Pancakes, Pizza, and Peanut Butter

Since I am super behind on posting and today is my first day of classes, I decided to skip taking pictures of most of Tuesday’s eats. I did capture some of the highlights though. πŸ™‚

But let’s start with Monday, shall we?

I made an awesome, perfectly round pancake on Monday morning.

Seriously? Check that out! How did I do that? I usually splatter batter all over the pan.

My pancake recipe was adapted from Angela’s Healthy Peanut Butter Coconut Swirl Pancakes. I just eliminated all of the peanut butter and coconut maple syrup and made plain old whole wheat pancakes.

I ate one and a half with a Tbsp of TJ’s Maple Agave Blend on top. Plus a MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Pattie and some grapes.

After breakfast, Jeff and I went out to do some errands and saw this along the way:


(Click through from Google Reader to watch the video)

ISN’T THAT AMAZING? I want that guy to come dance on my balcony! In case you’re wondering, Jeff was listening to Car Talk on the radio.

I made Grilled PB, Banana, Dark Chocolate Chip & Cinnamon Sandwiches for Jeff and I for lunch.

That’s a wholelotta cinnamon. I might have overdone it.

Plus more grapes and baby carrots on the side.

I was feeling very snacky during the day on Monday.

Pita Chips with Sabra Chipotle Hummus

Peanut Butter Puffins with Vanilla Soy Milk
1/2 Arnold Sandwich Thin with Saratoga PB Co Monkey Boy PB (Banana Raisin PB)

At least all of my snacks were yummy!

For dinner, Jeff and I decided to try MorningStar Farms Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

I don’t know how I feel about MorningStar Farms. On one hand, I think all of their products taste really good. But on the other hand, I don’t like how processed their products are. Thoughts? Can anyone suggest another brand?

I was surprised that the veggie chik’n nuggets tasted exactly like chicken chicken nuggets.

We also made a box of Annie’s Organic 5-Grain Elbows & White Cheddar with peas mixed in.

After dinner, I did level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. I swear I’ll get to level 2 someday! πŸ˜‰

Dessert looked like this:

A small bowl of Edy’s Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with dark chocolate chips on top.

Tuesday’s Highlights:

Lunch: Another MorningStar Farms product (that’s 3 in 2 days!). Spicy Black Bean Burger on an Arnold Sandwich Thin with Sabra Chipotle Hummus, Frank’s Red Hot, Romaine, and Tomato slices. Plus leftover Annie’s Mac & Peas and grapes on the side. Delicious!

Surprise package waiting when I got home from the gym: Allison’s EO Giveaway Prize!!! The whole shipping box smelled like lavander! I am sooo excited to try everything!

Dinner: I made a Veggie Pizza using Jenna’s Best Pizza Dough recipe. It really is the best pizza dough!

Plus salad. You can never have too many veggies!!

Dessert: Eating Well Spice Cake that my brother, Adam, gave me to take home. He made it for New Year’s and thought I would like it because it’s made with healthy ingredients. He was right. I loved it!

Topped with Monkey Boy PB & Dark Chocolate Chips and heated in the microwave for 10 seconds. Perfect! (Don’t knock it till you try it people)

Repeating the question from the middle of this post in case you didn’t catch it:

What’s your opinion of MorningStar Farms products? Do you think they are overly processed? If so, can you suggest another brand!?

Have a great day!

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  1. I don’t get morningstar except occasionally their breakfast patties with organic soy. Instead, I like Lightlife products. They’re pretty processed too, though, so if you really want to avoid that your best bet is moving towards beans and seasoning. but for what they’re worth I think Lightlife is better

  2. Ahhh I love your grilled peanut butter sandwiches!! They kill me!
    As far as morning star goes, I’m not gung-ho (?) on fake meat when I have the time to make good veg. dishes with legumes and other protein sources. If I’m having a busy week, I rip into my stash of processed veggie burgers. I guess I try to strike a balance!

  3. I’ve never tried Morningstar products since they’re usually SO expensive. I think most fake meat products are overly processed, but they’re good every once in a while!

  4. I really like the Amy’s products- they do all kinds of stuff, but I’ve not been disappointed in any of their things. The Chicago burgers are amazing πŸ™‚ Original Gardenburgers are delish too!

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