This whole half marathon training + nursing thing has made me one hungry beast. No surprise there… It takes a lot of calories to support long distance running and nursing a baby!
But, I’m finding myself wanting to reach for sugary, carb-y snacks foods rather than nutritious snacks. As much as I’d like to say that I resist those sugar cravings, I often times don’t. Before I know it, I’ve realized that I’ve had multiple desserts in one day. Yikes!
This isn’t to say that the occasional dessert or indulgence is bad. In fact, I’m all about having chocolate or something sweet each day. I love, love, love my sweets! But, I also know that too much sugar leaves me with little energy and not enough nutrition.
I’ve been trying to be a little more mindful lately of what I’m grabbing to eat. Rather than a cookie, maybe some peanut butter on toast would be a better option. And, I probably don’t need the few extra pieces of chocolate throughout the day… I’ll save some for after dinner and leave it at that.
So, here’s my day of eats as I’m trying to cut back on the sugary snacks a little bit… Dessert at the end of the day is always a must for me, but I think I did pretty well with the rest of the day!
Thanks for the What I Ate Wednesday link-up Jenn!
Breakfast was this beautiful bowl of oatmeal and berries:
Quick oats stirred with peanut butter, White Chocolate Designer Whey, and topped with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and berries. Simple, filling, and delicious. It does the trick every time.
After Power Pump Class, I dug into one of these Ratio Bars that I got sent to try and review through a campaign with Fitfluential. I’ll give you a full review and recap on them soon, but so far, so good!
Lunch was a grilled chicken sandwich on a whole wheat bun from Chick-Fil-A. I know, Chick-Fil-A twice in two weeks?! Who am I?? I actually do like Chick-Fil-A, but I don’t like making a habit of going out to eat as often as I have lately. Things have been a little hectic around here, so I’ll let it slide for now.
My mom turned me on to one of my new favorite snacks: graham crackers with peanut butter. And Hunter turned me on to another one of my new favorite snacks: applesauce. Two of my favorite people apparently know what’s up. I had both for a little afternoon pick-me-up.
I had great intentions for it. I was going to make coconut chicken fingers with kale chips and roasted sweet potatoes. I was pretty stoked for it too. But, then we got locked out of our house.
Long story short, we eventually got back in about two hours later. It wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned for the evening, but it happens. I’m just thankful we were able to get in without having to spend a ton of money on a locksmith.
While we were waiting to get back into our house, we decided to hit up some fine dining nearby: Wendy’s. I ordered chili and a baked potato, but they were out of their baked potatoes. I kind of wanted to cry. I was already a hot mess from being locked out of our house, and all I wanted was a chili and baked potato! Don’t worry, I survived on chili and a salad a instead.
And then dessert was a must. Ice cream was necessary on so many levels.
Today is my last run before my half marathon on Saturday! Getting exciiiiited! Lots of foam rolling and laundry is also happening today. Wish me luck on both of those.
Do you have a big sweet tooth?
What are some of your current favorite low sugar snacks?
How many desserts/sweets do you typically have each day?
Do you like Chick-Fil-A?