Another Friday, Another Accountability Post (Part 2)
Posted December 2, 2012on:
Okay, so where were we?
Ah, yes. Next thing to talk about is the meeting.
Salted Caramel Smoothie Pancakes:
Diana and another member talked about using the salted caramel smoothie mix to make pancakes. You take one pouch of the smoothie mix, and add either one egg or three egg whites. Then add a little water and whisk until the powder is completely dissolved, and the batter is smooth, and the right consistency for pancake batter. Spray a bit of non-stick spray into a flat-bottomed pan or onto a griddle, and heat. Add the mixture (either in one fell swoop to make one large pancake, or by the spoonful to make smaller pancakes) and cook as you would a pancake. These cook pretty fast, by the way (I tried it Saturday), and taste really good with a little butter or a drizzle of sugar-free syrup (I used about 1 tsp of DaVinci’s Sugar-Free Amaretto Syrup).
We also talked about the updated information that Weight Watchers is going to be releasing over the next week, and a bit more about the ActiveLink device. Then we were discussing “owning” your process, meaning realizing that whether you are choosing to make nutritional or non-nutritional food choices, you are the one choosing what to put into mouth. We were also discussing the differences between a diet and a lifelong change of eating habits.
And I tried something new this morning. Yesterday, while we were doing a grocery run, I picked up a box of Hodgson Mill Multigrain with Flaxseed and Soy Hot Cereal, since I was getting a little bored switching between oatmeal and Wheatena (Wheatena is a comfort food for me — Mom and Grandma both preferred Whetena and Maltex to Maypo, which was maple flavored, and I continued the trend). The Hodgson Mill cereal is tasty and creamy, but with enough texture to be really satisfying. Best of all, it had a really nice flavor — while I added about an eighth of a cup of fat-free half and half to my bowl, I tasted it without the half and half first, and it was yummy all on its own! Given that flaxseed is known to help with some of the elimination issues I have, I definitely consider this cereal a major WIN!
I should be getting in some good walking today — visiting a museum with a friend to see two different exhibits. The Brooklyn Museum is the permanent home of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, a major feminist artwork, and my friend J has not seen it, although she had heard about it for many years. The other exhibit is by a glass artist named Jean-Michel Othoniel, and I have seen it twice before.
Anyway, that’s my update to Friday’s post. See you all on Monday!