When I’m feeling rushed or don’t know what to cook, I will often cook breakfast for supper.

Last night that is what we did.  Mostly because I have set a goal to try new foods and recipes during this last 13 pound sprint to my healthy goal weight.

 

Recently I order some Carbquick Biscuit and Baking Mix as well as some Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup, and really wanted to try them.  The recipe was quick and easy straight from the box:

Carbquick Pancakes

  • 2 Cups Carbquick
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1/8 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Water , or as needed to make smooth, pourable batter
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • Vegetable Spray

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Mix just enough to combine all ingredients.  Do not over-mix.  Ladle portions onto sprayed griddle or frying pan heated to medium high heat.  Flip when bubbles form and edges are cooked.  After removing from heat, brush with butter if desired.

My pancakes didn’t turn out light and fluffy, but it was my own fault.  I added too much water, so they were more like crepes than pancakes.  They were very hard to flip because they were too runny. 

Even though I don’t know how to follow a recipe (really how hard could it have been, lol) they did brown up nicely and the flavor was pretty good.

My daughter on the other hand, took one bite and said “Mom, you can go from this to that  (pointing at her full carb cakes that she made for her and the littles) and expect me to eat it”, but she generally is pretty picky about new things.

I do think these Carbquick pancakes will be a nice substitute to having the full carb pancakes.  That is assuming of course that I can pass Cooking 101:  Follow the Recipe!

I am quite eager to try them again, and I also want to try using the mix to make some biscuits, and a few other treats.  I will of course let you know how those turn out.

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I poured some Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup (I’m Canadian) on top of the pancakes.  The Walden Farms Syrup has 0 Carbs, 0 Sugar and 0 Calories.  This really made me wonder what they actually use to make this product.  But hey, I’m up for something that has 0 of anything bad for me in it!

The initial taste wasn’t bad for something that has Zero Carbs, Zero Calories, Zero Anything in it.  However after I finished eating the pancakes and syrup, I had a distinct taste in my mouth.

I am normally a person that can take almost any kind of artificial sweetener and they don’t bother me one bit (I’m kind of lucky that way).   In fact a much prefer a “diet soda” to a regular full sugar soda because this is what I have used forever.  This was not the case at all. Even as much as two hours after I had the syrup, I couldn’t seem to get rid of the after taste in my mouth.

I have heard that many of the products from Walden Farms are really good.  So, to be fair I gave the pancakes and syrup a second try.  Last night when I had the syrup, I didn’t use any butter or anything on top of the pancakes, just straight syrup.  Today when I had the pancakes, I used some peanut butter on top of the pancakes and then poured the syrup on top of that.

It was actually much better.  Maybe the syrup alone was just too sweet tasting.  There still was an aftertaste, but it was not nearly as strong as last night with the syrup alone.

I do think that if you are the type that doesn’t like any kind of artificial sweetener, then this may not be something that you would enjoy.  But if you are okay with other artificial sweetener products than this Walden farms syrup may just be for you.

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I will let you know how the biscuits turn out! 😉

 

Talk soon,

Heather

 

 

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It was 2 years ago today that I started on a journey to lose a few pounds.  Over the last 2 years, it has really turned into a lot more than that for me, here is a few snaps I took along the way…

Although this journey has been one of choosing to save my own health, it has become so much more in the process.

When I talk about a journey to becoming my better half, that is exactly what I am talking about.  Losing half of my body weight is a huge accomplishment, and something that I never actually thought I would be able to achieve.  It is also about nurturing myself into become the person that I need to be to maintain that healthiness.

Let’s face it, I didn’t get to weigh well over 300 pounds because I was healthy emotionally.  😉

For so many years I used food to push down my emotions and not deal with them. [click to continue…]

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I have been bored with many of my favorites standby low carb meals.  I have made a commitment to try new recipes, and new healthy LCHF snacks.

I have also committed (after listening in to Lynn Terry’s Low Carb Class on Saturday) to 7 days of logging in My Fitness Pal, and 15 minutes on my recumbent bike to get me back on track. [click to continue…]

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Can I tell you something?

I’m lazy!!

I’ve never been a person to go out and do a bunch of physical activity, sign up for a sport or anything like that.

Confession Time:

  • Gym classes in school were something I got out of as soon as I could.
  • My mother lives 2 blocks away from me and most often I drive rather than walk
  • Any THOUGHT of doing something physical would send me screaming toward a bag of potato chips!
  • I’m the kind of person that will circle a parking lot 3 times to get a closer spot
  • I would (and have) get someone to do my shopping for me.  Walking up and down a shopping mall seems entirely pointless to me and  a huge waste of time

I’m talking REALLY lazy!! [click to continue…]

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It was in August of 2015 that I started a long journey to try and save my own health. This is a picture of my mom, sister and I when I was “nearly” at my heaviest weight (I don’t remember exactly what my weight was at that point).

At that point in my life I was “morbidly” obese and completely unhealthy.  I had eaten myself into having diabetes and high blood pressure, I was stressed out daily and completely NOT enjoying my life[click to continue…]

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