I would have to say..one of hardest parts of our health & fitness journey is having healthy grab and go food or snacks prepared. I’m not a big fan of prepping food for ALL week, but I definitely make some staple foods to have for a few days at a time. I will switch up my mini meals or snacks so I don’t get bored or burnt out. One of my favorite snacks that I will make 1-2 times a week is a Protein Pancake. It is a great source of complex carbs, protein and fat. I like to have them as a mid morning quick snack between clients or a pre workout meal. It tastes super yummy…good for that sweet tooth and digests rather quick. There are many recipes out there on Pinterest or the internet. Find one that uses minimal ingredients and low to no sugar. I will make 2-3 servings at a time. Keep them refrigerated so I can grab them and go the next day.
Bella Diva Protein Pancake
Here is my Easy, Quick and Super Yummy recipe:
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 3/4 scoop whey vanilla protein powder
- 1 egg whites, cinnamon
- 1 spoonful of Greek yogurt or cottage cheese (makes them fluffy)
- And enough water to make a good consistency. You can add a handful of berries to your mixture as well.
- Whip together and pour into a sprayed medium heated pan.
- Cook like a pancake. 3-4 minutes then flip. You can spread 1 tablespoon of PB Or almond on finished pancake.
- Makes one Serving.
It usually takes 1-2 times to get your perfect consistency down so be patient;)
I have also made these with more egg whites, 1/8 cup of coconut flour and no protein powder before. Some of my clients cannot digest protein powders very well and they turn out just as good. You will have to play with the consistency a little bit as well. It should resemble pancake batter.
Next week I will be talking about how to prepare some main staple foods and how to make them taste diva-licious with spices and condiments.
Get creative & go prepare some food!!!! Ciao Bella Divas xoxo