Some days, I just crave carbohydrates. If we’re eating cheese and crackers, I’d be willing to pass on the cheese and enjoy the cracker. Weird, I know. Don’t get me wrong, I love my veggies, but I also love me some carbs.

That said, I’ve been trying to teach myself balance. I know that if I want some crackers and peanut butter or cereal, but force myself to eat yogurt, I’m not going to be satisfied. (Unless of course we’re talking about fro-yo…) I’m not even talking about sugar-carbs, I’m talking about bread-like carbs. You know, the ones in the cereal box that constantly tempt me. Those.

So yesterday, when I was craving carbs, I went with it, but tried to keep things balanced. So this is a little “What I Ate Wednesday“, heavy on the carbs!

I rolled out of bed earlier than usual, to go on a quick run with Brittany. When I got home, I didn’t have a huge appetite, but I knew I needed to refuel.

breakfast bagel and apple

Since,  I wasn’t craving my normal protein shake, so I decided on a Bagel Thin with peanut butter, and an apple. This really filled me up and totally satisfied my morning carb craving. This actually kept me pretty full until lunch!

On my way out the door, I packed a few things for work.

lunch lentils and chickpeas

A box of Lentil Soup (delicious and so filling, but it was a little hot out for soup) some Special K Protein cereal, and a bag of The Good Bean roasted chickpeas. I ended up eating the lentil soup for lunch, and snacked on the cereal and some of the chickpeas throughout the afternoon.

I hadn’t cooked much over the weekend, so Tuesday night I was excited to get back in the kitchen. I’d been pinning some recipes that I had my eye on, so I did a little remix on this recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon and this recipe from iHerb’s Healthy Haven blog. I made much simpler versions of these recipes. Bottled dressing can be a lifesaver.

asparagus and rice wraps

I managed to get this dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Not bad for a Tuesday. If you’d like I can share my (simplified) version of those recipes on Friday. Rice paper proved to be a bit challenging but it all worked out in the end. Eaten with a glass of wine (x2) on the deck in the sun. Hello, spring.

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What do you eat when you’re craving carbs?

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