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Pancakes and Paninis

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

Sunday morning = sleeping in, a big mug of coffee, and pancakes! After a solid 8 hours of sleep, I made my way to the kitchen and opened up a new bag of coffee beans. A few weeks ago, Nate’s cousin Danny was nice enough to give me some bags of whole bean Starbucks coffee. This variety of bean is called the Gazebo blend and is perfect for iced coffee. I was feeling impatient, so I drank mine hot, but I have plans to make a big pitcher of iced crack coffee later this week!

Morning coffee

I used my FiberOne mix (plus milk) to make Nate and I some fluffy pancakes. I added sliced banana, almond butter, and maple syrup to my stack. Mmm, it was so delicious! Despite being indulgent, I feel like this breakfast had a good mix of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Feed me. I’m hungry!

hungry girl

After a few hours of blogging, NYTimes.com reading, and general bumness (ahhh weekends), I was ready for lunch. Part one was sliced zucchini and the last of my white bean hummus.

zucchini

Part two was a vanilla Chobani greek yogurt with some of my olive oil granola.

yogurt & granola

After I fueled up, I headed downtown to the gym. I’m still not running, but I wanted to do something that resembled a long run. I hopped on the elliptical and sweated it out for 90 minutes! My knee/IT band felt a little twinge-y at a few points, but when that started to happen, I pedaled backwards or lowered the resistance. I think it’s all about finding the right incline and resistance that works for my legs. I stretched and foam rolled after I was finished and then looked for a snack ASAP. I settled on a white chocolate macademia luna bar (my new fav flavor!) and an apple. Then I was off the the grocery store to do a little Sunday night stocking up.

luna bar and apple

After my errands, I got started on dinner. Since I had leftover fresh mozzarella and basil in the fridge, I planned a meal around them. I picked up some vine ripened tomatoes and used the last of the whole grain + omega 3 bread to make paninis on the George Foreman Grill. I added a drizzle of olive oil to each sammie, but it wasn’t really necessary. The George Foreman makes perfectly crisp sandwiches – no butter or oil required! I added a bit of deli turkey to Nate’s sandwich, but I kept my traditional. Fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and olive oil on toasty bread. Does it get any better?? And this was super easy to clean up – perfect for when you’re still in lazy, weekend mode :-)

Pannini Prep

Pannini

Pannini

Can you guess what dessert was??!!

ice cream cone

Question: What’s your favorite sandwich combo?

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Sunday morning = sleeping in, a big mug of coffee, and pancakes! After a solid 8 hours of sleep, I made my way to the kitchen and opened up a new bag of coffee beans. A few weeks ago, Nate’s cousin Danny was nice enough to give me some bags of whole bean Starbucks coffee. This variety of bean is called the Gazebo blend and is perfect for iced coffee. I was feeling impatient, so I drank mine hot, but I have plans to make a big pitcher of iced crack coffee later this week!

Morning coffee

I used my FiberOne mix (plus milk) to make Nate and I some fluffy pancakes. I added sliced banana, almond butter, and maple syrup to my stack. Mmm, it was so delicious! Despite being indulgent, I feel like this breakfast had a good mix of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Feed me. I’m hungry!

hungry girl

After a few hours of blogging, NYTimes.com reading, and general bumness (ahhh weekends), I was ready for lunch. Part one was sliced zucchini and the last of my white bean hummus.

zucchini

Part two was a vanilla Chobani greek yogurt with some of my olive oil granola.

yogurt & granola

After I fueled up, I headed downtown to the gym. I’m still not running, but I wanted to do something that resembled a long run. I hopped on the elliptical and sweated it out for 90 minutes! My knee/IT band felt a little twinge-y at a few points, but when that started to happen, I pedaled backwards or lowered the resistance. I think it’s all about finding the right incline and resistance that works for my legs. I stretched and foam rolled after I was finished and then looked for a snack ASAP. I settled on a white chocolate macademia luna bar (my new fav flavor!) and an apple. Then I was off the the grocery store to do a little Sunday night stocking up.

luna bar and apple

After my errands, I got started on dinner. Since I had leftover fresh mozzarella and basil in the fridge, I planned a meal around them. I picked up some vine ripened tomatoes and used the last of the whole grain + omega 3 bread to make paninis on the George Foreman Grill. I added a drizzle of olive oil to each sammie, but it wasn’t really necessary. The George Foreman makes perfectly crisp sandwiches – no butter or oil required! I added a bit of deli turkey to Nate’s sandwich, but I kept my traditional. Fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and olive oil on toasty bread. Does it get any better?? And this was super easy to clean up – perfect for when you’re still in lazy, weekend mode :-)

Pannini Prep

Pannini

Pannini

Can you guess what dessert was??!!

ice cream cone

Question: What’s your favorite sandwich combo?

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