Sweet Potato Pancakes (Half Win)

Hey!!!
So lately I’ve been wanting breakfast breads, like waffles and pancakes. Since I’m dieting I have to find a different way to eat these things. So today after searching Pinterest, I’m trying something new, sweet potato pancakes.
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Okay so this is what I use and its nutritional value:
PB2 with chocolate, 2 tbsp: 45 cal 6 carb 4 g protein
Cinnamon, to taste: 0 cal 0 carb 0 protein
Stevia, to taste: 0 cal 2 carb 0 protein
2 eggs: 140 cal 0 carb 6 protein
-2 medium sweet potatoes: 250 cal 27 carb 4 protein

This all totals: 435 calories, 35 carbs and 14 protein. Now this may sound like a lot, but you will only be eating a small portion of this. After making a large pancake for myself and smaller pancakes for my boyfriend I still have over half of the batter left.

Okay really quick, I want to talk about this peanut butter alternative. It’s called PB2. Basically, it’s peanut butter that’s been pressed to remove the oil which in turn reduces the fat and calories. And it’s still delicious. Look below, the proof is in the nutritional facts.

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Now here are pictures of the other ingredients that I used.

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First, cook your sweet potatoes either in the microwave or the oven. Then mash them in a bowl.

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After mashing the potatoes, at all other ingredients.

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Mix until you have sweet potato goop lol

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Now cook your sweet potato pancakes just like you would normal pancakes. Flipping the pancakes can be a little tricky though, as they tend to fall apart pretty easily. Plus I suck at flipping pancakes anyway 😕

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I meet my boyfriend’s pancakes almost the same way. Instead of stevia, I use plain sugar. And I also made his pancakes smaller. They were a lot easier to flip.

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And there you have it, sweet potato pancakes!!!

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As mentioned in the title, this was a half win. My pancakes were a little thick, almost like cake texture. But my boyfriend’s pancakes turned out pretty good. I don’t know if it’s because I made his with sugar or if it’s because his were smaller. Next time I’ll add a banana to mine, or maybe more stevia. Give them a try yourself and tell me what worked and did not work for you.
Until next time!

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7 Guilt Free Snacks (when you are trying to lose weight)

1. Edy’s All Natural Outshine Fruit Bars (several different flavors)

Blueberry Medley

One popsicle is anywhere between 60-80 calories and has 0 fat.

2. Root Beer Float

Low-Calorie Ice Cream Treat

Pour diet root beer over 1/4 cup of light vanilla ice cream. 50 calories, 2 g fat

3. Sugar Free Jello with Cool Whip

Grab-and-Go Gelatin Snack

Only 35 calories, 2 g fat

4. Jelly Belly Sugar Free Jelly Beans

Flavorful Low-Calorie Candies

46 calories and 0 fat for 20 jelly beans

5. Caramel Flavored Rice Cakes

Sweet and Crunchy Rice Cakes

Eat 5 for 43 calories and 0 fat

6. Kale Chips

All you need is 6 cups of kale (or about two bunches). Rip the stems off and rip leaves into chip sized pieces. Put them on a sheet of parchment paper. Spray lightly with canola oil or olive oil. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with salt. Put in oven at 350 for about 15 minutes. Watch to make sure they crisp, not burn. This snack adds up to 55 calories, 4 g fat

7. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Low-Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

You can eat the whole finished product for 272 calories. Look at the recipe and instructions here.

 

 

Healthy Mexican Chicken Bake

I was feeling all creative n stuff…and I wanted mexican food without sabotaging all of my weight loss efforts.

A meal at a sit down restaurant averages about 1,300 calories. The whole pan of this is 2380 calories!!! Cheese and all!!! (But don’t eat the whole pan LOL) The pan can be broken into 5 servings at 476 calories per serving.

Ingredients:
5 skinless chicken breasts
1, 16 oz jar of Pace salsa, original
1, 16 oz jar of Pace salsa, fire    roasted tomato and corn
2 cups four cheese Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 can Campbell’s cream of chicken and mushroom (the combo in 1 can is alot less calories than buying 1 can of each
1 oz packet of Old El Paso fajita seasoning mix
Whatever various mexican spices you like (I used chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper)

Step 1
Season chicken with your various spices and fajita seasoning mux

Step 2
Cook chicken on the stove at medium heat (make sure it’s nice and tender)

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Step 3
While the chicken is cooking, in a bowl combine both jars of salsa and the can of cream of mushroom and chicken. Stir.

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Step 4
When chicken is done, put it in a pan. Pour your mixture in the bowl over the chicken. Top with cheese. Cover pan with aluminum foil and cook in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes.

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Step 5
Serve!! Enjoy!!! And for your less calorie conscious friends and family (I hate you LOL) add over a tortilla, serve with a sweet cornbread, rice, or top with crushed nacho cheese doritos right before serving.

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My plate

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My boyfriend’s plate

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Tell me how it turns out!