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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Plus Size IG Fashion: 3rd edition

Kiara

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I have the exact same dress from Forever 21 and I only wish I could wear it with confidence like she does!

Osha Waiters

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This chick! I know it’s Sunday but she’s my #WCW. Her body is almost exactly the way I want mine to be.

Denise

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Wherever she is….I need to visit! I love her style!

As usual, you can click on these lovely ladies names to go to their Instagram

JJ Smith’s 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Round 2

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Happy Monday everyone!!

Just like last time…I am hesitant to post pics…but I am..and I’m hoping it will inspire someone else.

I just finished round two of the green smoothie cleanse. In the 20 days (took a week break in between the two rounds and am being followed by my doctor) I have lost 18 lbs!!!!! Go me! Go me!

My boyfriend joined me this time and I don’t know how much he has lost yet but he looks noticeably different.

I have to say this cleanse has really changed the way I view what I eat. Since my journey has begun, my blood pressure is down from 130/98 to 110/79. I’m a nurse and I’m on my feet all day and I have noticed a big change in the way I feel after a long day. No more pain!
Again I have to thank my coworker Sandra for inspiring me to try this cleanse; JJ Smith for sharing this wonderful wisdom with me; my family and friends who have supported me every step of the way; and all of YOU on this page that encourage me and inspire me everyday!!

Follow my weight loss journey on Instagram!!

JJ Smith’s 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

Hello all!

So June 8th I started JJ Smith’s 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It’s a cleanse that focuses on what all cleanses focus on….cleaning out all the toxins. Your day consists of drinking a homemade smoothie (usually spinach based with fruit) and snacking inbetween on fresh fruit and veggies. I downloaded her book off of Amazon.  It was a little rough day one….but after that, I had so much energy, my face cleared up and the inches were coming off. In the 10 days I lost 11 lbs but the difference I noticed was in my waistline. 
I took the before pics(at the top) June 8th and the after pics this morning. I have lost a total of 11 lbs with no gym! I didn’t measure myself but the proof is in the pictures! I will start round two after a 5 day break with just clean eating.

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Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Boil jumbo shells according to the directions on the box.

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Mix 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and 1 egg. Then add a little parsley, basil, salt, and pepper to taste.

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Cover the bottom of your pan with spaghetti sauce of choice. Top with shells (opening side up). And fill shells with your cheese mixture.

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Afterwards, cover top with remaining sauce and sprinkle top with parmesean cheese

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Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes.

Serve with more yummy foods!

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For the bread recipe, click here.

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Loaf

PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
READY IN: 25 mins

Ingrеdiеnts:
1 (8 ounсе) loаf Frеnсh brеаd
1/3 сup grаtеd Pаrmеsаn сhееsе 1/2 сup buttеr, softеnеd
2 tаblеspoons gаrliс powdеr
1 tеаspoon driеd pаrslеy

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1. Prеhеаt ovеn to 375 dеgrееs F (190 dеgrееs C).

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2. Cut brеаd into 1-inсh thiсk sliсеs, without сutting аll thе wаy through thе loаf.

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3. Mix Pаrmеsаn сhееsе, buttеr, gаrliс powdеr, аnd pаrslеy in а smаll bowl.

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4. Sprеаd mixturе bеtwееn sliсеs of brеаd аnd ovеr thе top of thе loаf.

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5. Wrаp loаf in аluminum foil, lеаving thе top pаrtiаlly unсovеrеd.

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6. Bаkе in prеhеаtеd ovеn until buttеr is mеltеd аnd brеаd toаstеd, 15 to 20 minutеs.

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Guaranteed deliciousness!!