Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Protein Morning

I've given up on the Simply Filling Plan - I just way over eat.  As nice as a plan that it is, it does require a ton of willpower - I don't have that.

Anyway, I'm back to counting points, but simply filling has made me re-look at what I am eating.  Simply Filling's main focus is to eat foods that will fill you up, which they refer to as power foods.  It brought me back to a breakfast that I showed once on the blog, but haven't eaten in a while:

The Oatmeal Pancake!

This baby packs Power Foods!  To make this you need:  1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal (2 pts - I use quick oats), 1 egg (2 pts - yes, you can use 1/4 cup of eggbeaters instead to save a point), and 1/2 a tablespoon of milk (0 pts).  This is NOT going to taste like a regular pancake, it will be rather blan...but there are many things you can do with it to improve the taste.  I normally add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix.  Mix it all together and let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the oatmeal to soften up, then cook in a pan like you would any other pancake.

In the above photo I topped it off with a banana and 1/4 cup of sugar free syrup.  If you buy sugar free syrup that is sweetened with splenda you can have a whole 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) for 1 pt.; knock it down to 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) and it won't cost you anything!

Another way to add flavor is to use one of the packs of instant oatmeal instead of plain oats.  Those single packs have flavoring added - whatever amount of points that pack has is the points you will need to use, so watch for that.  I've found that the low sugar versions are a point less than the others and that includes the weight control ones!

I've also made this pancake adding 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin to it.  It is very adaptable to many things - just watch what the point values of what you are adding.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I love protein pancakes which reminds me I haven't made them in a while :(

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