Saturday morning, I tried to sleep in, but I woke up early anyway. I snacked on some watermelon and had a very lame cup of coffee.
The cats couldn’t understand why I wasn’t still sleeping 🙂
I have been craving pancakes every time I see a post about them, so I decided to make my healthy-ish ones! I have a great whole wheat & oats pancake mix that I mixed with egg whites, water and 1 tbsp cocoa. This recipe makes a pretty full plate of pancakes!! Topped with 1 tbsp vanilla bean maple syrup, the whole plate is just under 300 calories, plus half banana for garnish.
I laid around all morning, playing some catch-up with my DVR and snacking on copious amounts of watermelon. Lunch rolled around before I knew it, and I made another personal pizza with my homemade dough and the same toppings from Friday night — sauce, cheese, mushrooms and red onions. The cheese is a new find (thanks to Julia!!) from Trader Joe’s that’s only 45 calories per 1/4 cup. So melty and delicious!
After lunch, I took a walk to Crossroads to find some jeans, but that was a no go. Luckily, there is another location in walking distance the opposite direction, so I hit that one up too and found a cute pair of lightly worn Citizens for $30! Perfect for in-between jeans that I can wear until my too-tight ones are fitting again.
I stopped off at Trader Joe’s on the way home, making my round trip about 3.5 miles. I love being able to walk to get my errands done! Back at the apartment, I was suddenly ravenous so I cut into a red pepper for a mini appetizer.
I also couldn’t resist making a cup of the special coffee treat that Julia brought home — Godiva Creme Brulee. IT WAS SO GOOD. There are no words!!! I am officially spoiled. I think I’m gonna be hopped up on caffeine…can’t stop drinking this 🙂
Dinner was a perfect Memorial Day weekend-style meal, minus the actual grill. I cooked up a chile lime chicken burger, sweet potato fries, and a piece of corn on the cob. I ate my corn dry & salty, with half cut off the cob. My two favorite ways to eat corn are on the cob and cut right off it, so I decided to go for both 🙂
Dessert was a Skinny Cow ice cream sammie, chocolate this time.
After dinner, I got ready to go out for Court’s birthday. Of course I was running late and by the time I got down to the beach, everyone was already drunk and leaving early from the bars! So I ended up not drinking anything at all, and just chatting with Courtsie and her friends for a bit before heading back home. I got home a little after midnight and woke up this morning before 7 am. WHY?!?! I like early starts but I wouldn’t mind getting a few extra hours, ya know??
Three Things for Saturday
- Made sure to measure out all the ingredients for my pancakes & pizza
- Walked to do my errands instead of driving
- No late night snacking