Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Eating for Life

I'm writing this as I eat some sweet corn tamales from Bajio....so don't judge me. I am 8 months pregnant and trying.

So in an effort to eat better, my hubby and I are eating most of our meals from the Eating for Life book. If you don't have this yet, it's a must have. It's the recipe companion book to Body for Life, which totally and completely works.

I wanted to post a pancake recipe that I made this morning, and was SUPER surprised how delish it was. So very easy and nutritious. ENJOY!

Golden Pancakes

1 cup uncooked whole-grain oats (non-instant oatmeal)

6 egg whites, or egg substitute

1 cup cottage cheese

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 packets sugar substitute

Mix in a blender until smooth and pour into hot griddle. Top with warm maple syrup and fresh berries. (and in my opinion, i would add more vanilla and cinnamon. or apple pie spice. yummy!)

There are also some great recipes for protein shakes, lettuce wraps, turkey meatloaf, and omlettes. Most of the stuff that I've tried from the book is pretty good. Can't complain when you're not eating a burger and fries! (which of course i'd rather, but i gotta do something!!!)