|I love it when my breakfast puts on a show.|
|Whoever has this tattoo is my new friend. source|
|Mmm...sweet potato pancakes. source|
|Look at all that fresh fruit! Thank you IHOP. source|
2. SIMPLE & FIT Seasonal Fresh Fruit Crepes at IHOP-I am generally pretty freaking critical of IHOP because their SIMPLE & FIT menu is considerably smaller than their high fat, high cholesterol, high sugar, high sodium items, but they've done an incredible job with these crepes. The whole thing is 580 calories, but I couldn't finish the it all so for me it was closer to 400 calories and that's a win in my book for breakfast out at a restaurant. I adore and want to marry these crepes that are topped with yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. I may have tried to have sex with one of them. *whistles innocently*
|I couldn't find a photo of the Village Inn pancakes so here's a photo of Hugh Jackman in the water. You're welcome. source|
3. Granola Berry Pancakes from Village Inn-Now these are probably the heaviest of the three items, but I have to believe that because there is fresh fruit, yogurt and granola (similar to the IHOP crepes) they are a lot better option than flapjacks swimming in butter and sugary syrup. These hotcakes have granola in them and a sprinkling on top along with plain yogurt, strawberries and blueberries. Again, these are massive and I have yet to finish them, so while they should probably make them a bit smaller to lower the calorie count, they're headed in the right direction with the yogurt and fresh fruit. We've all heard how blueberries are a power fruit packed with anti-oxidants and everything that is good for us, so that is a big win for me. Way to go Village Inn! I realize that some of you do not have a Village Inn near you, but again, these can easily be made at home with wheat pancake mix, yogurt, berries and a little granola. Easy peasy!
So there you have it folks. I hope that these awesome breakfast options help you out and give you something new to try. Do you have any restaurant foods that you are in love with that are also healthy? Let us know! We are definitely in to new options.