Boredom and snacking go together like a good wine and cheese. There is something about being in lock down that triggers the need to constantly be eating to help pass the time. With limited options available for keeping yourself entertained, this seems like a logical approach. Of course, this is likely going to lead to a great deal of regret later on.
Gyms are temporarily closed until further notice, exercise sessions are limited to specific hours of the morning, and there is limited access to almost everything. While this seems like a good enough reason to give up on your health and fitness goals and let your hard work go out the window – it doesn’t have to be! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in lock down just requires a bit of creative thinking on your part.
With the internet offering access to unlimited exercise videos suitable for home exercising, that helps sort out the challenge of staying physically active. The most problematic challenge that needs addressing here is knowing what to snack on to keep your sweet tooth at bay. (Please note how giving up snacking was never mentioned as an option here.) Living a healthy lifestyle in no way means that you must give up any of the good stuff in life! If you were born with a sweet tooth, you know it is almost impossible to ignore it when the craving for something sweet and delicious calls – or, when the boredom is creeping up on you and you decide it is time to treat yourself for the umpteenth time today …
An any season, any weather favourite that is bound to strike the right note whenever the need arises, is pancakes. Easy to make and perfect for a healthy lifestyle (with the right ingredients of course), pancakes will offer you just what you need.
Try out this deliciously easy pancake recipe to set you on the right side of snacking.
Healthy, delicious pancakes for whenever the craving calls
1/2 cup of almond unsweetened milk or fat free milk
1 egg white
2 tablespoons of honey
1,5 cups of oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 scoop Nutri-Con South Africa whey protein (any flavour)
1 scoop of whey protein
Mix the milk, eggs, banana, honey, oats, baking powder, salt and whey together.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once warm, spray the skillet with non-stick spray.
Pour the pancake batter into the skillet in a circular shape, cook for 2–3 minutes on each side.
For the topping you can mix 1 scoop of whey powder with a little water or fat free milk to make it thick, drizzle it over the pancakes and choose some nuts or fruit to top it off with.