Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Most Important Meal of the Day (Introducing Kodiak Power Cakes)

Okay, I can't have that many pancakes, and I skip the butter, but I am indulging
in a healthy pancake for breakfast these days.

I love food. At this time in my life, I'm especially grateful for yummy food that tastes good, has some health benefits, and doesn't break the calorie bank. When we were in Utah, I added a few fun items to my menu, thanks to my kids. I'll be sharing some of those things with you, but today, I'm going to introduce you to Sierra's favorite breakfast food: Kodiak Power Cakes.

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also one of my favorites. If you're stuck in a rut of cereal or oatmeal, you might want to give Kodiak Power Cakes a try. They were a game changer for me. 

Sierra made the hearty pancakes for breakfast, adding eggs to increase the protein. They are a great whole grain way to start the day. The way we make them (1/4 c. mix, 1/4 c. egg whites, and a tablespoon of water) there are 95 calories, 1 gram of fat, 15 grams of carbs, 2 1/2 grams of fiber, and 12 grams of protein. 

Depending on your nutritional needs, and taste preferences, there are so many ways to top these power cakes. We use a sugar-free syrup, and sometimes, fruit. A nut butter would increase the fat content, and boost the flavor, too. I've spread Greek yogurt on top of them as a nice variation.

We could make three small cakes, but we make one as big as the pan,
which fits these plates beautifully!

There are several Kodiak pancake mixes, and if you are interested in having more protein and fiber, go for the Power Cake varieties. I've tried the crunchy peanut butter, which is delicious, but I'm not sure I'm ready for the dark chocolate cakes.

The peanut butter lover in me is thrilled about this flavor option.

When I came back to Illinois, I was determined to make waffles out of the pancake mix. It was one of those good news/bad news things. I'll be telling you about those next!

Nutritional Info:

We use half the amount of mix, and add egg whites. It is very filling,
and when I combine it with a protein/spinach smoothie, my total
breakfast is 280 calories, with 25 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fat,
 and 36 grams of protein. 

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