I am very glad to announce that I feel SO much better this morning!!! It seems all I needed was a good night of sleep and today I am back at it. I woke up early, around 6:30, and went outside to stretch my legs for a nice 3 mile run before the sun came up. It was still incredibly muggy and humid outside but I beat the heat at least! I had half a banana with almond butter before I left.
When I returned, I had an old classic for breakfast: Kath’s Oatmeal Pancake! I used to make similar protein pancakes in college with chopped apple in them and after tasting how delicious this was this morning, I’m wondering why I haven’t made it in so long! I used 1/2 cup oats, 3 egg whites, 1/2 tsp baking powder, a dash of salt, a dash of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract. I let the oats and egg whites soak in the fridge overnight and so this morning I had more of a thick “batter” for my pancake. I topped it with a spoonful of almond butter and the other half of my banana, mashed, with strawberries on the side. It was soooooo yummy and perfect for fuel after my run! I also had a cup of Red Rose tea as well.
YAY for Friday—today I packed a salmon salad on whole wheat bread with a plum and strawberries on the side as well as 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with kashi crackers for a snack. For the salmon salad I used a little bit less than a can of boneless, skinless salmon (maybe 90% of the can?) with a spoonful of nayonaisse, a squirt of dijon mustard, some chopped kalamata olives and a big dash of curry powder. This lunch always keeps me satisfied for hours for some reason!
I really didn’t get too far with my book last night. 🙁 I was exhausted and got sucked into catching up on a couple of my favorite food blogs and emails instead. I skimmed it a little though and it seems well written but a little dry in areas. I liked the section where he states that we should pretend we are grocery shopping with our grandmother. Would she really buy go-gurt? haha! It’s so true though…half the stuff we eat and buy has so many strange ingredients we can’t pronounce in it and we should attempt to get back to real food that our ancestors would recognize…