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Olympic Athlete Meals and Snacks

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Condensed from this blog post.

Breakfast:

  • Eggs with hash browns, cup of fruit and coffee

  • Two pieces of toast with Nutella, apple with peanut butter, glass of milk, juice and a cup of tea

  • Oatmeal, yogurt, banana and nuts

  • Smoothie, egg wrap, yogurt and corn flakes

  • Greek yogurt with granola and fruit or a smoothie, plus water and milk or orange juice

  • Cereal with milk

  • Yogurt with granola, bread roll with jam, soft-boiled egg and fresh fruit, plus coffee and juice

  • Two pieces of toast with seeds and grains (like Dave's Killer Bread) with organic butter, two eggs over easy, half an avocado and coffee

  • Oatmeal with fruit

  • Breakfast sandwich with eggs and avocado and a bowl of plain yogurt with honey, chia seeds and hemp seeds

  • Ezekiel bread with almond butter and jelly and a shake with spinach, blueberries, mango, coconut milk, orange juice and chia seeds

  • Flaxseed oatmeal with chia seeds and raisins

  • Oatmeal and orange juice

Lunch:

  • Club sandwich and soup

  • Large salad, a heaping plate of rice, chicken and roasted veggies

  • Pasta with meat and a vegetable

  • Meat-based sandwich, yogurt, fruit

  • Salads with baby spinach, chicken, veggies like peppers, broccoli, carrots and cucumber, and balsamic vinaigrette

  • Pasta dish with vegetables

  • Salad with a carb, like pasta or potatoes, with meat and bread

  • Sweet or savory oatmeal

  • Salmon and veggies

  • Sandwich with a side salad, dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

  • Leftovers from the night before, such as three-bean chili with pita chips

  • Avocado toast with an egg

Supper:

  • Steak or pasta with a vegetable

  • Salmon, pasta and sautéed asparagus, sometimes with a glass of wine

  • Carbs and meat and vegetables

  • Carbs like rice, pasta or bread with a protein such as fish, red meat or chicken, plus a vegetable and, occasionally, some soup

  • Stir fry with quinoa or another grain instead of rice, with protein like chicken or shrimp and sauce

  • Chicken with rice

  • Salad with sides of pasta and meat, soup and bread, then dessert

  • Salad, heavy on vegetables with a 4- to 6-oz. portion of meat, such as steak, fish or chicken

  • Salad

  • Some type of protein, starch and vegetable

  • Tacos

Snacks:

  • Granola bar and protein shake

  • Cereal with milk before bed

  • Smoothie with almond milk, yogurt, banana, cocoa, cinnamon and coconut

  • Power Bar and sports drink while working out, then chocolate milk after

  • Protein shake

  • Chocolate

  • Yogurt, fruit, Special K bars

  • Peanut butter protein balls

  • Nuts or fruit in between meals, with water, sports drinks like Gatorade or Powerade, and coffee

  • Yogurt and cereal, chocolate, cookies, or cheese and crackers

  • Greek yogurt, homemade banana muffins

  • Almonds, dried fruit or applesauce

  • Smoothie with spinach, pineapple, protein powder, orange-mango juice, rolled oats and chia seeds

Everything I Ate in July 2017

Added on by C. Maoxian.

This is another one of my nutter posts, but I don't think I've ever recorded everything I ate for an entire month. Let's see if I can do a full 31 days.

Friday, July 7

  • Egg, one, boiled, white only
  • Eggs, two, scrambled in one-half teaspoon of butter
  • Bread, one slice, farmstyle (Wegmans), toasted
  • Yam, baked, 75 grams
  • Yoghurt, 4 ounces, Noosa brand, salted caramel flavor
  • Amazing Grass, immunity, one glass
  • Prunes, three, Sunsweet brand, pitted
  • Bread, one slice, farmstyle (Wegmans), toasted, with garden strawberry jam (D'arbo brand)
  • Sausage, breakfast (Larry's), patty, 5 ounces cooked
  • Bread, one slice, farmstyle (Wegmans)
  • Broccoli, large bowl
  • Cookies, Pepperidge Farm Milano brand, double chocolate, five
  • Milk, small glass, Fairlife brand
  • Tacos, homemade, three
  • Marzipan, Milk Chocolate Covered, four squares, Niederegger Lubeck brand
  • Whisky, quite a few sips, Nikka Coffey Grain
  • Muffins, poppy seed, homemade, two

Thursday, July 6

Wednesday, July 5

  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Oatmeal, one-third cup, steel cut, Quaker brand
  • Maple syrup, two tablespoons
  • Amazing Grass, immunity, one glass
  • Prunes, three, Sunsweet brand, bite size pitted
  • Strawberries and cherries, one bowl
  • Chicken, drumstick
  • Pork, small slab
  • Bread, one slice, rosemary olive oil (Wegmans), toasted
  • Salad -- greens, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, avocado, olives, pesto, dressing (Briannas brand)
  • Soda, six ounces, IBC root beer
  • Yoghurt, 4 ounces, Noosa brand, blood orange flavor
  • Popcorn, large bowl, oil popped
  • Yam, baked, 70 grams
  • Creamsicle cooler (raspberry sherbet with vanilla ice cream), small, King Ferry
  • Ice cream, one-half kid's vanilla cone
  • Shrimp
  • Rice
  • Spinach
  • Chicken, drumstick
  • Watermelon, two slices
  • Whisky, quite a few sips, Nikka Coffey Grain
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Marzipan, Milk Chocolate Covered, one square, Niederegger Lubeck brand
  • Seaweed snack, three packs
  • Candy, at least 10, Ricola Honey Herb drops

Tuesday, July 4

  • Oatmeal, one-third cup, steel cut, Quaker brand
  • Maple syrup, two tablespoons
  • Amazing Grass, immunity, one glass
  • Yoghurt, 4 ounces, Noosa brand, blood orange flavor
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Submarine sandwich, six inch, Subway brand, chicken bacon ranch
  • McNugget, one
  • Dorito, one, nacho flavor
  • Beer, 12 ounce bottle, Ommegang brand, Rare Vos Amber Ale, three
  • Beer, 12 ounce can, Founder's brand, All Day IPA, one
  • Funyuns, two and three eighths ounce bag
  • Rhubarb pie, one large slice
  • Soda, one half can, Dr. Pepper
  • Oreo ball (mint flavor)
  • Eggs, four, deviled
  • Chicken, drumstick
  • Potato salad
  • Ice cream, one bowl, Jeni's brand, Middle West Whiskey and Pecans
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only

Monday, July 3

  • Eggs, two, scrambled in one-half teaspoon of butter
  • Bread, one slice, rosemary olive oil (Wegmans), toasted
  • Amazing Grass, immunity, one glass
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Yoghurt, 4 ounces, Noosa brand, lemon flavor
  • Prunes, six, Sunsweet brand, bite size pitted
  • Yam, baked, 70 grams
  • Beef, 3 ounces cooked, tenderloin, fried in one teaspoon of butter
  • Salad -- greens, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, avocado, olives, pesto, dressing (Briannas brand)
  • Hi-chew, one piece, mango flavor
  • Milk shake, small, banana flavor, (King Ferry)
  • Carrots, one
  • Hummus, two tablespoons, Ithaca brand, lemon & garlic
  • Sausage, sweet Italian (Larry's), patty, 7 ounces cooked
  • Bread, one slice, farmstyle (Wegmans), toasted
  • Ice cream, 140 grams, Jeni's brand, Goat Cheese with Red Cherries
  • Couscous, one-quarter cup
  • Ham steak, 6 ounces cooked, Larry's
  • Green beans
  • Candy, at least 10, Ricola Honey Herb drops
  • Pistachios, at least fifty, unsalted
  • Caramel, one, Béquet brand, celtic sea salt
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Chex Mix, handful, Savory Traditional
  • Ramen, one packet, Nissin brand, Oriental flavor

Sunday, July 2

  • Eggs, two, scrambled in one-half teaspoon of butter
  • Bread, one slice, rosemary olive oil (Wegmans), toasted
  • Amazing Grass, immunity, one glass
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Sausage, sweet Italian (Larry's), patty, 7 ounces cooked
  • Bread, one slice, farmstyle (Wegmans), toasted
  • Carrots, one
  • Hummus, two tablespoons, Ithaca brand, lemon & garlic
  • Yoghurt, 4 ounces, Noosa brand, lemon flavor
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Prunes, six, Sunsweet brand, bite size pitted
  • Yam, baked, 75 grams
  • Beef pho (homemade
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Strawberry, one
  • Ice cream, 100 grams, Jeni's brand, Goat Cheese with Red Cherries
  • Whisky, a few sips, Nikka Coffey Grain
  • Candy, at least 20, Ricola Honey Herb drops

Saturday, July 1

  • Eggs, two, scrambled in one-half teaspoon of butter
  • Bread, one slice, rosemary olive oil (Wegmans), toasted
  • Amazing Grass, immunity, one glass
  • Sausage, sweet Italian (Larry's), patty, 3 ounces cooked
  • Bread, one slice, farmstyle (Wegmans), toasted
  • Carrots, baby, 88 grams
  • Hummus, two tablespoons, Ithaca brand, lemon & garlic
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Seaweed snack, three packs
  • Cherries, 95 grams (with pits)
  • Eggs, two, boiled, whites only
  • Salad -- greens, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, avocado, olives, pesto, dressing (Briannas brand)
  • Chicken, breasts, fried in one teaspoon butter, 9 ounces cooked
  • Honey hot sauce, three tablespoons, Sweet Baby Ray's brand
  • Grapes and cherries, one bowl
  • Hi-chew, one piece, melon flavor
  • Pistachios, at least a hundred, unsalted
  • Strawberry, one

Cost of Homemade Rice Krispies Treats

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The kids were interested in the price difference between store-bought Rice Krispies Treats and homemade ones. OK, their father was interested in the price difference and got the kids involved.

First we bought a 40-bar box of Rice Krispies Treats for $7.49. We've never done this before; it was purchased strictly to find out how much each individually wrapped bar weighs, and the answer is around 21 grams, so that's 420 grams for $7.49 or $0.01783 per gram ... a little under two cents per gram.

If you eat enough of these, you'll look like the guy on the box

If you eat enough of these, you'll look like the guy on the box

Next we bought a four-stick package of President butter for $5.99, or about $1.50 a stick. The recipe calls for three tablespoons of butter, which is 3/7 of a stick or $0.64 worth of butter.

We bought four sticks in a box (no picture available)

We bought four sticks in a box (no picture available)

Then we bought a 10 ounce package of Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows for $1.69. The recipe calls for one whole package.

The glue than binds

The glue than binds

Lastly we bought an 18 ounce box of Rice Krispies for $3.69. There are around 18.75 cups of Rice Krispies in an 18 ounce box and we can round down to 18 given the spillage that occurs when the kids make Rice Krispies Treats.

Kellogg's, baby ... no store brands allowed! 

Kellogg's, baby ... no store brands allowed! 

So the total cost per batch was $0.64 (butter) + $1.69 (marshmallows) + $1.23 (cereal) = $3.56. The yield of our first homemade batch was 431 grams, giving a per gram cost of $0.00825 ... it would be even lower if not for the spillage allowance.

The bottom line is the store-bought Rice Krispies Treats cost more than twice as much as homemade ones. 

I will update the post with the yield that we get from future homemade batches to see how much variance there is batch to batch. 

UPDATE: the second batch we made was 460 grams, giving an even lower per gram cost of $0.007391!