It's hump day, again! Time to see what I put in my belly (yesterday, anyways).
Breakfast Part #1: Watermelon
This is currently my favorite thing about summertime (well, technically pre-summertime, but it feels hot enough around these parts to call it summer). I had a little less than a cup leftover from the watermelon I pretty much single-handedly consumed on Sunday:
Yeah, I know. That's such a happy watermelon face.
Anyways, I ate that tiny cup before 5 a.m. boot camp & I was actually pretty hungry during and after, thus breakfast part #2 in all it's glory...
Breakfast Part #2: Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes
You know I'm not going to leave you hanging without a recipe ;)
Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes
makes 2 pancakes (1 serving)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 egg white
1/4 C almond milk
2 T wheat flour
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon
pinch sea salt
1/2 t vanilla
Heat a skillet to medium heat.
While the pan is heating up, in a small bowl, mix all ingredients and whisk.
Combine this stuff in a Ziploc:
1 T melted low cal buttery spread
1 T brown sugar
1 sweetener packet
1 tsp cinnamon
plus, a little flour or protein powder to thicken...and maybe pop it in the freezer to harden up for about 5 minutes
Scoop battter onto griddle (or in pan) and cook for about a minute, then swirl your cinnamon mixture on the pancake using the Ziploc with a cut corner. You could use a piping bag if you are fancy.
clearly the swirling of a professional
I served mine with a Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese Wedge and half of a banana, sliced, then I hit it with a little sugar free syrup for added moisture.
Oh, plus I had a big ole mug of this goodness:
Mid Morning Snack: Luna Bar
I munched on this Luna bar before heading out for my lunchtime walk (well, like an hour before, I guess).
Lunch: Sort of Taco Salad
You can't tell from this picture, but there is alot of shredded lettuce under all those toppings! My salad included shredded lettuce, broccoli, matchstick carrots, little tomatoes, 1/2 cup of leftover taco meat/bean mixture from last night's dinner (93% lean beef, fat free refried beans), a little shredded cheddar and some guacamole as the dressing.
It was super tasty.
Then I had to get my chocolate fix:
dark chocolate egg, ya'll
Afternoon Snack: Carrots
Ate a couple of these out of the bag (classy) in the late afternoon to stave off hunger til dinner.
Dinner: Salmon Burgers
For dinner I went to cook at my parents' house. I made us some salmon burgers on bagel thins (with guac, sauteed red onions and goat cheese) and Mom made some homemade, microwave potato chips and broccoli. So good! We enjoyed it while watching the new Glee and New Girl.
And of course I got to hang out with these cuties:
Dessert: Fro Yo!
Yum! Had to hit up Yo Lo and use my $2 off coupon on some frozen yogurt. I got some caramel flavor and red velvet flavor with a scoop of Oreo topping. It hit the spot.
And that about does it. See you on Friday with an awesome recipe :)
**basic protein pancake recipe adapted from Fitnessista