Monday, April 6, 2015

E is for Energy Boosters

Now that I am exercising regularly, my appetite has understandably increased. It’s a struggle not to overeat without feeling miserably famished.

For you woman out there, here’s a rotten fact. Because of that b!7@% we call biology, our brain chemistry triggers hunger proportionate to the calories just burned in case we become pregnant. Can you believe that? I am sure just about everyone living with modern luxury knows how much faster you can ingest 500 calories than you can burn them off.

And that burns me up! But I digress…

I admit that I’m no vegetarian. So the easiest, cheap protein snacks are boiled eggs. I cannot believe that never occurred to me. Another option I have been enjoying is, actually, baked tofu sticks. They are easy to make, and I found them quite tasty spread with a little mix of peanut butter and jelly since the tofu took on almost the texture of bread.

Here’s a recipe I’m thinking of trying, in case you’re interested:

Baked Sesame Tofu Sticks

Happy snacking! And please let me know if you have any tasty suggestions.

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4 comments:

  1. Hmm. I hadn't heard of baked tofu sticks; that's an interesting idea!

    For me, I like frozen fruit and Greek-style yogurt; one cup of the yogurt is relatively low in calories but has a ton of protein (like 22 grams!) so I feel full. :)

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  2. Wow! That's a lot of protein! I need to check out the different brands. What I usually buy has more carbs than I want. Thank you for the tip.

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    1. I like Aldi store brand, for the price/quality; also Trader Joe's (which is owns by the same company). The commercial brands are Fage and Chobani, but those, in my opinion, are way overpriced (for the yuppy factor).

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  3. I love tofu! I should really eat more of it! Will have to try that recipe. Thanks, Darla!

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