I think breakfast might just be my favorite meal of the day and it used to be my least favorite. I also have this weird new obsession with pancakes and I used to hate pancakes. What is happening to me? Due to this new obsession, I am always looking for new healthier pancake recipes, and I have tried a bunch. Some worked out well…and other’s not so much. The banana and egg version…eh. For how healthy and low-cal they are, I might consider sacrificing the flavor, but it’s debatable. There’s just nothing about a “pancake” that is made of only banana and egg that makes it a pancake, besides maybe it’s shape.
This morning I made Banana Bread Protein Pancakes that I found on one of my favorite blogs, Peanut Butter Fingers. I topped it with PB2 mixed with more water than needed to make it a little more of a peanut butter sauce. I also heated up some frozen blueberries in the microwave and topped the pancake with those. I have an odd obsession with blueberries and will add them to pretty much anything I can.
For dinner Wednesday night, I had salmon topped with a pineapple mango salsa bought from Whole Foods with a side of asparagus. To make the salsa yourself, the ingredients are mango, pineapple, sweet onion, scallions, red bell pepper, and salt.
To make the salmon, I heated a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Then I placed the salmon in the pan and sprinkled a blackening seasoning that is meant for fish on one side of it. I also squeezed the juice from 1/2 a lime over the salmon. In the same pan, I added the asparagus, and sprinkled just a little bit of lemon-pepper seasoning on them. I flipped the salmon after I saw the underside of it getting to that pink color indicating it was cooked about half-way through. Each side should be cooked about 6-8 minutes – it’s going to depend on how thick your cut of salmon is though. Meanwhile, keep turning the asparagus every few minutes. When both salmon and asparagus are done, place them on a plate and top with the pineapple mango salsa. Garnish with some mint and another squeeze of lime juice.