Still having camera issues, so I’ve been using my computer. Pictures aren’t great, but they could be worse. Anyway, here is what I have eaten so far today:
Breakfast: Protein Pancakes (aka probably the best pancakes I’ve ever made!)
I have been looking for a good recipe for healthy pancakes that are high in protein but do not contain protein powder. I think I found a winner!
Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes (Adapted from The Hungry Runner Blog)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 t baking powder
When I first mixed all of this together, it did not look like any pancake batter I’ve ever seen. I nervously spooned the “batter” onto a hot buttered pan, and these somehow came out looking and tasting like delicious pancakes! Success!
The pancakes were seriously good and just what I was craving. I made 3 small-ish pancakes with this recipe and topped them with almond butter, organic strawberries, a spoonful of cottage cheese, and a drizzle of real maple syrup. Not sure it needed the syrup because the strawberries were super sweet! I love berries in the summer
Speaking of fresh summer produce, I bought some heirloom tomatoes at Whole Foods on sale, and I put half of a purple-ish one in my spinach salad for lunch today:
Also in the salad went some leftover chicken and 1/4 of an avocado (which is hiding somewhere in the spinach). I tossed it all with a simple balsamic vinaigrette (~1 t olive oil, 1 T balsamic vinegar, 1 t hummus).
Then I tried a carrot cake Larabar. I was good enough, but definitely not my favorite. I put whipped cream cheese on it and pretended it was cream cheese icing. Now all I can think about is how much I want some real carrot cake
And that’s all for today! I am going to get ready to go to class now…I decided to take Physics at Georgia State so that I can apply for physical therapy school. I’m nervous. Wish me luck!