It’s 10 degrees in Michigan and I only ventured out of my house this weekend to get the mail on Saturday and today I took out a bag of trash, it is bitter cold out there. I love winter because I get to catch up on projects. Being a scrapbooker and an avid photo taker, I have lots of albums so today I did some organizing, which I love to do. Yesterdays post I told you about my photo collage project, well it got me thinking, I don’t ever want to lose any of my old photos so I thought I would scan pictures that mean everything to me, I have too many books to do them all, so I got right on it after breakfast. I do hope to scan all of them in the future, but for now I like my priority process.
So back to breakfast I made a Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Cake. I found this recipe months ago on Sweet Tooth Sweet Life healthy living blog. She has so many great recipes.
Topped with vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, this is both filling and full of protein.
Here’s the recipe
Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Cake
Makes 9 servings @ 180 Calories Per Serving
- 1.5 cups liquid egg whites
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1/3 cup light coconut milk
- 2 packets Truvia
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 2-2/3 cups slow cook oats
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 medium apple, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp pecan pieces
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients in blender except apple and nuts. Fold in apple.
Spray a 9×9 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mixture evenly in pan and sprinkle with nuts on top.
Bake 50 minutes or until center of cake is dry.
Now since I baked this morning I thought lunch and dinner are going to be easy by cleaning up leftovers, I like to start the week with a fresh menu plan. So the rest the day will be me relaxing and having a much-needed rest day. Although I do have just one more chore to do, I have to prep my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. I always prep the night before. I eat both my breakfast and lunch at my desk Monday-Friday, I tend to eat the same breakfast and lunches all week but I try to mix it up so I get a variety of nutrients. Here’s what my bag looks like.
So to complete the hate portion of my title on today’s blog, I hate winter because on certain days you really don’t want to go outside, but being from the mid-west we do get use to the cold and the snow and the ice and we suck it up and go out, we don’t have a choice really, we have to get groceries and go to work!
Monday I’m going to be posting a workout I am obsessed with.
Check ya Later