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!