When I was sick with that pesky breast cancer, I craved “white” food like nobody’s business. Sugar. Carbs. You name it. Anything junky, I was all over it. However, eating sugar when you have cancer is bad-bad-bad. Why? Well, because sugar feeds cancer. Now, in my post-cancer life, I do my best to limit sugar as much as I possibly can.
Dale Figtree, a dietitian in Santa Barbara gave me a pancake recipe that I could actually eat. I posted this recipe way back when and pulled it out again recently when I was craving pancakes. In case you haven’t tried it, I highly encourage you to do so. These puppies are a major Silver Lining!
- Grind a handful of walnuts in the blender.
- Then add a banana and two eggs and some cinnamon.
- Then grill in a little olive oil and you have perfect pancakes that are actually good for you.
How great is this? Tons of protein, potassium, good healthy calories….and YUM!
As much as I wanted to douse them with 100% pure Vermont Maple Syrup, I went with my doctor’s advice and put some organic applesauce (for the healthy calories) and cinnamon on them. Not syrup, but a very nice alternative, I must say.