Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

Protein Waffles & Protein Cakes

So happy so many of you are on board for Fatty February! Emily, my partner in crime on this one, wrote a post on the positive effects of dietary fats on hormones. Go read it!

I also got some great suggestions for extra sources of fat: coconut, hummus, flax oil, fish oil supplements and low or full fat dairy (like yogurt). Today mayonnaise magically occurred to me. Leah also suggested Mexican food, which made me laugh. She’d know though – her doctor put her on a 100g of fat a day diet!

I also got some helpful comments about my skin. Some people noted it could be related to food allergies (although, I have been tested for gluten and lactose allergies and I’m clear there) and sleep! Hmm… verrrrry interesting you guys. I will keep you updated on how all of this goes. And yes mom, I am putting the calamine cream on it every night :)

Okay! It’s Wednesday! Which means it’s time for some obligatory Waffle Wednesday waffle porn!

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See that?? It’s buttah!!

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Oooh, I love it when butter melts on waffles and creates little pools. I used just a tsp and for 35 extra calories I got a little fat and a lot of good taste!

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I used my protein pancake recipe and added some frozen blueberries and ground flax. I maaaay have strategically planned today as my day off from the gym so I could make waffles ;)

Work eats:

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Banana + Naturally More almond butter for my morning snack.

Lunch:

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Ham, cheese and pickle sandwich with mustard & mayo. Baby carrots and sugar snap peas for some munching on the side.

Afternoon snack attack:

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Yoplait Source muesli yogurt cup and roasted almonds. I’m not the biggest fan of flavoured yogurts, but I love these yogurt cups. They’re almost a vice for me.

Dinner was quick n’ easy – leftovers!

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Spinach and Ham Ricotta Pie with some steamed brussels sprouts and broccoli on the side. Once again, my eyes were larger than my stomach and I served myself too much. I ended up not eating one of those pieces of pie. I always overload my plate, then feel like I have to finish it all off. Not a good combo to have!

Now, the real blogworthy event here. One of the best evening snacks I’ve had in a while.

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Sweet potato spiced protein cake.

  • 1 scoop (30g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp splenda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp sweet potato puree baby food
  • 2 tbsp egg whites
  • 1 tbsp raisins

All stirred up in a mug and nuked for 90 seconds in the microwave. The “icing” is just 1 tbsp peanut butter whisked with a teeeeny bit of almond milk and vanilla extract to fluff it up a little.

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Oh. Em. Gee. This was uh-mazing. First, the texture!! It was the best texture I’ve achieved with a protein cake yet. I think it’s because I doubled the protein powder,which made it more “cake-y” and less “sponge-y.” And how can anything doused in cinnamon and peanut butter not be delicious? Exactly :)

Today’s fat intake: 54g, or 31% of macronutrients. Don’t worry, I won’t be pointing this out everyday. I’ve just been counting my calories these past few days so it’s easy to grab the info!

Yes, I am counting calories. I am still incredibly unhappy with my weight gain, as I touched upon in this post. A weight gain that I blame on goodies such as those seen in this post. I’ve confirmed the extra belly pudge by taking my measurements, so my eyes aren’t just deceiving me when I look in the mirror. ‘Tis the tale of maintaining weight loss – it’s always going up and down and never staying the same. Thankfully, it’s at least no longer going up ;)

Oh, and for those of you that are interested, I tried out Spark People and didn’t care for it. So I went back to ole faithful The Daily Plate/Livestrong. They have a “New MyPlate” option for tracking which I lovelovelove. Much easier.

Okay bloggie friends, that wraps it up for tonight. See ya tomorrow for some more fat, a cardio sesh, and a more serious topic that I think many of you will be able to relate with. See ya then!

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