Tuesday, July 08, 2014


Oh Hungry Girl.  I used to be such fan when I was doing hardcore calorie counting.  When you are on a calorie-reduced diet every little bit helps and HG has great short cuts to decrease fat and calories in our favourite foods.  Unfortunately a lot of her methods require you to purchase a lot of artificially sweetened, low-fat processed foods.  I am a fan of eating whole, real foods.  I still follow her blog and use her recipes (especially her salads--her salads are amazing) but I un-Hungry them and switch out the fake food for real food.  That means an increase in calories and fat, but I feel so much better eating real food again.  The 5:2 plan is so freeing that way.

Here is my version of one of her basic pancake recipes.

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Serves 1

1/3 cup oats
2 tablespoons dry pancake mix (or just use flour and a pinch of baking powder)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon 2% MF cottage cheese
splash vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

Mix all ingredients together, adding 3 tablespoons of water.  Add chopped fruit or a mashed banana, if desired.  Spray a non-stick pan or electric griddle with non-stick spray.  Preheat to medium.  Scoop out about 1/4 cup measures of batter onto griddle and cook until they start to look solid.  Gently flip.  Cook until the insides are set and the pancakes are nicely browned.


**Hints:  these are not traditional pancakes.  Make sure you cook the first side long enough or the whole thing will fall apart when you flip it.  It will take a bit longer than you think. Also, there is no oil or melted butter in this recipe so you do need to grease your non-stick griddle a bit or you will be sorry.**

According to My Fitness Pal, here is the nutrition information:
Per serving: 349 calories, 45 gm carbs, 8 gm fat, 19 gm protein, 10 gm sugar

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