I never leave my house without snacks and water.
You just never know what is going to happen and if I don’t have food with me well…let’s just say I turn into a monster.
So as I gear up for my trip for San Francisco this weekend I wanted to share with you all the snacks I always have with me and DEFINITELY have with me when I travel since I really can’t think of anything worse than getting hungry on a flight and being forced to eat that tiny, nasty, salty pack of nuts or if your flight gets delayed and there are no healthy food options.
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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week…uhhhh where did the time go?
Last year I made a ton of fun Thanksgiving recipes for the blog and I’m sorry guys but the holidays kind of snuck up on me this year…ooops! Don’t worry though I do have one fun Thanksgiving appetizer to share next week that is so delicious and literally takes 2 minutes to throw together.
Today I figured it had been awhile since I’d done a Friday Favorites post and I have discovered some pretty amazing products over the past month. These aren’t just products I’ve had once and liked…these are products that since I’ve tried them they have become weekly necessitates when going to the grocery store…sorry wallet.
Not all nutrition bars are created equal.
Not at all actually!
At this point there are SO MANY different options out there for “healthy” nutrition bars it’s hard to know which ones are actually good for you and which are simply candy bars in disguise.
For this post I decided to do a little taste test/ ingredient review on 5 “healthy” nutrition bars that I’ve seen all over social media lately. I tried multiple flavors of each bar before writing this and randomly chose the flavors I took pictures of. This post is NOT sponsored and all my thoughts are my own.
Hello and happy happy Friday!
I haven’t done one of these “Friday Favorites” posts in awhile so figured it was time.
As usual most of the things I’m currently obsessing over are food and running related but hey that’s kind of my life right now.
I apologize in advance for the picture quality in this post. I was just snapping pictures of everything as I was using/ eating it this week.
Anyway, let’s get right into 6 things I’ve been LOVING lately!
I get asked constantly what to eat just before a run. This is actually a very difficult question to answer because everyone is so different.
I know people who prefer to run on an empty stomach and those who like to eat minutes before a run. If you’re an eater the general recommendation is to eat something high in carbohydrates and moderate in fat, protein and fiber about 1-1.5 hrs before a run. The reason behind this is to provide your body with carbohydrates for energy and to avoid foods that may cause gastrointestinal distress.
…We’ve all had those fun unexpected bathroom trips mid run right?
What you eat before a run also depends on how long/ far you are planning on running. I think if you are going to be running for 60 minutes or less you really don’t need to eat anything before you run but if you’re going to be doing a long run your body will definitely needs some fuel.
Remember this too varies from person to person. I need food to even run 1 mile and my boyfriend runs half marathons without eating anything.
Let’s get right into this post shall we?
Well my very exciting news is that I GOT A NEW JOB working at Perfect Bar (yes, THE Perfect Bar)! This opportunity truly is a dream come true for me and I have this blog to thank for it.
Live Lean Eat Green has helped take my passion for nutrition, heath education, fitness and weight loss to the next level. I could not be more thrilled to get back into the nutrition field and help spread the word about the best whole food protein bar on the market!
Hello, hello, hello and Happy Friday!
I’m writing this really quickly before heading out for a 15 mile run and then driving to VEGAS!
My whole plan is to run, pass out while Bryce drives and then magically wake up in Vegas rested and ready to go.
I haven’t done a Friday Favorites post in awhile so I wanted to share some of the things I’m LOVING right now!
I love leftovers. They just make life so much easier.
One of the best tips I can give to anyone struggling to think of healthy lunch ideas is to simply cook a double portion at dinner.
Bryce probably thinks I’m crazy but right when I’m done cooking dinner I break out 2 Tupperware and immediately portion out lunches for us both before we dig in.
This helps in so many ways:
- We both have a healthy lunch ready for the next day
- It helps control portions at dinner
- You save so much money
- You save SO MUCH TIME!!!!!
- The lunches are way more exciting than some boring turkey sandwich over and over again
Today I’m linking up with Peas And Crayons for a Leftovers Edition of What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW).
On Sunday I had a BBQ at my house for my sister’s birthday and purposely cooked tons of extra salmon, steak and sausage to have for the week…killing 2 birds with 1 stone right? Host a BBQ and meal prep for the week!
I got such positive feedback last time I did a What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post so I wanted to do another one. This is more of What I Ate on Tuesday but hey you get it.
If you have no idea what WIAW is all about visit the blog Peas And Crayons for a full explanation. It’s basically bloggers sharing what they really eat in a day. The purpose of this being to share ideas and inspire healthy eating all over the web.
Let’s get to it!
6:00am: Woke up and hit snooze 893749324 times
6:30am: Jose’s Chocolate Raspberry Coffee (SO GOOD) with less than 1 Tbsp of Silk vanilla almond milk creamer
7:30am: My Green Detox Drink 2.0! I’ve recently been changing up my daily green drink. Now I dissolve 1 Nuun tab into the water to give it some extra flavor and beneficial electrolytes. Then I just do 3 giant handfulls of kale, about a cup of mixed tropical fruit, a giant piece (about thumb size) of fresh ginger then a heaping scoop of Amazing Grass Green SuperFood.
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.