Thursday, March 31, 2011

Greek Salad- A Quick Lunch

One of my favorite things to eat is greek salad. It's healthy and DELICIOUS. Just chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and onions, with a sprinkle of feta and olive oil, finished off with a piece of garlic whole wheat bread, it's the perfect lunch or dinner appetizer.

Oat Bran-Yogurt Pancakes

Okay so I've been really bad about updating this blog. After moving to Colorado and getting a job that I absolutely HATE, I've found little motivation to do blog posts. But I've decided that as much as I'd love to spend my time watching Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City re-runs, I should probably do something more constructive. So here it goes!

A while ago I came up with a Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancake recipe (which I need to post as well) and it quickly became Brett's favorite breakfast choice for our days off. However, the last time I attempted to make them, I discovered I was out of ricotta. So I did some exchanging and I came up with a healthier version of these delicious pancakes. With the addition of oat bran, greek yogurt, and agave nectar (instead of white sugar) I came up with a tasty pancake recipe that won't make you feel guilty.


1 cup non-fat greek yogurt
4 tablespoons whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons oat bran
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix sour cream, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and oat bran in a large bowl. Stir together gently. In another bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, and agave nectar. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and whisk. If it's too thick, add a bit of milk until it's the perfect consistancy. Cook in a well-buttered skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side. You'll never go back to bag-o-pancake mix again.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

In between meals I like to have a healthy snack that will keep me full. This is one of my favorite smoothies because blueberries and bananas are two of my favorite foods. I sweeten it with vanilla agave nectar and add chia seeds to keep me feeling full.

1/3 cup blueberries
1/2 a banana
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons agave nectar
1/2 cup lowfat milk or soy milk
cup of ice
tablespoon of chia seeds

Add all ingredients to a blender until well blended.

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