Happy 4th all! This morning I knew there were 2 things I wanted to do. The first was to get my “burn” on by hopping on the treadmill for a 30 minute hill interval jog/walk. I was soooo bummed that Food Network only had “infomercials” on so early. Yes, I totally love watching Food Network as I run on the treadmill….talk about dangling the carrot, right? LOL.
The second thing….Make Simply Filling Oatmeal Protein Pancakes that were originally named Pancake Deliciouso when I was on CORE…fancy name!
This is the simplest protein pancake recipe you will ever make and I bet you probably have everything on hand.
It takes 30 seconds to put all the ingredients in the cup and less than 30 to blend them.
Pour the pancake mix into a nonstick pan over medium heat and sprayed with nonstick spray.
There is something so visually satisfying about seeing the entire 8 inch pan covered with one big pancake ~ not to mention a Simply Filling Pancake
While the pancake deliciouso cooks, prepare you toppings. Today I went with a red, white and blue theme…..
Measure out a tablespoon of pure maple syrup….
Then, I completely flopped it! I have made this pancake a million times and have maybe only done this once or twice.
I pondered scrapping everything and starting again for the sake of my pictures, but, decided it would go back together just like a puzzle.
For the record, I am totally THAT person who thinks they can glue anything back together lol.
With a 1/2 Tbsp sprinkle of whipped butter and fruit…….
Plus a drizzle of pure maple syrup and sprinkle of unsweetened coconut nobody will ever know. LOL…..Ok, well, it still tasted completely delicious and I only ended up using 2 WPA for the syrup and whipped butter ~ DEAL!
When The Husband got home, we headed out for a lunch date at Mary’s Pizza Shack for big salads. I traded him the salami & onions on my plate for his beets. Everything on plate is Simply Filling except for the cheese and dressing.
Served up with ranch on the side for dipping. (4 WPA)
I also had a piece of freshly baked sour dough bread (2 WPA)
After lunch, we watched TED which we both thought was pretty funny and totally worth seeing.
We grilled out and invited family over to celebrate the 4th. I had 1/2 a tri tip steak with The Husband’s Secret Sauce (1 WPA for the sauce).
I had planned on sweet potato fries again, but, I didn’t think everyone would be as excited as I am about them. So, I modified my Healthy Potato Salad to make it close to Simply Filling. I used fat free mayo and dill pickles for the bread n butter.
1 WPA for the olives (these used to be CORE but they are not Simply Filling).
- 2,870 calories burned
- 8,537 steps taken
- 10 WPA used, 15 WPA remaining (26 daily points+)
Off to watch the fire works!