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This morning’s breakfast brought back visions of my Paris 2007 Spring Break.
(That’s a crepe in my hand – with nutella + jam!)
When Heather posted the recipe for her version of protein crepes, I knew that I needed to make them as soon as possible. I love crepes! When I went to Paris my sophomore year, I ate one almost every day (along with the most amazing baguettes and breads), and was very intrigued by a recipe that focused on eggs + protein…a new twist! Here’s what I came up with:
I halved the recipe proportions and used 3 egg whites and 1/2 scoop of Jay Robb whey protein powder. I chose the chocolate flavor I whisked the ingredients together until they were just slightly lumpy (I think it’s impossible to make it smooth because it’s egg whites and powder), then cooked up 2 medium-sized crepes in a frying pan on medium heat, flipping each crepe over once. I only needed about 2 minutes per side per crepe, just as Heather said.
When all was said and done, I topped each crepe with a layer of PB2 icing (click link for the recipe) and a handful of fresh blueberries. These were ah-mazing! I loved the eggy texture and the fact that I was getting great taste AND a protein punch. I can’t wait to make them again. Thanks, Heather!
To complete my Parisian experience, I had coffee…Coffee COCOA By the way, for those who asked for a tutorial on how to make it, I will definitely include a video in my future FAQ page!! For now, here is the recipe, for those who may have missed it.
This breakfast kept me full for a really long time! I was able to get through a morning of studying for my Economics of Gender final on Tuesday (yes, you read that right…a FINAL – the joys of being on the quarter system). Eventually, I decided to take my reading with me to the gym to be more productive. I grabbed my all-time favorite bar for fuel.
Hi ZBaR! I missed you! I told myself I wouldn’t buy them again until I had dwindled my bar supply. Fortunately, the other bars are almost gone, so I bought myself a new box These taste just as good, if not better than, a brownie to me.
At the gym, I did my step + bike workouts for 45 minutes, plus a condensed arm workout. I’ve been running low on time this week, and have been slacking a bit on my P90X workouts. I will be sure to factor that in to my final analysis. When I got back, I was definitely hungry for lunch. I decided on a “SET” wrap – spinach, egg and turkey on a La Tortilla Factory wheat wrap.
I also snacked on a delicious Braeburn apple + cinnamon with light string cheese.
I spent the rest of the afternoon continuing to study and becoming more addicted to Twitter. I also did some much needed chores such as laundry and cleaning my room. It’s amazing how fast time goes on the weekends. Sooner rather than later, it was time for dinner. I couldn’t wait to use my new sauce:
After seeing it all over the blogosphere and hearing rave reviews, I finally decided to pick up a jar of Bone Suckin’ Sauce at Whole Foods this weekend. And what better way to use it than on tofu?!
I blotted and sliced a block of extra firm tofu and added 4 tbsp. of the sauce total, spreading it evenly on each side. I then topped one side of the tofu with black pepper + chipotle spiced rub. Bake at 400* for 50 minutes, flipping once at about 40 minutes.
It was so delicious! Definitely “bone suckin'” good 😉 I had 1/2 of the block and am saving the other 1/2 for lunch tomorrow. Can’t wait!
Alongside the tofu, I cut up a gigantic red pepper and served it with 2.5 tbsp Sabra hummus.
I love when I can finish a dinner and feel fully satisfied. An update on the intuitive eating: it’s been going pretty well so far. I find that I’m still eating at roughly the same times of day just because my body is used to it, but I’m also making sure to ask myself whether or not I am truly hungry. I think the true test will come during the week, so stay tuned!
To end the night on a sweet note, I had a cup of rice pudding with 1 tbsp. Barney Butter. Yum!
I’m currently watching the 2-hour Brothers & Sisters special. It is INTENSE. What an emotional roller coaster – and I still don’t even know what’s going to happen. Love this show.
Have a Monday,