This week has been such a bummer with all the rain and nasty weather we’ve been getting. Due to the weather and having a full work week, I’ve been finding things to keep me entertained indoors. One of those things has been making my own snack bars. Snack/protein bars are my go-to while I’m at work, school or on the go because they’re easy to carry and, if you make your own or find a good brand to buy, they can be packed with good stuff! I decided to try creating my own protein bars because a) I was bored one evening b) I wanted to see how close I could come to my favorite brands and c) it’s sooooo much cheaper!
This fall is my last semester at Fontbonne and I’m planning to apply to internships for dietetics in the spring. In other words, it’s hitting me how quickly things are going to change… and I know saving money is going to help me in the long run!
In addition to making protein bars on these rainy days, I’ve been studying for the GRE which I will be taking before school starts. I’m hoping to get some studying in before my North Carolina trip next week because there’s no telling if I’ll actually get studying in on the plane/while I’m away (it is technically “vacation”, after all
So that’s my update for the week. Next week I hope to have plenty of pictures of my North Carolina adventures
Hey everyone! This week I’d like to introduce my new favorite thing to make for breakfast (and sometimes even for dinner!) – Protein Pancakes! To many of you out there that may have tried protein pancakes in the past that left a bad taste in your mouth… I encourage you to give these puppies another try.
Protein Pancake Recipe:
1 scoop of Protein Powder (my favorite is the PGX chocolate from my work)
½ medium (ripe) banana
1-2 tablespoons of almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk
Optional: add coconut, chocolate chips, blueberries or anything your heart desires to the batter.
Directions: Take all ingredients and combine thoroughly in a bowl. Oil a griddle/pan with coconut oil spray or with oil and heat to medium heat. Use a spoon or ¼ cup measuring cup to spoon out batter on the hot griddle. When pancakes begin to bubble on top, flip pancakes.
This recipe is super simple and easy to make! If you don’t have protein powder available, you can make a mini pancake recipe by replacing the scoop of protein powder with 1/4 cup of flour of your choice.
Comment below if you decide to make your own!
Here’s a picture of my protein pancake recipe
This semester I’m taking a class called Experimental Foods. In that class, we choose an “alternative” style recipe to work with the entire semester to perfect. For example, instead of mac n’ cheese- dairy free mac n’ cheese or low sugar brownie made with black beans instead of a regular brownie.
In my group, we are creating an allergen free French toast (free of the 8 common allergens, including eggs, dairy, and wheat). It’s been an adventure since a) I LOVE French toast and b) it’s a bit of a challenge getting the texture right with zero eggs!
It’s also encouraged me to make French toast a ton at home. This recipe is NOT the recipe we are using in class, but more-so my own creation based off a standard French toast recipe.
2 slices ezekial bread
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
Cinnamon, raspberries and vanilla greek yogurt, yumm !
Whisk egg, vanilla, almond milk, and spices into a bowl
Dip toast in mixture, soak both sides.
Heat oil on griddle to medium low heat.
Add toast to hot griddle and cook about 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned.
** You can certainly add your own toppings or change what type of milk you choose! Get creative & Enjoy
Does anyone know that this month is the National Nutrition Month? Few months ago, the undergraduate students in the HES Department began planning different activities on campus for the National Nutrition Month. Some of you may have seen that there was food tasting at the library and there a food display in AB Hall too. This first week we will be showing college students and staff how to eat more healthily at campus! So please go check it out to see our awesome display!