Oh, hi! Let’s discuss what I ate on Monday…
Along with changing up my workouts this week, I decided to change up my usual pre and post-run breakfast too. I didn’t feel like oatmeal so I switched back to my old favorite three ingredient pancake. This version is slightly different from my original recipe though since I didn’t include chia seeds. I haven’t bought a new bag of chia seeds since they spilled all over my pantry earlier this summer.
I’ve been making the pancake, which I guess is technically a protein pancake, with a spoonful of Skoop B-Strong (plant-based protein powder) which combines so nicely with the egg whites and banana. I also added a few frozen blueberries while it was cooking.
This is the first pancake I made early in the morning. I have been flipping them like a champ but this one didn’t flip so well. It didn’t matter, it was still delicious and I like it best I think when I leave it long enough to get a bit crispy on the outside. I also added a small amount of peanut butter.
Am I the only one who likes to eat with little forks and spoons when they are available? This Bob The Builder fork is from when my son was little and no, I won’t part with it.
See I told you I can flip like a champ. This pancake, which I had after my workout, is evidence of that.
Quick thoughts on switching my pre and post-run breakfasts: I do okay when eating the protein pancakes before my workouts. I used to eat these all of the time! I didn’t run long or hard on Monday so it’s possible that I wouldn’t want the protein from the egg whites for a harder workout but really, my stomach handles the ingredients just fine. The banana part provides me with my morning energy and the protein was light enough with staying power.
Post-run was just fine too. Again, I used to eat these pancakes all of the time so it wasn’t that foreign to me. I welcomed the change from oatmeal this week!
I am still enjoying peanut butter and raspberry jelly on toasted cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread when I am home for lunch. I added diced apples to this slice which I had right before getting on a conference call. I made another slice a little while later.
Sunday night’s roasted potatoes and roasted vegetables was so good since they were cooked until super crispy and roasted with olive oil for a change that I had to replicate it for dinner on Monday with a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger.
I also had to roast two types of sweet potatoes again because I really liked the combination.
If you are interested in seeing the grandma pizza I had last night at La Scala for dinner, you can check it on Instagram. That was really good too!
I know I snacked on baby carrots during the day only because they were in the refrigerator . I also had some of the organic red grapes that my son picked out while we were shopping in Whole Foods on Sunday.
I didn’t know what I wanted to eat after dinner so I ended up with Trader Joe’s popcorn. It was fine I guess but wasn’t what I was really in the mood for not that I know what exactly I was in the mood to eat.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!
What have you been enjoying for lunch these days?
How often do you change-up your breakfast?