Breakfast

Fluffy Pancakes and Green Challenge

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After hearing about using vinegar to fluff up pancakes (first from a friend and then finding a recipe on Pinterest), I decided to give them a try. The original recipe comes from Coleen’s Recipes and I followed it to a T.

The result:

Super fluffy pancakes!

I realized I had no syrup in the house, so I decided to eat mine with lemon-vanilla cottage cheese creme (about 1/4 cup whipped creme, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar all blended together until creamy) and fresh strawberries.

Yummy and toddler approved! :)

Also, can you believe it’s March!!!

When I found out about Katy’s Green Challenge, I decided to participate in the action. If you submit a photo on twitter or instagram every day of the challenge, you will be entered to win a $25 Starbucks gift card. And we all know how I feel about Starbucks, right? ;)

From her blog, Fit in Heels:

Here’s my submission for today:

Green smoothie with a handful spinach, 1/4 cucumber, 1 pear, lemon juice and fresh ginger (sorry for the phone pic taken in my dark, messy kitchen…).

I’ve come to the conclusion that I like my green smoothies not too sweet. I’m no longer adding frozen banana or sweet fruits to them. I still love all kinds of fruit but not in my green smoothie. This girl needs ginger + lemon!

Do you drink green smoothies? It’s an easy way to get some greens into your diet.

Ladies Holiday
Wishing you a fantastic weekend and make those fluffy pancakes you see above! You won’t regret it! Hope see you back here soon!

Protein Boost

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First of all, a big thank you for all of you, who entered the Swedish Treats Giveaway so far! I love reading about your favourite Swedish foods!

If you haven’t entered yet, you still have time to do so until September 30th. Check it out! ;)

Second, I just have to share this fantastic breakfast that I made this morning: This Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Cereal comes from Kelly, who shares her delicious recipes over on her blog Eat Yourself Skinny. It is so easy and full of protein and fiber, it will keep you full for a long time. Not to mention it is super delicious!

Perfect!

And check out the nutritional stats:

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 2/3 cup
Calories: 168
Fat: 3.1 g
Carbs: 30.7 g
Fiber: 3.6 g
Protein: 4.7 g
Old Points: 2.9 pts
Points+: 4 pts
Kelly posts the nutritional values with all of her recipes, which is one of the main reasons why I love her blog so much. Plus, her recipes are awesome!

When I finally had a chance to make this, it was actually lunchtime and I hadn’t eaten until then and was starving, so I paired it with a hard boiled egg for extra protein.

I just think that Kelly’s recipe would never yield 6 portions in our household. ;) I divided my cereal up into 4 portions with a serving size of 1 cup each and had a little scoop left to let my son try later when he wakes up from his nap.

I have to try to get some course work done while the little guy sleeps, but don’t forget that you can still enter my Swedish Treats Giveaway!

See you soon!

Susan

Hungry Girl

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Hey all,

How are you? I’m tired! :-o For some reason I thought it was a good idea this morning to get up at 6AM. OK, the plan was to get up, catch up with some readings for class, get ready and leave at 8AM for class. However, when I got up, guess whom I found in front of the TV, Wii remote in both hands and as awake as ever? That guy I live with! So, no early morning me-time and readings for me… ;-)

Instead I had a coffee and a little bit of this:

and a little bit of that:

Leftover steel cut oats (minus the apple - the pic is recycled from this post - which actually uses bran) with frozen berries, nuked in the microwave for about a minute.

Then I surfed the web for a bit and got ready to leave. The funny thing is, about 2.5 hours later I was hungry again, so I had half of what was supposed to be my lunch (turkey and cheese sandwich) and then bought a small broccoli and cheddar soup for lunch to go with the other half of my sandwich. It’s now about 1PM and I can feel the hunger creeping back alredy, but I still have to be here until 5PM! :-o I’ll schedule an apple for 2PM, and then I possibly have to buy some snackage to get me through class.

The good news: I heard there will be dinner waiting for me when I get home… :razz:

Question for you: Can you recommend any easy, healthy, and budget-friendly lunches to go? I usually pack a sandwich or a salad bowl (or sometimes leftovers to warm up), almost always an apple, veggies and hummus, granola bars, Lärabars and possibly some other easy transportable fruits like oranges, or grapes. The only problem: it’s getting boring! Do you have any tips on how to switch things up a little? What do you normally pack, if you pack your own lunches? I can’t justify spending $8-10 dollars everyday for lunches at the food places on campus (i.e. junk food) and tuition is due this Friday, so I need to keep things cheap! Let me know, if you have any tips. I’m looking forward to your ideas.

See you next time,

Susan

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