OK, so up until very recently I feel that I've been doing a pretty good job of watching what I eat and making sure that I'm not overdoing it, or consuming too much sugar/carbs, and focusing on making my choices nutritionally dense. But over the past few weeks the carbo-cravings have been out of control and I've started giving in to them. For example, I usually avoid cereal and opt for oatmeal with bananas,strawberries, and blueberries on top when the cereal craving hits (sometimes I put a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder in it if I'm craving chocolate.) Well, last week while grocery shopping DD asked for Honey Bunches of Oats instead of her usual Kix (which DH actually eats more than anyone in the house, lol) so I bought the HBoO and then found myself having multiple bowls a day! I couldn't seem to stop myself, and the more I ate the more I craved, both the cereal and other "junky" type foods. I was majorly craving soft-batch cookies so I I tried making lactation cookies (http://www.drmomma.org/2010/08/lactation-cookies-recipe-increasing.html) as a healthier option, but still found myself reaching for them more than I probably should have. Ditto for the black-bean brownies (http://www.mmmisformommy.com/2011/05/legendary-black-bean-brownie.html )
So all of a sudden I feel like my brain just doesn't work anymore and I'm having a tough time coming up with easy, quick, portable snacks that aren't carb heavy. Any suggestions?
So far I've got:
*sliced apples with peanut butter
*broccoli florets with hummus dip
*hard boiled eggs
Anyone have some more suggestions?