But first, let’s go back to last night. No yoga took place, but my snack certainly did:
Blueberries are SO GOOD lately. I wanted them in my breakfast too, but my yogurt mess/egg, toast, and fruit breakfasts weren’t sounding as appealing as they usually do. I wanted something different. I wanted pancakes.
Enter: Kath’s oatmeal pancakes:
Oh. My. God. Why have I waited so long to make these? Glorious is the only word that comes to mind. I doubled the recipe, left out the cinnamon (as much as I love, I don’t think cinn & blueberries would be the greatest taste combination), and added ground flaxseed:
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup egg whites (4 egg whites)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 tsp ground golden flaxseed
This made two dense, fluffy, delicious pancakes. Next time, I would add some sweetener to the batter – probably a packet of stevia. For topping, I mixed a packet of stevia into a 6 oz. container of plain Chobani, layered half between the pancakes and spread the other half on the top pancake and topped them off with more blueberries. These seriously were amazing and kept me full for such a long time. Expect repeats – soon! In related news, I need a wide spatula.
Because of the foot pain I’ve been experiencing recently, I’ve been sticking to the elliptical and stair stepper for my cardio. I’ve been icing it on and off since I hurt it last week and it doesn’t hurt when I walk anymore! So today I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical and ran on the treadmill for a mile. My foot felt great! So I did another mile – and it’s still all good! Although now my ankle is randomly bothering me a little? But I have bad joints so it’s probably just the humidity.
Funny, I actually didn’t miss running this past week, but once I started I didn’t want to stop! Running is my boyfriend and sometimes we need some time apart to remember how good it is together.
After my workout, I headed home to make lunch:
I mixed up a TON of veggies into an extremely colorful Greek salad – yellow, red, and orange bell peppers, green beans, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and fetaaaaaa! Plus a chewy, seedy, grainy, soft glorious piece of bread topped with avocado and S&P. I ate all the salad but the bread and avocado was hands down the best part of lunch. Simplicty is best.
After picking my brother up from the train station, I realized I hadn’t had hummus all day. Intervention:
Great summer snacking: carrots, TJ’s roasted garlic hummus, and Dr. Kracker’s Hummus Maximus on Santa with a Strawberry Serenity. Sorry about the “s” overload. Hummus Maximus definitely pair well with their namesake, but Seeded Spelt are still holding my heart!
My 5 o’clock snack led to a late dinner. I was too lazy to cook anything so I just had a yogurt mess around 9 – Strawberry Banana Chobani with MultiGrain Cheerios and Kashi Heart to Heart, with more strawberries on top. It was good, but no pic.
Right now I’m catching up on Bethenny Getting Married? – she is absolutely freaking hilarious, I love her! She loves CostCo just as much as I do .. shopping during a book signing? Fabulous. Plus, she named her daughter Bryn! Have you watched?
- Enter to win some Chobani from Hillary!
- Mean Girls + Disney princesses = the best video ever.
- The 50 Fattiest Foods in the States – what’s your state’s fattiest food? I think the ones from fast food chains are cop-outs! They should have found meals from independent places! I’ve never visited that horrifying hot dog from Connecticut, but Florida and empanadas? In Fort Lauderdale, there was a bakery case in CVS with empanadas in it. Yes.
BAHAHAHA “I am slowly becoming a moose.” I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much at a reality show! Have a great night!
OH! Did anyone else watch Huge on ABC Family last night? Tell me your thoughts!