But, the first post I need to make sure I catch up on is my WIMBW post! I am excited about this post - I decided to change it up a bit this week. I decided to plate my oatmeal by create an oatcake/pancake! There is a oatmeal pancake recipe in Jenny Grothe's 75 Ways To Love Your Oatmeal - but, it is definitely a recipe I don't want to try. I completely made this recipe up as I went and I knew I would love it :)
Jessica's Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat(pan)cake
1/2 cup oats
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp protein powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 banana, sliced
3-5 tbsp unsweetened almond milk - as needed
1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tbsp all-natural (homemade) peanut butter
Step 1: Add 1/2 cup oats to a medium bowl
Step 2: Add 1 tbsp flax seeds
Step 3: Add1 tbsp protein powder, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Step 4: Add drizzle honey
Step 5: Add 1 egg
Step 6: Add banana slices
Step 7: Add 3-5 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (as needed - not too dry and not too moist)
Step 8: Heat skillet on medium-high with 1/2 tbsp - 1 tbsp coconut oil and brown the pancake on both sides. Top with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
Not super pretty because I do not have a spatula big enough to flip a giant pancake!
I love oatcakes! My oatcake was so filling and delicious. I really like how the bananas make this oatcake creamy and delicious! And, the peanut butter adds such a delicious twist - it is like my Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup on a plate! I am not sure which I enjoy more - I think it depends on the morning :) I will definitely be making this again - I can even make it the night before and heat it up in the morning to save time.
My friend made some delicious homemade protein bars and shared one with me :) It was delicious and I will get the recipe!
Wild Garden Snack Combo - My go-to during the week
Had to give in to Yoplait because of a delayed grocery trip - I went later that night ;)
It's amazing how much of a difference 7 grams of sugar makes :/
A delicious organic apple!
Dinner - Earth Fare
I love samosas and just had to try the vegan Indian one and I loved it!!
Mini chocolate cupcake from Earth Fare - right before a barre workout!
I will definitely be making a huge effort to post my WIMBW on Wednesday this week :) This job is literally stealing my energy from everything I love - it's been so hard this past month. I can honestly say with what I put up with on a daily basis - I do not want to have children any time soon...which is super sad, because having a family is all I've ever wanted. If anyone has ever experienced this as a teacher and survived, any tips or suggestions are welcome!
I will be posting about this past weekend and within the next hour so I can play catch-up - I try to do as much as I can during the weekend and whatever "free" night I get to keep me sane.