6 Ways to Make Your #NATIONALPANCAKEDAY Pancakes a Bit Healthier!

NationalPancakeDay What a delight to live in a place that we can globally honor the amazingness that is pancakes. Definitely in my top 5 favorite foods ever! Here 6 ways to either add to your already existing pancake recipe or swap ingredients for a healthier option! Let me know how you like them if you try them out, or what you do to up the health factor in your pancakes in the comments!

  1. Protein Powder

Protein is a huge part of staying in shape as it helps with muscle building and recovering, and adding a little to the mix will help you stay full longer, and you won’t even be able to taste it!

  1. FruitBlueberryPancakes

One of the easiest ways to add a health kick is baking in or topping your pancakes with some fruit such as blueberries, bananas even strawberries! Fruits are full of antioxidants and vitamins, which are great for you!

3. Quinoa

I think of quinoa as the latest trend in the healthy obsessed world. It is a grain that is high in good fats as well as protein!

  1. Applesauce

If your go-to pancake recipe calls for oil, try replacing it with applesauce! It’s a great alternative and you can’t tell the difference!

5.SpinachSpinachPancakes

OK Emily… spinach in pancakes, you really are weird. Now I love spinach, not sure why I just do! I always put it in my smoothies cause you can’t taste it, so although it gives your pancakes a bit of a tint, blend it up beforehand and throw it in the mix. Spinach is high in calcium, fiber, Vitamin A and K!

6. Peanut Butter

Adding peanut butter to your pancakes is also great for protein because it offers healthy fats and protein. To go a little edgier try crunchy peanut butter!

I hope these healthy tips serve you well and you enjoy NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY to its full potential!

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