Sunday, 13 May 2012

Not a Coma, Just University

Finally over.

That's the only way I can describe last semester!
What a hectic few months it's been for me!! School really took up all my time and focus, and I had to temporarily let go of some of the things that I love to do in my free time (like blogging!). I know that I have the possibility to do anything in life, but I can't do everything! I try to remind myself this every day so I don't stretch myself too thin.

I did my best during that time to make time to cook and bake myself nutritious and delicious food, but I need to get back into the groove of healthy eating! Care to join me?

My first 'back from the abyss of university stress' recipe is:

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes


• 2½ cups / 600 ml dry rolled oats
• 6 egg whites
• 1 cup / 240 ml low-fat milk of your choice
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml ground flaxseed
• 1 Tbsp / 15 ml safflower oil
• 1 tsp / 5 ml baking powder
• 1 tsp / 5ml vanilla
• 1 tsp / 5ml cinnamon
• Cooking spray

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend the mixture for 20 seconds. The resulting mixture should be smooth. Spray a griddle or skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Pour ¼ cup of pancake mixture on the hot surface. Cook until the panckes are dry and bubbly on the edges. Bubbles should appear on top, as well. Turn and brown the other side.
  2. Try using unsweetened applesauce or mixed fruit to top your pancakes. 
Nutrients per Serving (3 small pancakes):
Calories: 274
Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbs: 38 g
Protein: 16 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sodium: 117 mg



Tata for now my friends, and it was so good to see you after such a long hiatus!