Happy Wednesday! This past weekend was busy, busy, busy, but totally worth all the effort. Justin and I had a lot of cleaning and food prep to do because we had the family over for a Labor Day BBQ. It was a GREAT time and now its time to share some eats from the weekend. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the link-up!
I was on a major pancake kick this weekend and tried out two new pancake recipes. The first was Spinach Protein Pancakes from Alysia @ Slim Sanity. It was such an intriguing combination ingredients that I just had to give them a try, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! I topped mine off with some defrosted mixed berries and honey. Delicious!
The second pancake recipe I tried was Chocolate Flax Pancakes from Karey @ Nutty About Health (thanks Arman for pointing this recipe out to me!). These were super simple to put together and were so yummy! I topped mine off with some sliced banana and some melted peanut butter.
I just picked on leftovers for lunch — nothing too exciting, so I didn’t take any pics.
On Saturday night, Justin made me some salmon and I ate it with a side of mixed greens topped with balsamic vinaigrette and carrot sticks.
My family is super helpful and everyone always offers to bring a side dish, which definitely takes some of the pressure off. Along with the meat, we had pasta salad (my cousin), kale (my aunt), zucchini quiche (me), spinach balls (my mom), chickpea salad (my mom), broccoli casserole (me) and homemade stuffed bread (my dad) — I think I got everything!
I was having a sugar craving after dinner Saturday night, so I figured Tina’s Gluten Free Egg Free Cookie Dough was the perfect choice. I was running low on almond butter, so I just substituted PB instead. Delish!
Our family BBQ dessert consisted of cookies, Crista made raw Caramel Squares and I made a Texas Sheet Cake (the recipe came from this cookbook).
Since my stomach has been more tolerant of dairy lately, I’ve been enjoying Chobani Greek Yogurt. It was on sale this week, so I picked-up a couple of different flavors. This particular one was SO good!
I’ve been wanting to make granola for the longest time. I used to make it all the time, but have been kind of lazy about it lately. When I saw Sarah’s recipe for Honey Almond Chia Granola, I knew I had to try it right away. Well, it was fantastic! I actually didn’t have enough almonds, so I threw some walnuts in the mix instead and it worked out great. This will become a new staple for me!
What’s your favorite pancake recipe?
What’s your favorite Chobani flavor?