The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check my email on my iPhone. Its sick, I know. Technology these days is just making it so easy to be constantly connected. This morning I had a comment from Sarah regarding my ravenous day yesterday – she noticed that my meals were lacking in protein and thought that may have been the cause of my insatiable hunger all day. Of course! I’m normally very conscious of trying to eat balanced meals but yesterday I definitely fell short.
While in the shower I thought about what I had in the fridge and pantry and ways to ensure that my protein intake was higher today. And let me tell you, I have been full and satisfied all day long.
Breakfast: ultra-textured banana flax oats
[423 cal, 15.9g fat, 60.6g carbs, 9.8g fiber, 13.9g protein]
This divine bowl contained:
- 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oats, pinch of salt
- 1 small mashed banana
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp wheatberries
- 1 dried fig, chopped
- 1-1/2 tbsp TJ’s natural, crunchy PB
The textures in this bowl of oats were perfect. The banana was just ripe enough to make the oats ultra-creamy. The wheatberries upped the chewiness factor and the crunchy PB added just that…crunchiness. But the figs were the star. You all know how much I love popping little fig seeds between my teeth. My breakfast actually invoked the food dance out of me, a move usually reserved for exquisite desserts. I was a happy, happy girl this morning.
Lunch: tuna salad on a multi grain flat out wrap with 1/2 cup Fage 0% and 1/2 cup strawberries
[320 cal, 8.6g fat, 36g carbs, 11.8g fiber, 32.3g protein]
Pre-run Snack: Clif Chocolate Chip ZBar
[130 cal, 4g fat, 24g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g protein]
Exercise: wonderful 4-mile, very hilly run with Kelly. I felt so much stronger today, and was careful not to eat any apples beforehand! We were tired at the end because a good amount of hills happened in the last mile, but I truly felt like we could have kept going. It gave me great hope for running the Martha Jefferson 8K next month!
I’ve been running around the house like a mad-woman tonight doing laundry and packing for my trip tomorrow. Dinner was quick and easy, just popped some ‘taters in the oven for my hubb and I. I love dinners that allow me to do other things while they cook.
Dinner: my favorite sweet potato combo with edamame and corn, along with some leftover brussels sprouts
[392 cal, 12.1g fat, 62.6 carbs, 12.6g fiber, 14g protein]
Alrighty, I’ve got lots to do. Tomorrow I will be in Florida to help my best friend shop for her wedding dress!!! I’m so excited!!!! I also get to see my family (woohoo!!!), so its going to be a very busy few days. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and weekend!