“Belly, Butt and Thighs” was the name of the class I participated yesterday at Summer Streets. And those spots were exactly where I felt the pain this morning. I rolled out of my bed groaning and massaging my rock stiff muscles.
I woke up hungry and walked (more like dragged myself) straight into the kitchen to break my overnight fast.
Yogurt with chopped Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bar (yesterday’s swag) and strawberries
Also with a strong black coffee to wash it all down.
Sunday is usually my lazy rest day and I skip my workouts. However, I couldn’t even sit down without feeling an intense sore on my lower body and Yoga was definitely necessary.
Ohhhh Yoga! <3 After an hour of sweaty stretching, I don’t feel like a stiff log no more. MUCH better.
After showering and lounging about, I felt the hunger pains strike again. I was craving something sweet but nutritious, and I was having a hard time deciding what I could eat that fit the mold. I haven’t gone grocery shopping this week (that’s on my to-do list for today) so I was lacking in the produce department. I dug around the fridge for a bit and I found this old thing that I have forgotten about.
Lame old yellow squash
I don’t believe in wasting food so I was using it no matter what. And then I thought, “AH HA! Sweet Yellow Squash Pancakes, it is!” I know this is technically a second breakfast but I believe that eating breakfast for every meal is perfectly acceptable.
Sweet Yellow Squash Pancakes
1 cup grated yellow squash (squeeze out all the water)
2 egg whites
1/4 cup & 2 tbsps all-purpose flour (I was out of whole wheat)
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 dried prunes, chopped
2 tsp baking powder
Mix all the ingredients together and stir until they are well blendeed. Spoon batter on hot greased grill or pan and cook 2 minutes on each side.
When the bubbles start to slow down, it’s time to flip it!
I was out of syrup (seriously need to go food shopping!) so I topped with some applesauce mixed with brown sugar, and sprinkled on more cinnamon. It was delicious and you can’t even taste the squash at all.
The squash bits trying to peek out
I was completely satisfied. It was sweet and fluffy, but still had the nutritious fiber and vitamins from the yellow squash to fill me up. I feel like it’s a great way to sneak in vegetables if you have kids.
Alright, I have some errands to run for the day. Time to go restock the fridge!