Pancakes are very delicious and the aroma of this dish when it is freshly made is truly enticing. Pancakes are made all over the world in various ways, but in US, UK and France, they are extremely popular in homes and restaurants as a breakfast item. Since they are a regular item for breakfast in most homes, should the calories in pancakes be an item of concern? Although the way of making pancakes is the same, the recipe can differ, as many people tend to include various ingredients. Technically a pancake is made by mixing eggs, milk and dough, and cooking the batter on a girdle until it is golden brown.
Carefully monitoring calorie intake is often the only difference between reaching one’s fitness goals and failing. Although many individuals exercise on a regular basis, there is a high number of people who fail to also consider caloric intake. This is unfortunate, as diligence is needed in both endeavors if one is going to enjoy a healthy, fit body.
Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw broccoli still has cholesterol-lowering ability—just not as much.
One of the most widely consumed cereals in the world is rice. The great thing about rice is that it grows in most parts of the world and this makes it very popular around the world. Technically, rice falls under the grass family and this is why it is possible to have varieties of wild rice in some places. Rice has two basic forms. These are the brown rice and the white rice. Brown rice is rice is its unpolished state.
Colors of Carrots
We think of carrots as orange, but they can also be white, yellow, red, and purple.
A Surprising Hater of Carrots
Mel Blanc, the voice of the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny, reportedly did not like carrots.
Healthy Recipe: Carrot Quinoa Grain Medley
Makes 8 servings
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed and drained
1½ cup carrots, diced (about 3 medium)
1 large onion, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
½ cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
2½ cups unsalted, nonfat chicken stock
pinch salt and pepper
2 oz dry roasted salted pistachio kernels, chopped
1. Heat medium saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil and quinoa and stir 3 to 4 minutes to toast quinoa.
2. Add carrots, onion, red pepper, garlic, and
1 tbsp parsley. Stir 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add chicken stock and bring medley to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed.
4. Remove saucepan from heat, let sit 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.
5. Garnish with pistachios and parsley.
266 calories,10 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 9 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol,
5 g fiber,
5 g sugar, 171 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 28%.
Since time immemorial, people have always been encouraged to eat their fruits and vegetables in order to be health. Nevertheless, what is it exactly that makes vegetables healthy? This question has to be answered if you are to develop an appreciation of something that most people have disliked for years. Vegetables have tremendous benefits that make them a necessity when it comes to eating a balanced diet.