3 Healthy Ways to Top off Your Pancake

Step aside sugar and lemon, healthy toppings are in town!

3 Healthy Ways to Top off Your Pancake

With Pancake Day on the horizon, it’s time to think about donning your apron and mastering your flipping skills. Complete your snack with a health kick in mind by trying these nutritious topping ideas.

1 NUTS
Packed full of the healthy fats that our bodies need, try topping your pancake with a spoonful of low-fat Greek yoghurt, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of unsalted nuts. Peanuts, almonds and Brazil in particular are a great source of monounsaturated fats which help promote healthier levels of cholesterol in the body, and walnuts are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids – great news for your heart. Try a crunchy combo of your choice to reap the health rewards.

2 FRUIT
The choice really is yours here! Top up your vitamin C with segments of fresh orange and slices of strawberries and kiwi, choose dried apricots for an iron boost or add a handful of blueberries for extra antioxidants. Your sugar cravings will be fixed the healthy way with these sweet-tasting toppings, and you can easily experiment with layers, too. Try fixing yourself a pancake tower with a fruity centre, combined with a spread of peanut butter which contains those healthy fats that are good for your heart.

3 FISH
Savoury works just as well as sweet when it comes to your pancakes, and fish is a wholesome alternative to more traditional toppings. Try salmon, which is a great source of the essential omega-3 fats our bodies need and is also a useful way to top up your vitamin D intake. Combine with goat’s cheese and finish with a sprinkle of chives for an easy nutrition boost. This delicious herb is high in vitamin C, contain folic acid to help combat stress and they also promote digestion – the perfect finale to your pancake masterpiece.

If you’re looking for a healthy twist to the traditional batter recipe, try couscous pancakes!

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