Guess what day it is? That’s right, it’s Wednesday again! Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this event again! I once again did awful on the green goods front and I am pretty sure green oats and I are no longer speaking… oops
But anyways here are the foods I ate the day before my long run last weekend. I don’t really try to go overboard with carbs the day before a long run because I have found that to be totally worthless but still eat protein, fats, etc. with more emphasis on carbs than a typical day – aka no steak for dinner
Breakfast was steel cut GREEN oats with flax, egg whites, cinnamon and cashew butter. To be honest, these were disgusting and I maybe finished 1/2 of them? The texture had me gagging and the flavor of the spinach was super noticeable today. Pretty sure this will be the last bowl of green oats for me. Yuck.
I wasn’t hungry all morning (shockingly) so no morning snack but by lunch, I was more than ready for this!
Two smallish sweet potatoes with coconut butter, almond butter and cinnamon with one hard boiled egg white and one hard boiled whole egg on the side. After lunch, I was totally craving a candy bar so I walked to the grocery store and picked up a Jocolat Larabar. It was really tasty and totally satisfied my craving for sweet. This was the first time I had a Jocolat version of a lara and to be honest, could not tell what was different than the chocolate versions of regular laras? Maybe that the chocolate is organic? Either way, it sure tasted delish!
For my afternoon snack, I packed a a little grain salad that was a mix of black rice, millet, apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, craisins and walnuts. For a quick little something I threw together, this was really quite delicious!
Before leaving work to go grocery shopping I also grabbed a little fruit leather to hold me over during my shopping trip…
Once I got home from shopping, I was sort of hungry for dinner so I got started on making my pre run dinner of choice – pancakes/waffles! This tradition started back over the summer when I first cut out gluten and still wanted to have something carb-y before my second official half marathon. I could have gone with gf pasta but I get horrendous heartburn from tomato sauce and that’s not really the best feeling on a long run so it was pancakes for the WIN every time!
I made waffles tonight because I was feeling fancy! I used Edible Perspective‘s Buckwheat Bake recipe again but added extra egg white and a full banana. (For some reason I can never find the recipe combo that I use… I do 30g flour, 1T chia, 1T groats, 1/4t baking powder, 1 banana, 2 egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla and it turns out perfect every time! You can bake them in the oven or microwave them but I love the pancake/waffle option the most!!) I also topped these waffles with some fresh coconut butter and Love Grown Granola!
For a Friday night dessert/special surprise for Sister, I also made a batch of STUFT Mama’s Doughtzel balls! These were super delicious but would have been better if I had not burnt them and also if I had not used soy free earth balance… My sense of smell is 1,000,000% and I could literally SMELL the pea protein in this stuff before I even read the label… oops – guess the rest of the carton if going in the garbage :S Of course, the licking of the bowl was my favorite part despite the horrendous pea odor… (btw the smell dissipated by day two)
What?! There is no eggs, it’s even more OK to eat the dough than normal cookie dough
I think this also may have ended up being too much sugar for me before bedtime because I had the WEIRDEST dreams this night… Is it just me or does sugar cause weird dreams? That and Mexican or Chinese food. Every.single.time. HA!
Well, anyways, Happy Wednesday, Everyone!! Two more days till FRIDAY!