Whoa, where has the weekend gone? It’s already Monday morning and it feels like only yesterday I was working Friday morning getting ready for the weekend. Oh how time flies!
This morning I was excited to have the protein pancake I made last night for breakfast. I had one peach cobbler style, which is my second favorite way to eat a protein pancake. First? Cinnamon toasted almonds and coconut!
On Sunday, My mom and dad were off to see Wicked, which was one of his birthday presents. This meant, grocery shopping was to be done much early. Mr. Hercules was asleep when I woke up. Lazy little kitty.
I did buy grapes, apples, bananas and tangerines the day before. No need for fruit on this trip, but I did get a few veggies. I also got more yogurt and another box of Clif Kid’s in Honey Graham. I… am… addicted!
I also found this organic toasted oats cereal by Nature’s Promise. Now I didn’t know that Cheerios was made from oat flour! I so could have eaten it, if it weren’t for the damn corn in it. I have concluded that the corn allergy makes my life much more difficult, especially combined with all the other allergies I have.
Ever since I found out that little fact, I’ve been looking for a toasted oat cereal sans corn ever since. Kashi’s honey toasted oat cereal use to be one of my favorites, which I totally miss. And now, behold a toasted oat cereal WITHOUT corn!
I did a little cooking on Sunday also, along with some yoga and tons of cleaning! I made two servings of homemade mac n’ cheese to freeze for another day.
Sunday dinner? I made a thyme and parsley stir fry. I added egg whites for my protein instead of using chicken (after all I am trying to do no meat week, though I “cheated” and had a little piece of chicken and a bacon strip). It was absolutely delicious!
For dessert, I attempted to make DAMY Health’s chocolate cake batter dip. The healthy secret? Chickepeas! I’ve eaten Belgium chocolate mousse a few times this week and then this recipe popped up! I knew I had to try it. I love having something creamy for dessert.
I did had a few modifications, some by choice and some by what I had around. I used 1 Tbsp of cane sugar (where it says the option to use two packets of stevia) since I used unsweetened soy nut butter instead of peanut butter. I used the Silk vanilla soymilk and dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder. The result? I was literally licking the spoon and food processor dry. You must try it!
Question: What’s your favorite after dinner treat?