy milk.

Dinner: 6:45pm
I felt kinda funny and sort of sick for the remainder of the day (I was quite sunburnt and probably a little low on water) so when dinner rolled round I didn’t really feel like anything. Enter what I managed to throw together:
A baked sweet potato with coconut butter and cinnamon and a side of steamed Brussels. Coz why not?

I sort of got some appetite back and had a small handful of nuts. Then I was done. Physically, mentally, sunburnt-ly done! I collapsed on the couch, watch some telly and then BED!
So that’s what I ate!!

Tell me:
Are you a sprinter or a long distance runner? I used to be a sprinter… now I’m most definitely not!
Favourite lunch to fuel a busy/ tiring day?
Ever just feel like a baked sweet potato with coconut butter/ nut butter and that’s it? This happens a little too often with me!

I hope you all have a great day, do something you love to do and of course eat something delicious! Bye for now friends!! :D


  1. That smoothie looks delicious. I have been following your blog for almost over 6 months and i love the your posts. Are you on instagram?

    1. Thanks Anonymous! I'm so happy you're a long time reader!! Glad you enjoy my content! I actually don't have instagram, maybe I should look into it? Thanks for the tip! :)
      Steph 2 chefxx

    2. Yes please look into it. Instagram is fun and it would be a quick way if connecting with your followers (like me) who eagerly wait for your posts.


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