G’day and welcome to the Cotter Feeding Zone. I’m trying this out today. The Feeding Zone that is, kind of like a regular posting with our Fueling/training eats, new foods, reviews, etc. Maybe this will stick around, maybe not. Nothing fancy. In fact, pretty sure they are all pictures from my phone, but hey, it works! And one thing is for sure, you won’t see repetitive eats. I rarely cook the same thing 2x in a week and our meals are always changing due to my husband’s training schedule.
This week at the Cotter FEEDING ZONE we’re focusing on a little more carbs throughout the week, but not too heavy. The kiwi Cotter has a higher volume week, with medium intensity. He has less time to eat between workouts, but needs the right fuel to get through each one. I try to include more snacks and smoothies along with mini meals.
For breakfast I cooked a big batch of TEFF in the rice cooker. This is a delicious and nutrient dense gluten free grain that looks like smaller version quinoa. It’s got a nutty flavor and is great with coconut butter, yogurt, fruit, and/or egg on top.
Lunches have been leftovers in an udis tortilla . also rolled out the Pillsbury GF pizza dough, baked it in the toaster oven, then topped it with feta, chicken, basil, tomato, and spinach. Super quick! You just have to flip the dough over half way. About 3-4 minutes each side at 425F.
Snacks and mini meals (which are really just bigger snacks) have consisted of 3 three things. Smoothies, more smoothies, LARABARS, Mix my Own GF cereal with Corepower. Oh and did I mention Smoothies? haha.
I got to try out MIX my OWN cereal this past week and I am so glad I did. It’s the perfect lower sugar, gluten free, cereal to snack on. I mixed freeze dried fruit, mac nuts, GF oats, hemp seed, and more. Highly recommend ordering some if you want a custom cereal made.
Our cereal and smoothie fix is not complete without our favorite Lactose free High Protein Recovery Drink.
Yes, that would be the NEW BANANA flavor Corepower. It’s only in certain stores right now but they are working on getting in online and into more stores soon.
Let me just tell you, it’s delicious. At first I thought it might taste like a fake banana flavor, but I was pleasantly surprised when I took my first sip. Not too sweet. And I love that they use banana puree, natural vanilla, and honey. Makes it perfectly creamy.
We’ve been loving the banana Corepower mixed with PB2, Vanilla Almond Milk, Ice, frozen banana, and a little coconut kefir. It makes for one PERFECT smoothie.
Dinners have been a leftovers at it’s finest. I dig leftovers. Also, Randall’s just started carrying a GF pesto ravioli so that has been my go to on nights when the Kiwi needs a little extra carbs. I paired it with leftover BBQ chicken sausage, corn, fresh herbs and tomatoes (stolen from my parents garden), carrots, peppers, BBQ sauce, and avocado.
Disclaimer: Corepower and MixMyOwn cereal were sent to me free of charge, my thoughts and opinions shared here are (and will always be) MY OWN.
Whelp, there you have it. The Cotter Feeding Zone this week. Good Carbs and all!
What’s on tab in your feeding zone this week?
Are you a banana Flavor fan?