Tracking nutrition

13 Feb

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Oh to be a cat! Life would be so simple…

But as an athlete and a vegetarian, life isn’t as simple. You need to make sure that the food you are eating is making a healthy and useful contribution to the overall function of your body. There is so much food one must eat in the course of a day to maximize health and performance during a workout/training session.

I’ve recently started tracking my food on MyFitnessPal to see where I could improve. I also wanted some accountability. I know no one is watching over my account but you never know who may stumble upon my food log. I know, bizarre irrationality but hey, it works! Anyway, you can friend me on MyFitnessPal here if you have an account and if you don’t, you can still see my food log.

Now that’s over with, one source of nutrition I’ve been struggling with is protein. I keep craving sweets and I’m pretty sure it’s caused by a lack of protein. I had made Peanut Butter Protein Balls that I found on Desserts with Benefits blog. I loved them! I hid them from Mark so they were my little secret. Eventually he found them in the freezer. Anyway, I decided to try something new this week. I came across Recovery Rice Crispies on Pinterest and thought I’d give them a try. Mine did not turn out as firm or thick as the picture, but it’s tasty anyway. I’ll keep them in the freezer and that’ll keep everything together. Here is the recipe if you don’t want to be directed to another page.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Crispies
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Plain Oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 scoop 100% Whey Protein Powder (any flavour, I used chocolate)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 325 F, spraying a 9×9 baking pan with cooking spray.
Melt the butter and honey over the stove. Add vanilla. As you add the whey protein, keep whisking the mixture as you would to make an alfredo sauce.
Add the mixture to the pan. I drizzled some extra honey on top for extra “glue.”
Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes or until crisp.
Let cool then slice and serve.

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