Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday morning is pancake morning

In the book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" it is declared that Saturday morning is pancake morning. The bee of course takes all things literary as fact, so of course in our house Saturday morning is pancake morning.

But the problem is pancakes aren't good for you. White flour, sugar, and fried up in some sort of grease. They are completely void of fiber, nutrients, and spike your blood sugar quickly. In little people blood sugar spikes are the things nightmares are made of. So I had to figure out a way to make pancakes that delivered protein as well as pancakey goodness that was supposed to be for Saturday mornings. This way I won't have to worry about blood sugar spikes and dips that make people lose control of their bodies and emotions! Two eggs and 1 cup of ricotta cheese gives this a lot of protein and balances out the straight carbs of regular pancakes. My kids eat them up and are getting a good dose of protein to help control their sugars and prevent behavior spikes. You can also add 2 T. peanut butter to this recipe and make peanut butter cookie pancakes


1.5 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c. whole raw milk
1 T. whey or 1 t. raw apple cider vinegar
3 T. butter melted and cooled
2 eggs`
1 c. ricotta cheese
3 T. baking powder (take care to find some without aluminum, Rumford is a good brand)
1 T. sucanat
1 t. salt

Mix the flour, milk and whey or vinegar the night before. Cover and let it sit at room temperature all night. The next morning add the rest of the ingredients and fry in coconut oil. Top with maple syrup, berries, fruit compote. Never ever ever top it with nutella, pecans, and whipped cream. That defeats the entire point of a healthy breakfast. Trust me. You'll never want to stop eating that.

Monday, February 7, 2011

an update

Thank you all for your concern.

We are fine, though have had a rough go of it.

I had severe pre-eclampsia and was on bedrest for three months. The ninja made an appearance when I was 35+5 weeks pregnant and is beautiful and healthy. Since we knew he was going to come early we were able to prepare his lungs with steroid shots. He breathed on his own from the beginning and didn't ever have to stay in the NICU. He was very small when he was born, but is nursing wonderfully and growing on schedule. He is catching up with his adjusted age nicely.

His brother and sister are thrilled with him, and I'm so glad for them to have another sibling. They are doing wonderfully with him.

We have had a rough couple of months. December was me recovering from a c-section and dealing with a preterm baby, and in January we were hit with the flu for myself and the bigger kids and the baby was hospitalized with RSV.

However it seems we are all getting healthy again and looking forward to spring as a family of five.