A Little Something New

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Let’s face it.  While I know I eat a ton of variety, my breakfasts are mostly oats or toast, and occasionally eggs or a smoothie, almost always involving a banana.  Not bad, right? I know I could eat those things every day, but after a while I’ll start to feel like I need a little something ‘extra’ to finish off my breakfast – maybe an apple, or some nuts.   I can’t tell if I’m full, because some part of me is not yet satisfied.

I have to change things up.  I have to stop being lazy, and take a few extra minutes for a more satisfying breakfast!

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What? She had pancakes? Honestly, they’re still not my favorite – I think it’s because I like more texture in my food.  But these were good.  I loosely followed Mama Pea’s vegan protein pancake recipe, and added a bit of carob powder to make them more interesting.  Topped with warm black berries (heated from frozen), tahini butter (favorite!) and cinnamon.

They were good. Really good. I think the extra protein definitely helped keep me full, as well.  I don’t see myself making pancakes on a regular basis, but I will throw them into the mix once in a while.

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Now this, is another story.  Healthy french toast: 1 egg, 1 slice whole grain seeded bread, splash of (soy)milk, a few stevia drops, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix everything (except the bread), soak the bread, cook on medium/high for a few minutes each side.  Top with warm frozen blackberries

Okay, why have I not done this before? Thank goodness eggs and bread are cheap.

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Another new thing – I went to a hockey game!  Sweden vs. Czech Republic. Hockey isn’t really my cup of tea, but I forced myself to do it for the sake of being social.  And I’m glad I did.  Although Sweden lost in a sudden death shootout.

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There was a guy dressed up as an angry bird.  And when I tried to photograph him I got his back side. Boo.

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Heja Sverige!

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Another on-a-whim thing I tried, and it was fantastic.  Lunch today – scrambled sweet potato and eggs, with spinach. Actually, a lot of my meals look like this – protein, carb, and veggies all in one mix, and those are the meals I don’t always post.  They’re always tasty, but never pretty.

This one I don’t care, it was fantastic.  I grated one whole sweet potato, steam-fried it in a skillet, added the greens, and when slightly wilted I added two beaten eggs and scrambled it all up with some spices.  I’d post a formal recipe, but I don’t really remember what I ended up adding to the mix.  With a blood orange for dessert.  Mm!

What do you do when you start to feel unsatisfied by your wholesome meals?

Do you eat one-bowl meals?

Favorite oddball meal?

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7 thoughts on “A Little Something New

    1. Rachel Post author

      Haha yes! I’ve come over to the dark side – I’m afraid I’ll definitely be adding more pancakes into my life now that I’ve gotten my toes wet. And thanks, Hollie!

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  1. Eleanor@Eatinglikeahorse

    That sweet potato/spinach scramble is calling my name; that’s exactly the sort of thing I like! I like the random bird at the hockey game too – and the giant Sweden flag hand :-)
    I get stuck in breakfast ruts big time too, I’ve had carrot cake porridge during the week and carrot cake pancakes at weekends every day for MONTHS! I just love ’em :-)
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