Thursday, October 24, 2013

Your Family Will Love Protein Pancakes and Giveaway


People often ask what my food philosophy is. Sometimes I answer with “staying organized and planning”. The subtitle to LBT (Little Book of Thin) reads “plan-it to lose it” as I feel that’s more than half the battle when it comes to healthy eating. But another important piece of Foodtraining is finding the best version of foods. While we love our green juice and turmeric, we’re not sitting around our offices subsisting on it. We’re just as likely to be sampling spaghetti squash concoctions, taste testing the latest health cookie or deciding which flavor coconut chips are the winner. In our newsletter this month we answer the pressing carb-centric questions…what do you do when you’re craving pasta or pizza or in todays case pancakes?

There are a lot of things you can do to doctor pancakes. You can add chia or pumpkin puree. You can also experiment with different flours such as quinoa or almond or you can just open up FlapJacked protein pancakes, they’ve done the work for you. I know, when I first heard “protein pancake” I was skeptical but we did our healthy homework and FlapJacked passed with flying colors (or in this case no colors, better when it comes to food). Jennifer and David Bacon (best last name ever for pancake people) wanted a pancake mix that was satiating and made with quality ingredients. Their mixes use coconut flour, oat flour, whey protein and buttermilk. There’s no artificial anything and each serving has just 200 calories and an impressive 17 grams of protein. I've been using the Buttermilk variety but there are flavors too.


Drizzle finished pancakes with organic coconut oil or 100% maple syrup Grade B.
FlapJacked wants you to try their pancakes. They have a sampler pack (apple cinnamon or banana hazelnut anyone?) to giveaway to 1 lucky breakfast-loving reader.
And tweet “Healthy pancakes anyone? Foodtrainers has @proteinpancakes for you http://foodtrainers.blogspot.com/2013/10/your-family-will-love-protein-pancakes.html"
Are you a pancake person? What do you do to add flavor or make them healthier? What's the one carby food you wish was better for you?


19 comments:

  1. Andrea@WellnessNotesOctober 24, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    Another product I'd love to try! :)

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  2. Andrea@WellnessNotesOctober 24, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/WellAndrea/status/393352064291467264

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  3. Andrea@WellnessNotesOctober 24, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    I like FlapJacked on FB.

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  4. I don't usually enter giveaways because I forget to check if I've won but ever since you're newsletter, I've been dying to try these! Whether I win or not, these will be on my shopping list to check out :)

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  5. Erica- so happy you entered because I know you're a "scratch' type of gal. These are totally handy, tasty etc. And we always (if we have contact info) reach out to our winners.

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  6. So happy Andrea, we're similar in our philosophies I think and these are totally family friendly for "the kid" as you call him.

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  7. When I'm craving pancakes I make either buckwheat pancakes OR egg white and pancakes (normally the later) but I like the idea of this product because it sounds like they are more like the real thing, with extra protein...love that idea (because, let's be honest, egg white pancakes aren't quite the same!)

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  8. You just nailed it some of our healthy subs aren't really the same- this is, hope you get to try Gina!

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  9. I liked and tweeted. Curious to taste! I love pancakes but rarely eat them. When I do, they have to be the real thing. Not a big fan of imposter food! I usually make buckwheat or Bob's Mill 10 Grain at home. I add lemon zest for a lemony twist. Oh, and I wish pizza was better for me. ;-)

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  10. I liked and tweeted. Would love to try these, Love bacon with my pancakes!

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  11. are the oats organic? being celiac I wonder if these would be safe for me, if not my family would love them!

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  12. these are wheat free but not gluten free, I wouldn't suggest them celiac (I will edit the blog to reflect this)

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  13. Love the lemon zest idea, I use orange zest for French toast (copied from a restaurant near us). Imposter food? No thanks, that's why these were such a nice surprise. Thanks for stopping by Danielle.

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  14. I meant to go back to the FlapJacked booth and get a bag (or two) and the RnR Denver expo last weekend then it totally slipped my mind! The little mini-pancake we got to sample was great, so I'd love to try this sampler pack. How fun! I'd probably add some ground flax seed and chia to make them even healthier.

    Just liked FlapJacked on Facebook & Tweeted!

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  15. No problem doctoring the already doctored mix. What is RnR?

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  16. I liked them and tweeted here: https://twitter.com/DistractedDebra/status/394546927817072640
    I love mine with bananas and pecans!

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  17. I like Flapjacked on Facebook and tweeted with the handle @FireRunner2379.
    I absolutely love pancakes and usually go old school with blueberries, the healthy berry! I do mine from scratch with buttermilk and butter, not the healthiest but they sure do hit the spot!
    I would say I wish pizza was better for me but the way I usually make it I think its not all that bad.

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  18. I like them on Facebook and tweeted! @Christianqt07

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  19. I like Flapjacked on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson
    The Banana Hazlenut sounds really good! I also like Pumpkin panakes...most any kind of pancakes, actually.
    Rafflecopter: Carolsue

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