It’s been awhile since I talked about food here, so I thought it was time to share what I have been eating lately. I like to do this at least every couple of months because it really helps me to see how my habits gradually change over time. I’m not sure if I expected my eating habits to change when I stopped training, but they haven’t. Well, other than no longer having a raging appetite and eating 4 snacks a day.
I still start my day with coffee and blogging, but lately I have been giving myself a little more time in the morning to relax. I usually wake up at 5 and start working out between 5:30 and 5:45. This is a nice change from waking up at 4:30-4:45 and starting my run at 5am!
I am back to smoothies this week. On Monday I made a smoothie for breakfast (which I drank while getting ready for work) and also two of these chocolate chip muffins.
I’m still eating apples as a snack at work. I tend to eat them all year round, unlike berries which we typically only buy when they are in season.
For lunch I had sweet potato chili. I made a huge batch of this in the crock pot on Sunday. I am planning to bring it for lunch a few times this week and freeze the rest for later use.
My afternoon snack was a LARA bar- no change there!
I also prepped a pasta bake on Sunday so when I got home from work on Monday I just had to heat it up in the oven. It’s a recipe I just kind of threw together on my own. I would be happy to share it if anyone is interested but it’s not very exciting:)
No dessert tonight (although most days I usually have something) but I did enjoy a Christmas Ale while laying by the fireplace and catching up on blogging.
Do you eat differently if you are training for a race?
Do you like to prep/cook big batches of food over the weekend to save time during the week?