These last couple of months I’ve been trying to prepare for our baby #2 by creating yummy, healthy meals that would freeze well and be easily thawed and eaten or just thawed and thrown in the crock pot or oven and eaten.
It’s tough to keep things quick, creative, delicious and healthy! Especially when you’re getting all the wrong cravings for carbs carbs CARBS that make your ankles turn to cankles and don’t give you a sufficient amount of protein you need while pregnant or postpartum.
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So when I found this amazing protein pancake mix that is 20 grams of protein with 6 grams of sugar, I wanted to make more than just pancakes out of it! Head on over to Amazon to get a 24 oz pack, or how I first found the Flapjacked brand was at Smith’s Marketplace. Either way, it’s so much bang for your buck.
#1 Take these ingredients and measurements:
1 1/2 Cups of Flapjacked Pancake Powder (this could easily be substituted for plain protein powder, the pancake powder just tastes really good, but it’s filled with baking powder, baking soda, flour, etc to make pancakes out
3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Applesauce
1/2 Cup Oats (add more if desired, oats are an amazing help with breastmilk supply if you are postpartum and breastfeeding!)
Handful of Chocolate Chips. (to your heart’s content, really)
2 Tbsp of Honey
#2 Mix all ingredients above in a bowl, and take about a spoonful per ball and roll it up in your hands.
If you are particularly specific you can use a food scale to measure each ball evenly. Place in a baggy to either refrigerate or freeze to help them last even longer! Each little ball is a burst of deliciousness, energy, healthy sugars and protein to give you little boosts during the sleep-deprived days of new motherhood.
Hope you enjoy! I look forward to documenting more of my quick and healthy creations while we prepared to become a family of four! Pin for later or share with your other mommy friends!