Friday, September 19, 2008

Pork Chops and Apple....Relish!

I have posted this once before, but it is such a quick and flavorful recipe I wanted to make it again! The apple relish consists of: 1 apple peeled and cut into small pieces, 1 TB of apple cider vinegar, 1/8 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until soft (about 10 minutes). Makes enough for 2 servings.
Pork Chops with Apple Relish (3 blocks)
3 oz pork (3 blocks protein)
1/2 apple relish recipe (1/2 block carbs)
1 1/2 cups green beans (1 block carbs)
1/2 whole wheat pita with 2 TB hummus (1 block carbs/ 2 blocks fat)
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7 comments:

sarah said...

The apple relish looks yummy! I don't remember seeing it before. Do you have any yummy crock pot recipes in the zone?

Arturo said...

What "Activity Factor" would you recommend for someone training 3-1 on/off CrossFit? I am currently using .7, which is what I had seen recommended on some video somewhere. Does that sound about right?

That puts me at about 16 blocks/day right now. I would think it is better to divide that more evenly across 5 small meals, rather than usual 3 big meals and 2 small snacks. Seems like that would maintain an even smoother blood sugar profile?

Arturo said...

One more question...

After Rob's "Cookie" on Wednesday (3 rounds: Run, Double-Unders, Med Ball Clean), my left calf cramped up like crazy. I stretched and massaged it quite a bit, but a few days later, it's still sore.

Today, I figured it was well enough to do the 5k WOD from the national site. At around 2.3km, it clamped back down and I had to limp the rest of the way home.

Does this sound like something nutritional? Or maybe just overuse? I will definitely make a point of increasing water intake...

Arturo said...

I read through this article for info on cramps:
http://www.medicinenet.com/muscle_cramps/article.htm

I think it's most likely electrolyte depletion, coupled with all this physical activity. I haven't been adding salt to anything I eat. I'll start by adding more salt and drinking more water.

Still interested in other's input, though! Has anyone else had this problem?

michele said...

Arturo- I would think about a .7 or .8 is about right. And 16 blocks sounds good for your size, however, if you find you are losing weight increase it one block at a time to maintain. As far as the leg cramps go, I think you hit the nail on the head. dehydration and increased activity level would be my first guess. If they continue have it checked out. As far as the salt goes, i will tell you that when I went strict on the Zone I started craving much more salt. My husband had the same experience. I never used to salt any of my food, and I find myself adding a bit of salt to most everything now. Just my experience...hope others will pipe in on this one!

Trisha C said...

Hi Michelle,
I heard about this site. This is so great! Thanks for making it easier to stay on track. I miss all of you there in Soquel!

Arturo said...

Thanks for the input, Michelle!


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