Strawberry Shortcake Buttermilk Waffles

Friday night I had Tony’s nephews and their families over for a BBQ.  It’s been way too long since we’ve been together, and I realize I have to make these get togethers happen, otherwise, the next thing you know we’ll look up and it’s Christmas!

These two little cutes were so fun.  Hazel (love her name!) was just an infant the last time I saw her.  Maddux?  Um, I think he was a bit sick of me saying “smile!” 

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The only time I could get a picture of him not in motion was when he was eating – look at that blonde hair!

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It was a fun night, and I hope to get together at least once a month this summer – it’s hard with everyone’s schedules, but family first, right?

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Not shocking, I thrifting on Saturday.  I am taking inspiration from one of the women at Weight Watchers, who purposely buys clothes in smaller sizes to keep her focused.  I found another size 10 pants, that also zipped but are still a bit tight – another 5 pounds and they should fit nicely.  Um, every piece was $1!

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This is my inspiration dress.  It’s Esley brand and when I looked that brand up, their dresses run around $60-80 – and since this had a blue tag, it was also $1.

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Excuse my closet mess, but I was organizing.  I love the bottom of the dress – it’s a size SMALL!  Hey, you never know, maybe one day I’ll fit into it!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that I had 61 points on Friday – 20 of which was eating candy to get my blood sugar up on Friday afternoon (damn diabetes!) so after Friday night, I stuck with my new favorite water – lime and grape – so refreshing!

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Sunday morning I got up early and hit up my towns farmers market.  I was so happy to run into my friend Emily from the Cheese People.  I had a tent next to her last summer in Grayslake.  I would make her a veggie burger wrap for dinner and she would give me string cheese.  #winwin

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Your basic food groups, veggies, bacon, brats and granola!  OMG, this granola – this tent was also next to me last year and they make these butterscotch granola bites – I’ll have to take a picture of them and post it because they are amazing.  I plan to use it on parfaits later this week.

When I got back home, decided to make waffles – using strawberries and cream Premier Protein.  I know if I’ve been out of buttermilk, a simple trick is to just add vinegar to milk and let it sit and it will curdle up and get thick like buttermilk.  I wondered if that would work by adding vinegar to the protein shake?  

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The answer – it worked!  Look at how thick the shake got after letting the vinegar sit for just 10 minutes.

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Strawberry Shortcake Protein Waffles
Serves 5
Adding vinegar to your protein shake will make it thick like buttermilk - so good!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
362 calories
34 g
144 g
22 g
9 g
13 g
215 g
561 g
5 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
215g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362
Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
33%
Saturated Fat 13g
64%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 144mg
48%
Sodium 561mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
78%
Calcium
16%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1.25 cups flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 teaspoon McCormick sugar cinnamon
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  8. 11 ounce prepared Premier Protein strawberries and cream shake
  9. 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  10. 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt together. In a 4 cup measuring cup, add the shake and vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes until thick. Add the egg and egg whites to flour mixture, pour in the shake/vinegar mixture and whisk, just until combined. Stir in the strawberries.
  2. I used 3/4 cup of batter per waffle, and got 5 waffles out of this batter. Cook according to your waffle maker instructions - mine took about 4 minutes to cook.
Notes
  1. I entered the recipe information into the Weight Watchers recipe builder and each waffle came out to 4 smart points.
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calories
362
fat
22g
protein
9g
carbs
34g
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These are so light and delicious.  I had mine with 1/4 cup of sugar free Smuckers pancake syrup and two pieces of peppered turkey bacon from Trader Joe’s.  And since it was strawberry shortcake, it’s only natural to add a bit of whipped cream on top, no?!

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I have these for breakfast this morning, but I am making them into an egg white sandwich to add in a bit more protein.

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And we are back to Monday.  It’s going to be hot in Chicago this week (90s) so I may be hitting up the gym after dinner if it’s still too hot to walk outside.  I also need to buy another bathing suit, I only had one, and cannot find it even after organizing all my closet yesterday.  Jenn, I’ve got lots of clothes for you!  Are you able to walk today??

Hope you had a great weekend – make it a great day!

4 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake Buttermilk Waffles

  1. Kym
    First carrot cake waffles, now strawberry shortcake, you are on a roll. Sadly, instead of making carrot cake waffles this weekend I bought a carrot cake :( Also bought a heath bar crunch cake, they were buy one get one free. It is okay. I only had one small slice of each and whatever portion the family doesn't eat tonight is going in the freezer. Hum, I am curious about the grape and lime combo for water. I will most likely stick with lemon water or even plain water. I do love my water! Looks like the thrift store queen strikes again. Great finds and you will be in that dress in no time.
    • Biz319
      OMG, now I want a heath bar crunch cake! I am only guessing that it would be insulin worthy :D The lime and grape combo is just refreshing to me - helps me get my water in on the weekends, which usually lacks - sitting at my desk at work I refill my water 10 times a day, then come the weekend, it just stops.

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