Full of Cheese…But Not for Long

by HEAB on February 28, 2009

Pancake Week continued with yesterday’s breakfast after an intense upper body workout…where I was UNABLE to do a 3 minute plank hold.  Guess my body isn’t ready to take on the 3 minute plank 2 days in a row. Not yet, anyway. :)

Sweet & Savory Protein Crepes

Sweet & Savory Protein Crepes

Nothing like some egg yolk drenched crepe to get your day started, huh?  Another delicious protein packed brekkie.  The toppings included one egg, Smart Balance Light, peanut butter, walnuts, raisins, and maple syrup.  The stats: 549 calories, 20 grams of fat (34%), 22 grams of carbs (16%), 65 grams of protein (50%).  

Friday’s Pudding:

Wannabe pumpkin Ice-cream

Wannabe pumpkin Ice-cream

In my food processor, I combined 1 cup of pumpkin with 1/2 frozen banana, 2 cubes of frozen coconut milk, and pumpkin pie spice.  Then I stuck it in the freezer a la Erin in hopes of eating some pumpkin ice-cream an hour later.  After 30 minutes, I couldn’t take it anymore and dove into my pumpkin soft serve. Delicious, not to mention dairy AND soy free!

Breakfast came early this morning as I had to work the desk at my office today.  So, instead of celebrating pancake week, I celebrated with my favorite brick in the belly bowl of 3/4 cup oat bran blended with 1 oz. vanilla soy milk and topped with 1 spoonful of peanut butter and 1 spoonful of almond walnut butter.  YUM and filling.  What more could you ask for in a brekkie?

Nut butter double love!

Nut butter double love!

Starved after getting home from work at 2 PM, I raided our stock of Laughing Cow Light cheese since tomorrow is day 1 of my dairy free-journey.

First course: crumbled veggie burger with cheese & BBQ sauce atop a bed of wilted spinach

First course: crumbled homemade veggie burger with cheese & BBQ sauce atop a bed of wilted spinach

And then came dessert:

This is what happens when you don't eat lunch until 2 PM: pumpkin cheesecake crepes.

This is what happens when you don't eat lunch until 2 PM: Pumpkin cheesecake crepes.

Yeah, you knew I’d get the pancakes in sometime today, didn’t ya?  Still very hungry after my veggie burger action, I whipped up a batch of Justine inspired pumpkin protein crepes. I simply added 1/4 cup pumpkin to the batter, and topped each crepe with 1 Laughing Cow Light cheese wedge, peanut butter, carob chips, and maple syrup.  Yep, that did it.  I was full.

Tonight, Chris are I are dining with friends at our favorite Ethiopian restaurant. They make their own cottage cheese, and I cannot wait to eat some. I think after today, I definitely will have had my fill of dairy.  I’m anxious to see how my body does without it over the next few weeks.

A big shout out to sweet Caroline over at Banana Cabana, Emily over at The Health Nut, and Jenn, my favorite Eating Bender for presenting me with the following award.  I am so honored to be recognized by these amazing bloggers.  Please stop by their sites and say “Hi”.  You shall not be disappointed as I love all these girls & their blogs! 

3284008968_5d0fa1929b_o1Last but, not least.  To all my fellow bloggers, please don’t forget to submit your favorite recipes to Foods That Fit for the Blogger e-Cookbook by March 15.  Read all about it here.  Many thanks to Abbie for putting this together. Can’t wait for my copy!