wiaw: hump day pancakes

I went a little nuts today. I made pancakes on a Wednesday.

No, it’s not a weekend and I’m not celebrating anything, I just needed to switch it up. As much as I love my eggs and oatmeal, it was getting a little old.  Plus yesterday’s workout was the toughest workout I’ve done in years. YEARS. I felt like superwoman once it was all over. So I figured pancakes were in order 🙂


If you add it all up, it was 60 burpees, 60 goblet squats, and I ended up doing 314 total of the KB swings and the mountain climbers.  This is the after picture:


Haha no one was in good shape after that.



I used Kodiak pancake mix, which I’ve heard mixed reviews about.  The ingredient list is amazing– 100% whole grain wheat flour, 100% whole grain oat flour, non-fat dry milk, dry honey, leavening egg whites, and salt. Easy as that. I’ve read that some people find these to be less fluffy than regular pancakes, so I was prepared for these not to come out like a “treat” like most pancakes seem to be.  But in all honesty I thought these were great! I followed the directions exactly and they came out just like regular pancakes (I also added sliced banana to my batter).  Post-picture I drowned these bad boys in some maple syrup. Deeelish.


As I’ve mentioned before, work has been crazy lately, so lunch came in two quick parts.

First was a mango-orange chia seed smoothie



I didn’t get to “second lunch” (I feel like a hobbit saying that) until just before my second job, so I ate it fast while watching the series finale of 30 Rock. It took me just over a month but I finally got through all 7 seasons.  It’s such a great show. “Good god, Lemon.”


Very rarely do I make it through an entire day without getting some peanut butter into my life. It should be its own food group.




I ate dinner at work once the kitchen closed to customers. Half an order of vegan chili (chickpeas, red beans, and black beans) topped with cheddar, red onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Plus one of my favorite treats from work: a jalapeno corn muffin. It tastes like broccoli cheddar soup in cornbread form. I go weak in the knees for that little guy.

In lieu of dessert I was a cheese fiend yesterday, so I had a snack before bed that reminded me much of my time abroad (the Parisians sure do love their cheese plates)


It was a pretty indulgent day. But you know what another word for indulgent is? Satisfying. I went to bed feeling perfect. Eating what you want when you want it is a nice lifestyle to live. It makes me shudder to think my world used to revolve around sugar-free this, fat-free that. That’s not a place I ever want to go back to!


Have a beautiful day!


  • Do you usually crave cheese/salt or sugary foods?

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