Like I said before I wasn’t sure how often these tips would come but I feel like this one today should be very helpful.
Tip: Go Green for your body.
You hear all over that companies are going green to save energy and to help the environment, today’s tip is to go green to increase your bodily energy. I mean eat those greens!!! I was looking at a top 10 list today from Nutrition Action of healthy foods and basically 4 of the top 10 are green foods. They are, in no particular order broccoli, spinich (leafy greens), watermelon & mango’s.
This goes to show that not only does going green help the environment it also helps your body!
Yes, as Cameron mentioned, the food in San Francisco was amazing, and I think I gained a few pounds on that trip! So on a healthier note, sometime last year my brother, Jon, who actually founded Kodiak Cakes came up to me and told me that he loves sweet potato pancakes. I was pretty skeptical, not having tasted the goodness of sweet potatoes in pancakes, and thought it could have a weird taste and texture. Cameron and I and I ended up trying them here at the office, loved them and even posted a recipe for them on our recipe page.
So a few weeks ago I made them for the kids. They usually turn their noses up at things like yams and squash, and we always try to get them to eat them because they are so healthy. Anyway, they loved the flapjacks! They’re easy to make too, especially if you microwave the sweet potatoes by cutting them up into smallish chunks, place in a bowl with water, cover, and microwave for about 4-6 minutes.
They soften right up and are easy to mash up and mix into the batter, resulting in a nice, thick but moist, batter. Sweet potatoes and 100% whole grains with a little (or as in the case of my 2 year old, a lot) pure maple syrup – that’s a really healthy breakfast!!