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
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