Citrus Pancakes

Cooking in the kitchen with our children is beneficial on soooo many levels. Not only are they learning a plethora of skills, but the bonding time just can’t be beat.

This morning Hayden and I decided to get creative in the kitchen and explore some new ingredients. His request: homemade pancakes from scratch. My request: let’s make them snazzy!

I’m always excited when Hayden shows interest in helping me whip up something new, because it opens the door for tons of experiential learning time. I always try to teach him basic cooking skills, while also leaving room for him to make suggestions and participate as an equal member. It is amazing how much I learn when I allow this space to exist. Today for example!

I was using my imagination to see how many nutrient dense ingredients I could pack into one pancake recipe, (which if you’ve seen my other recipes, you know is A LOT), when Hayden suggested we add an orange. At first I kind of chuckled but then I started thinking, “Wow I bet that would taste really good!”

The result:

🍊 Citrus Pancakes🍊

An energy boosting, immunity pumping, strength building, delicious, nutritious start to your day…and omg are the yummy!

Even cooler then that, Hayden felt so proud of his ability to contribute to our new breakfast recipe!

Try these babies out and let us know what you think.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBL spoon coconut sugar
  • 2 TBL spoons chia seed
  • 2 TBL spoons Maca powder
  • 2 TBL spoons hemp seed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nut meg
  • 1 tsp imitation vanilla
  • 1 TBLS freshly squeezed orange (about 1/4 orange, squeezed)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 TBL spoons melted butter

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DIRECTIONS:

combine all dry ingredients into a bowl until integrated.

-add liquid ingredients and mix until smooth.

– pour 1/4 cup of batter onto buttered

medium hot griddle (325 degrees).

– cook until lightly browned on one side (3-5 minutes)

-flip and cook until batter has cooked through.

-Serve immediately 🥞

ENJOY AND STAY CRUNCHY!

Immunity Boost Soup

When it comes to flu season, I’m always looking for ways to boost my families immune system. The easiest way for me, is through our diet.

Preparing healthy meals packed with immune boosting ingredients, is a sure way to fight off viruses we may come into contact with as were out and about.

Sometimes I’ll even challenge myself to see how many super, immune boosting ingredients I can get into one dish.

Today I’m sharing one of my family’s favorites:

Immunity Boost Soup

INGREDIENTS:

2 TBL Olive oil

2 cups Shiitake mushrooms (chopped)

1/2 Yellow Onion (chopped)

2-3 cloves Garlic (diced)

Sweet potatoes (cubed)

2 tsp Fresh Ginger (minced)

1/4 cup Miso paste

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Carrots (chopped)

Greek yogurt (dollop garnish on top)

1 tsp Green onion (garnish on top)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Soak mushrooms in 6 cups of water for 30mins to 1hour. Remove mushrooms and place water to the side.

2. Dice mushrooms and place in large pot with olive oil over medium heat for 2-3 mins.

3. Add onion and cook for 2-3 mins.

4. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 4-5 minutes.

5. Add water and cover pot. Let simmer for 25-30 mins.

6. Serve with Greek yogurt and green onions as garnish.


-Enjoy and Stay Crunchy-