Smoked Trout Power Salad

I really don’t have a grand plan for race week nutrition and I generally use it as an opportunity to experiment a bit.  This time around, I’m focusing on quality fats and proteins for most of the week and plan to ramp up the starches and fruit a bit in the last days before the race. 

 
For lunch, I usually bring a mess of fixin’s for my salads to work on Monday, and then combine as mood dictates.  Today’s creation turned out particularly well, and I thought I’d share.
 
Smoked Trout Power Salad
 
4 oz. tin of oil-packed smoked trout
2 small roasted beets, sliced
1/3 cup (or more) roasted butternut squash
3 cups greens of choice
1/8 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
2 tbsp. olive oil or dressing of choice
 
It’s a nice pre-race combo, as it covers the bases for quality fats, protein, and starches, with bonus points for some beet loading. For the greens, I had a half-and-half mix of baby lettuce and spinach, but I think this would also be fantastic on a bed of warm kale. Walnuts would also make a nice addition.   
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