I also wanted to share another recipe. This time it's for oatmeal cottage cheese pancakes. I know the sound of that is probably enough to make some of you throw up in your mouth, but just trust me on this one; they are amazing. I've also calculated that if you follow the recipe below, which makes 2 servings, each serving contains a whopping 27 grams of protein. They also have 13 grams of fat, only 5 grams of sugar (until you put some syrup on them anyways...), 32 carbs, and approximately 350 calories. So unlike regular pancakes that leave you feeling like you want to die and hungry again in an hour, these keep you full for half the day and don't cause you to have a sugar crash after you eat them. So anyways, here's the recipe:
- 1 cup whole grain oats
- 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 3 eggs
- 3 packets of Splenda*
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or other combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves)
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth (just at least until you can't really tell that it has oatmeal in it). Also, don't try to use a hand mixer instead. It won't work. Trust me.
Pour a little bit onto a hot pan and cook them up just like regular pancakes!
They are really good with bananas on top and a little bit of maple syrup!
These pancakes aren't as fluffy as regular pancakes. Their consistency is denser, more like buckwheat pancakes (if you've ever had the pleasure of eating those). MMM MMM MMM...just posting this is making me crave them!
In other news, I am about to go away for training for my new job for a WHOLE MONTH. So I apologize in advance if I do posts about random things because I am bored out of my mind. I'm hoping it won't be too bad and that the time will go by fast.
Also, I decided to train for my second half marathon: the Blue Ridge Half Marathon on April 16. The course goes up Mill Mountain, so it will certainly be more of a challenge than the Star City Half. Thankfully I have a friend who I am training with. We've only done one long run together so far, but running with someone else makes it a million times better, especially when it's 32 degrees out!
I think that's all for now. I'm sure you'll be hearing from me while I'm trying to pass the time during training!