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Saturday, January 28, 2012

This morning I decided to make pancakes for breakfast. I've been making my goals all week, so I decided a treat was in order. I've had a box of pancake mix in my pantry-chocolate chip banana pancakes- yum! Then I started reading the nutritional info. Something like 60 grams of carbs, 14 grams of sugar, and 980 grams of SODIUM! Wow. I couldn't believe how much salt was in a package of pancake mix. I tossed the mix and looked in Spark Recipes. I found a great recipe for whole wheat applesauce pancakes. I tweaked it a little- added a pinch of cinnamon and a half cup of blueberries. Topped it with some sugar free apricot preserves and had a great, indulgent breakfast that was guilt free. As a matter of fact, I'm feeling pretty darn good about it.
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  • ENUFF81020
    Hey, Karen!! It sounds like you made uh, pancakes out of flour and stuff (in addition to lemonade out of lemons.)That is determination to stick with your plan. Good for you--and now you will know what to try when it is pancake time for you again. I am also impressed with the fact that you tossed the other mix--I am not strong enough to toss things I shouldn't have, but I have plenty of others who can take things off of my hands.

    Great job!!
    Gentle hugs,
    2229 days ago
    Great choice! I hadn't known chocolate chip pancakes existed. emoticon I probably was better off! Hopeless chocoholic here!
    2235 days ago
  • NEWME0519
    Great job on finding a healthier alternative to satisfy your craving. Now you can have your cake and eat it too!

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    2243 days ago
    Get some of the mini-chocolate chips! You can even use those when you have that chocolate chip pancake craving!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the pancake recipes. Yes, I too am a reformed boxed pancake mix user till I read the label! YIKEROOOS!
    2243 days ago
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