Hi! How was your weekend?! Mine turned out great even though it started out with a ‘snow day’ on Friday. We had our first winter storm in two years and it was quite the winter wonderland when we woke up on Friday morning. I had the day off, so I didn’t have to venture off to work and since I wasn’t able to get anywhere, I ended up getting some long overdue chores done at home.
I planned to get to the gym and do an early morning workout, but my cardio sesh was cancelled due to the fact that I couldn’t get out of the driveway. Instead, I went outside and burnt some calories by shovelling snow….twice.
As you know, I’ve been following a ‘clean’ diet since the beginning of January and 90% of the time, I’ve been doing great. The only time I struggle with my new food plan is in the evening. I crave sweets EVERY SINGLE NIGHT and it wasn’t until I started eating clean that these cravings started to rear their ugly head. I tried to have a tea, but found that I was waking up in the middle of the night with a full bladder and that just wasn’t working for me.
I’ve been doing alot of my weekly meal prep on Sunday afternoons and I’ve just recently added a trail mix to my prepping time. It’s super easy, really it can barely be called a recipe, and you can add whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit you fancy. I’ve been loving a handful of this when the snack monster attacks. This is also a great pre-workout snack. I grab a handful on the way to the gym and it gives me the extra fuel I need.
Andrea’s Healthy Trail Mix
1 c raw almonds
1/2 c dried cherries
1/4 c white chocolate chips
1/2 c raw cashews
1/2 c raw sunflower seeds
1/2 c reduced sugar banana chips
All you do is throw all of the ingredients into a large ziploc bag and shake ‘er up!
Grab a handful when a craving strikes and enjoy! The sweet cherries, banana chips and white chocolate are sure to control any desire for sweets and the nuts will fuel ya up!