As I was eating chocolate peanut butter ice cream for breakfast this morning and reading one of my favorite running blogs called Lil Runner (see it here) about making mother's day brunch a little bit healthier I started thinking that maybe I could use making my life a bit more nutritious. I think for the most part I'm pretty good, but I definitely have my weaknesses...hence the chocolate peanut butter ice cream for breakfast (I did have a banana first though...that has to count for something). Anyway, my family and my running are very important to me and I'm sure if I were to become a bit more nutrition savvy it would be beneficial to both.
I recently started planning a weekly dinner menu, which has helped a great deal when it comes to having decent dinners, but when it comes to breakfast and lunch I am absolutely terrible. (I really don't usually have ice cream for breakfast, but I'll have to admit, today wasn't the first time either.) I think that for the most part, time plays a big issue. Breakfast time is always crazy. I make sure that Emme and Calvin get a good meal before I take Emme to school, but while they are eating I am usually getting myself and Leona ready. By the time lunch rolls around, is seems that it hasn't been that long since I finally got around to eating breakfast and so I get Calvin and Leona their lunches and get everything ready to pick Emme up from school.
I know that since I'm starting to increase my weekly mileage and also run earlier in the morning I need to be eating better quality calories (what, no more 110 fat calorie/serving ice cream?!?). I can't bring myself to eat before I run though. For those of you that run before "breakfast time" do you eat anything first? When I get home I will usually have a glass of water and then take a quick shower before getting the kids up. Maybe I should stock up on yogurt and granola or stuff for smoothies (mmmm that sounds good!). I've also heard that bagels with peanut butter are a quick fix and good filler. Anyone have any suggestions?
As for lunch, I just need to take the time to make myself a salad or a sandwich. Pretty much I know how to be nutritious, it's just a matter of implementing that knowledge...