Pancake dinners and more!

Ever feel like you’re in a dinner slump and always making the same things over and over? You’re not alone! In order to keep healthy eating fun and delicious, you have to think outside the box and be creative. A balanced meal can be made up of so many different food combinations; the key is to include each of the following:

  • Fibre (fruits, vegetables, legumes)
  • Protein (legumes, nuts, seeds, fish, poultry, eggs)
  • Complex carbohydrates (whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice)
  • Healthy fats (raw nuts or seeds, fish, coconut oil, etc.)

Here are a few out-of-the-box dinner ideas that keep my family’s tummies happy and satisfied.

Sweet potato pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup puréed sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl and all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Pour 1/4 cup of mixture per pancake into pan and cook over medium– low heat. Repeat and enjoy with pure maple syrup and fresh fruits on the side.

April 19, 2018