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Sometimes I do silly things: for instance, signing up for my second half-distance triathlon, which will be coming up in May (eeks! remember when I used to joke about this being a real thing?). And then sometimes I do incredibly smart things: say, making the best post-training snack EVER in the form of these Honey Fruit Waffle Parfaits.
The toughest part about training for a long-distance sport isn’t the time. It isn’t the energy, or the ten workouts a week, or the fact that you go through all your clean underwear so quickly that you’ve resorted to buying industry-grade laundry detergent for your personal use. As any experienced triathlete will tell you, the one thing that can make or break your training regimen–and race day momentum–is simple: Nutrition. And that’s exactly what I love most about these Honey Fruit Waffle Parfaits–they’re nutritious and delicious! In between those layers of whole milk Greek yogurt + berries + honey, I opted to use Van’s® Power Grains® Original Waffles, which delivers that perfect balance of wholesomeness that you (plus your family, plus the whole darn world!) can feel good about eating. They also pack a whopping 10-12g of protein and 9-11g of whole grains like cracked red wheat, steel cut oats, millet, and brown rice per serving, which is EXACTLY what my wobbling legs need after a 17-mile [s]torture fest[/s] fun run around town. Also, I don’t know what monster took over and wrote that last statement about running 17 miles anywhere because that honestly sounds like borderline subversive activity, but I digress.