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!!!)


Louise said...

i'm adding it to my book wish list!! thanks for the great recipe :)

*Amy N* said...

I have made this recipe before too and like it. Great book, great program, great philosophy to health!

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Tamara said...

Yummy - I will have to try those! Another cookbook that I have and have been LOVING is "The Foods You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life" by Ellie Krieger. I had never heard of her but she has a show on the Food Network. My family has really enjoyed all the recipes I have tried. All the recipes are healthy, use fresh, quality ingredients and they are pretty fast and simple to prepare. They all also have the nutrtition info, as well.

If you are looking for some more healthy recipes, check out this book!

Mandella Green said...

i LOVE This book. I have made quite a few of its recipies and am pleased. Its perfect for idiots like myself who need pictures of what to buy and how to assemble the product. LOVE the pina colada protein shake and the stew!

Joseph and Jacqueline Est. 1990 said...

Joe and I have this book and are starting to use it this month so we can look good in our older years!!