Oh. My. Gosh. My Danish Pancakes held me with ZERO hunger (or interest in food) from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.!! And I wasn’t even that hungry when I did sit down to lunch. I cannot believe it – maybe it was a fluke? That also includes a hard workout! I did have a coffee sample at Fresh Market, but I don’t think a touch of soy creamer would make a difference. These pancakes must have some kind of miracle blend of nutrients. Have those of you who have tried them had similar experiences?
We made it home from our workout JUST in time for a big downpour. We were planning to have friends over for a cookout tonight, but we decided to postpone it to next weekend when hopefully the weather will stay at Sunny and 80*!
Outing to TJ’s + Fresh Market
Trader Joe’s was a madhouse as usual, but there are SO many things I had to inspect there! I actually ran into one of my friends from high school there. Abby Riley! She doesn’t even live in Charlotte, so it was totally random. But I came home with some cool new things – the whole wheat pizza dough (see below!), my favorite raspberry jam, macadamia-cashew nut butter (it was only $4.99 compared to $12 at other stores!), cheap tofu, sliced almonds (cheap-o!), cheap greek yogurt, Nuts for Raspberries trail mix, eggs, Kashi crackers, 3 kinds of cereal and a few other misc. things, including vanilla meringues!
Of course I had to try the pizza dough for lunch 🙂 I took out 1/4 of the ball and made a petite pizza. It was the perfect balance between volume and thickness. The dough was GREAT! Much stretchier than our homemade dough. I topped the pizza with tomato paste, zucchini, green pepper, spinach, oregano and reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese.
I baked the pizza for about 5 minutes first to get the crust crisp and put my zucchini in with it to take the “raw” out of ’em.
The big pizza came out to about 400 kcal, which I thought was great considering the amount I got!
I also had some greek yogurt with jam and flax
And a meringue for dessert! I have two words to describe these: Lucky Charms.
This lunch was about 540 kcal, 12 grams fiber and 34 grams protein.
I can’t believe it’s 4:00 and I’m just now posting lunch! The husband is busy making crackers and I am enjoying my relaxing Saturday! I have another movie to watch (Tara Road) so I might make that next on my list. For dinner we’re planning to go out and get small plates somewhere. Just appetizers and salads – something smallish but fun to make up for this rainy weather!