Not all of us have been lying around all day!
Per my Saturday morning routine, I hit up the grocery store first thing. I’m glad it opens at 7 am so I can be there with the other senior citizens 😉
Beforehand, I had a small bowl of cherries to tide me over:
This is what I bought at the grocery store:
- Red wine vinegar $1.78
- Cottage Cheese $4.87
- Egg whites $1.98
- Lindt dark chocolate “fleur de sel” (my fave!) $3.26
- Whole wheat flour $4.77
- Milk $4.17
- Salsa $2.50
- Whole wheat penne $1.27
- Maple syrup $7.97
- 2 cans of black beans $0.87 each
- Margarine $2.97
- Dish soap $1.77
- Diced tomatoes $0.86
- 2 cans of kidney beans $0.87 each
- Black olives $1.57
- Rolled oats $2.96
- Dried apricots $3.00
- Self magazine (SPLURGE ALERT) $4.49
- Baby spinach $3.97
- Mushrooms $1.50
- Green bell pepper $0.53
- Red bell pepper $1.34
- Broccoli $0.77 (total steal!)
- Carrots $1.77
- Feta cheese $4.57
- Zucchini $0.54
- Mango $0.97
- Bananas $2.04
- 3 lb onions $2.47
- Cantaloupe $2.47
- Baby carrots $2.47
- Tofu $1.97
- Veggie ground round $3.77
- 2 English cucumbers $0.77 each
- Olive oil $6.67
That seems like a lot to last two people for one week, but there you have it!
So this morning I decided to try something new for breakfast. That is, Protein Pancakes! I’ve seen these kicking around the food blogs but they always seemed to require protein powder, which I don’t own and don’t want to buy. I did some Googling and came upon this recipe. I got it from a body builder’s website which made me feel really hardcore and intense!
- 1 cup of egg whites
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of cottage cheese
Take these ingredients, blend them in a blender, and pour into a bowl. Cook them like you would regular pancakes.
I was surprised that the batter came out looking pretty normal.
So I just fried them up in my skillet! I made four for myself and left the rest of the batter for husband’s breakfast once he wakes up. I served it topped with 3/4 cup sliced strawberries and some maple syrup.
On a salad plate to give the illusion of more pancake 🙂
There is still half the batter left, so check out these stats for one serving;
- 350 calories
- 31 grams of protein
These figures do not include the strawberries or maple syrup.
Not bad, eh? And the taste was pretty good. A bit less light and fluffy than your usual pancake, but I liked them a lot. The cottage cheese gave them a bit of richness.
The real question is how long these will keep me full. I am hoping for 3 to 4 hours. Now it is time to make a Greek pasta salad to take to the in-laws. Once that is done, I will spend the morning drinking coffee and reading this:
Who doesn’t love Caturdays?