Category Archives: Healthy Alternative Recipes

No dye Green Pancakes

Instructions

4 cups spinach leaves
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Honey (or preferred sweetener)
1/2 cup plain (or vanilla) Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk (plus more if needed)
Blend together in a high powered blender until very smooth and frothy.

In another bowl combine:

1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix dry ingredients with green mixture until combined. Add more milk if the consistency is too thick to pour into a pancake. Pour batter in 1/4 cup portions onto a hot greased griddle or pan. Cook until golden on both sides. Serve warm with toppings of choice.

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Watermelon Cake – A Healthier Alternative to the Traditional Cake

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This is not something to have if you are in weight loss mode and on the five and one plan!  But, a worthy recipe to share if you are in maintenance mode with your weight and want a healthier alternative to the traditional birthday cake.

Here’s how you make it: Take a watermelon and carve it in the shape of a cake.  Add low fat or non fat cool whip.  Blueberries and sliced strawberries.

Also makes a great treat for the fourth of July!