Healthy pancakes with berries and chicken lasagne

I can’t remember when I last had a day to devote to, not only food, but healthy food. Today was a healthy day Sunday, it just turned out that way.

A while back I read about healthy breakfasts and pancakes was one of the healthy breakfasts. After some research about different recipe I decided to make my own, also as I didn’t have all the ingredients.

First I took blueberries and raspberries and mixed with a tablespoon of sugar in a pan and brought to boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes and set aside for the pancakes.

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16 Pancakes, serves 4

  • 1 dl plain flour
  • 2 dl spelt wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 dl almond flour
  • 1/4 dl polenta
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 dl skimmed milk
  • 4 whisked egg whites, whisked until stiff
  • Oil for the pan

Mix all the dry ingredients. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the milk to the dry mix and then fold in the egg whites.

Add oil to a hot pan and small dollops of the pancake mixture. Let a surface form and then turn them over to the other side. It makes for very fluffy and light pancakes.

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Place on a serving plate, add the berries and serve.

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I had a little chicken left over from a a previous dinner, not enough for a meal of it’s own but with the last of the Hungarian sausage I wanted to make lasagne. I like lasagne but sometimes it can be quite heavy and rich. I wanted something lighter and decided to add lots of veg as well.

Chicken and veg lasagne, serves 4 – oven 180C

A pack of lasagne sheets.

Veg mix

  • 1/2 cabbage, sliced 
  • 1/2 head of broccoli, cut up in small florets
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 leek, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 fresh tomato, de seeded and skin off, chopped
  • 1 carrot, cubed, quite small
  • 1 dl re wine
  • 1 dl chicken stock
  • 2 bayleaves
  • 4-6 black peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • A handful of shredded chicken
  • A piece of Hungarian spicy sausage (chorizo picante works as well)
  • 1 tbps oil

Add the oil to a hot pan and fry the sausage first to release the oils. The add carrot, celery, onion, garlic and leek.

Let soften but not burn. After a few minutes add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer for about 15 minutes.

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Whilst this is cooking make the “cheat” bechamel sauce

  •  4 1/2 dl semi skimmed milk
  • 1/2 dl skimmed milk
  • 3 large tsp arrow root
  • salt & white pepper

Add the milk to the pan and bring to the brink of boil. mix the arrow root and the 1/2 dl of milk and add to the milk to thicken. Season with salt and white pepper. Set aside and start to assemble the lasagne.

Grease an oven proof dish and then start layering with lasagne sheets first, the veg mix on top and some bechamel sauce and the to the same again. Last top with lasagne sheets and bechamel sauce and bake for 35-40 minutes.

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When that was cooking I did  salad to go with the lasagne

Romaine and mango salad

  • 1 heart of romaine salad, cut up
  • 1/2 mango, cubed
  • 1/2 chilli, de seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, cubed
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 3 tbsp low fat creme fraiche
  • salt & white pepper

Mix the creme fraiche, chilli, salt and pepper and set aside. Just before serving mix all the ingredients, including the dressing and serve.

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When the lasagne is done serve with the crunchy salad for a hearty and satisfying dinner!

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Comments
4 Responses to “Healthy pancakes with berries and chicken lasagne”
  1. Your berry pancakes are very pretty, but your lasagne is sublime! How do you manage to get the top layer looking so good? (Mine always ends up soggy or just burnt!)

    • petra08 says:

      I just pored over the bechamel sauce, I have something slightly against melted cheese, don’t mind it in a sauce but just left it out to keep it a bit healthier 🙂

  2. Healthy Lasagne?? Great Pedra! I love lasagne and I also try different veggies/meat fillings (lately stir fried spinach leaves and feta cheese). I am PRO melted cheese on top….oh and the pancakes a truly Sunday Morning treat!!

    • petra08 says:

      hello Rita 🙂 Happy New year!
      I love the combo of spinach and feta cheese! have never tried it in a lasagne and must do that!
      I know it is just me and the cheese when it is melted, it is ok but I have to admit I even prefer pizza without the cheese!

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