Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Ever since seeing porridge made with grains, I loved the quinoa porridge idea and ground quinoa. I used it this morning for blueberry pancakes. They were really good and filling!

 Mix together
1/2 c quinoa flour (cook quinoa for 5-7 min at 350 then make into flour in blender)
1 c oat flour
2 c almond milk or 1 c water and 1 c almond milk (unsweetened)
2 T flaxseed
2 T coconut (optional)

Mix it all together and cook on the skillet! YUM! = breakfast for 3 hungry mouths : )

It's been over a week now of calorie counting. I have been pretty hard core about it and I think it all depends where I am in my cycle.  At some point, I just want to hoard food, and I think that is coming up pretty soon. :) Even though I've been counting and trying to stay between 1500-1800, I don't feel like I'm losing any weight.  I can just tell that my mid section and inner thighs are feeling thick. I don't know what happened (other than pb chocolate chip cookies which I would love to eat right now)! I don't think I can manage going below 1500 on a day that I workout. I'm just too hungry.   I've been living on a fresh veggie salad with hummus and nutritional yeast and soon looking at it will probably make me want to puke, ha!
peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers with hummus and nutritional yeast
Things I've noticed
I've been alloting out my pb helping for the day in the morning so no scoops out of the jar!! 2 T a day and that is that.  I've probably been eating way more than that with random scoops out of the jar!

When you are making food for kids and finishing their food, that still counts!

I am obsessed with "Hemp Fudge" = TJS chocolate protein powder + chocolate amazing grass + water and peanut butter.

With the lack of running I have been doing more strength training. I feel like I haven't seen results yet. Going to keep working at it for now.


  1. I started weight watchers saturday. I'm trying to opt for healthier choices but it's helping me loose weight since I'm nursing. It's sooooo hard to cut back on the PB but I have :-)

    could you possibly be over training? I read this recently and that you really shouldn't work out more than 5 days a week. Not sure how I feel about this but it could have been part of my problem loosing weight in the past.

  2. Top tip about making quinoa flour! The pancakes look good.

    Had to laugh at the eating kids' food counts! Murray's crusts off his toast always seem so tempting!

    Good luck with the weight loss.

  3. Those pancakes look great!!

    Keep at it! You are working so hard it is bound to pay off soon!!! Let your body adjust to the new eating!

    I agree...I tend to forget that the stuff I pick of Em's counts too!!!

  4. My kids pretty much eat some form of your pancakes for all 3 meals. I've always wondered how to cook quinoa, so add another of your recipes to the list. Thanks for posting this!

  5. Do you think 1500 to 1800 calories might actually be too little for the amount of working out you do? Perhaps your body wants more calories, and so is "hoarding" them and keeping you from losing any weight, since you're trying to keep the count so low? Just a thought... Good luck with it all!

  6. The PB allotment sounds like a good idea! I am trying not to eat any from the jar - same goes with things like crackers or cereal from the box, cheese nibbles from the fridge, etc. It adds up too easily without realizing!

  7. I've stopped buying PB and have mainly been eating peanut flour... I don't mind having almond butter lying around, since I don't like it much.

  8. Calorie counting has always been tough for me. I like to eat and need to eat every 3 hrs in order to feel ok. I am not in a place where I am ready to starve in order to lose 10lbs. My hubby cooks some yummy dinners that I really enjoy. Everything in moderation...that is my current motto :-)

  9. For the past week Blogger will not let me leave comments using my PC, but I can from my iPhone. WTF?

    Where do you buy your quinoa. I love the stuff, but can't find any store near me where I can get it in bulk. Those little boxes are expensive and don't go very far.

    I admire how well you've stuck with the food tracking (BTW, I think you look fit and fabulous already). I always want to smack people who complain they meet 1800 calories a day because "it's so much food". It's not at all! I could easily be at 1500 by mid-afternoon. Training snd calorie cutting are hard to do at the same time.

  10. 1500 calories seems like nothing! Especially when you're working out. I'm sure I eat twice that amount (ESP now that I'm nursing..had no idea how hungry that makes you!).