Omelet Time!

Oh yeah:).  That’s been my breakfast this morning.  I love omelets…they are probably my favorite egg food.  Whenever I want a savory breakfast, you can bet that I’m doing something egg or omelet related.  An omelet is an easy way to incorporate vegetables into your breakfast, and they are protein-packed and relatively low-calorie (as long as you don’t overdo it with the fillings).

This one contains the following ingredients:

  • 1 egg + 2 egg whites and a splash of soymilk
  • 1/2 cup sliced peppers (green, red, yellow)
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese
  • hot sauce (used liberally)
  • about 2 tbsp fat free sour cream on top

It was GOOD!! 

On the dockett today?  A leisurely morning, then eating lunch at home, hitting the Wally World to check out the Dr. Scholl’s orthotics center, hitting the gym, and then coming home and making Sweet Potato Gnocchi!

Enjoy your Saturday!

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Pumpkin Pancakes: Perhaps the Most Perfect Breakfast Ever…

Yep, it looks kind of gross.  But, I promise you, if you’re looking for a healthy, filling, fiber-filled breakfast, this will definitely hit the spot!

Mel’s Easy Pumpkin Pancakes:

  • 1/2 cup pancake mix (I used Wal-Mart generic light and fluffy…low fat and calorie)
  • 1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 packet of splenda
  • cinnamon
  • a splash of water

Mix together.  It will be thicker than a normal pancake.  Heat up your griddle and drop pancake-sized spoonfuls on it.  You’ll need to mash it down so it’s thin enough.  Cook like a normal pancake. 

I topped mine with sugar-free syrup and it was heavenly!  This morning, I added two egg whites to the mix and ended up with a GIGANTIC pancake…even more gigantic than the one above.

We made falafel again last night; this time, I used cornmeal instead of flour and just used cooking spray rather than pan-frying it in olive oil.  It definitely wasn’t as authentic, but it was still pretty good.  The leftovers were my lunch today, together with a simple salad with fat free Caeser Italian dressing. 

I’m totally falling in love with tahini; we bought some at the Teeter several months back and I’d been having trouble figuring out what to put it on.  I had some serious failures turning it into a salad dressing, so it sat in the fridge unloved for a while.  Since we’ve been doing falafel, I’ve discovered my love for the flavor nuances.  There will definitely be more tahini in my future!

My friend Katie is coming over tonight so we’re having veggie fajitas tonight.  Yumm!

And I made it to the gym yesterday.  Slowly, but surely, I’m getting back on the right track:)

Back to Good = Catching Up on Sleep

Curing sleep deprivation never felt so good!!  Yesterday, we got a 3.5 hour nap in the afternoon and then still went to bed before 10.  Today, we got up at 6:15 for church, but after a full 8 hours, that didn’t feel like too much of a bummer;).  Since the church is usually full of junk food on Sunday mornings, I had this to tide me over:

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It’s about 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats with some water and the last of a bag of freezerburntfrozen berries from Aldi, and a little reduced calorie pancake syrup.

After a few hours at church, I was pretty hungry, so I snacked on some Goldfish:

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I had two small cups, and I also ended up having a small slice of cheese danish (about the size of my thumb)

Lunch was our normal routine, Sunday afternoon with my folks at the Captain’s Galley.  I had a side salad

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and a baked potato with the tomatoes, onions, and cucumber from the salad.  I also snuck the two onion rings that came as a garnish for my mom’s chopped sirloin, that’s honey mustard dressing because I forgot to bring my own fat free Caesar Italian, but I just dipped the tines of my fork into the dressing and then speared the salad so I’d use less.

Tonight, we took this;

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and made this:

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It’s Barilla whole grain rotini with 1/2 ounce of chevre (purchased from Trade Joe’s), 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, crushed red pepper flake and salt and pepper.  I had 2 cups of this.  I figure that I’ll have a salad if I get hungry later.  And some strawberries to cap off the evening. 

Joey and I are going for a walk in about 45 minutes!  Good night, everyone!