First I have to wish my parents-in-law a Happy Anniversary!  I got home too late to call them – married 53 years ago today!  Happy Anniversary Bonnie and Carl! 😀

It’s going to be a quick post – I had to work late tonight, and it’s Biggest Loser!  When I saw these pumpkin pancakes, I knew they would be on the breakfast menu this week!  I made a couple changes though – I used Splenda brown sugar and fat free evaporated milk.  And I didn’t have any pumpkin pie spice so I subbed a combo of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspooon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 – 12 ounce can of fat free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.  Mix wet ingredients in another.  Mix until well combined.

Each pancake comes in at 116 calories, 4 fat, 16 carbs, 1.4 fiber and 3.9 protein.

One trick I’ve learned is to let the batter sit for 15 minutes to let the baking powder do its thing.  It results in REALLY fluffy pancakes!

Since these weren’t high in protein, I divided 1 tablespoon of no added sugar peanut butter on top of each pancake.  I added 1/4 cup of Smuckers sugar free pancake syrup.


Um, pretty sure its heaven on a plate!!!!!  See how fluffy they got!


The perfect bite with my classy plastic fork!


Lunch was more pumpkin – as in my Spicy Pumpkin Soup!  I actually think it was better the more it sat in the fridge!  Seriously, the combination of flavors is such an explosion of flavors from the sweet and heat combo.  YUM!  Since no one in my family will touch it with a ten foot pole, my friend Renee at work will be my guinea pig! 😀  I had a giant salad on the side too – it took forever to eat!



When I called Tony to tell him I was coming home, he asked if he could make me something to eat.  I told him I would throw something together when I got home and not to worry about it.  But when I walked in the door, literally 15 minutes after I called him, I had shrimp stir-fry awaiting me!  It had the perfect amount of spice!


Luckily he made a lot, so lunch is taken care of tomorrow! 😀  Thank you Tony!  I needed that and thanks for cleaning up the kitchen too! 😀

I did get a chance to work out today, so while I haven’t figured out my exact calories for the day, I am going to consider it “intuitively” eating!

I did 40 minutes of my jog/sprint on the treadmill – my last sprint was 7 mph!!

And while I was at the copier today I did 120 squats!  60 squats were done while on my tippy toes!  Have you tried that before??  Go ahead, try a few, I’ll wait. . . hard isn’t it!

Alright, gotta scoot and watch BL!  See you tomorrow night! 😀