Foodie Holiday + A Fitness Celeb

24 Jan

Did you know that today’s a holiday? Yep, it is, and it’s really important too. Of course, anything that involves food is important. Today is National Peanut Butter Day! I’m pretty sure every food has its own “national” holiday by now, but any excuse to eat an extra spoonful of the good stuff, right?

By the time I got home from the gym, showered and changed, it was after 8pm. I didn’t want to make anything too complicated for dinner (okay, so I never make anything complicated for dinner…but that’s besides the point), so I decided on peanut butter pancakes, in honor of today’s holiday, of course.

These weren’t just any peanut butter pancakes, though. Nope- those were whole wheat peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes…with Nutella drizzled on top. Oh yes I did.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon natural creamy pb

1 handful choc. chips

approx. 1 teaspoon Nutella (“melted” in microwave for 30 sec.)

Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the milk and peanut butter to the mixture, stirring until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, and drop spoonfuls onto skillet, cooking over medium heat. Flip once to cook both sides evenly. Once cooked, drizzle pancakes with Nutella.


I know I did ;). The pancakes were a little sweeter than I anticipated, and I probably could’ve used a little more protein after my Body Toning class at the gym (it was a tough one), but that’s okay, it is a holiday.

Speaking of tough classes, the queen of tough workouts just happens to be within 15 miles of my hometown this week!

via Twitter

Jillian Michaels is in Indy for the Super Bowl! And that’s model Adriana Lima sitting with her. You know what her caption on that photo was? “Remind me NEVER to take a picture next to a supermodel again!” Really, Jillian? Where’s that self-confidence you so often talked about on ‘The Biggest Loser’?? Oh well, she’s only human. I actually tweeted her to tell her I live in the area, hoping she’d respond. Wishful thinking ;).

Since I don’t have a gym date with Jillian tonight, I must get back to reality and rinse off my peanut butter covered plate and camera case (oops).

Has a fitness celeb ever visited your hometown?

How did you celebrate National Peanut Butter Day?


7 Responses to “Foodie Holiday + A Fitness Celeb”

  1. HollieisFueledByLOLZ January 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Yummy. Those pancakes look and sound fantastic. I have been trying to figure out some new flavors to try actually.

  2. Elle January 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Those pancakes looked scrumptious! I can’t believe I missed the Peanut Butter holiday! I’m looking forward to “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” – celebrated on the first Saturday of February every year.

  3. Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    I think I love you. Just LOOKING at those pancakes makes me happy. Seriously. Nutella is probably the best invention since the bra. 😛

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