Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fishetarians?

my new diet (no wheat/gluten) is working really well. my stomach and day to day digestion feels better than ever, my workouts and races are going great... and best of all I am getting faster! over the last 10 days I have also cut out lactose and all dairy... with a slight slip up this past sunday with some cheese on my salad and some fro-yo for dessert. i really haven't noticed any changes since cutting out the lactose/dairy so I don't think I am going to stick to it. I already ate it in moderation and pretty much just ate greek yogurt, good cheeses (feta, bleu, gorgonzola, goat), and some frozen yogurt. so i will probably add these back into my diet but keep it in moderation as i have in the past.

i used to eat a lot of chicken, more red meat, and fish maybe once a week. that's really not the case these days and it was not a conscious change. over the course of the last year our consumption chicken and red meat consumption has decreased dramatically and our intake of fish has increased. don't get me wrong i still like chicken and love a great steak and burger. we just love fish. we make it in a bunch of different ways, there are loads of health benefits, and for me it seems fish and eggs are the easily digested animal proteins.

i would say an avg week of dinners would break down like this:
fish 4-5 days
chicken 1-2 days
eggs 1-2 days
red meat - once every other week

obviously that's more than 7 days but it changes week to week and again it's not conscious it's just what we like to eat.

some examples from last week:

Grilled yellow fin tuna & shrimp rice (brown) bowl/plate.


rimels makes a killer rice bowl that comes with great fish, wok'd veggies, and brown rice. so i decided to make it at home but grill the veggies on the grill instead. I also tried some some thing new with the purple cabbage. i halved, then quartered the half, and then wrapped the eight slices in foil with a little salt and pepper and put it on the grill. it come out perfect along with everything else.

ingredients:
yellow fin tuna
jumbo shrimp
red & yellow bell pepper
purple cabbage
broccoli
button mushrooms
zucchini
squash
red onion
brown rice w/ seaweed (didn't really like the seaweed)

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad


Beth made me this rad salad for dinner. so good.

ingredients:
seared ahi tuna
mixed greens
hard boiled eggs
green beans
kalamata olives
red potatoes
tomatoes
red onions

grilled salmon, veggies, and cold beet & tomato salad. no description necessary.

5 comments:

Yasi said...

I don't like fish, but I think this post/pictures is making me think differently! That all looks so good.

Donald Cummings said...

I'm chowing on more Salmon/tuna/shrimp lately too... have you seen the prices of Beef/Steak now!?! Spin BIG!

J.P. Patrick said...

I'm not going to name name's...but I know who the real Ironchef of the team is! Lovin' the Ahi Tuna Nicoise! I'm probably split equally between fish, beef, chicken and pork during an average week... and I love 'em all!!

Lisa T said...

YUM! The no gluten thing is working wonders for me too.

Kata said...

That looks so delicious:)