Picked up the girls from school and they asked to make a pit-stop on the way home…. for ice cream.
I’ve learned to share things with Brooke because she’ll take about 4 bites before being done and I just take over from there.
It is happening and before I know it I will be looking up to my nephew (I’m almost 5’9”….and he is only thirteen).
The bag of popcorn that stays in the car at all times for my snacking emergencies.
A great day for some soccer game watching and thumb sucking.
Just brushing up on my jump roping skills… it is harder than I remembered.
Have been really craving some summer rolls w/peanut sauce so I bought the rice paper wrappers and got to work making this recipe.
Turns out that mine did not turn out as pretty as hers did…
But they tasted amazing and hit the craving.
Brooke requested making chocolate milk and drinking it on the porch together after dinner and I agreed that should happen.
Just know that if I find matching items for me and her that I will always purchase them.
I am always on the look out of different great post-run meal/snack ideas and thought I would share some of my favorites and would love if you shared your go-to meals too! It is super easy to get sick of what we normally stick to so hopefully we can come up with a great list of awesome meals to grab right after a run to help our bodies recover fast from our workouts! I am definitely not a nutritionist and I don’t calculate the exact ratios for my meals after a run but I DO make sure to eat something full of carbs and some protein and close to the 3:1 ratio that has been recommended! You can read more about exact ratios here!
*KODIAK CAKES. I adore the protein packed ones with some fruit on top and this is what I eat most often after a run! (Nutrition for the pancakes per serving—> 30 grams carbs (5 grams fiber) and 14 grams of protein).
*Hard boiled egg and a bowl of oatmeal
*Almonds + banana
*Protein smoothie—> my go-to blueberries, Fit 4 Her (or your favorite protein powder), frozen banana, almond butter and milk!
*Chocolate milk!!! —> Carbs, protein and lots of B vitamins!
*Cottage cheese and grapes (or your favorite fruit).
*Toast with 1-2 scrambled eggs on top (the combination of the two is ridiculously good).
*Veggie omelette with a side of fruit
*Apple and peanut butter. Probably as quick and easy as it comes but so good that you’ll run the last mile of your run really fast in order to get to this snack:)
*Hummus + veggies + pita.
*Bagel with peanut butter (also known as heaven;)
*Egg burrito with salsa!
*Smoothie bowl topped with granola and fresh fruit.
*A sweet potato with some shredded chicken on top (maybe I’m the only one that could eat this at any time of the day but this might just be perfect for afternoon/night runners).
*Egg scramble with ground turkey, veggies and cubed sweet potato.
*English muffin with a fried egg
*Pretzels and string cheese (this is what I ate after pretty much every run when I was pregnant).
*A protein bar!
*Beef jerky and some dried fruit
*Greek yogurt with a sliced banana and berries on top
*Rice cakes with peanut butter
*Deli sliced turkey wrapped up in a tortilla… I also LOVE deli turkey with crackers (I’m a big fan of wheat thins).
What are your favorite post-run meals/snacks? Vegetarians/vegans reading—> what are your main sources of protein?
Are you hungry after a run or does it take you some time before you start feeling hungry after you finish?
What is your sentence of the day?!