Will run for waffles

My besties!

This photo op is becoming a tradition!  We were lucky today to get another trail run in.  We ran our usual Elephant Rock run and then continued up the trail through a place called Rudy’s Flat.  In all my running, I’ve never ran past Elephant Rock.  It was BEAUTIFUL of course.  I rank trail running as my number one workout of choice!  Here is the view overlooking my beloved city!

I enjoy the variety, scenery, quietness, and company of running trails.  It was so pretty when the sun made it over the mountain and the light filtered through the trees.  Some of the leaves were starting to change too.  I told my friends we had to do this run several more times before the change of weather.  It was about 11 miles.  Here are a few more pics.

 

You can see why we have so much fun.  It’s non stop talking and laughing!

That being said, today is FOOD day and I invented a WAFFLE recipe.  I was envisioning it on my run and so that’s what I made for breakfast.  It was DELISH!

So cute, huh?

I took a basic family waffle recipe I’ve had for years, and changed it to make it HEALTHY!!!  It’s so easy to do.  Here is the ORIGINAL recipe:

WAFFLES

3 eggs, separated

1/2 c. oil

2 c. buttermilk

2 c. flour

1 T. sugar

2 t. baking powder

1 t. baking soda

1 tsp salt

Here is the changed up and WAY more YUMMIER and HEALTHIER waffle recipe 🙂  I ❤ WAFFLES!!

3 Eggs, separated

(I’m not afraid of eggs.  If you are, you can replace two egg whites for one egg)

1/4 oil

1/2 applesauce

1 3/4 c. skim milk or almond milk

1 c. oat flour (blend oats in the blender)

1 c. spelt or whole wheat flour

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

2 t. baking powder

1 t. baking soda

1/2 t salt

Mix egg yolks, oil, and milk with a handheld mixer.  Add dry ingredients and mix well. 

Beat egg whites with mixer until foamy.  Add to batter and mix in lightly.

Cook in a waffle iron and top with fruit.  

I am also not afraid of a little butter and “bad for you” syrup.  I use very little and I don’t need it, it tastes just as yummy to me!!

I can’t believe it’s FRIDAY!  We had to get our run in today because tomorrow will be a day of FOOTBALL games!  Tis the season.  We’ll be at 3 tomorrow!  Fun time of year.  Here is a quote from WICKED for the day.  I think I’m very much a reverse psychology kind of person.  I told my husband my goal to be 129 and he told me I couldn’t do it if I ate apples and my Zone bar.  O.K.  that was all I needed to hear.  I have 3 pounds to go in one week.  BRING IT!

 “I’m through accepting limits, ’cause someone says they’re so.  Some things I cannot change but till I try, I’ll never know!

 * Work Hard, always!

 

One thought on “Will run for waffles

  1. That trail run sounds amazing!!! That’s amazing that you can run 11 miles in the morning!! So so cool. I absolutely LOVED your pic of the city!!! LOVE IT!

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