Week 2 Update – PUNCAKES!

Week two down, only 329478239873 more weeks to goal! Just kidding, mostly. 😉 I did a vlog today to talk about a ton of stuff including my weigh in, meal prepping, weight loss aids, and some cool grocery finds! Check it out:

 

In other news, PUNCAKES.

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Yes.

Puuuncakes.

Ok, but for real I found the yummiest pancake recipe and I am so excited to share it. If you recall in my previous pancake adventures I tried making oatmeal protein pancakes. They tasted great, but they came out very spongy and chewy, not so light and fluffy. And let’s not fool ourselves, unless pancakes are light and fluffy – who wants em? Not I. The super secret weapon for fluffy pancakes using oats is a blender, and a tiny bit of baking powder.

So I came across this recipe with only 3 ingredients and I changed it up a bit, I added a couple more ingredients and changed some of the ingredients around. So my new and improved recipe is:

Banana Oat Puncakes

Ingredients:

1 Banana

1 Whole Egg

1 Egg White

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Optional:

Protein Powder, PB2, Peanut or Almond Butter… Protein Puncakes!

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. (I used my Ninja, worked like a charm!) Blend until a smooth pancake batter is formed. If you want to add some fruit like frozen blueberries or chocolate chips strawberries, now would be the time to stir those in.

Heat a griddle or frying pan sprayed with your choice of Pam Spray or other oil spray (I use coconut, mmmm). Keep your heat low to medium. Protip: You can’t cook puncakes on high heat!

Pour your batter into your warmed up pan, and flip your puncakes when they start to form bubbles on the top. Cook the other side 3-5 minutes.

I added some Smart Balance margarine and about 1/8th cup of Mrs. Butterworths Light Syrup.

Pancake Heaven.

This recipe really is enough for 2 people, but I am a glutton and I ate the whole batch myself.

What?

The Points Plus for this based on the WW recipe builder is 5 PP, keeping in mind I omitted the banana in the recipe builder because I think if fruit is 0 points, it should be 0 points all the time. If you’d rather count the NI of the banana it bumps it up to 6 points. I have always done this and still managed to continue losing, your mileage may vary.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

 

Until next time…

xoxo

-T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Oh, go ahead and make this a great day!”

So yeah, I’m back. I was off plan over winter and I gained back all of the weight I had lost, bummer. Shit happens though, I’m over it. Back in the saddle as they say. I did a week one update vlog already which you can watch right hurr:

 

So basically I am doing something I’ve never done before which is meal prepping. I have sort of half-assed it in the past, but never have I actually put lunches together and stacked them up in the fridge.

Oh. My. God.

Why have I never done this before?? It makes packing lunch sooo easy. I hate, hate, HATE packing lunch for work.

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My mom has tried to help me over the years with cute new lunch bags and sticking awesome little notes in said lunch bag to keep me motivated but I eventually ended up at Subway – or McDonald’s. My biggest obstacle was not having the time in the morning to dish out individual servings into containers and pack it all up. I always ended up taking an entire container of cottage cheese to work or something, then leaving it there and forgetting it.. only to remember it a week after it went bad. So it was a bad deal all around.

Now what I have been doing differently is packing up protein, veg and starch in a container together. Then even if I wake up late, I can still throw that in my super cute lunch bag and toss in a banana and a couple snack-y things, grab my water bottle and I have a great lunch and good, healthy food to get me through my work day.

Super. Awesome.

I packed chicken with quinoa and roasted broccoli and asparagus this week. It’s so good, I look forward to it every day. Best part? The lunch I made and packed is bigger, more filling and keeps me full a lot longer than a lean cuisine, and it’s all clean. If you watched my vlog you will know that when I decided to go back on a health and weight loss kick that I started with clean eating. I switched to Weight Watchers but I am trying to stick to eating as clean as possible. I am cooking all my meals, which I am still able to do even working full time and while petsitting. If I can do it so can you!

I am looking forward to filming my next update vlog this weekend, I will go over and show you guys exactly what I do for my “no nonsense” meal prepping, and I will talk about how to prep your meals for the week without going crazy! See you then.

 

xoxo

-T