What I Ate Wednesday

I decided to join in on Peas and Crayons‘ WIAW party!

My day began with a grapefruit + a handful of Habenero BBQ almonds.

I ususally don’t like almonds because I find them really bland, but these are soooo good.

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I ate this thinking I was going to the gym and it would be a good, little pre-gym snack, but I didnt’t make it to the gym for a few more hours.

Around 11:00 a.m., I decided to mix up some of Mama Pea‘s Apple Cinnamon Pancakes.

With a mug of tea, yum!

After finally going to the gym and then running some errands, I had I snacked on some blueberries and veggie sticks

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and an unpictured granola bar.

Soon, dinner came rolling around:

The meal featured Mama Pea’s Black Bean Burgers, served on an English muffin bun (love those nooks and crannies!) with plenty of smashed avocado, lettuce and tomato. Along side, were some butternut squash fries and sweet corn on the cob. I will admit, I gave most of the fries to my dad. They tasted strinkingly similiar to sweet potatoes, which I do not like (sweet potato soup is a unique exception).

So, there you have it: my totally random day of eats, made espicially random by my going vegan for a week. I ususally try to eat more greens/veggies then I did yesterday, but I’m sure I’ll make up for it today :)

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Pancake Fate

Hello All,

I apologize for my lack of posting lately; part of it due to busyness and part due to lack of inspiration. But, I made some pancakes yesterday that were wonderful, and I just couldn’t wait to tell you about them. You see, I really wanted some pancakes (actually I wanted waffles, but didn’t feel like bothering with the waffle iron) so I quickly went to Google in hopes of finding a good healthy pancake recipe. No luck. “Hmm. maybe HEAB will have something on her recipe page,” I thought. As fate would have it, just minutes before I went to her page Heather had put up a new post about pancakes! I guess destiny wanted me to make these pancakes! It is actually a recipe from Alex at Spoonful of Sugar Free.

I follow the recipe almost exactly, except I used white whole wheat flour instead of brown rice flour and a little bit of coconut oil because I didn’t have applesauce. The first few I made, I poured the batter down then sprinkled on some frozen blueberries. When about half the batter was remaining, I mixed a handful of blueberries and probably about 1 tsp of apricot jam into the batter then proceeded to cook the rest. They were so, so, so delicious. I loved them!

Topped with plenty of butter (What can I say, I was inspired by HEAB)because butter makes everything better. Though I avoid most dairy, butter is one of those foods I will never be able to give up. It’s just so good and there is nothing else like it! (Attention makers of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, I can believe it’s not butter!)

Close up of one of the pancakes from the first half of the batch

Is there any food you continue to eat regularly because you love it even though it may not necessarily be the healthiest thing for you? (although I really don’t consider butter unhealthy)

Also, just fyi, I haven’t forgotten about this giveaway that I mentioned. The reason I have not done anything more with it is because I’m waiting until I find out how much shipping costs. It seems silly to me to pay$5-6 to send a few  Lara Bars that aren’t worth much more than that. Hopefully I’ll find out soon and let y’all know on that.

Have a marvelous week!

~Ann Claire