**As part of the #ImFitPossible community, I was invited to participate in a blog takeover with other members of the community. I’m excited to share this post from Lauren, who blogs over at Scribbles & Sass. Enjoy!**
Hey y’all. Laura here; a little Canadian taking over the CLE space.
So what are we chatting about today? Nutrition plans!
Have I scared you away yet?
I’ve always approached nutrition wrong. It was about an end goal, looking a certain way, about losing weight and finding a new diet that worked.
It was never for life – blame my commitment issues.
A nutritionist finally opened my eyes to how it could be. I’m changing my approach; instead of picking out the things I wanted to change, I now focus on reinforcing my good habits.
When it comes to diet, my choices always included lots of veggies, and with a farmer’s market close by I always have seasonal options. Making lunch or dinner is never a problem, and with the huge bag of oatmeal dad bought me for my birthday (happy birthday, indeed), breakfasts are simple, too!
My issue comes with trying to find a healthy snack option. There are just some times that you don’t want an apple or a carrot stick. Sometimes you just want some chocolate.
This is where Power Balls come in to play (recipe thanks to my friend Mary).
makes two dozen
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup natural peanut or almond butter
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup toasted coconut
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Roll into balls, mixture will be sticky.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Freeze for 30 minutes.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge.
A hit of chocolate, and I get to use up some of those birthday oats? Sounds like a winner to me.
Thanks to Laura for taking over the blog! Let me know if you try these out, I know I will be 🙂
Also, be sure to check out my guest post on Confessions of an Amateur Athlete to learn more about dealing with your first running-related foot injury!