We took your advice and went a little crazy at our nearest health foods store on some delicious WHOLE GRAINS. Too bad the dried fruit was $80 a lb or something otherwise I would have loaded up on dried mango and papaya and stuck it in my satchel for emergency (every hour) food needs. PS buying grains this way was CRAZY CHEAP (we were at Good Earth in Provo).
We got from black rice, lentils, brown rice, oats, whole wheat pancake mix, bulgar and whole wheat flour. We also stocked up on some PROTEIN too…case lot sale of tuna and black beans.
We forgot the whole grain pasta which I was super excited for…BOO. Heaven forbid I get in my car and travel to the store to pick some up. It’s okay I will make Billy go later while I sit on the couch and catch up on the Bachelor Pad.
By the time we got home, it was almost nine so we had to make dinner quickly because the 987 pretzels that I ate on the way home did not make a dent in my stomach and I was turning into the monster that I hid from Billy throughout our whole courtship.
Brown rice that we cooked in the rice cooker combined with broccoli and tuna that we cooked with olive oil and garlic. Combine and eat.
Finished product: happiness with a side of a comb over in a ‘Where’s Waldo’ shirt.
Awesome quote from an article in RUNNING TIMES that helps motivate me to consume higher-quality carbs than the ones I was eating:
You’d never think of using low-grade gasoline in a race car, so why fuel your runs with low-quality carbohydrates?
Packed with complex carbohydrates, protein and micronutrients, whole grains are the premium fuel for runners. “They are the basis for a high-performance diet,” says Suzanne Girard Eberle, board-certified sports dietitian and former U.S. 5,000m track champion. “Whole grains prepare our bodies mentally and physically for running, providing our muscles with their preferred fuel,” Eberle explains in her book Endurance Sports Nutrition.
What was the last ‘homecooked meal’ that you made? How are you going to fuel your RACE CAR?
Do you use a bowl or a plate more?
-I feel like I am always eating out of a bowl or tupperware container at home (cereal, salads, peaches and milk etc) and a plate at my parents house.
Favorite type of dried fruit?
What online sources (besides blogs) do you go to to read about fitness/health? I am always looking for great new sites.
-Runners World, Running Times, Woman’s Health Magazine, Livestrong.com.