Eat to Nguyen

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Welcome to my blog about a subject I am very passionate about: food.

Growing up in a health conscious family, I constantly heard my parents telling me to shed some pounds. I never listened to them because I didn't think that there was anything wrong with my weight. During my 16 year physical check up, the doctor told me I was becoming overweight. That was the wake up call that I desperately needed. For the first time, I looked in the mirror and saw my body. Seeing my reflection, I vowed to reach a healthy weight, which I accomplished through exercising and changing my diet. Along my weight loss journey, I learned many things about food, which I hope to pass onto my readers and inspire them to lead a healthy life.

How do I come up with my recipes?
Let's get this straight: I have no experience in the kitchen whatsoever. I just cook for fun because I love seeing how food takes on different tastes and textures when combined with different ingredients. Now on to the question. I like to take popular foods such as pancakes and pizza and make the healthiest version possible, using fresh and nutritionally packed ingredients. My goal is to create food that I will not regret eating once the plate is clean. Provided that I have some of my favorites food such as cottage cheese, greek yogurt, and oatmeal always stocked up in my house, you will most likely see at least one of these ingredients in my recipes. I will admit that it does take a while to come up with recipes because I try to eliminate butter, which is found in almost all recipes especially desserts! Foodgawker is definitely the website where the whole thinking process begins.

What does Eat to Nguyen mean?
My friends tease me about being healthy. They always tell me that my lunches are "foreign" to them because they consist of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Since my last name is Nguyen, which sounds like the word win, one of my close friends came up with the title Eat to Nguyen for a future cookbook. Because I cannot cook a decent meal, I just decided to use it for the name of my blog.

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Packed with protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, these pancakes are by far the best ones I have ever made. So what if this is the third time that I have ever made pancakes? Anyways, the pancakes did not have an overpowering taste. They had a subtle hint of banana and chocolate, which makes them the perfect base for additional toppings such as yogurt, fruits, or nuts. Since I used cacao powder, which has a bitter taste, I would recommend dousing these pancakes in sugar free syrup, honey, etc. I would have really liked to put raspberries into the batter and on top of the pancakes, but I unfortunately did not have any on hand. My parents suggested that even if we did have some stocked in our refrigerator to not put it in. They said that raspberries were not meant to be in pancakes. Well next time I am going to add them into my batter just to prove my parents wrong. Any fruit in pancakes is a match made in heaven right? Furthermore, I was surprised at how ridiculously moist the pancakes were. They did not have the usual pancake texture. Maybe it was the cottage cheese that did the trick? This recipe made six pancakes, so my parents and I each had two to eat.
Hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Stay tuned for round four of my pancake adventure.
Chocolate Banana Pancakes 
Yields 6 pancakes
Ingredients
1/2 cup of cottage cheese
3/4 cup of oat bran
2 tbsp of cacao powder
1 tsp of espresso powder
3 egg whites
1/4 cup of soymilk
1/2 cup of mashed over-riped bananas
1 tsp of vanilla extract
powder sugar for garnish
Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. 
Spray a pan with oil.
Pour the batter onto the pan.
Wait for bubbles to form before flipping.
Enjoy :)
I had my pancakes with a glass of milk. It was certainly a wonderful breakfast this fine morning. 

Packed with protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, these pancakes are by far the best ones I have ever made. So what if this is the third time that I have ever made pancakes? Anyways, the pancakes did not have an overpowering taste. They had a subtle hint of banana and chocolate, which makes them the perfect base for additional toppings such as yogurt, fruits, or nuts. Since I used cacao powder, which has a bitter taste, I would recommend dousing these pancakes in sugar free syrup, honey, etc. I would have really liked to put raspberries into the batter and on top of the pancakes, but I unfortunately did not have any on hand. My parents suggested that even if we did have some stocked in our refrigerator to not put it in. They said that raspberries were not meant to be in pancakes. Well next time I am going to add them into my batter just to prove my parents wrong. Any fruit in pancakes is a match made in heaven right? Furthermore, I was surprised at how ridiculously moist the pancakes were. They did not have the usual pancake texture. Maybe it was the cottage cheese that did the trick? This recipe made six pancakes, so my parents and I each had two to eat.

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Stay tuned for round four of my pancake adventure.

Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Yields 6 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup of oat bran
  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1 tsp of espresso powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of soymilk
  • 1/2 cup of mashed over-riped bananas
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • powder sugar for garnish
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. 
  2. Spray a pan with oil.
  3. Pour the batter onto the pan.
  4. Wait for bubbles to form before flipping.
  5. Enjoy :)

I had my pancakes with a glass of milk. It was certainly a wonderful breakfast this fine morning. 

— 3 years ago with 22 notes
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    Nutrition - per serving (2 pancakes): 125.9 calores 1.7g fat 19.9g carbs 6.4g sugar 11.5g protein
  3. ihavethreefirstnames reblogged this from eattonguyen and added:
    CHOCOLATE PANCAKES ARE THE FUCKING SHIT no pun intended
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