Sometimes they’re good for a smile.
Yesterday I woke up to 10 inches of snow on the ground! Yay for a snow day… I decided to make myself a yummy breakfast since I wasn’t in a rush for once. If you know me, you know I’m OBSESSED with funetti cake/cupcakes/cookies. I make them once a month and always have a spare box in the pantry. So, this morning, I ripped open the box in an attempt to make Funfetti Pancakes…
Mission Accomplished. I love incorporating one of my favorite things into breakfast because breakfast is my favorite meal so it’s bound to make for a wonderful day! Oh and these weren’t just regular pancakes, they were packed with protein and made with whole wheat 🙂 Give them a try, you wont regret it.
Protein packed Funfetti Pancakes
- 2 tablespoons of brown rice protein
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oats
1/3 cup almond milk
1/8 cup greek yogurt
1/3 tsp baking soda
1/8 cup egg whites
1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp funfetti cake mix (or more if you’d like)
- Mix dry ingredients – protein powder, flour, oats, flax, baking soda, sprinkles and funfetti mix.
- Mix wet ingredients – almond milk, greek yogurt, vanilla and egg whites.
- Combine together.
- Heat a skillet with cooking spray to med-high heat. Drop the batter into 3 portions in skillet and heat for 3 minutes on each side. Make sure you press down after flipping the pancakes the first time.
I topped mine with frozen blueberries that were defrosted in the microwave. We were out of sugar-free syrup and I didn’t want to use regular. (Sugar free has 30 calories while regular has 210!) I’m still thinking about these pancakes because that’s how much I loved them.
Good thing I had a hearty breakfast because I was headed outside to shovel for my first time! Apparently I have OCD and couldn’t stop shoveling because I ended up shoveling the road… Ridiculous, I know. I was all about the calorie burn so I just kept going… I shoveled for about 2 hours and let me tell you that I’ve never been more sore in my life. Who would’ve thought that shoveling snow would’ve been the best workout I’ve ever had?? There is not 1 muscle in my body that isn’t achey today…
After I got showered and warmed up I was hungry again! I decided to make a cheese”burger” out of last night’s Sweet Potato TurkeyLoaf.
During the day I also snacked on some watermelon slices and of course a protein granola bar. Those will finally be gone tomorrow! Need to think of a new snack to make 🙂
We had A LOT of fresh veggies on hand so we decided to go the stir fry route for dinner
We broiled some salmon and threw it into the veggies with brown rice, drizzled szechuan sauce and topped with sesame seeds. 15 minute meal – 6 ingredients – Rachel Ray & Claire Robinson would be proud.
Even though I am out of Vegan Chocolate Chips I still managed to have dessert…Imagine that. I received this candy bar 2 weeks ago and have been saving it for the perfect moment.
I love mint, I love chocolate and I love anything that resembles smores so it’s only fair to say that I love this dessert as well. I didn’t even miss my chocolate chips. Did you notice I went an entire day without Peanut Butter? Weird, hope I’m not getting sick 😉
Onto Favorite Friday… I made a list of my top 10 favorite foods that I could NOT live without. Ready…
1. Peanut Butter… any type. I currently have 5 different jars in my cabinet. That’s true love.
What are the top ten foods you cant live without?
Day #2 of my blog challenge – Meaning behind your blog name
Fashion – Fitness – Foodie – Staying fit while eating good food in stilettos.
I wish I had some awesome story or could tell you that there was a deeper meaning behind my name – But it’s just 3 things that I’m passionate about… Fashion (shopping) Fitness (working out and being fit) Foodie (food – healthy and not so healthy!) I was introduced to blogs by a friend who wanted me to make a recipe from someone’s website and I quickly became sucked in. I jumped from blog to blog reading about people’s daily eats, workouts and recipes they’ve created. After 2 weeks of basically stalking people I decided I would try one out myself…and now here I am testing out the waters. It’s only been a little over a month but I enjoy writing, thinking of new recipes and of course reading all of your blogs too 🙂
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
QUESTIONS: What is the meaning behind your blog name? Weekend plans? What is a food you CANNOT live without?