Happy Friday Eve all! Thanks for all the comments on my recipes lately ~ It has been really fun to get back in the kitchen and have a little fun trying to find ways to fit in vegetables for breakfast along with 2 cups of vegetables at both lunch and dinner.
I think aside from sometimes feeling like I might turn into a vegetable from eating so many, that it IS really true that when you fill your belly with so much of the good stuff, there isn’t much room for the not so good stuff.
Speaking of experiments ~ breakfast was a TOTAL EXPERIMENT. I saw a recipe for Mock French Toast on a message board and was intrigued. I pretty much followed the recipe but substituted agave for the sugar free substitute and added a pinch of salt.
“MOCK” MY FRENCH TOAST
4 egg whites
1/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Agave
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Pinch of salt, optional
Butter, Maple Syrup, Agave, Nut Butters, Fruit, Super Nutty Granola, greek yogurt!
1. Preheat a nonstick pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray.
2. Combine all the ingredients thoroughly using a whisk or a beater. Pour into “pancake shapes” and cook until browned on each side, about 2 minutes per side.
3. Serve it up with your favorite toppings or enjoy as is.
Makes 2 servings, 3 pts each (or you can be like me and eat it as 1 serving)
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
BEYOND AMAZING!!!! These little thin pancakes seriously taste just like FRENCH TOAST, but, better. Sorta like a crepe, but, with the flavor of french toast.
I topped mine with a little ICBNB Spray, a little extra Agave and some Super Nutty Granola……MMMM, I am so going to have these again soon!
The breakfast veggie of the day was some Yellow Bell Pepper Strips. I actually think I LOVE having these more than cucumbers on the side.
Mid morning snackage (2 pts)…..anyone know the answer????
A ~ A BOWLING alley 😀 hehehehe ~ yes, I totally eat these string cheeses JUST for the riddles.
Lunch was a repeat of yesterday since I had the other half of my Mayo-Less Tuna to use up.
I like romaine lettuce leaves over bibb lettuce because they are crispier, juicer and make perfect little “boats’” to fit my tuna salad.
You know another cool realization?? My co-worker today saw my lunch and was like “THAT’s SO HEALTHY! I wish I could do that”
When he said that, I just kept thinking….well, really, it’s just THAT GOOD I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.
Isn’t it funny how it takes 21 days to form a habit……but, it’s not quite 21 days yet and I look forward to and crave….
Big Bowls of Vegetables and Fruit with hummus and tuna lettuce wraps.
This is by far my FAVORITE HUMMUS of all times ~ I only know one vendor at the Farmer’s Markets out here who sells Spicy with Harissa Hummus.
I wonder if I can freeze some for the winter….have any of you ever tried freezing hummus and using it later???
Served up with my favorite Homemade Fizzy Water ~ Deliciousness! (5 pts)
I had some TJ’s Cashews for my afternoon snack (2 pts)
Dinner tonight involved a HUGE Bowl of Parmesan Kale Chips ~ I LOVE these so much, I actually forgot to bust out my ketchup with them. (2 pts)
Then, I moved on to some left over Spinach and FOUR Cheese Lasagan (7 pts)
It was honestly the PERFECT dinner because I got to browse through all of these while chowing down.
I am in charge of the Halloween Celebrations this year at work so buying a bunch of magazines for ummm ideas is totally justified ;)
Yeah, ok….I bought the Food Network Magazine because seriously ~ I want to make that SQUASH SOUP WITH A TON OF TOPPINGS IN AN EDIBLE BOWL!
Who else thinks Martha Stewart’s eyes look kinda creepy cool in this picture?!
SO, SO GLAD tomorrow is FRIDAY and a short day, but, long day! We are going to watch the CAL vs RENO game tomorrow night ~ Part 1,578,890 of The Husband’s Birthday Gifts….He is like a little kid before Christmas right now preparing for it ~ so funny!