I am finally getting serious about my half-marathon training. I mean not that I wasn’t before but now that I have a few 4 mile and 5 mile runs in I feel like it is legit! My diet is starting to get better (read: my face isn’t planted into a tub of Hagan Daas). The weekends food wise are a lot more varied since I get to do my long runs, so calories need to be a little higher. Though I still try to keep it clean.
Breakfast ~ I made some low carb French Toast using egg whites using the Pepperidge Farms Carb Style Bread (nutrition info here). I didn’t measure the egg whites just put some in a shallow plastic dish to cover the bread. Placed in a pan sprayed with Pam and sprinkled with cinnamon, flip until lightly brown on both sides. I used a Sugar Free syrup to taste. Can’t live without coffee so I served with a Caramel Macchiato sugar-free creamer and Truvia.
Mid-morning Snack: I am struggling a little on the snacking options as I tend to eat the same thing for snacks on most days. I went with my standard Apple, Peanut Butter and Pecans.
Lunch – I made this Pear and Quinoa Salad and it was pretty good. If I was to make it again though I would emit the sesame oil and add mandarin oranges or use a different salad dressing. It had a slight crunch to it and would be a great alternative to potato salad at BBQ’s if looking for a healthier alternative. Pear and Quinoa Salad the recipe is here.
Afternoon Snack: Yes I play with my food. I couldn’t help it, but it also serves a purpose. Taking the time to set up your food in a fun way can help get kids to eat their veggies. I served one whole cucumber and about 8 cherry tomatoes halved with a side of Tzatziki. Is it wrong to dress up cucumber with a cucumber dill dip? Oh well it was good so I am going with it! This would be good with hummus too! I added a Kielbasa dog to the side for some meat/fat but it could be served alone too.
Dinner: I made this foil wrapped kielbasa dinner and it was delicious! It was one of those recipes where you just can’t believe it was that easy and quick! It is so easy to customize to your tastes too. I switched out the potatoes for sweet potatoes. This was so good and I will be making this again for sure. For the instructions on how to make go here.
Random Snack – I am adding these as I have had a handful or two of these veggie sticks. I bought the bag a week and a half ago and still have half a bag, but they are good. They only have like eight ingredients and all of which I can pronounce. Very good healthier alternative to chips and has the crunch like a chip. I found them at Walgreens, but I am sure there are other brands too just check the ingredient list.
How do you sneak in an extra serving of veggies?
Are you snacking healthy?
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