Thanks for all your support on my half-marathon… I’m excited, if also super nervous! :)
It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means…
I was not feeling super creative this morning. I’m actually in a food rut recently… and kind of a life rut, but that’s a different story.
So I had oatmeal. Packet oatmeal. Don’t judge. I added protein powder, which wasn’t photographed (this was half eaten).
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter may also have been involved.
I came back from bio lab (this was last Thursday) to find that our lovely Assistant Resident Director for my dorm had prepared breakfast to share as she does every week… I couldn’t resist a few peanut butter pancakes as a delicious, free lunch (balanced? maybe not, but hey… I mean, they were topped with bananas foster, that’s fruit! ;) )
These were not overly sweet and were just peanut-buttery enough. I asked her for the recipe, and I’d love to make them myself and fiddle with them (you know how I do… maybe some peanut flour could be involved?!) but for now, here’s the recipe.
1 1/4 cup flour
2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy
1/4 cup peanut butter
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the milk and peanut butter til smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and beat just until a batter is formed. Do not overbeat.
Lightly oil a nonstick saute pan or griddle over medium heat. Spoon the batter by 1/4 cupfuls inot the pan. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately.
I also had a salad (not pictured). I always have a salad. My salad included my usual bell peppers & cucumbers & lots of greens, plus beans and some nutritional yeast sprinkled on top (no, they don’t have that at my salad bar, I brought it from my room…)
I can’t believe I’m admitting this but I had ramen. Yep, super-typical college student right here.
I will say that it was Koyo brand vegetarian, low-fat ramen… Still ridiculous amount of sodium and more processed than I would like, but it hit the spot.
There may or may not have also been some cookies involved… but you’ll have to wait for those ;)
Any advice for getting out of food/life ruts/monotony?? Especially while very busy?
Eat anything especially good today? :)