One week to healthy- day 4
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Started my day with buckwheat pancakes.  It’s what I wanted.  I tried making some vegan ones first from a recipe I found on The Healthy Chef. Fail!  I followed the recipe exactly.  They did not work.  So I added more and more almond milk.  End result- disgusting!  I washed up my pans and bowls and made my own no fail version.  As you can see I topped my pancakes off with healthy plain yogurt and raspberries.  So healthy.  Ok fine.  I admit it.  As soon as I turned off the camera I also doused the things in maple syrup.  Hey!  I’m Canadian.  We actually are not allowed to have pancakes without maple syrup.  For today I am saying maple syrup doesn’t count as sugar bad.  Just for today.

I’m about to hop on my bike for a 40k ride before finishing my work day.  I will just have a boiled egg and some carrot sticks after the ride.  Tonight, I’m off to the folk fest.  I’ll let you know tomorrow what trouble (or non trouble) I get in with my diet at the festival.  My intent is to treat myself to a delicious onigiri.

 

Breakfast- Buckwheat pancakes

snack- none

Lunch- carrot sticks, celery sticks, boiled egg

Dinner- to be determined.  probably Onigiri

 

Buckwheat pancake recipe-

1 cup buckwheat flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 egg, separated with whites beaten.

1 cup almond milk

2 Tbsp melted butter

handful of pumpkin seeds

 

Directions:

1. Preheat your griddle on medium heat.

2. Place all of your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine.

3. Stir together the egg yolk, butter and almond milk in another bowl.

4. Add your beaten egg whites to liquid and stir just a bit.

5. Pour liquid into dry ingredients (reserve a bit), and stir until combined. Add more liquid if needed.

6. Lightly oil your griddle and drop batter onto griddle in large spoonfuls. Press a few pumpkin seeds into each pancake. Turn when the undersides are nicely browned.

serve with low fat yogurt and fruit. and maple syrup.

 

Todays activity- 40K bike ride

 

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