Guilt Free Waffles: July 2013

I recently had to live in a hotel for three months after my husband had a bad accident with a commercial grade lawnmower (out of state) and almost lost his left foot!  Luckily they were able to save his foot after a huge surgery, but while he was recovering we didn't have clearance to travel home and so had to live in a small hotel room (with a 4 month old and a three year old - it was tough!).  It was a crazy experience but I found a few ways to stay on track with my nutrition while living in the hotel.  Luckily I had some MRM Veggie Protein with me and was able to sneak this waffle batter down with me to the hotel breakfast bar each morning and make guilt free waffles each day to help me stay on track with my nutrition.  Try them and let me know what you think!

Guilt Free Waffles
This recipe tastes so good and with 40g of protein per serving you won't feel guilty about eating waffles for breakfast!

-1 scoop MRM Veggie Protein Powder
-1 scoop oat flour (use the veggie protein scooper)
-1 tbsp chia seeds (healthy fats)
-3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (maybe a tad more if it seems too thick)
-1 egg white

Mix all ingredients together and cook using the instructions for your waffle maker.

I usually eat these with 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil instead of syrup or I will use unsweetened applesauce on top.

I've been eating these almost every day they are really good!! You can also cook these as pancakes, just make sure you spread the batter out thin enough so that the center cooks through all the way.

Macros (without coconut oil or applesauce):
405 calories
11g fat
39g carbs
40g protein

A little info about the MRM Veggie Protein.  This protein has no artificial sweeteners which is very important to me when I am nursing. The protein is a blend of pea protein isolate, organic hemp protein powder, organic brown rice concentrate, chia seed and flax seed powders (all non-GMO). I was a little skeptical of a veggie protein at first, but I promise you...it tastes awesome!! One serving of the veggie protein powder has 22g protein, 3g fat, 7.5g carbs and 130 calories. I also like that I am getting some of my protein from non-animal sources.

Try it and let me know what you think! Feel free to share this recipe!

A picture of the waffle I would make in the hotel each morning. Sometimes I would add peanut butter to them too!

1 Comment

  1. These are incredible! I just tried them for dinner tonight, using the Chocolate Mocha flavor Veggie Elite & added a small amount of raspberry preserves on top. Thank you for this gem of a recipe!

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