Another day in the life… woot woot, right?
Breakfast was something I rarely have… pancakes! I first saw these over on HEAB, but the original recipe comes from Pimp My Protein Shake. The recipe calls for 1 egg + 1 white, but I wasn’t sure the yolk would whip up very well, so I just used 2 egg whites. I also subbed whole wheat flour for the coconut flour and blueberries for the blackberries. I couldn’t decide on which topping I wanted, so I used vanilla Chobani on two, Naturally More PB on two, and raw almond butter on one. I also added a little bit of light syrup for moisture. The PB was definitely the best topping. These were really tasty, but the texture was different than I expected. It was very light, souffle-like, and egg-y. One downside, though, is they didn’t keep me full for very long (try 2 hours or so…). However, I have been abnormally starving today.
Starving, you say? TJ’s trail mix to the rescue. Yes, I only had this one handful to tide me over till lunch.
Lunch was a gorgeous, artsy snack plate of sorts. Playing with your food is so fun, especially when all you have is time on your hands! Starting at the 11:00 position and going clockwise (as if you can’t see what it is…) we have: horseradish pub cheese, carrots, pineapple, like 4 pretzel slims to fill space, TJ’s organic tofu veggie burger clone from yesterday, Viactiv calcium chew, and baby dills. Hot, cold, crunchy, soft, sweet, salty… *Love.*
So, after lunch I finally tackled the last of the “piles.” This annoying pile contains randon things from our HUGE pantry and back room at our house – two things we don’t have here. And that big cardboard box and purple crate might be full of shoes.
Good lord, it was only a couple hours later and I was freaking hungry again. I just felt this hollow hunger all daaaay. I tried drinking some more water and coffee to fill the void. Yeah, right. I succombed to the hunger and fed it this Luna bar, hoping it’s 180 cals, 9 g protein, and 3 g fiber would do the trick. Eh, not so much. The flavor is OK, not very smores-esque, though.
Dinner was another black bean and cilantro dream. Along with sweet potatoes, I would say this soup has 3 of my favorite ingredients ever. You can find the recipe HERE, over on Two Pea and Their Pod. I made a couple changes – I used 2 cans of beans instead of 3, omitted the red pepper because I forgot it at the store, and used a little Frank’s instead of the red pepper flakes. I also stirred in the cilantro at the very end. This soup was delicious and full of color. Unfortunately, I didn’t taste it before I added the Frank’s, because if I did, I would have known it was plenty hot already! Yiiiikes, I’m still sweating a little! I used 2 cans mild Rotel and 1 can medium, thinking it wouldn’t be too hot…. wrong! I think I ate my weight in sour cream and crushed blue corn tortilla chips to tame the heat.
Hopefully the hunger will stay at bay for awhile!! Until tomorrow, I bid you all farewell.