Today’s post is a part of the Blogging for Hope series to raise awareness for the Taste of Hope event in Washington DC.
Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine and spirits event featuring more than 50 of Washington DC’s most popular chefs, restaurants and beverage vendors. Guests enjoy a walk around tasting format where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits and inventive cocktails. Hosted by the American Cancer Society and Chef Honoree Mike Isabella, all proceeds from Taste of Hope go toward our goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. This year the American Cancer Society celebrates their 100th birthday! Together, we save lives and create a world with more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, finding cures and fighting back.
Taste of Hope will be held on September 24, 2013 at the Carnegie Library.
Tickets can be purchased here
Donations to can be made here
The first week of Blogging for Hope is breakfast, and who doesn’t love pancakes? Let’s talk about the health aspects. These pancakes are made with whole wheat flour, greek yogurt, and skim milk. There’s no butter, but thanks to the greek yogurt, they’re still nice and fluffy, and with a higher protein and calcium content, while using skim milk lowers the fat count. Despite the abundance of buttery, sugary, and hardly good for you recipes here, I do try to eat healthy outside of the blog and live a healthy lifestyle. I keep the leftover pancakes in my freezer so I can reheat them for a quick but filling and healthy breakfast.
It turns out that peaches are super healthy for you, and for cancer patients! According to The Livestrong Foundation, not only are peaches great for weight control (averaging at about 68 calories and no fat), they contain almost 10 different vitamins including E, K, C, and B-6. Wow! Vitamins E and C are antioxidants, and vitamin K is essential for your blood clotting capabilities. They have almost 333 mg of potassium, which aids in maintaining healthy blood pressure, and prevents kidney stones and bone loss. They also contain large amounts of antioxidants and fiber. You can read more about the health benefits of peaches here.
Be sure to check out the other Blogging for Hope bloggers! We’ll be posting new, healthy, recipes every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks.
Allison- Wicked Healthy Washingtonian
Sarah- Everything in the Kitchen Sink
Whole Wheat Peach Pancakes (Adapted from Joy the Baker)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 C Greek Yogurt
- 1 and 1/2 C Skim Milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 C Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 C All-purpose flour
- 2 tbs sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1-2 medium size peaches
- Slice and pit peaches. Set aside.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add yogurt, milk, and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and mix until just combined. Gently stir in peaches.
- Pour large spoonfuls (about 2 tbs) of batter in a saucepan over medium heat. Let cook until middle is bubbling. Flip and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Place in a low heated oven to keep warm. Serve immediately.
I hope you all return for the rest of the Blogging for Hope series! These recipes aren’t just good for cancer patients, but for anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing taste.
Disclaimer: Blogging for Hope is a group of DC area bloggers promoting Taste of Hope through healthy recipes.
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