Show of hands if you feel this: one of the hardest things to balance in life is the relationship between writing and eating.
A lot of times I get super involved in writing to the point where I forget to nourish myself. Hours and hours pass and when I finally drag myself away from the laptop, I’m super starved and desperate for protein. Because of that, I’m more liable to grab something quick and easy rather than take time to make a healthy meal. And this can be to the detriment of both my health goals and my overall physical feeling.
If you struggle with getting enough protein and “brain food” during a writing sprint, this is the post for you! Below is a recipe for “power protein bites” – a quick, easy-to-make snack that I ALWAYS keep on hand, especially during sprints and NaNoWriMo projects, so that I can stay brain-fueled and feeling great without breaking momentum to cook a whole meal.
1 Cup Quick Oats or Instant Oatmeal.
1/3 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (creamy)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, or dried fruit, or coconut flakes, etc.
Add all ingredients together into one bowl. Mix thoroughly until oats are no longer dry. Separate into tablespoon-sized balls and place in tupperware or on cookie sheet. Store in fridge.
AND THAT’S IT! Now you have a quick, sweet, protein-powered treat to snack on between writing sprints, so your brain stays fueled, your blood sugar stays level, and your tastebuds stay very, very happy.