Friday, January 4, 2013

Protein Pancakes and Feeding Your Kids REAL FOOD

This morning I am sharing one of my go-to breakfast secrets. These are AMAZING. As in, you can eat them plain (no need for yucky syrup), your kids will eat them, your husband will eat them, you get the point. You can also make several batches of these and freeze the extras to pop in the toaster on a busy morning or to eat on the way to work.

Recipe: Makes 1 serving or 4 little pancakes

1/2 banana 
(helps if you microwave it to soften)
1 egg
1TBSP clean whole wheat flour
1TBSP clean peanut butter
1 TBSP clean oats
2TBSP EAS Chocolate Carb Lite Protein Shake
(this is a premade shake available at Wal-Mart, Kroger, Walgreens, etc)
1tsp baking powder

Mix all this up, spray some PAM on a skillet and cook. 

Side note: the ingredients that say "clean" simply means that I used the purest form available. For example, for clean peanut butter, the label of ingredients reads: peanuts, salt. For the flour it is NOT bleached or enriched, the same with the oats. 

This side note brings me to another topic... what are you feeding your children!?!?! Seriously. Let's talk about this. 

Food is fuel for the body, no matter the age of the body. Start really thinking about what you are putting into your children's bodies. These pancakes are a perfect example of feeding your kids a healthy, clean and filling breakfast. No syrup or sugar is needed because they are yummy! But on the flip side, why do we think we need syrup? It's pure sugar and grosses me out the more I think about it. I'm getting side tracked....

Anyway, think of new and fun names for healthy foods to initially trick your kids into trying them. Try calling these pancakes "banana peanut butter cakes" instead of protein pancakes. Offer prunes and call them "fruit candy."  Soon your kids will be ASKING for the healthy stuff! 

I am done with my rant. Try these pancakes and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Do you know how many calories there are per serving? It sounds delicious!