Posts Tagged ‘Love Hate Relationship’

It’s 10 degrees in Michigan and I only ventured out of my house this weekend to get the mail on Saturday and today I took out a bag of trash, it is bitter cold out there. I love winter because I get to catch up on projects. Being a scrapbooker and an avid photo taker, I have lots of albums so today I did some organizing, which I love to do. Yesterdays post I told you about my photo collage project, well it got me thinking, I don’t ever want to lose any of my old photos so I thought I would scan pictures that mean everything to me, I have too many books to do them all, so I got right on it after breakfast. I do hope to scan all of them in the future, but for now I like my priority process.

So back to breakfast I made a Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Cake. I found this recipe months ago on Sweet Tooth Sweet Life healthy living blog.  She has so many great recipes.

Fresh From The Oven

Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Cake

Topped with vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, this is both filling and full of protein.

Here’s the recipe

Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Cake

Makes 9 servings @ 180 Calories Per Serving


  • 1.5 cups liquid egg whites
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 packets Truvia
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2-2/3 cups slow cook oats
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 medium apple, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp pecan pieces


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients in blender except apple and nuts. Fold in apple.

Spray a 9×9 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mixture evenly in pan and sprinkle with nuts on top.

Bake 50 minutes or until center of cake is dry.

Now since I baked this morning I thought lunch and dinner are going to be easy by cleaning up leftovers, I like to start the week with a fresh menu plan. So the rest the day will be me relaxing and having a much-needed rest day. Although I do have  just one more chore to do, I have to prep my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. I always prep the night before. I eat both my breakfast and lunch at my desk Monday-Friday, I tend to eat the same breakfast and lunches all week but I try to mix it up so I get a variety of nutrients. Here’s what my bag looks like.

Breakfast and Lunch on the GO

So to complete the hate portion of my title on today’s blog, I hate winter because on certain days you really don’t want to go outside, but being from the mid-west we do get use to the cold and the snow and the ice and we suck it up and go out, we don’t have a choice really, we have to get groceries and go to work!

Monday I’m going to be posting a workout I am obsessed with.

Check ya Later

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