Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hungry runner needs help!!

I'm a person who enjoys structure. Enjoy is the wrong word. I'm a person who requires structure and has come to recognize it as a helpful friend who gets me through what I need to do so I can get to what I want to do.
I'm a person who mentally works out how to carry my dishes from the dishwasher to the cupboards in the fewest number of trips so that I can get back to watching 'Flight of the Conchords' in the least amount of time possible.
I'm a runner who loves having a coach who tells me exactly what to do and when to do it.
I'm a person who DOES NOT LIKE AT ALL going to a new restaurant and deciding what to order. Seriously, it stresses me out.
I'm a guy who eats the same thing for breakfast, snack, and lunch every week day for a year. I added some Trader Joe's yogurt to the lunch menu and it took me about 5 minutes to decide to spend the $3 to add it to my shopping cart.
Anyways, it's these last two items that lead to this request.
I'm looking for suggestions for what I should add to my lunchtime salad.
OK, reading this post, the title of this blog is maybe a little overly dramatic, but whatever.

The salad is usually:
mixed greens or spinach
tuna packed in olive oil
bell peppers

It's delicious, quick, easy, and nutritious but it's lacking something and I don't know what that 'something' is. Some crunch maybe? A little goat cheese? A huge glass of beer to accompany it? Who knows...
Thats whay I'm coming to you, fellow bloggers, foodies and all around beautiful and fit people, to help me with suggestions of what I could toss into my salad to jazz it up a little.


Ryan Denner said...

any of the following:

broc-dog (broccoli)
handful of trail mix
little bit of cheese
mixed greens AND (not or) spinach
purple onion
balsamic vinegar
little bit of garlic

FatDad said...

Thanks for comment and suggestions, Ryan.

runninggunner said...

pumpkin seeds
snap peas
goat cheese
feta cheese
tex mex cheese
soy nuts

jameson said...

ok... so we are probably going to be best friends once we meet in vegas (sorry gunner).

I'm the same way, i need a plan, structure... and Flight of the Chonchords is hands down my favorite show.

ok... the salad.
add some:
hearts of palm
raw almonds
raw sunflower seeds
red onion
red pepper
grainy mustard
pine nuts
heirloom or cherry tomatoes

listen to Ryan, he's my homeboy and knows what's up!

last thing... thanks for reminding me about Dragonforce! My external hardrive crashed months ago an I lost a lot of music, including DF. Last night I re-downloaded DF and rode to it this morning. So stoked!

kerrie said...

first of all, when did canada get trader joe's? i have obviously been away too long. i would def. add some goat cheese or some berries! and maybe another more hearty veggies like beets.

Trevor Glavin said...

All this talk about healthy food...I say add the beer!!!
Pretty sure Traders Joe's sells Duval in rather large bottles =)

Jackson said...

crunchy candied pecans
Dried cranberries
lemon juice
Golden toasted ramen noodles
sunflower seeds
Gummy Bears

all great additions to a salad