I love cookie dough. I’m actually obsessed with cookie dough. I’m that crazy person who makes chocolate chip cookies just so I can eat the dough until I get sick.
I wish I was kidding.
If you use Pinterest you’ve probably seen 9837823945 recipes for Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt and they’re all pretty similar: 1 container greek yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, honey and chocolate chips. Except there is 1 HUGE problem with all of these recipes.
The peanut butter flavor completely overpowers everything and these recipes don’t taste anything like actual cookie dough.
Let me introduce the secret ingredient for making Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt actually taste like cookie dough…
As I mentioned in both my Weekly Meals and Weekly Workouts posts this week I’m running my 1st half marathon of 2016 on Sunday. This means my usual sneaking in a few chocolates here, a couple chips there and maybe having some buttery microwaved popcorn at work needs to stop (temporarily). I have such a sensitive stomach eating 1 wrong this can mess me up for days so I have to be extra careful with my eating before a race.
A few months ago I read an article Kellen at A Cup of Kellen wrote after running her first full marathon titled “20 things I wish I knew before running a marathon”. After reading this my view on eating and running completely changed by 1 simple statement she made:
“Eat to run, don’t run to eat”
That simple little statement hit home. I’m so guilty of finishing an awesome training run and immediately going home and stuffing my with a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, pizza for lunch then getting froyo for dessert because “I earned it”. Well, sucks when I wake up the next feeling awful and sluggish. “Eat to run, don’t run to eat”. I’m really working on changing my mindset from “I earned this crappy food” to “what food can I eat that will make my runs even better” and it’s made such a difference in both my recovery time and training.
This “What I Ate Wednesday” (which is actually what I ate on Tuesday) is to show you all what I typically eat in a day leading up to a big race. It’s not perfect, but hey it works.
For more information on what “WIAW” is all about click here.
This post was inspired by my good friend Melissa who recently reached out to me needing some “EASY, HEALTHY snack ideas for LAZY people.”
In a perfect would we would all have the time to spend hours playing Top Chef in our kitchens whipping up gourmet meals 24/7. However, normally that is not the case. It’s more like let me struggle to spread some peanut butter on some bread and run out the door.
To keep this list of 10 Healthy Snacks as simple as possible I went to my local Ralph’s to do some investigating. It was important to me to go to a generic grocery store to find these healthy snacks so this would be a more realistic list for everyone. I was surprised by all of the wonderful options Ralph’s had to offer for very affordable prices.
Enjoy and I’d love you hear your favorite EASY, HEALTHY snack in the comment section!
10 Healthy Snacks For Lazy People Wanting To Eat Healthy:
1). Cheese sticks/ Babybel cheese: Cheese, in moderation of course, is a great high protein snack to help keep you full throughout the day. Even better, snack sized cheeses are usually 100 calories or less and are high in calcium.
What brand of Greek yogurt is the healthiest? That is one of the most common questions I get when talking to people about their diets. Greek yogurt is marketed as being a healthy snack that’s high in protein, low in fat, blah blah. What most people don’t realize is that many brands of Greek yogurt are packed with sugar and artificial ingredients making them more desserts than a healthy mid-morning snacks.
For this Quick Tip ALWAYS look at the nutrition label when shopping for Greek yogurt. The rule of thumb I go by is if the amount of protein and carbs are equal (or protein higher) it’s probably a good choice.
Let’s take a look at 2 of the most popular brands: Chobani v. Fage: