One Pot Wonder & Marathon Training Check-In

As I said in my last entry I said I had been busy in the kitchen.

One of the recipes I pinned last week was a low-carb one pot wonder (one of my favorite types of dishes to make as it only dirties one dish).

The original recipe is located here for Summer Vegetables with Sausage.
I just have to applaud Skinny Taste (the original recipe location) for adding all the serving sizes, and macro info.

Here is what you need:

>~1 lb baby red potatoes

>2 tsp oil

>fresh pepper

>14 oz chicken sausage (I used the type from Trader Joes, it was amazing)

>1 large onion, diced

>garlic to taste

>1/2 a yellow and orange bell pepper (I used all of the peppers)

>1 whole red bell pepper

>2 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs – rosemary or thyme

>2 cups cut and quartered zuchini (I didn’t have zuchini, so I used more peppers)

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Directions:

  1. Place oil and potatoes in a large, deep dish, non-stick skillet on high heat with a tight fitting lid, if you do not have a lid you may want to consider roast the potatoes while you cut up everything else – I did this because I do not have a lid for my pan.  Season potatoes with pepper, and herbs (the recipe calls for salt, but I don’t use that).
  2. When the skillet gets hot and starts to sizzle reduce to low heat, and cook with a tight lid for about 25 minutes, shake the pan occasionally to make sure the potatoes don’t burn
  3. When the potatoes are cooked remove them from the pan on a plate/somewhere off to the side
  4. NOW add the sausage and saute until browned, but not quite cooked, add in the chopped veggies, and season, continue mixing as all ingredients are cooked well, at the end add the potatoes back in.  Season with thyme, pepper, and rosemary to your taste once potatoes are added back cook for about 5-10 more minutes.

Macros:

> Serving Size: 1 3/4 cup, ~ 4 servings

Calories: 326

Total Fat: 11 g

Protein: 23 g

Total Carbohydrate: 33.5 g

Fiber: 5.3 g

Sugars: 5 g

Sodium: 847 mg (don’t add salt, and this will go down a bit more – but may still be on the higher said due to using chicken)

But really you don’t need the salt.

Last week of Training:

-Monday > Rest

-Tuesday > Cross training + strength

-Wednesday > 5 miles

-Thursday > 4 miles

-Friday > Rest

-Saturday > 5 miles

-Sunday > 4 miles

** I admittedly did not do the the best job of following my schedule.

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Upcoming week of Training:

>Monday > Cross Train + Strength

>Tuesday > 8 x 400 @ 5 k Pace

> Wednesday > 4.5 miles

Thursday > 3 miles + strength

Friday > rest

Saturday > 9 miles

Sunday > 4 miles (Pace run)

**The upcoming week will be interesting because I have my sister’s graduation next weekend, and I am certain I will have little to no interest in getting up at 6am to do a 9 miler.  So I may move the 9 to Thursday, rest Friday, but I will see how I juggle things around – as I do not intend to skip any runs.

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