Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WIAW: Pumpkin Protein Pancake

Peas and Crayons

Hey there, bloggy readers!  Is everyone else enjoying Fall as much as I am?  It is just lovely here.  I even got to bust out my jean jacket this week, so I am a happy camper.
I also have been working on the "falling into good habits" theme as suggested by Peas & Crayons blog (this is where What I Ate Wednesday originated)...and am obviously documenting it for you all right here.

So, anyways, here's some food stuff.

Breakfast 1: Toast
My pre-boot camp food was a half a piece of wheat toast with some super shiny fig jelly on it.  Probably my favorite pre-workout snack with some sugar and carbs to get me energized.

Breakfast 2: Pumpkin Protein Pancake
After my workout, I needed some protein.  And today it came in a pancake form.  I made this using a recipe from Dashing Dish (click on the name to see recipe) & it turned out good.  I made two pancakes and threw the other one in the fridge for another day.  So, I topped my pancake with half a banana, a drizzle of syrup, then a forkful of caramel almond butter.  Coffee on the side (don't worry, I added creamer and sweetener after this picture).

A.M. Snack: Carrots & Hummus
My morning snack was some carrot sticks and red pepper hummus.  I'm trying to get all my fruit & veggie servings in, so I was pretty stoked about this snack (2 servings down-including breakfast).

Lunch: Chicken Taco Soup
For lunch, I had another veggie serving in my Chicken Taco Soup that I made the night before.  This is actually like my most viewed recipe on the blog.  It is pretty darn tasty, if I do say so myself ;)

Then for dessert, a ginormous iced coffee with soy milk consumed while enjoying the beautiful weather.


P.M. Snack: Kind Bar
This bar that I had for snack was tasty, but kind of hard on my teeth.  It's possible it could have been old?  I'm not sure, but I love the coconut flavor, though.

Dinner: Impromptu Mexican Food
My dinner plans for fish and pasta were trumped by dinner with my family.  My mom, brother and I shared some beef fajitas.  Possibly another veggie serving (that's a pretty big hunk of green pepper)?
Yum!
 The main reason for our visit is that Tuesday is dollar beer night.  Can't get any better than that.  And limes are totes a fruit, in case you didn't know (another fruit serving??).
Dolla Dolla Beers, Y'all!

That about wraps things up for my food consumption.
If you want, you should go check out the pizza I made on Endless Simmer's blog this week.  It is a Shrimp Po'boy Pizza & it is worth a look-see.