I LOVE waffles and pancakes, but unfortunately I really have to watch my carb intake and make sure I eat high protein meals. That’s why these protein waffles are the perfect solution! I also love that my kids can get in their required protein intake with this all-in-one meal. Easy, nutritious and delicious!
- Preheat waffle iron and spray/mist with coconut or olive oil.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until smooth consistency
- Pour batter into waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes, depending on your waffle iron’s instructions
- Top with nut butter and/or fruit for added nutritional boost. Enjoy!
These Paleo banana carrot breakfast muffins from paleonewbie.com are delicious! They are also a great way to sneak veggies into your kids’ diet without a fight!
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 3 eggs – whisked
- 2 bananas – mashed
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or raisins
- Preheat oven to 350º F
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients above
- In a separate medium bowl, mix together all wet ingredients above
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and mix well
- Next fold grated carrots and the walnuts, pecans or raisins into the batter
- Pour batter into lined muffin tin molds (use paper or silicone cup liners) Fill each cup about two-thirds full
- Bake 22-25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
- Cool and enjoy!
The report is due in two hours. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam. Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 a.m. you hit a wall. All you want to do is look out the window.
Hmmm…what did you eat for breakfast?
I hate to say, “I told you so,” so I’ll turn to Mom, who has said it countless times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the meal that’s designed to supply a third of the macro and micro nutrients your body needs to run without a hitch.
So what are you eating each morning to do all these things? A cup of coffee gulped down on the go? A cup of sugary yogurt and a muffin eaten at your desk? Nothing at all?
Your body deserves so much better than that. And so do you!
When you eat a good breakfast, your day goes smoothly. No growling stomachs, low blood sugar shakiness, or wandering attention to keep you from nailing those big goals you’ve made for yourself.
What Breakfast is Right for You?
One of the best—and most fun—ways to find out which foods serve YOU most powerfully is something called the Breakfast Experiment. For one week, eat a different breakfast each day. Record in a notebook what you ate, how you felt immediately after the meal, and how you felt again two hours later.
- Day one: Scrambled eggs or tofu
- Day two: Bean soup or a bean salad
- Day three: Oatmeal
- Day four: Boxed breakfast cereal
- Day five: Muffin and coffee
- Day six: Fresh fruit
- Day seven: Fresh vegetables
Feel free to repeat the experiment for another seven days with different foods each morning. Which breakfasts made you feel energized? Which ones didn’t? After the experiment, try adding in more of the foods that made you feel great!