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Healthy High-Protein Crepe Recipes: Strawberry Red Velvet Crepes, Tropical Fruit Crepes

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One of the most exciting chapters in The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Mix-n-Match Meals & Snacks is Chapter 4: Pumped-Up Pancakes, French Toast & Crepes! In that chapter, traditionally heavy breakfast fare gets a protein boost (in addition to a guilt-free makeover, of course). Today, we're debuting two all-new crepe recipes...

 
 
Tips for HG Crepes
HG Crepes 101

Don't be intimidated! These are super easy to make... click here for a video demo!

* A 10-inch skillet is essential. Any smaller, and your crepe will be too thick; any larger, and your crepe will be too thin.

* That offset spatula the recipes call for? It's just a flipping utensil with a handy bend in the blade, which allows you to gently get underneath the crepe without breaking it.

* When you're mixing up the batter, don't stress if it isn't completely uniform. Any bits of protein powder will break up while the batter cooks.

And now... the recipes! 

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Strawberry Red Velvet Crepes
Strawberry Red Velvet Crepes

Entire recipe: 278 calories, 6.5g fat (4g sat fat), 330mg sodium, 27g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 20g sugars, 28g protein --PointsPlus® value 7* --SmartPoints® value 7*

Red velvet for breakfast? Yuh-huh! These crazy crepes are as yummy as they look...

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Quest or Tera's Whey)
1 tbsp. chocolate protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Quest or Tera's Whey)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
3 drops red food coloring
1/3 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese
1 tbsp. low-sugar strawberry preserves
3/4 cup sliced strawberries
1 1/2 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
To make the batter, in a small bowl, combine egg whites, both protein powders, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and food coloring. Whisk until uniform.

To make the crepes, bring a 10-inch nonstick skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Pour half of the batter into the pan, quickly tilting the skillet in all directions to evenly coat the bottom. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip with an offset spatula or flexible rubber spatula. Cook until lightly browned on the other side, about 1 minute.

Transfer the crepe to a plate, and repeat the process with remaining egg mixture to make another crepe.

In a medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese with preserves until uniform. Stir in 1/2 cup strawberries and 1 tsp. chocolate chips. Divide mixture between the centers of the crepes.

Fold both sides of each crepe over the filling. Top with remaining 1/4 cup strawberries and 1/2 tsp. chocolate chips.

MAKES 1 SERVING 

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Tropical Fruit Crepes
Tropical Fruit Crepes

254 calories, 3.5g fat (2g sat fat), 272mg sodium, 30.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 24.5g sugars, 27.5g protein --PointsPlus® value 6* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Peaches, mango, coconut... Prepare your face for an island vacation!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup liquid egg whites 
2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Quest or Tera's Whey)
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract 
1/8 tsp. cinnamon 
1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Truvia or Splenda) 
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. chopped peaches (fresh or thawed from frozen; see HG FYI
1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp. chopped mango 
1 tbsp. shredded sweetened coconut, chopped (see HG Alternative)

Directions: 
To make the batter, in a small bowl, combine egg whites, protein powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Whisk until uniform. 

To make the crepes, bring a 10-inch nonstick skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Pour half of the batter into the pan, quickly tilting the skillet in all directions to evenly coat the bottom. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip with an offset spatula or flexible rubber spatula. Cook until lightly browned on the other side, about 1 minute. 

Transfer the crepe to a plate, and repeat the process with remaining egg mixture to make another crepe. 

In a medium bowl, stir sweetener into yogurt. Add 1/2 cup peaches, 1/3 cup mango, and coconut. Stir to coat. Divide mixture between the centers of the crepes. 

Fold both sides of each crepe over the filling. Top with remaining 2 tbsp. peaches and 2 tbsp. mango. 

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG FYI: If starting with frozen peach slices, you'll need about 1 cup to yield the amount of chopped peaches called for in the recipe.

HG Alternative: For toasted coconut, try this trick: Bring a skillet to medium-low heat. Cook and stir coconut until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Mmmm...

 
 
 

Hungry for More Crepe Creations? Pick up a copy of The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Mix-n-Match Meals & Snacks! The Apple Strudel Crepes are not to be missed...

 
 

Each of these recipes makes only one serving -- click "Send to a Friend" so your buddies can make their own crepes!

CHEW ON THIS:

Today, April 30th, is both National Oatmeal Cookie Day and National Raisin Day. (Why they don't just call it National Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Day?) Grab some oats and raisins, and whip up these Grab 'n Go Cookies...

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