Healthy Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast: The 14 Ultimate Stacks | The Health Sessions

14 Ultimate Stacks of Healthy Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast

It’s the one dish that my little girl could eat day and night: pancakes.

Luckily, she’s been eating the ‘weirdest’ batter mixes since she was one year old. As in: when she sees a zucchini in the fridge, she’ll happily ask me if we’re having pancakes for dinner.

What makes the stacks below different than your regular pancakes and waffles are the hidden veggies, the use of whole grains, plant-based milk and/or egg substitutes. Add the good-for-you toppings and you’ve got yourself a nourishing dish you can serve any time of day.

What’s even better, breakfast stacks are easily adaptable to suit every diet, from Paleo and gluten-free to low-sugar and vegan. The base is always flour + milk + eggs; you just substitute whichever ingredient you wish and adjust it to your liking.

So in celebration of my daughters’ third birthday, here are the ultimate stacks of healthy pancakes, waffles and French toast!

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Get Cracking: 10 Incredibly Healthy Egg Breakfasts | The Health Sessions

Get Cracking: 10 Healthy Egg Breakfasts

The humble egg is a nutritional powerhouse. Long mistakenly feared for its high cholesterol, the golden yolk actually contains all the valuable vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and health-boosting carotenoids, not the “healthy” egg whites. Gram for gram, eggs also have the highest biological value of protein, making them the ‘golden standard’ of protein quality. They also contain carotenoids that help protect your eye health and brain-enhancing choline.

To maximize the full potential of your pasture-raised eggs, it’s best to choose soft-boiled and poached eggs with a slightly runny yolk, because heat destroys delicate nutrients such as lutein and brain-enhancing choline.

So get cracking with these 10 egg-cellent breakfast recipes from around the web!

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Two Birds, One Stone: 4 Healthy Habits with Multiple Benefits | The Health Sessions

Two Birds, One Stone: 4 Healthy Habits with Multiple Benefits

Healthy living can feel like a lot of work, especially when you start your wellness journey with full enthusiasm, trying to add every advice to your health repertoire: moving your body regularly, upgrading your food pattern, quitting bad habits like smoking or drinking, adopting natural wellness rituals and a daily meditation practice.

How do you find the time and energy to fit that all into your already busy schedule?

Well, partly it’s a matter of setting priorities of course. We’re all guilty of mindlessly browsing the net, binge-watching series and being busy for busy’s sake. If that’s the case, you could try things like the Power Hour Method to get a healthy head start on your day. But if you lack the necessary ‘spoons’ to do so – or you have little ones running around who make a dedicated morning routine impossible – you can also add multifunctional healthy habits to your day.

A multifunctional habit is a helpful behaviour that serves more than one purpose. In other words, you get multiple health benefits from performing one single routine. 

For example, by doing your groceries on foot, you combine a necessary chore with a brisk walk, fresh air and hopefully some sunshine. Plus, you can’t thoughtlessly throw ‘great discount offers’ of not-so-healthy food items in your shopping cart, because you’ll have to be able to carry everything home eventually.

So which multifunctional habits could help you lead a healthier lifestyle in an effortless way? 

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A Revitalizing Reading Guide: 12 Health Articles to Put a Spiring in Your Step | The Health Sessions

Revitalizing Reading Guide: 12 Health Articles to Put a Spring in Your Step

Ah, spring, my favourite time of year! Make the most of this season of renewal and rejuvenation with these wellness tips from around the web.

 

Blossom: The Season for Growth

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Pizza Party: 10 Healthy Crusts & Toppings

Pizza Party: 10 Healthy Crusts & Toppings

 

It’s my all-time favourite food — a crispy thin crust layered with bright tomato sauce, veggies, herbs, deli meats and stringy mozzarella on top. There’s an embarrassing amount of childhood pictures of me eating pizza – my sister made me a food-themed photo book for my 30th birthday to prove that point.

But the latest pizzas populating our Instagram and Pinterest feeds are not your standard Pepperoni pizzas. They’re actually made with healthy ingredients: crusts from wholegrain flours or even veggies; topped with more veggies, (dairy-free) cheese and health-boosting herbs.

So let’s have a guilt-free pizza party with these 10 good-for-you crusts and toppings from around the web!

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