Since I had chocolate for dinner last night, it only made sense that I had vegetables for breakfast, right?
I was up early again (what’s new?) and decided to eat breakfast after spinning. Good move and bad move. I made it to class on time, but I was starving to death by the time I got home! It was a good class, though- really hard, but in a good way. I also lifted some weights before. I totally neglected strength training last week!
I was glad I waited for breakfast when I got home, though. I had time to make these beauties!
Carrot Cake Pancakes
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 2 dates, chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- As with all my recipes… throw it in a bowl and mix it up!
They were a lot prettier than most pancakes I’ve made… if you ignored the two burned ones. I topped them with ricotta and maple syrup. Delectable!
After breakfast, I got in my second workout of the day- Costco. I’m telling you, dodging clueless, meandering shoppers and pushing a heavy cart counts as cardio AND strength training. I also sprinted across the street to Whole Foods to check if the new Chobanis were in stock- no luck!
After shopping, I made myself a salad to use up the leftover lentils from Friday’s dinner. I also had some refried beans and Greek yogurt on top. I finally found a Costco that has Greek yogurt AND tofu- score!
You know what else this Costco has? Vitatops! I know I said I wouldn’t buy them again, but they’re cheaper in bulk, obviously. I couldn’t resist. I’d like to call this picture ‘I don’t even care how this turns out because I’m about to eat some chocolate.’
Uh, yeah. Clearly, I was still hungry! And also a little depressed that I have NO pumpkin left! I thought I had a can, but it’s nowhere to be seen. Saddest of sad days.
I had grand plans to walk to the library, but it started raining! I guess karma paid me back for rubbing our warm weather in everyone’s face last week. We ended up driving and getting some homework done. By the time I was ready to leave, the rain had stopped, so I decided to walk to the Korean market to get some kabocha, about two miles away. Guess what came back halfway into my walk? Yeah… the rain.
I was looking like a hot mess when I got to the store, but all I cared about was getting my squash! After a drizzly walk home, I snacked on an apple with peanut flour butter and some strawberries. I know strawberries are out of season- but look how beautiful these ones are!
I didn’t quite follow the instructions- I used a whole wheat tortilla (I’m not a huge fan of regular bread), feta cheese, spinach, and a few slices of roasted eggplant and used my mom’s stovetop panini maker to press it to perfection.
I also sliced up half a kabocha and roasted it along the eggplant. Kabocha, my dear friend… it’s been too long since we’ve enjoyed each other’s company.
No meal is complete without dessert!
I made some chocolate tofu mousse and topped it with Kashi. Yes, in case you’re wondering- I AM uncomfortably full 🙂
Even though I got rained on during my walk, I really enjoy walking places rather than driving- but I don’t do it nearly enough. And by nearly enough, I mean hardly ever. I used to walk more often, but that was probably because I didn’t have my license until I was 18! I’m not going to have a car when I move to Colorado, so I should probably get used to walking or biking when I can.
I think I sense a new goal for February!
What’s your preferred method of transportation? In my ideal world, I would be able to apparate. I don’t mind taking a car as long as someone else is driving. I may or may not have hit a few stationary objects in my time 🙂