Arman over at The Big Man’s World is pretty much the latest trend to set the HLB community on fire, right after pumpkin of course. He recently posed the question, “Do you try and balance out your breakfasts to hit all key macros?” to which I responded nope.
Despite my list loving and excel spreadsheet tracking ways, I can safely say I don’t count anything when it comes to food, not even macros. Most days I’m like Mac What? Do you mean Macklemore? If so, count me in because that’s my boy. He doesn’t know it, but we’re tight and have been ever since the Hubby discovered his musicality well before he became a hit on the radio. That’s right, I was ahead of the trend on that one.
When it comes to food though, I’m probably the furthest thing from the latest rage. I don’t count calories. I don’t count macros. I don’t track anything when it comes to my eats, well except that one time, which was a total pain in my non-existent white arse. So I politely told Arman no, or at least I hope I was polite. Sometimes I have a warped sense of what’s acceptable. Then I set about editing my pictures for today’s What I Ate Wednesday with macros and Macklemore prattling around my noodle, and I couldn’t help but laugh because my macros, at least on Monday, had nothing to do with balance. They were all about carbs.
It’s safe to say while I may be a girl who loves her fruits and veggies, I am also a woman her loves her carbs. I can always have a salad tomorrow and chances are, I probably will. It’ll make me equally as happy too.
Therefore, today I bring you my Monday eats or as I like to call it, The Carbalicious Edition. A potential second title for today’s post was The Sneaky Hidden Public Banana Edition, but that’s a little wordy even for me.
Special thanks, as always, goes to Jenn who despite giving birth a mere month ago, still finds time to host our weekly food party. Do me a favor and be sure to thank her, after you finish reading here first; I’m not that selfless.
My Monday morning breakfast was two of these delicious Banana Date Pecan Muffins. As an added bonus, there’s no sugar in these beauties, although it wouldn’t have been a deterrent for me if there had been. The dates make them sweet enough or maybe it’s just the extra love I poured into the batter, since I did send the Hubby back to school with half of them.
Second breakfast was a #publicbanana eaten in my office at my J.O.B. Every day baby, every day.
Third breakfast (yep, I went there) was a bowl of my very own Lemon Blueberry Granola topped with Greek yogurt. I’m partial to the Greek Gods brand, and I’m still working on the recipe for the granola. It’s good, but there are absolute pockets of greatness in there. Call me crazy (I’ve been called far worse) but I want those pockets to happen in every single bite.
Lunch was courtesy of Nature’s Bin, my mom and pop grocery story. They always have the coolest salads. Plus, their labels include the only thing which really matters to me: the ingredients. I heart them.
I washed down my chickpea salad with two small squares of dark chocolate. Bliss.
Sneaky hidden bananas made a reappearance in yet another late day snack: a slice of homemade Strawberry Banana bread. I popped my slice in the microwave for a couple of seconds and then slathered it with butter. Also sweet bliss.
My dinner for the day didn’t include any more bananas, but it did involve my new bestie: Carbs. I dined on a bowl of Tomato Basil Soup, alongside a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich on Onion Rye bread. Sometimes I like a little bread with my cheese.
There you have it: my lovely little carbalicious day. I don’t think the Atkins people will be calling me anytime soon to endorse their “lifestyle” plan.
As a side note, if carbs scare you, please have no fear. I did a great (of course, it was great) post about them back in the day. You can find it here, and while I know our bodies are all different and should be treated accordingly, it might bring you solace to know I’ve been the same weight, give or take a pound or two, for over a year now; carbs included.
Do you have moments where you crave carbs? Do you indulge that craving? What’s your favorite way to eat carbs.