Like I mentioned a few days ago, I am planning on eating several small meals every day. I’ve been getting in the habit of reducing the size of my lunch and dinner, and adding two snacks. During the week when I’m at work, I usually have a nonfat greek yogurt in the morning. In the afternoon, I’ve been having 100 calorie bags of popcorn.
Today I had my normal greek yogurt in the morning and a lean cuisine for lunch. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I was hungry again about 30 minutes later. I mean, who has ever been satisfied after eating one of those?
When some coworkers were going on a coffee run, I went along and grabbed a Cherry Coke Zero and some chocolate. And then I had some popcorn. I was hungry before my evening run, so I had a Think Thin protein bar before I headed out.
Clearly, I need to plan my snacks better. I think something that will help is making them a bit bigger (about 150-200 calories) and make sure I get protein at every snack. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Run/walk 31 minutes (2 min walk, 14 min run, 1 min walk, 14 min run), 2.8 miles
I felt pretty sluggish at the beginning of the run and had a headache which didn’t help matters. But I started feeling better after about 10 minutes and picked up the pace a bit.
I adapted a recipe I found in the New Abs Diet Cookbook. I wisked together 3/4 c oats, 1 cup 1% milk, 1 egg, 1 tsp ground flax, and 1 tsp vanilla protein powder. After I cooked this on the stovetop, I topped it with sliced banana and a spoonful of almond butter.
I thought the egg might make it taste weird, but I couldn’t even taste it! It seemed just a little different from normal oats, but not in a bad way.
Morning snack was a Trader Joe’s nonfat vanilla greek yogurt. For lunch, I had a Lean Quisine (spaghetti with meat sauce). And then I had the epic three-part snack I mentioned above.
I made this chicken, kale, and chickpea skillet. I love that it only used one skillet and that I got my leafy greens from it. It was delicious! In the future, though, I would probably leave out the pasta since the chickpeas added enough starch on their own.
Do you like snacking? What are some of your go-to snacks?