An Auckland based Dietitian (dietician) (West Auckland). Specialising in Diet for Sport, Diabetes, recovery, training nutrition and weightloss.
Smashed out the scrambled curry tofu on toast for breakfast this morning. On some mint as whole grain toast. Lots of veg in there. My legs have taken a hammering over last few days and this breakie is just what was need to help recover while keeping my nutrient intake good.......the views alright too 😎😁 piha you litle beauty
Ok, following on from my previous post where time is short and you want to pack in some nutrients and eat well but keep it vegetarian or vegan. I have my latest go to breakfasts aside from Muesli.
Scrambled Tofu on toast
I think I originally had this at Huia cafe after a morning run and it was amazing. SO I gave it a go at home and was suprised how easy it was to put together and as someone who is training alot it is a great way to make sure you are getting good levels of protein through the day starting with Breakfast! Now you can spice it up how you want and again like the other recipes I have shared you can jam all your fav veges in there to make it more nutritionally dense .....if you are training hard this is important to help fortify your immune system.
So this one is your regular smoothie. nothing fancy but great if you dont want anything heavy in your stomach because you have a double training day or because your just not much of a breakfast person. I use the same base ingredients and add bits and pieces in at different times depending how I feel or what I think I might need more of like seeds, nuts, peanut butter
Sometimes Life is busy! But you want to get those important nutrients in after your training. Maybe you have trained late and do not have time for dinner. I often find myself in these kind of situations. You want a meal but you do not want to spend valuable time cooking for an hour. Well here are a couple of quick go to meals.
Just using a wholemeal wrap , with a topping of pizza sauce (or tomato sauce) then throwing some spinach (frozen) , tomato, onion, capsicum, mushroom and a protein (tofu, beans, meat replacement) . Putting all these ingredients together the cooking at about 220 degrees for 15 minutes.....and you have a nutritious meal, thats taken less than 30 minutes and has protein, a good Carbohydrate and lots of much needed nutrients, vitamins and minerals. (Aprox 40gm Carbohydrate and 20gm protein and stacks of vitamins and minerals)
Simply a can of mexican beans, a can of chopped tomatoes and a handful of nachoes and some vegetables. Heat the beans and tomatoes in a microwave or on the stove then put half the amount on the handful of nachoes...grill for 5 minutes, throw your diced vegetables on could be mushrooms, corn, purple onion. and eat. The meal should take 15 minutes to make and again a good quick go to source of vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins. (once again about 40gm Carbohydrate and around 20gm Protein and depending on vege/salsa topping stacked with goodness)
I have been asked to run in the Auckland Marathon to help raise money for Diabetes Auckland. I did not hesitate to accept this request. It was never a goal of mine to enter the marathon distance this year but for such a great cause how could I not. I have started a charity page, the link is at the bottom of this Blog, alot more information on the link too. The thing is I have worked as a diabetes dietitian for some time, my first clinical job was in diabetes out patient clinic for waitemata DHB, I loved the patients that I would see and work with. I still see many clients with Diabetes and it can be rewarding work. Two of the highlights of my work to date has been 1) helping with diabetes Aucklands youth camps, to see young kids with Type 1 diabetes realising in a safe environment that they did not have the barriers that they may have perceived and being able to share their stories with other youth and families was amazing. 2) I have been able to help with Riding on Insulin for a few years and again see families and youth with Type 1 diabetes grow and learn.
SO please if you can support Diabetes Auckland and the good work they do, I would be grateful. I will run the full marathon, you just help me help them!