The Best Healthy Pancakes Mixes for Nutrient-Packed Flapjacks
One way to feel like a kid again and still get your fill of key nutrients? Grab a healthy pancake mix and whip up a batch of protein- and fiber-rich flapjacks. Reminder: Protein is a macronutrient that helps build and repair cells, tissue, and muscle; ensures proper growth and development; and assists in body processes such as blood clotting, fluid balance, and more, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fiber is the part of plant foods your body can't digest, and, as such, helps normalize your number twos and keep your blood sugar steady, according to the Mayo Clinic. Since protein is digested slower than carbohydrates and fiber increases satiety, a stack of nutritious flapjacks may also help you feel full and satisfied long after you've finished eating.
FTR, there's nothing wrong with satisfying your hankering for a fluffy flapjack with traditional and tasty mixes, such as Bisquick or Aunt Jemima. But if you're on the hunt for a no-stress way to hit your nutritional goals for the day — specifically, 46 grams of protein and 28 grams of fiber for adults on a 2,000-calorie diet, per the USDA — without overhauling your breakfast plate, these healthy pancake mixes are here to help. (Related: How to Make Healthy Pancakes That Actually Taste Good)