It’s Wednesday. It’s a busy little day for me, and I had kind of a rough one yesterday. It’s my early morning training day, so not much to say other than let’s get into this post! Also: can you believe it’s already Wednesday?
Breakfast – 7:30 AM
My new favorite breakfast – pumpkin protein pancake topped with baked apples and plain Greek yogurt.
(Paige’s) Pumpkin Protein Pancake
1/3 c. pumpkin
1/3 c. egg whites
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use brown rice pp)
2 tbsp. oats
mush in a bowl until combined, and then pour onto a heated pan, sprayed with some nonstick spray on medium. Cook for 3-4 minutes a side.
Snack – 9:45 am
Post-doctor’s appointment latte to make me feel better. Doctor’s appointments (and blood work) suck and make me not happy. Lattes are awesome and make me happy!
Lunch – 1:45
Leftovers from Sunday night’s crock pot fest. Farmer’s market chicken, potatoes, and carrots, with a side of leftover veggies (kale and okra) from Monday night’s dinner. Yumminess.
I also had some of this calm drink about an hour after lunch:
Snack – 4:00
Healthy Breakfast Cookies + milk, aka, more comfort food
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Time: 18 minutes
Makes ~1 dozen cookies
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 c. oats
1/4 c. almond meal (could probably use flax meal here too)
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. chopped dried cherries
1/2 c. chopped dried apricots
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugars, and salt at a medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Stir into the mix the oats, almond meal, flours, cinnamon, and baking soda until combined. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Scoop out the dough in a little larger than a tbsp. scoops onto a large baking sheet, and bake for 11-13 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire cooling wrack.
Dinner – 6:30
Salmon, sweet potato, and green beans. Boring? Maybe to the eye, but it tasted fantastic!
Dessert – 8:30
small bowl of kettle corn w/ mini chocolate chips sprinkled on top, microwaved for 30 seconds. Un-pictured because I got up to get it during the middle of watching Dexter!
Anyone wanna talk about the first episode of this season, by the way? Holy lots going on!!
Elliptical – 30 minutes @ 6:30 am – moderate
Elliptical – 30 minutes @ 4:30 pm – moderate
Have a great Wednesday, all
How many days can you eat leftovers in a row?
What else do you think I could do to jazz up that chicken “pot roast” I’ve got sitting in the fridge?