You will hear me say this over and over, but I really believe it’s the key to eating healthier and making it a lifestyle. It’s the KISS (keep it simple, silly).
Yes, making some more complicated recipes are fun to do sometimes, but when you’re in the thick of it day to day, you want to have go-to meal ideas that can easily be portioned out into servings, prepped for several days during the week and more importantly, fuel you for whatever your body may need!
For these reasons, I was really excited to give Birch Benders Protein Pancake mix a try. You simply add water, mix and voila.. you’ve got yourself some pancakes, sweetheart.
Luckily for me, my go-to grocery store Sprouts had a weekly special that caught my eye, BOGO Birch Benders mix! That was enough of a final push to grab a couple bags and give this mix a try.
The Taste: I LOVED the flavor. I have only tried the Birch Benders Protein Pancakes so far, but judging by how delicious these were, the Peanut Butter Protein flavor is sure to be even better. These are absolutely not as sweet as a standard pancake would be, but they have a much better flavor than some of the at-home banana-based pancakes I have tried to make.
The Texture: While i’m not an expert pancake maker, I do think these were super easy to make and they turned out really fluffy. They had a very close resemblance to a normal pancake. So if you’ve got some picky eaters in your group, they would likely never guess these are…dun, dun, dun….HEALTHY.
The Price: I purchased my bags on a BOGO special from Sprouts, but individually each bag is $5.99. There is 9 servings in each bag too so you really get a good bang for your buck. Especially since you only have to add water to enjoy!
How to cook it healthier: The key to this particular product is understanding the macro nutrients you need for your breakfasts and portioning out the pancakes accordingly. A serving size is 1/2 a cup of mix and that gets you about 4 – 5 4″ pancakes at 180 calories per serving, 2g Fat, 25g Carbs and 16g protein. If you need more protein, you could add in some additional protein powder or have some lean turkey sausage on the side.