Monday, August 1, 2011

Yummy breakfast!

I was in the mood to try something new this morning, so I searched the WLS blogs and cooking websites and decided to try Shelly's Ricottage Pancakes.

  • 1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese (I used whole milk ricotta)
  • 1/4 cup Cottage Cheese 
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix 
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Pudding Mix, dry (I used vanilla)
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Coconut, toasted
Mix all ingredients together.  Spray pan with non-stick spray. Cook on low till golden, flip, pat flat, cook till done. Nuke Shelly's Super Special Syrup (2 T. sugar free maple syrup with 1 teaspoon Torani syrup, I used caramel flavor) for 25 seconds so it drizzles well. Serve each pancake with a drizzle of warm syrup. Makes 4 small pancakes or 8 silver dollar size.  

I then sliced some bananas on top...YUM!!

I made about 6 pancakes with the batter and used almost half a banana.  They were very good, but by my calculations they were only 8 grams of protein for 1/3 a serving and around 7 grams of carbs.  Not the greatest in terms of what I need for breakfast, but more protein than my usual egg and very tasty :)  I probably will have some yogurt in a little bit to add more protein for the morning.

On another husband is doing fantastic!  He simply amazes me.  He is not having any problems at all and is drinking all his liquids like a champ.  He came home on Thursday and has been following our doctor's protocol to a T.  He over did it a little on Saturday, attending a car wash fundraiser for the football team.  He decided to stay home from church on Sunday to rest, admitting to staying out in the sun too long.  He is back to work today, on a limited basis.  His football team has "hell week" starting today.  He is going, but assured me he would delegate and stay seated (ha ha ha!).  He goes back to teaching next week.

Also, I am officially out of my stall!!!  Since I last reported my stall two weeks ago (a 5 week stall...grrr!), I have lost 6 lbs!  It is so good to see the scale move every morning again, even if it is only a few ounces.  I also have been seeing people I haven't seen since the school year, as activities are starting and back-to-school is happening (High School starts next week, Middle School and Elementary start on the 15th).  I have had so many comments on my weight loss and it is sooo nice to hear!  The sleeve is working (and I am working hard, too)!  Feels good :)


Jacquie said...

Those pancakes do look delish!

Congrats on getting out of the stall. I feel like I am in a stall every other week! I think its because I am really so close to goal...2 lbs away! I seem to lose a few lbs the week before my period and than bounce up and down a lb until the following month and then lose a few more. oh well, I can't complain!

Sheila said...

YAY for your hubby doing so well and YAY for breaking the stall. Send me some magic-stall-breaking-dust will ya? Thanks!