FIT CHEF HOW-TO: KEEP WRAPS INTACT
When using chard leaves, first cut off the stem that extends beyond the leaf. Then, shave down the vein length-wise with a sharp paring knife; this keeps the chard pliable while wrapping it tight. For rice paper wraps, be sure to only dip them quickly in water for 15 to 20 seconds. They should still be slightly firm, which keeps it from tearing while rolling tight. You can always use a cold grain wrap, but it’s best to warm it first, either by microwave or in a dry, heated skillet. This will keep the wrap from cracking when packing it with delicious fillings.
Protein pancakes are made with no refined grains or no refined sugar. Protein pancakes are loaded with proteins, which is a perfect to start your day. Because research shows that starting your day with a high-protein breakfast can aid weight loss and boost energy. I love protein pancakes so much that I make then atleast twice or thrice a week.During my weight loss journey, I found them very useful. I use to have this protein pancakes as my pre workout meal as it is perfect combination of protein and carbs.
This protein pancakes recipe is very simple and basic, you can tweak them as per your taste. You can also add some fresh fruits in the pancake batter. I have made this protein pancakes in chocolate flavour because I love chocolate. This protein pancakes has no refined sugar or flour. I have used multigrain flour. Even using whole wheat flour will work just as well. The sweetness in this pancakes comes from the Protein Powder and banana. Top your protein pancakes with your favourite fruits and enjoy.
Chocolate Protein Pancakes Recipe
- ¼ Cup Multigrain or whole wheat flour
- ½ Banana
- 1 Scoop protein powder
- 1 Tablespoon Nut butter
- ⅓ Cup Almond milk
- ¼ Teaspoon Baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Step 1 In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, protein powder and salt.
- Step 2 In a separate large bowl, mash banana then add almond butter and almond milk and combine them until smooth.
- Step 3 Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. If the batter looks too thick add just a splash more milk.
- Step 4 Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with coconut oil or butter and place over medium heat. Drop batter by ¼ cup onto skillet and spread out a bit with a spoon.
- Step 5 Cook until bubbles appear on top. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown.
- Step 6 Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more coconut oil and remaining batter.
- Step 7 Enjoy pancakes with sliced bananas, strawberries and some shaved dark chocolate.
Every vegetable has its moment in the spotlight, and right now, that shining star is cauliflower. Though chefs and health-conscious cooks have been using it as a carb substitute for years now, it’s popularity has spread to the masses (and grocery stores). Cauliflower is a blank canvas that be chopped, pulsed, purée, roasted and grilled, and is an easy substitute for many recipes that call for rice or potatoes.
Most people are choosing cauliflower because it’s lower in carbohydrates than other ingredients, but you don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy these mouthwatering recipes. From pizza crust to tater tots, get ready to fall in love with cauliflower.
① Pizza Crust
Craving a slice? Swap your traditional dough for a cauliflower crust. The best part is there’s cheese mixed in, so you get a double dose of cheesy goodness. This alternative is becoming so popular brands like Trader Joe’s are jumping on the bandwagon and releasing their own frozen versions.
A few quick pulses in the food processor transforms this vegetable into a low-calorie rice substitute. You can even use it to make cauliflower fried rice by sautéing it with soy sauce, sesame oil, onions, peas, carrots and eggs.
③ Mashed Potatoes
Replace your starchy side with a lighter dish made with cauliflower. The secret is to cook the cauliflower until tender and mash or purée the veg until it has a light and fluffy consistency.
④ Tater Tots
Relive your childhood with cheesy cauliflower tater tots. These delicious bites are rolled in bread crumbs and baked to a golden brown. Make them as an appetizer for your next game-day party.
This recipe will have you doing a double take, because it’s just as creamy and silky as the kind made with chickpeas. Serve it as a dip or spread it on sandwiches and burgers.
⑥ Alfredo Sauce
OK, so this isn’t your traditional Alfredo sauce made with heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, but the puréed cauliflower provides that creamy texture we all know and love.
Skip the beef and make these spicy cauliflower burgers. Cauliflower comes together with quinoa, bread crumbs, cheese and eggs to make a patty so delicious, you won’t even miss the meat.
⑧ Breakfast Hash
Switch up your morning breakfast hash by making it with chopped cauliflower instead of potatoes. Top the hash with a fried egg, and you’ve got yourself a killer breakfast.
- 1 lb beef brisket
- 6 pieces star anise
- 1 piece beef cube
- 5 cups water
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 medium sized onion, minced
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 14 ounces egg noodles, cooked
- 1 cup Chinese cabbage (pechay Baguio), chopped
- 4 pieces hard boiled eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put the oil in a cooking pot and apply heat. Saute the garlic and onions
- Put-in the beef brisket and cook until the color of the outer part turns light brown
- Add the beef cube and star anise
- Pour-in the water and bring to a boil. Allow to boil until beef becomes tender. Add salt and pepper to taste
- Place the cooked egg noodles and Chinese cabbage in a serving bowl
- Pour the soup and beef brisket on the bowl with noodles then garnish with sliced boiled egg and green onions
- Serve hot.Taste and Enjoy