Happy Waffle Wednesday :)
Rather than bombard you with photos of yet another sweet breakfast concoction this week, I’ve got a savoury waffle combination for you. I had it for lunch and my oh my – it was good!
Spinach & Feta Waffles with Hummus
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unflavoured soy protein powder (I like mine protein-y, but this can be subbed out with more whole wheat flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup cooked spinach
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Batter makes two full-sized Belgian waffles because of the added volume of spinach and feta.
I ate both. Because that’s how I roll. Along with hummus, carrots and pickled beets.
I love how the cheese got crispy on the edges. It smelled divine when cooking.
Hummus made the perfect dipper for the waffles. Definitely adding this new recipe to my regular waffle rotation!!
However, I feel as if I should have left a bit of a disclaimer on that post.
You see, I don’t weigh myself. I’m one of those hippies that never steps on a scale. So I actually have no idea if I’ve gained 10 lbs, the title just sounded catchy ;) It’s more like I can fit into most of my pants, except those two pairs of capris I wore while triathlon training last summer. My mom said I was too skinny to start with. And Mother Nature has given me some of my old boobs back. So this is why a girl can’t complain too much ;)
Also, while I do eat out 1-2 times a week. I also put a lot of work and care into making fresh food at home.
Most days I need to have breakfast, lunch and dinner ready to transport with me to work in the mornings. Some days I’m gone from the house from 6am to 10pm.
When I was able to find time this week, I made sure to whip up a few simple dishes that would leave leftovers to grab the next day.
The above is a very un-photogenic spaghetti squash pesto. Essentially a cooked spaghetti squash with sautéed veggies (any and all I had in my fridge) and canned tuna for the protein (all I had on hand).
Monday night after work I stopped by the grocery store and picked up a few things for a big ole’ pot of Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili. No recipe here, just a pound of ground turkey, chopped sweet potato, can each of kidney beans and black beans, some veggies and spices!
On Sunday, I boiled a huge pot of eggs. Instead of having to prep a breakfast the night before, I’ve been able to just grab a couple eggs and toast. We won’t mention the looks I get when I eat them on the streetcar…
Another stinky food! Instead of buying expensive, overly processed protein bars, I’ve taken to snacking on little cans of tuna. Not every day of course. But when eaten alone, they make for a great protein-packed snack!
I work by some amazing fruit stands. Produce is both local and cheap, so I’m always stocking up and have lots to munch on.
Including persimmons for 99 cents a pound. That is a steal my friends.
This is a “sweet” persimmon, as not all of them are. The texture is similar to a plum, but the taste is a lot milder. The outer skin is a lot thicker.
I chopped it up on my late morning this week and added it to a bowl of yogurt.
Over the summer, yogurt messes became one of my favourite breakfasts. They fill my belly soooo much! This particular one also had some protein powder, oats, coconut, cinnamon, chia seeds, raisins, maple syrup and sunflower seed butter.
So there ya go, it hasn’t aaallll been boats of sushi and ooey gooey pizzas around here. As my blog name would suggest, it’s about a little balance sometimes ;)
I’ve got two new killer workouts to share. Will post them tomorrow – see ya then!
Question of the Day: What is your favourite dish for leftovers? Mine is chili, duh. It’s best on salads with tortilla chips!