Funfetti Pancakes & Favorite Friday

Happy Friday everyone! This week went by fast =) I love when that happens… Remember when we all used Myspace and people would send you Happy Friday comments?Β 

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 πŸ™‚ Give them a try, you wont regret it.

Protein packed Funfetti Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 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)
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients – protein powder, flour, oats, flax, baking soda, sprinkles and funfetti mix.
  2. Mix wet ingredients – almond milk, greek yogurt, vanilla and egg whites.
  3. Combine together.
  4. 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.

5. Transfer to plate and top these however you would like.

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…

We had the cleanest sidewalk/road/driveway in the neighborhood and burned about 600 calories while doing it πŸ™‚

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.

Stuffed it in half of a pita with some spinach and it was goooood!

I love creating new meals out of leftovers.

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 πŸ™‚

We had A LOT of fresh veggies on hand so we decided to go the stir fry route for dinner

Stir-fry is probably one of my favorite dinner choices!

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.

Which was clearly, now. I broke off 3 squares, topped them with marshmallow fluff and placed that on top of 1/3 of a piece of graham cracker.

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 πŸ˜‰

Onto Favorite Friday… I made a list of my top 10 favorite foods that I could NOT live without. Ready…

10. Green Beans – By far my favorite vegetable. I love them szechuan style the most!

9. Avocado – looks like greens will be at the top of the list. I love that you can add this to a lot of different dishes… But sometimes I just scoop it out with a spoon πŸ™‚Β 

8. Β Goat Cheese – On pizza, salads, quesadillas or the simple way with crackers

7. Pancakes…hence why i make them at least once a week

6. Apples – Honeycrisp to be exact. Of course they have to be the most expensive 😦

5. Β Mac & Cheese… I’m sure you all agree

4. Strawberries – I’ve yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy these

3. Β BACON! I feel like the dog on the commercial when I say that.

2. Ice Cream – Tasti D Lite is the best EVER. They need to open one up in Maryland ASAP

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 –Β 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 πŸ™‚

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?

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24 Responses to “Funfetti Pancakes & Favorite Friday”

  1. Ok, those pancakes look like the best thing in the entire world…I’m going to steal this from you just as soon as I’m back in America..

    I also LOVE strawberries and avocado and mac and cheese!!!

  2. I can’t believe you just started blogging a month ago! I just found your blog 2 days ago but I love it! I have a HUGE sweet tooth too, but I enjoy eating healthy the rest of the time πŸ™‚

  3. Mmm, pancakes…

    My blog name is because of the way I tell people to remember how t pronounce my name…same ‘a’ sound as banana. Not Shayna or Shawna, but ShAnna πŸ˜‰

  4. Ah this post is making me want ice cream and pancakes real bad!

  5. I love this post!!! You are really too wonderful; I mean 2 hours of heavy-duty snow shovelin’, a top 10 list including ice cream, peanut butter, avocados, goat cheese! and you seem to really love chocolate (ahem Smore’s!!) as much as I do. Sounds like a wonderwoman if I ever heard of one! πŸ™‚ Let me know how the mousse turns out; I’ve gone through 1 1/2 boxes of tofu alone, singelhandedly, since yesterday! Crazy good stuff!

  6. If it was acceptable to live off of funfetti treats, I so would! πŸ™‚

  7. I can’t think of 10 foods I can’t live without but I definitely can’t survive without rice and potatoes and tortillas. I eat all of these things daily! Oh, and salsa too. πŸ™‚

  8. You go girl, that’s major calorie burn and I bet your arms are ripped becuz of it!

    You just gave me a brilliant new idea! Mint smores! Yummy, I am going to have to try that! I have one York Peppermint Pattie left from Christmastime.

    I cannot live without peanut butter. Yesterday I ate some white chocolate cherry peanut butter from The Cherry Republic in Michigan. And today I had Dark Chocolate Peanut butter.
    And guess what? I ordered over $80 worth of PB from SPREAD in San Diego. Check out their products, I can’t wait til they come in the mail: http://www.spreadtherestaurant.com/catalog/

  9. Oooh girl, we share some of the same favorite foods for sure!

    This Italian Family – my husband is Italian and our last name is VERY Italian. It’s a blog about our little family. πŸ™‚

  10. The pancakes look so yummy!!! If you were babysitting me, you’d be my hero! Love your smore look-alikes too! I can’t live without cheese, no way no how!

  11. totally agree about your #1 food item πŸ˜€ Love me some PB!!

  12. i so cant live without oats or pb! or froyo! all of those things are pretty critical to my diet πŸ˜‰
    My blog name comes from something my daddy says all the time. He always tells people to “keep the faith” and it is really just a powerful statement to me. People give up way to easily on themselves and others, if we all had a bit more faith it would all be ok. Not to mention, its part of my favorite bible verse πŸ™‚

  13. What a fun breakfast! I couldn’t live without apples and strawberries, either! So good!

  14. Funfetti pancakes are an amazing idea! My blog name comes from the fact that I dont eat meat so I eat a lot of beans and I am trying to live a healthy lifestyle πŸ™‚ PB is def on my list of foods I could never live without! Same with oatmeal!

  15. Oh my gosh, funfetti pancakes sound soo good! I’ll have to pick up a box so I can make them! πŸ™‚

  16. Those pancakes look SO fun & SO good!!

  17. Funfetti pancakes sound/look genius!!!! So perfect!
    My blog name is just an overall view into my life…I didn’t want to name it something one dimensional since I knew I wanted to touch on a lot of topics!

  18. Funfetti pancakes??? That is pretty cool and I bet kids would love those!

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