Anyway, I've been in a breakfast rut lately. Normally I'm all about my PB oatmeal with fruit but given the lower level of training lately, I've been looking for something different to break up the monotony. A few weeks back I was actually looking for a quick dinner to make and started digging through the fridge and pantry. Eggs...cheese... black beans... frozen corn... these are all ingredients we almost always have on hand in our house. So instead of hastily tossing them around in the saute pan in a scrambled mess like I normally would, I decided to make something a little heartier, more sophisticated looking. An omelet did the trick!
This omelet fits the bill for my usual recipe requirements: quick and simple to whip up, uses a variety of ingredients, is flavorful, easily customizable and oh so filling and delicious! I made this for ,my usual test subject the other night for dinner (the hubz, duh!) and received a seal of approval. In fact, somehow, we ended up having the energy to clean, organize and rearrange our entire bedroom after this meal, which means it was totally the omelet, right? Either way, I'm NOT complaining!
This omelet provides a powerful punch of protein and fiber with 25g protein and 9g fiber per serving. Pair with a piece of whole wheat ezekiel toast (my personal favorite) for an additional 4g protein and 3g fiber and you have yourself a hearty, filling breakfast to start off your day on a strong point!
2 eggs, whisked w/ a splash of milk
1/4 c. black beans
1/4 c. corn
1/4 c. cheddar cheese, divided
1-2 tbsp black bean & corn salsa
1/4 avocado, sliced
*For a slightly lower fat, lower cholesterol version of this recipe, simply use 2 egg whites + 1 whole egg for the eggs and go lighter on the cheese!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
Another year has flown by, which means it's time to sit back and reflect on the past season. It has been a season of challenge in many regards, and most definitely not the season I had hoped or planned for. Thinking back to my coaching meeting in January, coach Jim and I had discussed taking things to the next level and I set some pretty high goals for myself. That remained the plan through June, until I through a complete 180 by dropping Chattanooga and deciding to focus on my health. I can vividly remember that day, sitting next to the pool after a short workout when coach asked if Chattanooga was still in the cards. I don't remember whether or not I actually responded, but I do remember the emptiness and defeat I felt in that moment knowing in my heart that the answer was no. I consider myself a "fighter"... being Italian makes me stubborn to the core and I am very loyal to the commitments that I make. However, in that moment God was calling me to let go of my own personal plans and trust in Him instead. As humbling and difficult as it was to walk away from Ironman training this past season, I'm incredibly glad that I did.Hearty Miso Soup
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