It’s What I Ate Wednesday Time! And with a cool new button, thanks Jen :-)
I had to go and feed the horses so I had a quick cup of tea and some dried banana chips, cycled up there and back and then got on with breakfast proper, which involved this:
I’ve never bought packet pancake mix before but not only did I get this for next to nothing at the gluten free show, its only ingredients are buckwheat, rice and maize flours and bicarbonate of soda. No electro-magnetic phenoltriplebackflipbenzoate in this stuff :-)
For a fair trial, I followed the directions and mixed 40g of it with 1tbsp egg white, 1tbsp milk and some water…
And topped the pancakes with sliced banana, caramelised in the pan, and sauce made from coconut butter, strawberry jam and Kara coconut milk.
It was delicious but I think that was more down to the toppings. The pancakes were ok but nothing to write home about. The mix won’t go to waste though, as I’ll just use it in another recipe or maybe add ground almonds next time…
I then drove to meet my friend Lisa and we did the Body Balance class she goes to regularly. I’d done it once before and remember thinking beforehand, in my ignorance, that a class of mainly yoga would be “just stretching” and not too taxing.
I was wrong.
But today was even more of a mission! Even Lisa, and the instructor, said afterwards that it had been a “tough one”. So I was pleased with myself for keeping up, even though when I was trying to stretch out my leg at one point and dropped it, I thought I hadn’t said “bugger it” out loud… luckily only Lisa heard me but we got the giggles like a pair of 10-year-olds :-)
I didn’t get back till late afternoon, by which time I was starving. So lunch (rice cakes, Philadelphia, snack a jacks and yoghurt) was done and dusted before I even thought of taking a picture. But it was boring anyway.
Dinner was much more interesting:
I made a frittata, by sauteing leeks and pre-wilted spinach, pouring on 4tbsp egg white and cooking over a low heat. Once it was part-set, I sprinkled grated cheese on top, folded it in half and baked at 180C for about 15 minutes. It was good but the real stars of the show were the vegetable accompaniments…
I saw the roasted green bean fries on Jessica’s blog and thought they looked great. And if I was slightly unconvinced by her saying they tasted just like normal chips – I grovel. They are A.Mazing and they taste EXACTLY like chips – you need these in your life, trust me :-)
Random snackage included strawberries, plain soya yoghurt and some crumbled meringue:
Two of these (I’d be lost without yoghurt in my life)
And no doubt there’ll be some chocolate at some point. Probably.
And for a How I Exercised Wednesday, it was 40 minutes’ cycling, the 45-minute Body Balance class, 30-ish minutes’ horse-riding and general yard stuff.
Favourite food DEFINITELY the green beans and favourite exercise was the yoga. It’s amazing how bitchslapping every muscle you’ve got can be so relaxing :-)
Happy WIAW! What’s been your food or exercise highlight today?