Wondering what pro athletes eat while watching other pro athletes compete? We admit to eating chips and beer while watching football games, but when it comes to watching cyclists tackle grueling stages of the Tour de France, we turn to healthier snacks. Out are the “hint of lime” chips with salsa and in are a sliced, seeded baguette and a homemade beet yogurt dip. Refreshing ginger lemon cocktails replace bottles of Sierra Nevada.
After a long day of training on Wednesday (a run on the NYC Triathlon Course in Central Park, a hard master swim class, and a strength workout at FusionPT), Bec and I pulled ourselves together for early evening snacks, while watching a recap of the day’s Tour events with friends.
Here’s what we ate:
Fresh Fruit: strawberries, blueberries, sliced apricots
Nuts: salted cashews, walnuts
Two different French Cheese
Sliced New York State Wheat baguette from Amy’s Bread
A stack of freshly picked collared greens**
Beet Yogurt Dip (Bec whipped up this recipe between our run and our swim. She had it done and packed into a plastic container before I even had time to take off my sweaty running clothes)
Vogues chocolate bar
Ginger Lemon Cocktails = Domaine de Canton ginger liquer + Soda Stream Seltzer + a squeeze of lemon
**this was the gluten-free option for Bec. I was totally skeptical, but collard greens make a sturdy and crunchy wrap.