As you can probably tell by the post today didn’t go too badly. But I’m in need of some filling snacks!
I skipped the gym this morning to make some whole wheat pancakes. My favourite Bob’s Red Mill 10 grain mix had quite a few no nos in the ingredient list – including buttermilk and soy. 😦 However, I decided to try something new by experimenting with what I had. Here’s what I came up with:
EDiet Whole Wheat Pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon maple sugar flakes
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 scoop protein powder (optional, I used vanilla flavoured hemp with no additives to make my breakfast more filling)
1/4 teaspon salt
Approximately 3.5 tbsp eggwhites
1 cup water (substitute milk if you don’t have any dairy issues)
2 tablespoons oil
Oil a frying pan. Mix all dry ingredients together. In another bowl, beat the eggs and add water and oil. Mix ingredients together until wet (don’t overmix).
Pour by 1/3 cupfuls into the frying heated at medium temperature and cook. Mixture should bubble and edges should look slightly dry before flipping. Repeat as necessary.
Verdict: pretty good! I will definitely make them again – I had mine with 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Sorry no pictures 😦 (need to dig up my camera from the somewhere in the closet). I’m attending a special dinner as my aunt’s gift to celebrate my birthday this Saturday though and I vow to have some pictures by the end of this weekend.
As for snack time that was a bit of a challenge today – normally I mix my fruits and veggies with a bit of protein like nuts or a piece of cheese to tide me over. Since I can’t have nuts or cheese anymore and went without… not great results on this one. I think my carrots literally evaporated in my stomach and I was hungry again in 15 minutes. Boo! I would normally try a hummus but these things have lemon juice/citrus in them which I’m not supposed to have. Although Galina (my naturopath) said a few months ago that it’s not a big deal as long as it’s not 100% (I guess I should have clarified that a few months ago). I did however get a great idea from one of the Directors who saw my “healthy” lunch (aka an Ediet lunch) of shredded veggies, baby spinach and chicken. I didn’t have the heart to pretend that I enjoy (and regularly eat this strictly) so I told her about my recent adventures in Ediet land. She came up with a great suggestion and asked if I could eat seeds. How could I forget? For now I will add them in and see what Galina says (hopefully she doesn’t axe another food category).
Other than that meals weren’t too bad – I was hungry after each of my snacks though and ended up going to Naturally Yours (health food place in my building) to find something healthy late in the afternoon. I ended up with a kamut cookie with molasses (tasty and a soft cookie!). I gotta learn how to make some healthy cookies/treats sans chocolate of course.
Time to run off – learning the ins and outs of cameras from my fiance 🙂