I donated blood last night. I brought some decaf coffee with heavy cream, some endurance crackers, and some drunken goat cheese to eat afterward. It was very satisfying and I didn’t mind not eating the cookies but by the time I got home I was having a huge craving for cake, my first since going LCHF. I read that donating a pint of blood requires 650 calories to replace – I wonder if anything in particular about it made carbs seem more appealing.

In any case, the chocolate chia seed brownies satisfied my craving nicely. I’ll make them in advance of donating next time.

I had a chocolate chia brownie for breakfast as well – probably not something I want to make a habit of, but they’re really that good.