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A Fall Brunch that Nourishes
Slow weekend mornings are the best, am I right? There’s something about sipping on coffee as the sun rises and not *having* to hustle to get out the door for work/school.
On weekday mornings, we typically resort to quick staples like eggs, chicken sausage, oatmeal, yogurt, and smoothies. On weekends, we enjoy making a heartier breakfast and exploring new recipes.
Some moms I work with feel like they have to constantly find and make new recipes. They place high expectations on themselves for meal prep. They worry about their family getting bored with meals or that they aren’t “doing enough” if they repeat the same set of meals. #cancelcancel. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The thing is - many of us thrive on routines and actually enjoy eating similar meals every week.
At the same time, I get that you may enjoy trying new things or want to be more creative in the kitchen. There’s room for both, and weekends give us that extra space and time to play in the kitchen.
Protein pancakes or waffles are a fun treat that’s family-friendly. It’s simple enough to make with your kids and they’ll benefit from learning skills like cracking eggs, stirring without spilling, and being mindful of the stove.
Try this recipe, swapping any pancake mix you have and adding canned pumpkin, or keep it simple with a premade pancake mix.
I absolutely love Paleovalley’s vanilla protein powder (in both their bone broth and whey protein varieties). Adding a few scoops of protein powder to pancakes and baked goods makes them more filling and balanced. With the sweetness from the vanilla protein powder, these don’t even need maple syrup!