WIAW: No Sweets?!
|March 8, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under WIAW|
Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week already?! I feel like time is flying!
This month Jenn’s WIAW is green themed! While I love to eat my greens (and I eat a LOT of them!), I rarely photograph them. I guess snapping photos of peanut butter/chocolate/cupcakes is more my thing However, I do have one of these pretty much every day with my lunch:
A giant hummus-topped salad with romaine, cucumber, tomatoes, broccoli and spinach
It’s been a while since I last posted my eats, and I have built up a few new obsessions:
I discovered Popchips yesterday. It is love. Well I’ve only tried this flavour but it is GOOD! The carob spread is kinda like a rich chocolate spread but without the sugar! I’m a huge fan! The bottom two are from Tesco’s new vegan-friendly range, which is great! The cheese is much better than most (and the ingredients are pretty good too…coconut oil is the second one!) and is awesome in grilled sandwiches, and the spread is good for dippage:)
The thing I am MOST obsessed with right now is this Whole Grain Carrot Cake Loaf from Oh She Glows (I made without the glaze). Angela is one of very few food bloggers whose recipes have never failed me. They are always delicious, and this was no exception!
That hasty iPhone shot does it no justice. It is the best thing in the world, and the entire loaf was demolished in less than two days. I will be making this again ASAP!
Just two days after I had lunch there, I headed back to my favourite noodle bar with a few friends. Cheap food, giant portions and EXTREMELY quick service (just two minutes after ordering!!) makes it now officially my second home. I had a tofu and vegetable stir fry noodle dish:
Gotta love that runner’s appetite when you can easily scrape your plate clean and everyone else struggles to make it halfway through their portions
Running has been feeling so great lately! I am so in love with it!! Running definitely has its ups and downs though, so I’ve learned to really embrace the good times.
The day after my trials, I had another hard run on the cards:
I have never run in such wind before! It was insane! My 4k split was only 16 minutes, which was way off the time that I ran it a few weeks before! But I do love a good challenge, and this certainly was!!
After that chilling run, all I wanted was a nice warming bowl of oatmeal:
With banana Spirutein powder (got a free sample from a Health Store) and topped with crunchy PB
Later in the evening I had part two of dinner, which was enchiladas!
I am definitely buying this again, because it was delicious! I also had a side of stuffed Portabella mushrooms on the side
As I briefly mentioned a few posts ago, part of my Lenten sacrifice is that I am not eating desserts/sweets, which is why this WIAW isn’t full of the usual sugary goodness! A few of us in my church group are doing it, and the others are fasting (which is obviously not doable for me with my training!), so we’re all supporting each other. It hasn’t always been easy, because for me at least, dessert is something that I had usually more than once a DAY. I’ve been challenged on a few occasions, like when I was randomly handed cake when studying in the library…
…but it has shown me a lot of things nutrition-wise! It has shown me that I don’t have to ‘rely’ on desserts to help me get my calories in, but that I can (and should!) have a healthier, more substantial snack instead. I’m loving bowls of grain cereal as late night snacks instead of my usual sweet treats!
It has also shown me how a sweet tooth can change! I am now eating most things unsweetened, and enjoying it! I no longer feel the need to sweeten everything. Saying that, obviously my love of desserts and all things sweet is not gone, and every Sunday I look forward to being able to chow down cookies or cupcakes:)
Ms Cupcake does the best vegan baked goods in the world!
Random side-note of the day: don’t ever ask me to boil you an egg. I had a friend around for breakfast and that is what she requested. She didn’t want it though after I offered her this:
In my defence, I’m a vegan. I don’t do eggs.
Tell me about your last awesome run/workout! I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s workout, which is a tempo run on grass! I <3 tempos!!
What is your latest food obsession? Random, but the answer is barbeque Popchips. I can see this becoming an expensive love!
What is your favourite sweet treat? Chocolate chip cookies or cupcakes with a lot of frosting:)
Have an amazing day!! <3