I refuse to believe that I will ever develop healthy eating habits by restricting myself to the extreme. So sometimes I just eat what I want — but I stay in my calories, and at least make the meal a tad bit healthier :P
Buttermilk Pancakes with Fruit, Eggs, and Bacon
This is a total indulgence meal for me :P (I eat vegan most of the time)
Pancakes – 155 calories (for 1.5 – 5” pancakes)
The calories for the pancakes will vary SIGNIFICANTLY from mix to mix. Find a healthy, low-calorie one :) – I’m using (unfortunately) Aunt Jemima’s Buttermilk Pancake Mix, which (while yummy) is not the whole wheat kind I grew up on and prefer. I made 1/2 of the single-person recipe for this to fit my calories.
Topping – 265 calories
1 Tbsp Butter (100 cals)
2 Tbsp Honey (120 cals)
1/2 Cup Strawberries (25 cals)
1/8 Cup Blueberries (20 cals)
Make the topping by mixing the honey, butter and a dash of cinnamon in a small container and microwaving on high for about 20 seconds – then mix everything together again and microwave another 10-15 seconds. Let cool before using on pancakes. I drizzle the still melted honey-butter over the pancakes (all layers) and then add the fruit to the top.
Two Eggs (scrambled) with Tapatío – 140 calories
Three Bacon Strips – 70 calories
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Total Calories: 630.