Just wanted to let everyone know that I have officially lost 100 pounds since surgery!!! Not too shabby for 5 months. So all together with my pre-surgery loss i'm down 150 pounds.
I don't really have much more to say, but i wanted to share a couple recipes with you that I have found online...
Cloud Bread (flour free bread)
3 eggs, separated
3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, cold
1/2 teaspoon Splenda granular
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, with very clean beaters, whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar for 3-4 minutes – or until very stiff peaks form and they are almost turning dry. Set aside.
With the same beaters, in a large bowl beat the cold cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the egg yolks, Splenda, and salt for 2 minutes until light yellow.
Gently fold one-third of the egg whites into the yolk mixture to lighten. Fold in the remaining whites until all fluffs disappear, but be careful not to deflate them.
Mound into desired sizes on the prepared baking sheet Bake for 30 minutes – depending on size. They should be a deep golden brown and crispy to the touch.
Immediately loosen with a pancake turner and allow to cool for a few minutes on the pan. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag.
OATMEAL-COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKES
1 cup oatmeal, ground (measure BEFORE grinding in a food processor)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoon Splenda Granular
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large bowl combine the ground oatmeal, baking soda, salt, Splenda, and spice. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, milk, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and stir, just to moisten.
Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Spray with vegetable cooking spray. Drop 1/3 cup of batter into pan and fry until golden on the bottom. Flip and continue cooking for another 2 minutes or until firm. Makes approx 8 pancakes.
These are excellent topped with some sugar free jam...yummy!!!