WIAW #3 – The Party of The Year

Hey ya’ll! Happy Independence day and WIAW! While most of you will be eating, drinking, shooting off fireworks, I’ll be finishing my move and starting my research paper that is due on Friday – uh oh. Yes, I probably shouldn’t have left that till last minute, but I think that some of my greatest work comes from that sort of pressure – like that time I wrote a ten page single space paper on green tea. Oh yeah good times. Anyways lets get to the fun part of today, What I ate Wednesday hosted by Jenn.

I had pumpkin pie pancakes. These were delicious. I was wondering what kind of pancakes I should make as I was looking through my fridge. I then saw some canned pumpkin that I had leftover from my pumpkin pie cheesecake oats (recipe will come soon). I was like oooo that would be delicious in pancakes, so I went with it. It turned out pretty amazing if I do say so myself.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
1/2 c Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 c Almond Milk
1/3 c. Canned Pumpkin
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 packet of stevia
1 tsp of cinnamon (add as much as you like)
1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

1. Mix all of the dry ingredients into a bowl.
2. Add in all wet ingredients and mix well.
3. Place on preheated pan using a 1/3 c to scoop out batter.
4. Heat until bubbles appear and flip over.
5. Cook until lightly brown.
6. Top with whatever you would like – I put banana slices, chocolate chips (gf/df), and sugar free syrup on top.

These were yummy in the morning, and I had so much batter that I ended up making extra to eat again. Success!

These are my typical class snacks. I get a bag of red cherry tomatoes and yellow grape tomatoes. I have a bag of cherries, blueberries, and blackberries. Then I have a piece of fruit on the side like a peach, pear, or apple. This day it was a peach. I like to mix that up. Also I tend to throw in a kashi granola bar, but since I’m in the moving process right now finding all my food is hard.

For lunch I had sushi. When I was in Austin this past weekend, I ended up going to How Do You Roll to get my brother some food and when I was there I got a free roll on their new card system. I ended up saving mine since I was going to have lunch with my dad. I decided to cash it in yesterday. I got a roll with brown rice, tofu skin, avocado, cucumber, and topped with spicy mayo. Oh man tofu skin. It is amazing. I am now getting it in pretty much every roll there. It is sweet tasting. Not what you would expect. I also got a free thing of edamame with my roll. It was awesome.

After lunch lately, I’ve been enjoying smoothies to keep me cool in the hot weather. This one is a Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie. It just has chocolate powder, water, tons of blueberries, and ice. It makes a pretty large smoothie, which is awesome.

For another snack, I munched on some Chobani. It was Blood Orange. I seriously love this flavor because it is so tart and sweet. It probably is one of my top three flavors. This is a great snack to have because it contains a high amount of protein and is very filling. A good idea for those vegetarians out there needing to get protein without eating meat.

Brinner. Breakfast for Dinner. That is my kind of meal. I had an omelet with onions and mushrooms topped with salsa. A bagel thin with cinnamon laughing cow cream cheese and banana slices. A grapefruit. This was definitely the way to go. I was pretty satisfied and pretty full after this meal for a queen. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so if I could eat it all the time I definitely would.

I wanted to try an omelet with cheese to see what it would be like. It was actually pretty great. Plus I discovered salsa on top of eggs. Mmmm. So good. I’m definitely going to be doing this for a while now. I like to switch it up every once in a while.

My fitness is moving boxes all day, but I don’t have any photos of that. I will definitely take some of my new place – more specifically MY CLOSET!

Happy WIAW! Hope y’all have a fantastic time on the 4th!

What are your 4th of July plans?
Any special food items you will be consuming on the 4th?


29 thoughts on “WIAW #3 – The Party of The Year

  1. first. i love sushi. omg. i could eat it everyday!
    second. those pancakes look amazing.
    third. the smoothie looks pretty delish as well.
    fourth. i’m weird and i feel like your omelet is frowning at me! it needs to be smiling!
    have a great day doll ❤

  2. I want your sushi! Isn’t edamame like the best thing ever? I always have to order it when I go to an Asian restaurant. And I love the stack of pancakes–I’ve been on a waffle kick lately but I really need to get back to making pancakes again!

  3. uh oh! How long is your paper?
    those pancakes remind me of how painfully long it has been since I had pancakes. Since january? embarassing, I know.
    and your omelette looks scrumptious. I haven’t had those in awhile either. Obviously I need to break out…

    • well she says the maximum is like supposed to be 15 pages, so I’m aiming for about 10 pages + 2 pages of references. YES. I hadn’t had pancakes in forever, but then I was like I need them in my life again. They are amazing. I recommend that you make some immediately.

  4. YUMMM I love that you eat cherry tomatoes for snack… Once my uncle gave me an entire gallon sized bag to snack on before we went to dinner…. they were all gone in 10 minutes. They were homegrown, what can i Say 🙂

    And those pancakes look delish!

  5. Pumpkin pancakes are my favorite!! I love topping them with cream cheese “icing” when I’m feeling fancy (2 T. light cream cheese, a splash of milk and stevia–so good!). 😉

    I’ve never tried tofu skin, but your sushi roll has me intrigued. Is the “skin” merely thin slices of tofu? Oh, and salsa on eggs is delicious! So glad you made that discovery! You should try guacamole too (it’s even better!). 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! xoxo

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