Whole wheat pasta with a simple tomato sauce, garden salad, some apple slices, and a couple slices of Schwan's multigrain loaf of bread.
We honestly don't eat a ton of pasta around here but when we do it is ALWAYS 100% whole wheat because it is so much better for you. My suggestion to people though is to always start by mixing it half and half with white pasta or to start with the whole grain pastas to get your taste buds used to the switch.
I like this one but other brands are great too! I have a thing for angel hair pasta!
I also like to make my own very simple sauce. I saute some onion and garlic in a little olive oil. I used about 1/2 a large onion and probably 3-4 cloves of garlic. I love onion and garlic so adjust it to whatever your tastebuds prefer. Then I add one can of this magic ingredient.......
Fire roasted tomatoes = YUMMY! Do NOT drain them. You need that juice!
Makes a beautiful sauce!
You can buy both of these kinds of items in the organic section of grocery stores as well if you want to 100% sure that you are buying a "safe" (BPA free) can. I don't eat these a whole lot so I don't worry too much about it. Plus for most of you reading this blog I am trying to be practical and know that you just want to grab what you can easily find on the shelf without paying $7.00 as well so go ahead and get the Hunt's brand!
So I think that was plenty of carbs for our race wouldn't you say. Especially since we probably wouldn't even dip into our glycogen storage! Like I said, I just need an excuse.
It is also a completely safe alternative to peanut butter if you or someone you know has a peanut allergy. It is even made in a factory where there is no trace of peanuts and can be used at schools that are peanut free.
So I am glad we ate our carbs and did the race even though it was POURING rain all morning. Thankfully it let up a little when we were running. I am also thankful to my husband who let me steal his hat to keep the rain off my face since it meant rain would be all over his glasses. Running down a wet, muddy, dirt road isn't ideal for race day but we finished! Soaking wet but we did it! I am thankful also for moisture wicking workout clothes and the fact that I am getting closer to catching my husband. This time I was only a minute and a half behind him. He hadn't run in 10 days which helped me!
I literally could have wrung my shirt out it was so soaked even though it doesn't look that way. I think we deserve brownie points for running in the rain!
SUPER thankful we can do this together! Now don't you think someone should buy his wife a cute hat of her own so he doesn't have to give his up next time?