3/28/12

Tampa Twilight Criterium Race and lunch wrap

I'm really looking forward to this weekend. A fantastic close to a productive, busy and fun week of working at Baptist Medical Center South, consulting at SpaMe, sharing my yummy creations and info at Winn Dixie (tonight) and my favorite, helping my Trimarni coaching and nutrition athletes get one step closer to their short and long term goals.

If you are near, in or around the Tampa Bay area this weekend, I HIGHLY suggest coming to the Cigar City Criterium and Festival on Saturday. There will be events happening all day so if you like beer and cycling, you will have a lot of fun.
Karel and his category 1 teammates will be racing in the Profesional Criterium Race which starts at 7:25pm. This will be the event to watch if you want to see how the professional riders ride their bikes. Karel and Rad raced in the last USA crit race in Delray and it was exciting and fast...I'm sure in downtown Tampa, this event will not disapoint!

2012 Cigar City Brewing Criterium from Tampa Downtown Partnership on Vimeo.



Hope to see you out there...just listen for Campy, he cheers really loud!




What's for lunch today?
How about a crunchy wrap to go along with your favorite colorful salad?
You can only stuff so much in a wrap (or between two slices of bread) so make the meal more filling by having the wrap as a "side" to your beautifully made salad (or veggie stir fry or fruit salad).

How to choose the best wrap?
-Read the ingredient list, if it is too long for your liking, put back and choose another option. Avoid food colorings or brightly colored wraps that are not made from real food (ex. green food dye wrap vs spinach wrap)
-Don't be pulled in by fancy packaging but narrow down your options with options like whole grain or for some individuals, fortified. The more "whole" the food, the more bang for your buck (and nutritional value).
-Make the best selection based on calories (<180 per wrap), fiber (>3g), sodium (<200mg) and protein (>2g) as generally recommendations.

Enjoy my newest creation - Crunchy pecan and artichoke wrap
1 wrap
1 spoonful hummus
1 large artichoke (canned, rinsed) - sliced
Handful broccoli slaw (or handful dark greens)
5-6 pecans (chopped)
Farmers cheese (about an ounce)