.....well, actually, that's nothing new. I always think a lot about food. Let me clarify. I've been thinking a lot about eating well.
Baking day, honestly, is a big part of eating well for me. I know some of the things I bake/cook aren't healthy. But many of the items are really nutritious. And when I'm busy and get hungry, I need something I can eat quickly- I can easily eat hundreds of calories without blinking if I'm hungry and get to the point of just sticking whatever is easiest into my face. If I have a whole wheat wrap, or some soup, or something that I can quickly heat and eat, I am so much more likely to eat well. Otherwise, I'll end up eating 5 cookies and then feeling sick and upset with myself.
Little things, like bagging up veggies or hard-boiling eggs, or making energy bars to have on hand make a HUGE difference for me. Especially on the days when I really give it a hard effort in my workouts. I get crazy hungry. I'm talking 300 pound linebacker hungry. (Those of you who have seen me eat are nodding in total agreement right now....)
Here's what I made on this week's baking day!
I made Sour Cream Banana Pancakes for breakfast, and did a double batch so I had extra to freeze. I bagged them up in pairs for the freezer.
I made some DIY frozen breakfast burritos!! I will blog a step-by-step tutorial this week- these are AWESOME, and super cheap to make, and so handy to have on hand!! They heat up in the microwave in a little over 3 minutes!
I made a batch of Better Than Lofthouse Sugar Cookies. Ok, seriously, these are a HUGE temptation for me. I LOVE this type of cookie. I only ate a few.
I had to laugh, I put one cookie on a plate for myself, to have as a treat at the end of the day. After I went upstairs to fold laundry, I came back down and found this:
....punks. But HILARIOUS punks.
I bagged up some single servings of edamame (Soybeans) for lunches and snacks. I like them with a little salt sprinkled on the pods. Yum.
I made a batch of Quinoa and Black Beans for lunches this week- I love this stuff! I should be sick of it by now, but I'm not....
Then made a whole wheat flour batch of Soft Chewy Wrap Bread.... I have been eating the Quinoa and Black Beans in the wrap bread.... with avocado......
That was it for the day! Oh, and I hard-boiled some eggs as well.