Lately I’ve been really cracking down on my household’s eating habits. I’ve always been a very healthy eater (as of the last 3 or 4 years), but sometimes you just have to mix it up because the same healthy staples over and over need a new look. This especially goes for the foods I make for my mister. I tend to make two separate meals for every meal because I want him to have the treats that I deny myself…well, I’ve been getting us both a bit more in sync because it’s just easier that way. To do this, I’ve been incorporating a lot more “super foods” into all of our meals, and keeping prepared meals at-the-ready in the fridge.
Here’s a great recipe that totally changes the way you look at quinoa! Quinoa is a perfect food because, not only is it a good carb and gluten-free, but it’s also packed with protein. I make a large batch of it on Sundays and keep it in the fridge, ready to dish out into anything I make. So, inspired by this superfood and my love of breakfast (remember my Breakfast Berry Quinoa?), I’ve decided to make this flour-free recipe for banana pancakes! It’s packed with protein, good carbs (fuel), and vitamins.
~Combine all of the ingredients for the pancakes in a bowl. Heat your skillet. Pour the batter into 3 pancakes, and cook 3 min on each side.
~Top with suggested topping, or toppings of your choice!
*If you need a change from your eating habits or if you feel like you’re doing all you can but you just can’t loose those last few pounds, I highly recommend this book. You don’t have to follow the diet, but just incorporating the suggested foods into your everyday meals will help you morph into a healthier you! It has great information about the power of food and disease prevention, and you’ll feel really excited just to make your meals again!
Strike up a conversation: Are you in a food rut? How do you usually get out of your ruts?