Good Morning Fit Fam!
I am doing what I always do on a Sunday morning, sipping my coffee post pancake breakfast. The laundry is going and the dishes have been started. It is a GOOD DAY!
I have a confession to make – I Jennifer Szaflik, AKA TRIHARDMAMA am a PANCAKE SNOB!!!
Its true, I blame it on my mother, I cannot bring myself to eat pancakes from a box with fake syrup. My mom and her mom and her mom before her grew up in rural Quebec – home of the Canadian Sugar Maple Tree. There was no reason to BUY fake syrup when the real stuff came out of your trees. They ate real maple syrup for the same reasons that they ate their farm eggs and drank cows milk – it was local it was cheap and it was GOOD!! I grew up with only maple syrup.
As for pancakes, why use a mix to make pancakes when homemade ones are just as easy and probably less expensive! Not to mention all the varieties of homemade pancakes, apple, pumpkin, banana, berry the variations are endless.
Because of my early exposure to proper pancakes and syrup I am very swayed when it comes to my breakfast foods. I will openly avoid pancake breakfasts and rarely, ok never, order pancakes in a restaurant as I know they just won’t be right!
Here is my easy and delicious pancake recipe, from my mom to me and now to you!
1 cup flour
1 TBSP Sugar (optional)
2 Tsp Baking powder
1 cup milk (almond or dairy)
2 TBSP Oil (vegetable, melted butter or coconut oil all work)
Mix all dry ingredients into a bowl
Mix together milk, eggs and oil.
Add wet to dry ingredients and mix well.
Cook on hot griddle until bubbles form and pop on top side then flip.
Serve with REAL maple syrup. I eat mine with peanut butter, banana and maple syrup!
Options: I add flax and hemp hearts, Whole wheat or all purpose flour or a mixture are fine!
I add cinnamon and usually mix in frozen or fresh berries. Chocolate chips can be good too.
I have completed my first week of half marathon training.
Sunday – easy 3 mile run
Monday – Piyo Sculpt as strength training
Tuesday– 2 mile run with hill repeats (it was anything but great but I got through)
Wednesday – A VERY HARD CROSSWIM
Thursday – 2 miles easy run
Friday – REST DAY!!!!
Saturday – LR 3 miles and hill repeats
I only had one BAD run and I think it was just one of those days!
Meal Plan for March 1st – 7th
Sunday – Birthday dinner at Aunt Debbie’s House
Monday – Pasta with tomato sauce and meat balls
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday
Wednesday – Rosemary chicken soup
Thursday – Left over soup
Friday – Pizza and salad
Saturday – BBQ burgers and roasted veggies!
Breakfasts – Green smoothies
Lunches – Salads, eggs, and veggies
Snacks – Greek yogurt, energy balls, fresh fruit