Introducing Meals on Mondays

I’ve been thinking a lot, and we all know that’s dangerous. With the blog, I want to update more frequently but I often have difficulty coming up with interesting post ideas. There are a lot of facets I want to talk about and sometimes they kind of blur together and I’m not sure it’s effective. While there will obviously be random inspired posts, I want to try and stay on a more organized schedule.

Therefore, I am introducing Meals on Mondays. This means that on Mondays, I will post some good recipes I’ve tried over the past week that might be of some interest. Especially now that I have more time to experiment in the kitchen.

This morning I had my peanut butter pancakes with a new twist, toasted coconut. My recipe for my healthy but filling pancakes serves 1:

Dry-
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp oats
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of cinnamon

Wet-
1/2 mashed banana
1 egg or egg white
1/4 cup almond milk or regular milk
1 tbsp peanut butter

Swirl them all together, throw them on the preheated griddle and watch as they turn into miniature cakes. I like to top mine with another tbsp of peanut butter, jelly, lots of fruit, and some coconut. To make them toasty, I threw a tbsp into a pan. They were delicious and full of natural ingredients!

pancakes

My favorite breakfast!!

This weekend, I also made a caprese pasta salad dish. Boil your pasta of choice and once cooked, marinate in some balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper and let it chill. Once cooled enough, add in chopped tomato, pepper, baby spinach, and mozzarella.

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Delicious! Cheese might be my favorite food, behind chocolate.

Today I also made lunch for my sister and me, which was just a colorful salad. I tossed together some baby spinach and baby kale, carrots, peppers, cucumber, half a sweet potato, toasted pecans, chickpeas, feta, and balsamic vinegairette.

Considering I’ve been on vacation for the past couple of weeks, I don’t have many recipes accumulated, but hopefully in time they will add up and I’ll share!

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