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It’s Monday. Are you ready for the week? This week looks full, but exciting, from my side of the rock. I’m heading up to Lancaster, PA, this coming Saturday and will be gone for two weeks doing all sorts of stuff (mostly involving friends and music), so this week I have 9 blog posts to schedule, a dress project to finish sewing and another one to start and complete, packing to do, and numerous local events involving music that aren’t mandatory but I really don’t want to miss. 😛 Yeah, I’m still trying to find that balance between taking opportunities and overdoing it. I think that’s something I’ll struggle with for my entire life. As I get older (snort…I’m all of 20 years old, of course), I’m learning how to better limit myself, but it’s a matter of choice every day. One thing I am learning is that when I overcommit, it’s my own fault and I have no right to complain about how busy I am. Learning how to own up to my own choices has actually taught me how to better handle life, and I find that as long as I rest in God and immerse myself in His Word first and foremost, it’s amazing what all I can do and not get stressed. It’s all about keeping my priorities straight. So yes, this week looks full, but I’m looking forward to it and currently enjoying it wholeheartedly. Isn’t it amazing how God matures us? What has He been teaching you lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! No doubt about it – the past few months of my life have been too busy, and I’ve missed interacting with you amazing people on a more personal level.
Here’s a verse I read this morning that I loved:
As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death. (Proverbs 11:19)
I thought it especially fitting for today, October 31st. On a day when much of the world chooses death and darkness, let us choose life and spread light.
One of my favorite parts of my cookbook are the filler quotes. When you get your copy in hand, you’ll see what I mean. They were my chance to include snippets of things that I find amusing, encouraging, or important. Two of them came to my mind today:
The Lord is my light and my salvation…In this will I be confident. (Psalm 27:1a, 3b)
In thy light shall we see light. (Psalm 36:9b)
OK, maybe you actually came here for the waffle recipe, so I should probably talk about that just a little. 😉
There are few things I love for breakfast more than a good waffle, and this one fits the bill. Chunks of apple and plenty of cinnamon give it a great fall flavor, and I like to top it with some cottage cheese (protein) and sugar-free syrup (yumminess). The waffle is an E for Trim Healthy Mamas because it’s made with oat flour and apples – carb sources – and keeps fats to a minimum.
What have you been eating for breakfast lately? Share your ideas below!
You may also enjoy:
- Starting THM
- my recipe index
- my recipes grouped by fuel type, allergy info, and theme
- all my fall recipes
- all my single-serve recipes
As I reminded the folks over on my Facebook page (click here to see a picture of my cookbook’s Table of Contents), today is the last day to get my cookbook for $19.99! If you haven’t ordered yet, today would be the day to do that! You can click here to get all the details and order.
- ⅓ c. oat flour*
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 3 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (a doonk is 1/32 tsp.)
- Dash salt
- ¼ c. egg whites
- 2 T Greek yogurt**
- 2 T. water
- ½ c. chopped apple
- Whisk the dry ingredients.
- Add the egg whites, Greek yogurt, and water and mix until smooth. Fold in the chopped apple.
- Bake the batter in a greased waffle iron. When the waffle is done, top with low-fat cottage cheese and some sugar-free syrup and enjoy!
**Try substituting unsweetened applesauce for the yogurt if you're allergic to dairy. Do not top the waffle with cottage cheese, obviously.