Just Another Manic Monday...Oh Wait

Today was c r a z y.  Some might even suggest it as manic.  I just felt like my stress level was up for most of the day and it was all go, go, go. And is it just me, or this week dragging?  Womp womp...sorry to be a Debbie Downer. 

Ok, now that I've vented and realized that I'm sounding like a complainer, I guess it's not so bad. 

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
Natalie Goldberg
Tomorrow I'm going to make an effort to take a deep breath whenever I feel a bit frazzled.  Sometimes it's hard to think outside your little bubble of stresses, but not everything is a big deal, and you just gotta roll with it.  *Easier said than done*

When I got home I did The Shred: Level 2.  I'm on Day 7!  Today I listened to my shuffle and muted Jillian.  Girl annoys me sometimes!  The only problem with that, was I had to keep looking up to see if the moves were finally done! So many planks in Level 2!

To get me out of my manic "Monday" funk, I made myself pancakes for dinner!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 + some cups rice milk

topped with sunflower butter + blueberry jelly

I wanted something quick, simple, and sweet but not enough sugar to keep me awake.  This made 4 pancakes.  The first 2 were plain, the second two I added frozen blueberries to the batter.

Sweet.  I have pancakes for breakfast now!

Do you like sunflower butter? By itself, not really.  With jelly it's pretty good, although I don't think I'll be buying it again.

Comparing TJ;s Sunflower seed butter to TJ's Organic Crunchy PB
 Same calories for 2 TBSP
16 g fat vs 15 g fat
120 mg vs 45 mg sodium
4 g vs 2 g fiber 
3 g vs 2 g sugar
7 g vs 9 g protein

Overall, I declare PB the winner!  I think I need to try almond butter next!


  1. Mmmm i love pancakes.

    I've never had sunflower butter. I like almond butter but I still think peanut butter is my favorite

  2. I love sunflower butter. It's my second-favourite, after almond butter. I work in a nut-free environment, so I was really excited when I discovered sunbutter a few years ago!

  3. That's awesome that you can eat it at school!

    And looks like I really need to get on the almond butter wagon! I don't know what's taking me so long.