Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Health Made Simple for Athlete's, Day 9

Tuesday started with a Simple Truth apple cinnamon date bar and a 5-mile run, and I felt so strong and fast! All this healthy eating seems to be paying off on the recovery front. I bounced right back after this weekend's back-to-back 12-milers! After my run, I had a bowl of white rice with toasted sesame seeds for some quick carbs.

About an hour later, I had the first meal on yesterday's Health Made Simple meal plan — a Banana Walnut Smoothie (2.5 bananas, 2 Tbsp walnuts, water, and Complement protein powder). Simple and delicious.

I had an early lunch because I had to be somewhere at 1 pm, so I skipped morning snack in favor of this big bowl of Lentil Soup with Wasa Crackers at my desk. Yes, I worked through lunch, but it was a busy day!

I had my two snacks in the afternoon — my usual fruit bowl (orange slices, strawberries, blueberries, flax seed) and this snack of Baby Carrots with Cashew Ranch.

That held me over until dinner, which was a GIANT Baked Potato with Black Beans & Salsa (plus nooch, cilantro, scallions, jalapeno, and lime juice). I love how simple the meals are on this plan. No fuss. Super healthy and loaded with good carbs. Yay for high-carb lifestyles!

After dinner, I was craving something sweet. I don't usually eat dessert at night, but I wanted something. I had some Emmy's Organic Coconut Macaroons in the pantry, and since they're made with whole food ingredients, I figured that'd be a healthy treat. Enjoyed with herbal tea while watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix (I'm getting inspired for a big decluttering goal in 2020!!).

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