Fall Bucket List

Good morning, friends!

My day started off with a green pepper, mushroom and avocado omelet and a hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee. I grabbed a banana to eat at work if I decide I want a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.

Last night, I threw together a salad for my lunch today. I started with two cups of a spinach and spring mix medley, chopped up a cucumber, a tomato and a few mushrooms, and topped it with half of an avocado. I will add a packet of tuna for protein when it’s lunchtime.

I find that when I plan and prep meals, it is so much easier to stay on track! I’m really going to focus on prepping my meals, so it will become a habit.

Going with the fall theme, I thought I’d share my fall bucket list! I love making lists and checking things off. I am a huge planner and love to have an idea of activities I want to accomplish.

Fall Bucket List

I am on a huge pumpkin spice kick, which I’m sure is not surprising. How do people who don’t like pumpkin survive this time of the year?! I am trying to incorporate pumpkin into as many of my meals as possible. My goal is to create a few delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes! Any suggestions about what I should tackle first?

Questions of the Day:

  • What is your fall must-do?
  • Are you one of those people who don’t like pumpkin? What is your favorite fall treat?!
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Fluffy Protein Pancakes

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s back to work we go! Can we always have three-day weekends? They are simply the best! Plus, a four-day workweek always goes by so quickly.

I hope you all had a great and relaxing Labor Day Weekend! My weekend was so much fun! My mom and I went to Disneyland to participate in the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Look out for my trip report this week.  

Fluffy Protein Pancakes

I always like to start my day off with something delicious for breakfast. Whether it is savory oatmeal or a veggie-packed omelet scramble, I make it a point to sit down and eat something that has all three macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats).

In the past, I have attempted to make protein pancakes using protein powder, but the pancakes aways turn out too chewy or gummy or protein-powdery for my tastes.

This protein pancake recipe gets it right. Instead of protein powder, it uses egg whites and Greek yogurt. The addition of baking soda really helps to make these pancakes light and fluffy. 

Fluffy Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 or 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
Directions:
  1. Spray skillet with olive oil cooking spray and place skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl then add in wet ingredients, mixing well.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup of batter in the skillet.
  4. Cook until the edges of the pancake begin to harden. Flip once, cooking an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Top with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!

Try this recipe out, and let me know what you think! 

Question of the Day:

  • What is your favorite breakfast food?