Happy Wednesday! This weeks food diary appears to be a bit better than last week but still not fabulously healthy. I think next week I will make sure you get to see a day I actually have to pack on lunch. You'll see that when I do, how much better I eat, than when I'm just home with the kids. It seems most Wednesdays and Thursdays are my days to cook up new recipes. Then I'm taking my food journal pics either of those days and I try the food of course, so it isn't always a balanced day. But nonetheless here is my day last Wednesday.
My new Pumpkin Protein Pancakes are fabulous so I made it again to get new pics for the post. They are super filling and high in protein without using protein powder. The pumpkin yogurt topping is soooooo good!
This here is my lunch. What is it you ask? It is failed oatmeal raisin cookie turned into baked apple crumble. And it was fabulous. No veggies in sight I know. But I was so full from breakfast and this was just easier than making a lunch since it was already cooked. I try not to let anything go to waste even when a recipe doesn't work so I improvised here. 🙂
In the afternoon while I was working on a better oatmeal cookie 😉 I made this strawberry protein smoothie just adapting the fruit from this recipe. It held me over until dinner and I was busy with the kids so nothing else was eaten until dinner anyway.
Almost forgot to take a picture before the family ate this up. On the menu was my Spinach Potato Cheesy Frittata with a salad.
And by the end of the night I was able to eat two of these yummy, healthy, no sugar added cookies because this time I had recipe success! These babies will be posted tomorrow so stay tuned!
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Until next week friends..........
Your apple crumble looks delicious! May I ask what the recipe was?
theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine
Your Protein Pumpkin Pancakes look so good! I just looked the recipe (and bookmarked it!), but I love how you thought to blend all the ingredients up to give it that pancake batter consistency. My protein pancakes usually are so thick, but these look much more like true pancakes. Thanks Brenda!
Thank you Theresa. The blending really helps get rid of the lumpiness of cottage cheese which I really don't like. SO it works for me and hopefully others too.
Eating 4 Balance
Those protein pancakes look so good! And your lunch looks really good too. An apple stuffed with an oatmeal cookie? Yum.
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The apple looks incredible!!! Super duper stuffed!
hahaha it was!!! SO good!
Looks like a yummy day! (I recently "found" your blog through The Gracious Pantry's No Sugar Added Challenge. I'm so glad I did!
Oh really that's great, thanks!
so many awesome meals! your dinner looks delicious 🙂