For those who are conscious about what they eat and know what it’s like to try and think of healthy snacks, here’s a couple to try out;
Firstly an indulgent but healthy treat – Protein Pancakes.
Ingredients; cup of oats, 3 eggs, 2 scoops of protein powder, a pinch of cinnamon and a tbls of peanut butter.
The cinnamon and peanut butter are not essential but a personal choice, it’s recommended that there should be 3 egg whites but I use the whole egg as I think I can cope with the few extra calories. Blend the ingredients with a little milk to form a thick but runny mix.
Preheat your pan, add a little oil and cook till brown.
Serve and enjoy guilt free. I drizzle honey on mine and eat them hot or cold ( later as a snack for work ). I use chocolate protein powder which seems to work well. The above mix makes about 4 pancakes, so I keep half the mix sealed in a bowl in the fridge for the next day.
Secondly; A Protein loaf/cake ideal as a snack for work or before and after training;
Ingredients; 2 good scoops of protein powder, 3 eggs (again whites recommended but I use the whole egg), cup full of oats, a teaspoon of baking powder and as an extra which I like, a hand full of mixed seeds and nuts. Mix the ingredients until smooth and pour into a loaf tin, bang it in a pre-heated 160 degree oven for about 30-35 mins. Don’t be tempted to open the oven to early as it won’t rise. Prick the loaf with a knife, if it comes out clean it’s done, if not stick it back in for another 5 mins.
That’s it, once cool it’s good to go. I spread a little peanut butter or jam on mine, the choice is yours.
Well, give them a try, see what you think.