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Honey Sesame Salmon Sandwich with Wasabi Peas, Sauteed Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Boiled Baby Carrots, and Honey Sesame Rolls April 27, 2014

Jamie says: I did it. I raced the inaugural St. Anthony’s Sprint Triathlon in St. Petersburg- and met my 3 race goals.

  • Goal 1: be injury free
  • Goal 2: have fun
  • Goal 3: rock it

It was a fun race, and I was blessed to have the company of friends to race with and to cheer me on. I was also pumped to learn I won 3rd place in my age group of 25 racers.

What did I eat for my pre-race and post-race dinner you ask? Check it out below. Knowing I was getting up at 4:30 AM for race day, you bet I made enough for leftovers the next day, too!

Honey Sesame Salmon Sandwich with Wasabi Peas, Sauteed Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Boiled Baby Carrots

Honey Sesame Salmon Sandwich with Wasabi Peas, Sauteed Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Boiled Baby Carrots

Winning meal.

Pre-race coookin'

Pre-race coookin’

I enjoyed the Honey Sesame Rolls (pictured in their travel form) so much that I packed some for race day, just in case… but I ended up eating them with dinner instead. Ready for the recipes? Read on.

Honey Sesame Rolls- ready to go!

Honey Sesame Rolls- ready to go!

Honey Sesame Salmon Sandwich with Wasabi Peas, Sauteed Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 artisan whole grain roll with flaxseeds (Alexia)
  • 2/3 lb fresh salmon (Publix Seafood)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 bag fresh spinach (Publix)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 3 Tbsp julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes (California Sun Dry)
  • 2 tsp mayo (Hellman’s)
  • 1 Tbsp, 1 tsp clover honey (Publix)
  • 1/4 cup wasabi peas (Woodstock)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place rolls on a baking sheet and cook for 11 minutes. Slice one roll open. (Save the other roll for leftover day.)
  2. Preheat a small non-stick pan on medium heat. Place salmon on pan with a lid on top. Cook for about 5 minutes. Flip and top with sesame seeds. Cook another 5 minutes or until flaky and cooked throughout.
  3. Preheat a medium saute pan on medium-low heat. Pour extra virgin olive oil in pan. Add spinach. Cook 6 minutes or just until wilted. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Thinly slice the onion. Chop slices in half.
  5. Make open-faced sandwiches by adding the following to the cut part of both the top and bottom pieces of the roll- mayo, followed by onion, spinach with sun-dried tomatoes, drizzled honey, wasabi peas, and salmon. Enjoy!

Boiled Baby Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag organic baby carrots (Publix GreenWise)

Directions:

  1. Place baby carrots in a veggie steamer basket in a pot with water in it. Place a lid on top and bring water to a boil. Cook for about 15 minutes or until soft when pierced with a fork. Enjoy!

Honey Sesame Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 2 artisan whole grain roll with flaxseeds (Alexia)
  • 1 Tbsp clover honey (Publix)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place rolls on a baking sheet and cook for 11 minutes. Slice open.
  2. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (For travel, honey and sesame seeds can also be poured and dipped in a small reclosable container.)

Servings: 2 (pre-race and post-race)

Nutrition notes:

  • Salmon is rich in omega 3s which are anti-inflammatory. Reducing inflammation is important for athletes. (I swear my shoulders felt less sore after eating the salmon, too.)
  • On the night before your race, make enough dinner for leftovers. That way when you’re tired on race day, dinner is already made.
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