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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Slim Down Saturday post. If you are new to this blog you have come on the day I devote to healthy, fairly quick food ideas that can help with weight loss. Weight loss…..weight loss…..weight loss…..! For those of us who started this new year with a plan to drop a few pounds I say let’s KEEP OUR CHINS UP! I have been attending an aerobics/weight training class sponsored by my church. This past week as I was laying on the gym floor of our church, lifting weights until my muscles were crying, wiping sweat off my face (that paints a great picture, doesn’t it. Just what you wanted to read about on a food blog) and looking up at the ceiling….I had a thought. A few months ago I read Jillian Michael’s book Master Your Metabolism. She makes a really great point about exercise. We all know that exercise has fabulous health benefits, and helps to increase weight loss.  However, watching myself improve and become stronger really appeals to me as well. Jillian talks about how exercise builds character, and makes us stronger not only physically, but on the inside as well. I think this comes from being able accomplish things we never thought we could. Every time I run and it’s not as difficult as it used to be, every time I do more jumping jacks than I could before, every time I can lift heavier weights than I could last week, I am amazed. Amazed by the great power a body has to improve. Improve and change. That is really something.
I have a great recipe for you today my friends. I usually just post super food finds on Saturdays, but I couldn’t help making you aware of these great pancakes. They are made with whole wheat that you crack in your blender. No wheat grinder necessary.  
Keep on a reading for some additional healthy food choices!
Cracked Wheat Blender Pancakes
Yield: 16 pancakes
1 C milk (I use 1%)
1 1/3 C wheat, whole kernels
2 eggs
1 T sugar
1/4 t salt
2 T canola oil
1 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1. Pour milk and wheat into your blender. Liquefy for 4 minutes. Be sure you have a strong blender with a powerful motor.
2. While still mixing add egg, sugar, salt, oil and baking soda.
3. When the mixture is almost done blending add the baking powder.
4. Cook on a hot griddle.
Black Beans, Cheddar Cheese, and Mango Salsa on a Corn Tortilla
I like to eat this for lunch because the black beans are so filling, and this Mango Salsa is so tasty! I buy it at Costco. It’s super fast to put together. I stack all of the ingredient on the tortilla and then microwave it for about 1 minute.  My kids think black beans, cheddar cheese and salsa over chips  is about the best lunch ever….so we are all pleased and taken care of with this great food choice.
Special K Low Fat Granola
This granola may be low fat….but it is NOT low on taste. I received a box of it in the mail through the FoodBuzz Tastemaker program. I loved it! It’s very filling and wonderful with a little cold milk as an afternoon snack.
Dryers Light Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
If you are a cheesecake fan, and need a little cheesecake fix with out all of the fat and calories……RUN, I say to the store and get this treasure.
Do not walk.
Do not pass go.
Do not collect $200.
For some reason  it is a LIMITED EDITION. Limited? That is lame, I say. Take advantage while you can, folks. It has this YUMMY graham cracker crust swirl in it that is to die for. (Do you think it still only has 150 calories per serving if you dig all of the crust out and eat it first? Not that I would do anything like that…..I was just wondering….)
Have a great weekend! I have some great Valentines Day treats coming up for you next week. See you then!

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  1. I have seen you comment a few times about Jillians book. I read it to and really liked it! I like Jillian quite a bit despite her major potty mouth on the Biggest Loser. Haha :0 Man, I love that show! Anyway, I loved your thoughts about the book and your aerobics experience. That is so true, there is something about accomplishing and conquering that feels GREAT!

    All these ideas today (as always) look so delish! And I am loving all the healthy ideas.

  2. I have made these wheat blender pancakes many times…just be careful that your blender is powerful enough to grind the kernels (a few of my neighbors had theirs break down). This recipe is fabulous with a teaspoon of cinnamon!

  3. wow, great post and the pancakes look great, I will have to give it a try. I am so glad that I follow your blog. I have to agree with you when you say keep your chin up, its hard when it comes to making change's in life but in the end its worth it. 🙂 keep up the great work girl… 🙂

    1. I’m bummed my local satoitn that normally carries Kelly cut away for the Olympics! I’m hoping Dr. Davis can get a copy up for YouTube or a link here.I keep giving away copies of Wheat Belly, just got in my 3rd copy from Amazon. I read it but needed to go back now and then to clarify or reread certain portions. There is always someone within my own family that need it worse than me, and once they finally’ do comment on how I’m looking these days I get all weepy and hand it over.

    1. Dr. DavisTexted my friends that you were going to be on Live with Kelly, was dopipsianted that it was on for such a short time. My cousin, who is a patient of yours introduced me to your book on May 3rd, I put the book on my Kindle and read it and have not ate wheat since May 3rd. I have lost 15 #s, Feel great, no running to the BR, my blood sugars have come down, so have my trygicerides. I told my Dr. that it takes longer to eat a sandwich with a knife and fork then when I would eat one on bread. The benefits have shown me it works. Enjoy your blog keep up the good work, I had a stent put in my heart 7 years ago and hope never have to go through that again. I am 69 years old and fell I am taking charge of my life

  4. Just loved this post… coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

  5. For this wheat blender pancakes, I need a good blender like Instant pot. Thanks for your recipes.

  6. This recipe is so much informative. I love these tips and tricks for weight loss. This pancake was really delicious with these healthy tips.

  7. I’ve always enjoyed your recipes, and I appreciate the new healthy recipes that you are including! Thank you for the time and effort you put into sharing these great recipes with us.