Carb Crazy

Some of you have asked if I feel hungrier on the days when I do a long run in the morning. 

The answer is YES. Not only am I hungrier, but I seriously crave carbs! 

Today my snacks included: 

  • Two bowls of cereal
  • 1 bag of kettle corn
  • Whole wheat tortilla with cheese
  • Pretzels
  • Cheetos + chips and dip (at a pool party this afternoon)
  • More cereal

I was Little Miss Snacky today! 

I did manage to snap some pictures of my actual meals, which were a little more balanced. 🙂 

Lunch 

Lunch was a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with roasted red pepper hummus and a sliced Pink Lady apple on the side. 

Turkey & Hummus Sandwich

Sandwich + Apple

 This apple was perfect! It was sweet and crisp… Just the way I like it! 

After lunch, Ryan and I headed out to a pool party for the afternoon where my carb cravings took off in full-swing. 

Beer + Cheetos + Tortilla chips 

My body couldn’t get enough! I guess 10 miles will do that to ya! 😉 

Dinner 

I owe tonight’s tasty dinner creation to Uncle Sam cereal

Uncle Sam Cereal

I received the cereal to sample from Attune Foods and was immediately impressed with the fiber and protein content (10 grams and 7 grams per serving, respectively) and an ingredient list that included whole wheat kernels and flaxseeds. 

At first bite, I noticed that the cereal was not sweet in the least. I think I was expecting the taste of a traditional breakfast cereal, but I ended up really enjoying it stirred into yogurt and topped with milk and fruit. 

The lack of sweetness in the cereal made me think it would be great to use in a savory recipe. 

I decided to do a little experimenting with the cereal and made Uncle Sam cereal encrusted chicken breasts for dinner. 

After dunking chicken breasts in a mixture of two eggs whisked with approximately 1/2 tablespoon of garlic salt, I rolled the eggy chicken in a bowl of Uncle Sam cereal to coat the breasts in the crunchy whole grains. 

Ready for Baking

I then baked the chicken at 375 degrees for approximately 25 minutes (or until the chicken was fully cooked). 

Uncle Sam Cereal Encrusted Chicken Breasts

Eat Up!

Both Ryan and I gave the chicken breasts two thumbs up! 

They were moist and very flavorful. I thought the cereal coating was the best part, but that should come as no surprise considering my carb-obsessed appetite today. 😀 

Yum!

Tomorrow 

I am looking forward to a productive day tomorrow! I hope to go to church, run some wedding related errands (Shoes? Veil?), get some sun and do some chores around the house. 

Between my bout with nausea and the pool party this afternoon, today wasn’t exactly productive! 😉 

See ya in the mornin’!

21 Responses

  1. Its a good thing carbs taste good and are good for ya too! Hope you have a better day tomorrow!!

  2. Running makes me crave carbs too, and I always give in. Your body deserves it. Have a great Sunday!

  3. pink lady apples = nature’s candy. ahmazing.
    haha the double digit runs always make me crave carbs like crazy – i love the idea of snacking on a wrap with cheese!! i’ll try that next time hunger strikes. have a great night 🙂

  4. oh my goodness, i can only imagine how snacky you would get after a long run! totally justified 🙂

  5. I love adding hummus on sandwiches, especially when they’re flavored. I especially like the roasted pepper like the one you added.

  6. Yay for wedding errands!! My wedding is next weekend:-)

  7. When I was training for a marathon my carb cravings were out of control. Long run days were pure carbs, I had to try really hard to eat anything else! haha

  8. Love the idea of your chicken dish – the hubby would totally go for that one!

    I’d be nervous if I ever ran 10 miles at a clip – my carb cravings would probably be double of what you had!

    Glad you had fun at your pool party! 😎

  9. That was a great idea to use the cereal as a crust for the chicken! Looks tasty

  10. What a good idea to use that cereal! My cousin once made me corn flake crusted chicken and it was amazing! I’ll have to pick some up to try 🙂

    I am totally carb obsessed when marathon training 😉 The best thing (well close to best, lol) about hard core training is the FOOOOD 🙂

    Have a great rest of your weekend!!! XOXOX

  11. That chicken looks good! I would have never thought to have used it as a breading. Wonderful idea!

  12. Good idea with the cereal! It is good to put it to use for something other than bowl after bowl of cereal. Me + Big box of cereal = DANGER!

  13. Yum! I usually don’t crave carbs after long runs if I eat enough carbs the day before the run. Hope you’re feeling better!

  14. The slivered almonds add a faboosh touch to your breakfast recreation. Very gourmet!

    I didn’t go for a 10 mile run and I was still miss snacky..hmmm…err 😉

  15. Ahh exercise. I can’t wait to stop being injured so I can get out there again!

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