Kristin

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Rhode Island, United States

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pancake perfection!

I am NOT a pancake person. The only place you'll ever find me ordering a pancake out is Crazy Burger, because theres something about that fluffy, blueberry deliciousness dusted in powdered sugar that makes me smile every time... but enough daydreaming. Even THAT is a rare occasion (because I normally get their tofu scramble. Anyone else catch the drift I have a bit of a Crazy Burger addiction? anywho...)

Honestly, I don't really like pancakes. They've never done it for me, not enough flavor, texture (flat and soft? no chew!), too bland. But there IS one pancake I LOVE... Kath's Oatmeal Pancake!
Last night, I mixed together 1/2 cup egg whites with 1/2 cup dry oats, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a bit of vanilla. This morning I poured the thick batter into my little pan, the egg whites still spread out a bit at the edges, but it tasted good to me! I added 1 tbsp PB and a mashed banana with cinnamon to the top to complete my power pancake breakfast. Perfection! This is one kind of pancake I could eat every day!

I am SO full, in an awesome way! This has everything I would ever want in a breakfast- whole grains, fruit, peanut butter, and a whole lotta protein from all those egg whites- which is great, especially since I'm trying to turn my Italy weight into muscle!

Today my plans are going for a nice long walk with my Mom, some strength- abs today because I did arms yesterday (still too achy for leg exercises)... but I have a bit of a predicament with my arms. I REALLY would love to tone my arms. But honestly, I have about as much upper body strength as a mouse. And I'm not talkin' Stuart Little. When I was in training in karate a few years back, my arms were much more strong- I was doing pushups every other day, I could lift twice my weight... but that was then. When I do exercises now I FEEL like I'm getting a workout, and then I never feel it the next day like I do when I work my legs really hard, or my abs. Anyone have any suggestions on killer arm-toning exercises that aren't TOO complicated and that will make me see and feel results?? Grazie Mille!

1 comment:

alicia said...

You should try yoga. All the chaturangas and dolphins really make the arms sore the next day. :)