It’s raspberry madness over here, folks! This week my sis-in-law and I discovered a gem of a produce market just a few miles away. I got these babies for $.99 a box! That’s unreal! I’ll be enjoying these with my Power Oatmeal Pancakes this morning (and making jam for my neighbors with the rest!)
Now for the recipe… Power Oatmeal Pancakes!
This a yummy meal that I’ll be making this morning… perfect for the kiddos too! (Or not– my older kids leave so early that I often don’t get around to heating up the stove before they’re out the door.) More for me, right?! It’s a recipe I stumbled upon when reading up on Tosca Reno’s Eat-Clean Diet books. (http://www.eatcleandiet.com) Oh, by the way, I am an oatmeal addict. I love how long I stay full after a couple of these little guys. Give ‘em a try!
Nutrients per Serving (3 small pancakes):
Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbs: 38 g
Protein: 16 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sodium: 117 mg
• 2½ cups / 600 ml dry rolled oats
• 6 egg whites
• 1 cup / 240 ml low-fat milk of your choice
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml ground flaxseed
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml safflower oil
• 1 tsp / 5 ml baking powder
• 1 tsp / 5ml vanilla
• 1 tsp / 5ml cinnamon
• Cooking spray
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend the mixture for 20 seconds. The resulting mixture should be smooth. Spray a griddle or skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Pour ¼ cup of pancake mixture on the hot surface. Cook until the panckes are dry and bubbly on the edges. Bubbles should appear on top, as well. Turn and brown the other side.
- Try using unsweetened applesauce or mixed fruit to top your pancakes.
Before I sign off, I must share one thing that has brought me endless amounts of giggling this week. Brace yourself!
While perusing my local Goodwill this week (my daughters take tumbling classes next door, so I was killing time and looking for Halloween costumes), I discovered this little goodie. Well, I should say that my twelve-year-old son found it. (Should I be more worried about that fact?) Anyway, he laughed and said, “Hey mom, you should put this on during one of your classes!”
Little did he know that this video is what started it all. I practiced the Buns of Steel series (yes, series- Buns, Thighs, Abs, etc.) hundreds of times in the 90′s- while I was still in high school. I had Tamilee Webb’s moves down by heart. I wanted to be her. High ponytail, French cut leotard, white Reeboks and all. I told my parents I would not, no would not, be applying for college because I was destined to be an aerobics instructor. Well, the last laugh is on me, I guess.
Anyone else remember BUNS OF STEEL? I want to hear about some of your favorite old workout videos!