Lately I have been attempting to write down each run in order to keep better track of my miles. I know I have been running more and want to make sure I am compensating in the fuel department.
Think of your body like a car- the more miles you drive, the more gas you need…The more miles you run, the more fuel you need.
The funny thing is, I don’t need a pen and paper to notify me of the need to eat more, my appetite automatically takes over.
Before discussing recent meals, you should know that I was left with no choice last night but to keep eating apples with peanut butter and chocolate chips until I felt completely satisfied.
I can’t fully explain it since I wasn’t truly hungry as in my-stomach-is-empty-feed-me-now, rather, I had a strong need to eat my favorite combination in multiple form.
I was in no position to argue with the feeling so I went with it and felt so much better afterwards.
Before my run yesterday, I switched from the two-ingredient pancake pizza back to oatmeal:
Sometimes I heat up the oatmeal (and egg whites added for protein) with the blueberries mixed in and sometimes, like yesterday, I wait and add the blueberries afterwards.
Of course I mix it all up prior to eating.
You should know the little boy is still going strong on the eggs, Ezekiel raisin toast and fruit combo at breakfast:
I try to give him a mix of whatever fruit I have on hand. Remember, if you don’t buy it, they can’t eat it.
Special Snack Note:
Steamed asparagus is good company in your bag of carrots.
So I still hate lunch time. I really do. I am always hungry and ready to eat but my cravings, mood and appetite never seem to match up.
Sometimes I still want breakfast. Sometimes I am hungry enough to eat a five-course dinner and sometimes, I can’t figure out a happy medium between the two.
If you are wondering what’s in this bowl, it would be some form of a compromise. A delicious compromise actually. Ever heard of savory oatmeal?
Don’t knock it until you try it. Oats are just another grain like brown rice, amaranth, barley, or even quinoa (which I know is technically a seed but let’s refer to it as a grain for now).
I wanted oatmeal. But I wanted a savory flavor.
Roasted cauliflower, tomato, portobello mushrooms and kale mixed with cooked steel-cut oatmeal topped off with avocado. I do believe I added a lentil/quinoa mix to the bowl as well.
I don’t eat savory oats enough. Every time I randomly make a bowl, I question why I don’t do it more often.
Another thing I don’t make often enough is eggplant.
I go through phases with eggplant and decided to bring it back this week for dinner.
I always see in the prepared foods case at Whole Foods something called “Eggplant steaks” which is a just a fancy term for eggplant parmesan where they slice the eggplant long and thick rather than in little round disks.
I used my quinoa flake breading recipe and loved every bite.
My son used to love eggplant parm when he was little yet now he won’t eat it which is just fine since I can make our favorite Gardein “meat” sauce at the same time.
There is still time to enter the Gardein Coupon giveaway!
I can’t recall the last time I have missed dessert.
The other night I followed this recipe for the original chocolate chip cookie dough bites. You know, the grain-free cookies where you blend chick peas, peanut butter and chocolate chips together.
Watch out – you will want to eat all of them at once.
You will see that the recipe calls for honey – I didn’t have a lot of honey left (actually, I just had no patience attempting to squeeze it out of the bottle) so I used Mighty Maple peanut butter which I think added enough sweetness making the honey not even necessary.
Recipes I want to try:
I pin so many wonderful recipes from my favorite food bloggers each day. I can’t always get to each recipe immediately but I love my pinterest boards since they keep track of all of them for me.
On my list at the moment are these brussels sprouts, this vegan fudge cake and these black bean fudge drop cookies.
Be sure to check out of the rest of the What I Ate Wednesday fun!
Do you keep track of your weekly mileage?
Do you notice right away an increase in appetite when you log more miles?
Ever have savory oatmeal?