Weekly Meal Plan & Clean Eating Pancake Recipe

While on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge I find breakfast to be my favorite meal of the day.  I love making different kinds of omelets, having all kinds of fruits. drinking a smoothie…there seem to be a lot of choices when it comes to clean eating breakfast options.  I also follow the philosophy that it’s best to have your carbohydrates in the morning and decrease them as the day goes on.  I like having the extra energy in the morning, and I also like knowing that they serve as fuel that I can burn off throughout the day.  This is why I’ve been wanting to find a way to make some guilt-free pancakes.

I have seen recipes floating around on Pinterest for Paleo Pancakes or Clean Eating Pancakes.  After pinning a few different ones, I looked around the house for what I had on hand, and what I thought would taste good and made my own version.  Here is what I came up with:

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CLEAN EATING PANCAKES

1 cup organic rolled oats

1 ripe banana

2 tbsp Chia seeds

1/4 cup almond meal

1/2 cup egg whites

1 tbsp natural peanut butter

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Cinnamon – added to your preference

Add all ingredients into a blender, Vitamix or food processor and blend to make “batter”.  Pour into a greased pan (I use coconut oil spray) and cook on medium heat just like you would regular pancakes.  Serve with fresh fruit, organic maple syrup or organic honey.  I must say they turned out really well. They had great flavor, were really filling, are good for you, and the kids liked them!  Hope you enjoy!

 

Well now that you know what we have been eating for breakfast these days, here is a line up of this week’s clean eating dinner meal plan.  I have my in-laws in town, so I hope they enjoy eating clean with us this week.  Hopefully they won’t even notice that I’m putting “health food” in front of them every night, and they just feel like they are sitting down to a good home-cooked meal (which of course we know it is!)

Monday- Chopped Vegetable Quinoa salad with a fresh basil dressing (my mother-in-law loved it)

Tuesday- Shredded salsa chicken taco salads

Wednesday- Homemade ground turkey chili

Thursday- Olive hummus crusted chicken and baked vegetables

Friday- Mushroom and chicken marinara over brown rice pasta

Saturday- BBQ- kabobs and turkey burgers

Sunday- Chicken boy choy

That’s all for today….have a happy & healthy Tuesday! xo

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Comments

    • lauren says

      If you click it, it should take you to a link for the recipe. I actually have changed it and now put basil, EVOO, juice from 1 lemon, 1 clove garlic, and cider vinegar into a food processor and make a dressing and mix it all in. So good! And make a huge batch so you have lunch for the week!

    • lauren says

      Haha…yeah even saying the word “quinoa” yesterday felt funny, but once she tried it she loved it! I’d hope they’d be grateful you were cooking in the first place, but hey just add cheese to all these recipes and anyone will like them haha.

  1. Kara says

    So do you just serve the veggie quinoa salad as the whole meal? We aren’t big on carbs at meals but usually have some kind of meat protein (I know quinoa is protein, though) – I bet it would be good with some shredded chicken on top even. Hmm…

    The pancakes look really good. I’m super impressed that you whip that up on a weekday… go momma!!

    • lauren says

      Hi Kara, sorry I never responded to this. Yes we eat the quinoa as a whole meal…between all the veggies, the garbanzo beans and the quinoa it’s pretty filling. Normally we have a meat too but I like trying to get 1-2 vegetarian meals in there a week. But yes, shredded chicken would totally taste yummy on this too! :)

  2. Andrea Pappas says

    these look good! i want to try the protein pancakes for Em, and that salad looks fab! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Rachel says

    Question on clean pancakes, how many egg whites equals a half a cup, & can whole eggs be used? If yes how many?
    How do u categorize it, protein, carb, fruit??
    And how many pancakes is ok serving on advocare diet . I2 post, didnt loose anything close to what u did!

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