Breakfast, Breakfast, Recipes

Protein Packed, Homemade and Healthy Pancakes for Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Valentine’s Day is a great day to remember to show love to the best people in your life. What better way to show love than making a delicious, yet healthy, breakfast for your Valentine?

So many times we use holidays as an excuse to gorge. Well no more my friends. Healthy and Holidays here we come…

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Well, maybe a few..but these aren’t your ordinary pancakes, check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Egg Whites
  • 2 TBLS Protein Powder (I used a Superfood Blend from Walmart)
  • 2 TBLS Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 TBLS Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4 TSP Cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana

Combine all ingredients in food processor (this is like the one I use: Ninja, Affiliate Link).

Once all ingredients are mixed up, proceed to make as you would normal pancakes. Allow one side to brown, you’ll know it’s time to flip when the upside is bubbly. Cook through. This recipe makes one serving of three-four pancakes, which estimates about 20 grams of protein.

I think these are delicious by themselves, but feel free to add your favorite fruit to the top with a little bit of Raw honey, Agave or Maple Syrup for sweetness. (HEY! I said a little…)

Be sure to check out my amazing Whole Wheat Waffles too!

Like it? Don’t be greedy, share with your friends!


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3 Healthy Greek Yogurt Dips for the Holidays in 2019

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An excellent exchange for sour cream is Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt. It’s high in protein and a good source of calcium, without the fat.

There literally is minimal to no taste difference (at least for me) between plain greek yogurt and sour cream. These creamy Greek Yogurt dips will complement any vegetable or even plain chips!

These will make great holiday appetizers and nobody has to know how healthy they are (wink).

Make the day before and then serve on a beautiful holiday tray like any of these (affiliate link).

1: Garlic & Onion Dill Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon dry dill (you could use Fresh Dill too)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

How to:

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving to allow flavor to enhance. If you are making it for a big crowd, double the recipe!

Enjoy with carrots, celery, your favorite peppers, cucumbers or even a bag of plain chips!

2: Cajon-Curry Vegetable Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cajun (or blackened) seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

How to:

Mix all ingredients together and chill for 1-2 hours (or overnight). Serve cold with veggies of your choice! This one has a bite to it, so be sure to warn your guests that it may be a bit spicy!

3: Cinnamon & Maple Syrup Sweet Potato and Apple Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP Maple Syrup

How to:

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate 1-2 hours, serve cold with sweet potato fries (learn how to make those here) and/or apple slices! (I think it’s best refrigerated overnight).

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How to Make Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are good COMPLEX-carbohydrates providing several vitamins and minerals good for health. They contain Beta Carotene, Vitamin B5, B6, magnesium and dietary fiber. When baked, the amount of Vitamin C increases too!

These are some carbohydrates I can get behind! What do you say? Lets bake some Sweet Potato French Fries!

What you’ll need:

  • 5-6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 TBLS olive oil
  • 1 Freezer bag (for covering in olive oil)
  • Salt/pepper

How to:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Next, you’ll want to shave the outer skin of the sweet potato. Cut the sweet potatoes into medium to thin slices to represent a “french fry.” Then, shake the potatoes in a freezer back with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Lay out on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper (I use sea salt).

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, take out of oven and move them around to be sure they aren’t sticking. Bake another 7-10 minutes until done to your liking!

Serve as a side for any meal or just enjoy as an afternoon snack! Try dipping them in this sweet, homemade greek-yogurt dip for an appetizer at any type of party!

Share with your friends so everyone can be healthier together!

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