Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.
Try out this easy-to-make Level 1 recipe for lunch or as a post-workout recovery snack.
1 SERVING // 15 MINUTES
Recipe profile: Vegetarian
1 whole-grain or sprouted-grain tortilla or wrap
½ cup prepared pizza sauce
¼ cup mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup red bell pepper, sliced
¼ cup onion, sliced
2 tablespoons kalamata olives, sliced
2 tablespoons (1 oz.) feta cheese, crumbled
¼ teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
2 Place tortilla on baking sheet and evenly spread with pizza sauce. Top with mushrooms, peppers, onion, olives, and feta. Bake for 10 minutes.
3 Sprinkle with oregano, if desired, before serving. Cut into slices.
Per serving: 277 calories, 15 g fat, 29 g total carbohydrate, 11 g dietary fiber, 15 g protein
WHAT MAKES A GOOD TORTILLA?
Look at the ingredients list and choose a tortilla with whole-wheat flour or sprouted whole wheat as one of the first ingredients (not wheat flour or enriched wheat flour). Scan the rest of the ingredients and make sure they don’t include partially hydrogenated oil of any kind. Some of our favorite products are Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Tortillas, Flatout whole-grain flatbreads, and Alvarado St. Bakery sprouted-wheat tortillas. La Tortilla Factory white whole-wheat SoftWraps are also a good choice. Sprouted-grain tortillas may be found in the freezer section; the others are usually shelved in a tortilla section or Latin foods aisle.
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WHOLE GRAINS 1
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