I started with a breakfast of a protein pancake, the ultimate indicator that it is in fact the weekend!
- 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 scoop flax, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/8 tsp baking powder, 1 eggwhite, new milk substitute
- My icing was plain nonfat yogurt with cocoa powder and mango on top
This drink is similar in calories and profile to almond milk and tastes like almond milk as well. I don't have a high tolerance for dairy, so this is a great product to use in cooking. I don't usually drink milk straight up unless I'm trying to fall asleep (it helps!), but if I did, I'd go for this guy.
Along with my breakfast I had a homemade Americano:
Once unpacking and unloading, I set to work using some of my ingredients and had these potatoes in mind. I swear I'm not stalking this blogger, but Miss How Sweet It Is knows her stuff!
Here is the finished product:
This recipe was not for lunch, I ate this instead:
For hubby's lunch, I made an old favorite that doesn't really have a recipe but holds a special place in my heart. Back when we first started dating, the hubby set out to train for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament. For those of you who don't know, this is a blend of submission wrestling. He was already in crazy hot stud shape, but he needed to cut another 10 pounds for the tournament to get into the upper limit of the lower weight class. Wrestlers do this to get a competitive advantage of being bigger than their opponents.
One of our favorite meals to make together was Big Salad, a Bomb Salad, or The Ballad. The Ballad is a distant cousin of the Mama Pea's Hugh Jass salad, but took on a life of its own and we basically used it to clean out the fridge and make enough food to feed a hungry wrestler and his sidekick (me). The rules were simple- veggies and protein!
Today I got a request for a Ballad and I was happy to make it:
- Baby spinach
- Hardboiled egg
- Black beans
- Steamed broccoli
- Baby bell peppers
- Parmesan crusted chicken
- Onion cheese from Whole Foods
- TJ's pear vinaigarette dressing