Ode to the crepe…how I love thee! These super thin, pancake-like creations are so delicious and extremely versatile, especially for us fitness fanatics. You can make flavored crepes, stuffed crepes, sweet crepes, savory crepes, low-carb crepes— the possibilities are endless! But are they healthy? They are when I make them! The key to crepes is keeping them as thin as possible, so it all comes down to the cooking technique. I couldn’t narrow it down to just one recipe, so my next three recipes will each feature a different style of crepe. This way, you can see how versatile they really are and then use the “know-how” to create your very own using your favorite ingredients!
I’m going to start with a low-carb crepe! Yes, I’ll repeat that— a low-carb crepe!! The beauty about these crepes is that they are so light, easy to make, and you can eat them wherever, whenever! Just roll them up and go! As we know, keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about ingredient swaps!
|KICK TO THE CURB||SLIM PICKINIZE|
|Whole Eggs||Egg Whites|
The key to this recipe is swapping the flour with whey protein and whole eggs with egg whites. You won’t miss them at all! It’s amazing what a few simple tweaks can do! It’s all about creativity, my friends, and I’m excited to provide you with the know-how to do this on your own! Don’t be nervous to recreate some of your favorite recipes once you get the hang of it! You don’t have to suffer in order to eat healthy— it’s all about taste without the guilt. As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt!
It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
‘Oooh La La – Low-Carb Crepes
8 egg whites
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (*see below fun tips)
¼ cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
How to Prepare (SO EASY!)
- Put whites, protein powder, water, vanilla and cinnamon into a blender. Blend until smooth. (If you don’t have a blender, you can use a whisk but be sure to blend very well until batter is completely smooth.)
- Coat 8” skillet with non-stick cooking spray and put over medium-high heat.
- The KEY here is technique! Pour approximately ¼ cup of the batter onto the skillet and swirl all around to cover the bottom of the pan in a very thin layer. After approximately 1 minute, or once it starts to bubble and bottom is golden brown, flip crepe over and cook for an additional 30 seconds or until underside is golden brown. Put on plate and repeat this process with all 6 crepes (using an 8” skillet will yield 6 crepes, if you use a larger skillet, you will have fewer crepes— but they will be bigger!). NOTE: As you continue cooking, the pan will get hotter so it will take less time to cook each one. ENJOY!
-use your favorite flavor protein powder or a combination (i.e. strawberry, chocolate, banana)
-add a tsp of nut butter
-add a tsp of flaxseed
-add a tsp of sugar-free preserves
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Per serving (all 6 crepes!): 219 calories, 52 grams protein, 1.5 grams carbohydrates, 0.5 grams fat
If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.