I have a hangover today, a chocolate hangover. I woke up with a terrible headache and I did not sleep well at all. Live and learn right?
I started off the day with a banana because I woke up really hungry and I needed to wait to cook my breakfast, which would take a little bit.
So today I thought I would try out a recipe I found called Portable PWO Paleo Egg & Sweet Potato "Puffs".
1 Medium Sweet Potato (I used a 10oz and a 9oz potato cut into small cubes.)
15 Egg Whites
Peel and dice Sweeet Potato into fairly small cubes
Put SP in a skillet sprayed w/ a little Pam (I used olive oil because I am not using these as PWO, I am eating them for breakfast so the fat content is fine. But for PWO you would want to keep your fat content down so use Pam.)
Sprinkle w/ Cinamon and Sea Salt to taste
Cover and cook about 5 minutes, stirring a few times (just long enough to soften the potatoes up a little - you don't want them "mushy")
Distribute SP Cubes evenly between 12 deep-ish muffin pan holes
Beat 15 egg whites together until they are a little frothy
Pour egg whites evenly over the SP cubes in the 12 muffin pan holes
Place in Oven at 350 and cook about 20 minutes
Pull out of oven and turn pan upside down onto cooling rack
Let cool completely before placing in fridge (If you don't let them cool completely, they'll get mushy and soggy)
(FYI without salt and cinnamon they are 44 calories and 6.6 grams of protein per muffin. I calculated for those wanting that sort of info.)
The verdict: They stuck to the pan a little, I sprayed the pan with PAM, but I still had to loosen them up with a rubber spatula before I could get them to dump out. They taste pretty good! I will definitely add the cinnamon and salt next time though because they just kind of taste like eggs and potatoes, but still good. I am eating mine hot with a fork, so I don't know what they taste like cold yet, but I think I will be keeping these in the house as a go-to quick snack for sure!
The crappiest part of making this is cracking 15 egg whites. I broke two of them but only a smidge got into the bowl. You could spend the money to buy carton egg whites, but I didn't feel like it so I bought regular old store brand eggs and cracked them myself. I also totally forgot to add cinnamon and salt to them because I was cooking the potatoes, making 2 kids breakfast and cracking eggs at the same time and it didn't occur to me until I started to smell then and realized they didn't smell like sweet potato. Oh well, hopefully I will remember next time.
Earlier today I got an idea from ... I don't know where it came from, I think from reading someone's comment on the Whole30 page. Anyway, since cleaning out my pantry I had very little on the shelves, yet I am down two cabinets thanks to Brennan. I used to have every cabinet full, now they are overfull. So I took some of the bigger pots/pans items from my cabinet and put them on one of the shelves in the pantry to free up some space for my everyday cookware. Yay! Don't know why I didn't think of that before.
Also, I have a little exciting bit to share. See, when I started this, my size 16w jeans were a bit tight in the waist. I have a pair of 16reg that a friend gave me and they are NICE quality jeans, not that stretchy crap jeans seem to be made out of today. Well, when I began this I could get them up, but not even come close to attempting to button them. Today I could get them buttoned but not zipped. I had to have lost at least 6 inches off the circumference of my hips to be able to do that! I bet by the time this is done I will be wearing those jeans, then I can set my sight on another pair I don't fit in! Another thing, there was another pair from the same friend, size 16 but a more high-waisted 16 and I could wear them, but not for long because they were tight. I just put them on and not only do they fit but they are a little loose! SCREW THE SCALE! The proof is in the pants! Ha!
Anyway I think on Monday I might head into town and check out Sam's and see if they have decent produce and meat before I commit to their membership.