The Most Filling Pancake Recipe…Ever!

Mmm…pancakes. For me, nothing says weekend brunch quite like a warm short stack! But if you’re not careful about what you include in the recipe and/or what you top them with, you might be setting yourself up for a not-so-fun sugar crash in a few hours. A few examples: New York Cheesecake Pancakes from IHOP: 1,100 calories, 44 g fat, 56 g sugar Carrot Cake Pancakes from First Watch: 740 calories, 30 g fat, 51 g sugar Strawberry ...continue reading

Giving Tofu a Try (Plus a Giveaway!)

Confession: Until the very recent past, I had never cooked with tofu. I had prepared dishes with soy products of other forms—from soy crumbles in taco salads to turning soy beans into milk during an astronaut cuisine class in college (that’s a tale for another time!). But I had left the tofu prep to the restaurant pros until the kind folks at Nasoya approached me with an opportunity to try a few of their products. I took that ...continue reading

Whole-Wheat Pancakes

It’s a little hard to choose, but I believe that the most important meal of the day is also the cuisine that I love the most! As chronicled on Healthful Bites many times before (see the above pictures from previous posts), I enjoy breakfast food at any time of the day. With kids needing fuel before heading back to school and another crazy holiday—September is “Better Breakfast Month“—I figured now would be the perfect ...continue reading

Just Peachy! Recipes To Try For National Peach Month

Whether it’s fuzzy or skinless, dripping with juices or still slightly crisp, there’s a peach out there for any palate—especially with the plentiful crop available during August, National Peach Month! I recently stocked up during a sale at Whole Foods, and headed to my computer as soon as I got home to research fun recipes…after slicing one up A.S.A.P. and eating it unadorned! While I haven’t been able to whip any ...continue reading

Sweetener Shakedown (Plus Snickerdoodle Pancakes!)

The weather this week has been just right to swing by a cafe for an iced tea or iced coffee—or so the long lines streaming out onto the sidewalk tell me! I’m not a coffee drinker myself (and yes, I hear that I’m crazy often) but know that when you’re given your choice of powders to sweeten your drink, there are more than a few options. So here are some fast facts about the usual suspects you may encounter beyond the ...continue reading

Three Reasons (Plus One Recipe) to Try Apples

Fall is rapidly approaching, and that means a new set of seasonal produce will soon be hitting stores and farmers’ market stands! One of my fall faves? Apples. So here are three reasons why you should include an apple a day (or a few times a week) to your diet. 1. It’s National Apple Month! There’s no better way to celebrate the more than 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide than by noshing on one. Check out the ...continue reading