What I Ate – Craving Carbs

It has been that kind of week where I am just craving carbs and can’t get enough of it. When I do eat a lot of carbs, I make sure that I eat healthier carbs by choosing whole wheat or whole grains when I can.

For breakfast, I made pancakes using Kodiak Pancake mix.

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Eating pancakes alone don’t fill me up.

I add fruits, nut butters and chia seeds to add healthy fats and protein. This kept me full until lunch time.

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Chi chi chia seeds taste really good as pancake toppings. They add crunch.

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For a late lunch, I headed out to Panera Bread and ordered a hot soup and warm bagel.

It rained this week, and eating soup was on my mind. I ate small serving of chicken soup with a slice of fresh bread.

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Cranberry Nutty bagel served with honey walnut cream cheese was the second part of lunch.

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I packed plain greek yogurt + frozen pineapple bits (my favorite from Trader Joe’s) for afternoon snack. I will definitely be packing this snack more often but I will add some sweetener because it was too tart for me.

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I did a lot of food prep this past weekend, so it has helped making dinner every night a breeze.

Since I washed and chopped all the vegetables for the salad ahead of time, all I have to do is assemble it when dinner comes around.

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I also marinated the tofu and chopped all the vegetables the night before. Tonight, I lightly fried the tofu and grilled the vegetables on the stove top.

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One of my favorite meatless meals is this Crispy Garlic and Ginger tofu wraps.

I like that I can pile on the roasted peppers and I usually pile it on high. It’s a great way to eat a ton of veggies in one dish.

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After dinner sweet treat is a big mug of hot chocolate. I am enjoying each sip while watching Modern Family with Chris on the couch.

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I hope your week is going well so far.

I am really looking forward to this weekend. We don’t have any plans so I just want to lounge around and relax. Do some gardening, baking, watch DVDs or maybe a romantic movie and read my book.

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Comments

  1. Carbs are fabulous-there is nothing like a good bagel. Loving the fruit and yogurt snack

  2. i totally have that sentiment when it comes to pancakes. i always think they should make me super full when i eat them – but they ever do. for me, it is a MUST to add some extras especially with protein. yours look great!

  3. I just bought tofu at the supermarket the other day. I’ve never had it before and have no clue how to prepare it. I think I might try your recipe. It looks and sounds really good to me. 🙂

  4. I love carbs, I shouldn’t but I do. I haven’t tried the kodiak pancakes yet, but I heard there wonderful!

  5. Looks like you had some yummy eats!! Those pancakes look really good!
    I don’t eat that many carbs anymore, but boy do I sure miss them! I try to load up more on veggies, fruits, & protein!

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