Good Eats, Health

Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes

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I absolutely love pancakes! It was imperative that I find a healthy recipe so I can feed my pancake addiction 🙂

Let’s jump right into the ingredients!

You will need:

  • Two medium sized sweet potatoes
  • Cinnamon
  • Two eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Your choice of protein (I kick ass with a group in Team beachbody which gives me access to the awesome Shakeology! It’s the healthiest meal of the day! 🙂 )
  • Non stick spray

Directions:

Bring water to a boil and cut small pieces of sweet potato, if you are making these the same morning it will cook them faster. To save time you can always cook the potatoes the night before and store them in the fridge.

Boil the potatoes at medium heat for about fifteen minutes. Use a fork to test if they’re ready, you’ll know when they either break apart or the fork slides right out.

Get your pan ready by putting it on medium heat, oil it up with non stick spray, my preference is coconut oil 😉

 

While your pan heats up, get to mixing!

Drain the water, add two egg whites, a dash of cinnamon,one tablespoon of whole wheat flour, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one scoop of protein. Mix that magic up with an electric mixer. If you don’t have one handy, a potato masher will do.

With a large spoon, scoop (should measure up to about half a cup) mixture onto pan and cook for about three minutes on each side.

This recipe makes about six or seven pancakes.

 

I like to use maple syrup but honey or agave will do just fine as well. 😉 A little goes a long way! These pancakes are moist and don’t soak up the syrup like other recipes do.

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Here is the finished product. Delicious healthy pancakes!

Don’t forget to share!

xo

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Good Eats

Healthy Kid Friendly Smoothies

Let’s admit it, getting kids to eat healthy is not always easy. If you have a child that eats whatever you give him/her then that’s great and… What’s your secret? 😉

My two girls give me trouble with vegetables so I often have to get creative. While my five year old had mastered making “the perfect sandwich” as she calls it, my one year old didn’t seem to be in the mood for anything.

I decided to pull out a container of fresh organic fruit I left in the freezer over night and try giving her a smoothie.

Kale and broccoli have both easily become two of my favorites veggies and I figured I’d throw them in the smoothie in hopes of tricking her tastebuds.

Let’s get to the ingredients, shall we? 🙂

1 cup of Kale

1 large broccoli

1 large banana (frozen)

5  sliced strawberries (frozen)

1.5 cups of soy milk

1 tablespoon of melted organic unrefined coconut oil

Handful of ice cubes **Optional**

I’m a veggie head so naturally I LOVED it! The real challenge was the little one.

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I am happy to say that baby Zoey drank all 8 ounces and enjoyed every bit! 😉

The smoothie had quite a bit of green to it but the banana and strawberries added enough sweetness to mask the green taste. No sugar is needed and let’s face it, sugar is BAD! If you absolutely must have sugar then go for a healthier alternative and try stevia, raw organic honey, organic agave, or my favorite, organic coconut sugar.

*Important Note* When looking for a sugar alternative you must be sure they are raw organic ingredients! If they are not then it’s no different than adding bleached sugar. It’s been chemically modified and we don’t want to put any of that in our bodies and much less, our children!

So, drink up the goodness and share it with the little ones! This recipe is sure to keep your little one asking for more!

Please let me know if you enjoyed this recipe and remember, if you have any questions and would like to see more posts like this one, let me know in the comments! I want to hear from you!

xo

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Good Eats

Vegetarian Friendly Salad


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I’ve learned a lot about food ever since I decided to go veggie last year. I found a love for new foods and colors!

Can we just appreciate the colors in the image above? Pretty right?

Let’s go over the ingredients!

I was craving a salad and since I don’t eat meat, I go heavy on the veggies.

1 Hard boiled egg

1 cup of Kale

Chopped red onion

4 Sliced Strawberries

Baby Carrots

1 Half of a Red Apple

I added a bit of grated cheese but it can be omitted of course 😉

The dressing is a Lite Italian garlic blend by Newman’s. Just a cap full will do with a bit of lemon.

This is deliciously filling. Who said veggie life had to be boring?

xo

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