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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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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Recipe for Recovery: Warm Winter Porridge with Raspberry Sauce by Zonder Zooi | The Health Sessions

Recipes for Recovery: Warm Winter Porridge with Raspberry Sauce

This is a guest post by food coach Dali from Zonder Zooi

This breakfast reminds me to a dessert my mum made for us when we were young. She loved to make semolina pudding with warm raspberry sauce. Now, many years later I tought about it and had to make it again. Of course I changed the semolina for oats, because I’m a diehard oats fan. Really, I should start an oats fan club. This oatmeal porridge is great for those cold days that you don’t want to go outside. After you’ve eaten this your body is warmed up again and you can brave the cold.

Oats are full of fibre, B-vitamines and they’re a great source of slow carbs. These kind of carbs are important for your body as they make sure you’re satisfied for a long time. By adding pecans you’ll get your daily dose of healthy fats in, which is necessary for your brain. The raspberry sauce is bursting of vitamins and gives this breakfast a little dessert touch. Because we all want to have dessert for breakfast, right?

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