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Dutch Baby Pancakes

Posted by cemmerich in bread, breakfast, dairy free, Easter, gluten free, PURE PROTEIN/FAT DAY, vegetarian, Weight Loss 12 Jul 2013

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I am really excited to introduce my new Forum! This will be a great place to interact with others in the “Maria” community. You can start posts for any topics you like including your success stories, Fitness and workout advise, nutrition, recipes and more. This will be a great place to post your favorite “Healthified” recipes with photos and your experience. Please note, if you have a question for me, please use this facebook page or my blog. This will be a site to interact with each other. So share it with others. The more members the better!  Just click “forum” above or go HERE to get signed up!

Glimps of My Workday and Testimonial

When I am answering your questions and comments, I wanted you to get a picture of what it is like in the life of Maria and Craig! The boys are my little helpers too!

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My client, Rob, (who travels 70% of the time for work) wanted to share with you how EASY my program was for him:

“Maria, Many of those that have posted have struck a chord with my situation before starting with you.  The “dark” side of my story was intentionally left out because I’m not at my goal yet.  For now, I just keep myself focused on results and not how or why–especially since it’s difficult to exist in the “what if I didn’t have a friend that helped me?”

It is humbling to see how much trust you place in your clients and how much hope and faith they have in you!  There were some posters that touched on similar concerns to mine, so I wanted to clarify in the hope that others may see how working with you can simplify, not complicate; can be cheap not expensive.

1.  I did NOT cook for most of my progression.  I suck at cooking.  I had to ask my wife how to hard boil eggs.  Seriously.   So MY weight loss was not dependent on baking or cooking skills.  Your recipes  impacted my enjoyment and spare time, but my weight loss was not dependent on a magic recipe.  And I built up to them.  With that said, I can see how some people would see immediate benefit from substituting your healthified stuff.  But for someone that is on the road, eats out or just can’t cook–don’t worry.  Maria’s plan works incredibly well in that reality that so many of us live in.

2.  When my son and I cook, it’s often easy stuff like fried eggs or my new hard-boiled egg recipe (egg + boiling water).  I thought I’d be late to work, but it literally takes 15 minutes start to finish.  Okay, sometimes longer if we decide to sing.  My waffle maker was $50.  Made that back in one skipped trip to Sunday buffet.  Your pancakes are like $2.50 and were breakfast for 3 days.

3.  My progress and your plan for me was 100% INDEPENDENT of source of food.  Eggs were eggs.  Chicken was chicken.  I did NOT need to find cage-free, organic DHA ratio’d eggs from Chickens that did yoga every morning.

4.  I took the past 1.5 to 2 months to learn WHILE doing.  You have now recommended 4-5 books that I read while exercising.  And youtubes and postings.  But if I waited to learn, I’d still be where I was.  Maybe even more depressed.  I imagine a lot of people are like how I am in many many ways but chose not to be with this.  I would read to find fault or problems.  To blame an industry or a food.  I came to realize that even if all of that is true, so what?  It’s not about them, it’s about me.

5.  I did not try to change anyone but me.  We had meals where son, wife and me all ate different things.  So what?  Is that ideal–no.  But who cares?  You know what–son started asking for what “papa” was eating.  Salsa (Pace) over ketchup.  Then mustard over salsa.  Then eggs over toast.  Now mustard on eggs.   And mustard on waffles.  Eventually that’s where the baking and recipes helped…and that was key for me.

6.  Your plan SAVED me money.  I saved on snack foods not because I chose to not eat them–but because I did not need to snack.  I have a $8 bag of almonds in my pantry that I bought 2 months ago–and am only now down to the bottom.  I used to spend $15/day on snacks throughout the day.

7.  It was far easier for me to use your system of basic meal first, then build.  I didn’t focus on what I couldn’t eat–just on what I could.  I built a meal only from known things–especially helpful when on the road.  “When in doubt, leave it out.”  I was stunned that I would get full and satisfied throughout the day so I didn’t even feel like I missed anything. 

8.  Here’s a true story–I started to pass on airline meals.  I’ve had two flight attendants tell me “Good for you” in a very sincere way.  One explained how she fasts while flying.  This WILL happen to anyone that does your plan–you will find camaraderie in the oddest places.

9.  I have an ego and associated my willingness to try any local food with business success and whatever.  That was totally in my head.  There are just as many, if not more, people that I work with that have endeared themselves to me because I opted to jog along the oceanside rather than eat a local potato.

10.  Mentally, it was important for me to paint a picture quickly.  After a couple days of seeing the mental shift and energy level, I tried consciously to act as though I was already there.  What you helped me focus on was things like sleep, stress and reading.  I was therefore making decisions from a positive place and not out of victim, sufferer, tired/cranky, etc..

Anyway, Maria thanks for all your help and I’m looking forward to my own home stretch to my goal.  Looking forward to trying even more of the recipes with my son who’s already asking me for your chocolate donuts!  ‘Papa, Nutritious AND Delicious!’   He’s one smart low-carb cookie!” 

 

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Last night I spoke with a weight loss group and one of the questions was how do I make life easier and what tips do I have when shopping. Well, I rarely go to the grocery store! I get most of my items online.

One woman thanked me for my aStore because she ended up saving money (especially with the Jay Robb protein powder). To find the protein powders I love, check out this list: (I also have allergen-free protein powders in HERE): http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=56

Here is a great Pure Protein and Fat recipe for you initial days of Pure Protein and Fat.

To read more on why Pure Protein and Fat, check out my book: Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism.

Thank you for your support!

Reminder: If you are ever unsure about where to find the ingredients in my recipes, just click on the word and I will send you to where I purchase my ingredients at a great price! I RARELY go to the grocery store. I get most of my pantry items online. It saves me time and money!

“HEALTHIFIED” PANCAKES
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
3 large eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup vanilla Jay Robb protein powder (egg white or whey protein)

1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp stevia glycerite (or 1/4 cup Swerve)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium cast iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat and set aside. In a blender, combine the eggs, almond milk, protein powder (any flavor will work… strawberry??? yum!), baking powder, salt, vanilla and natural sweetener. Blend for about 1 minute or until foamy. Pour the batter into the skillet. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until the pancake is puffed and golden brown.

Remove the pancake from the oven, spread additional butter or coconut oil on the pancake, cut into wedges and enjoy! Makes 2 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Dutch Baby = 378 calories, 22.3g fat, 15g protein, 28.6g carbs, 0.8g fiber
“Healthified” Dutch Baby = 251 calories, 20g fat, 16.2g protein, 1.4g carbs, 0g fiber (72% fat, 26% protein, 2% carbs)

Click HERE to find my favorite homemade sauce or follow this dairy free option:

“HEALTHIFIED” DAIRY FREE CARAMEL SAUCE
1 can (2 cups) coconut milk
1 cup Swerve
2 TBS coconut oil
1/4 tsp vanilla

Bring coconut milk and natural sweetener to a boil and vigorously simmer for 40-60 min until slightly brown in color. The longer you simmer, the thicker it will become.  Remove from heat and mix in oil and vanilla. Cool. Makes 12 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Caramel = 120 calories, 9g fat, trace protein, 39g carbs, trace fiber (39 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Caramel = 66 calories, 7g fat, 0.5g protein, 1.1g carbs, trace fiber (1.1 effective carbs)

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  • Anonymous July 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm / Reply

    I don’t have a cast iron skillet – will it work just as well in a baking dish or casserole dish?

    • Maria Emmerich July 13, 2013 at 2:21 pm / Reply

      That should work. :)

    • Claire August 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm / Reply

      I am in my protein/fat week how I do to calculate the % of fat, protein I am eating, for that I am assuming I need to count my calories, is there a way to record things and know the %?

      • cemmerich August 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm / Reply

        Fat is 9 calories per gram and protein and carbs are 4 calories per gram. :)

  • Anonymous July 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm / Reply

    I love this comment from Rob! This is how I eat too! I can’t afford grass fed beef or organic chicken…so I don’t stress over it; I just do the best I can.

    I feel so much better since eliminating all the junk I used to eat and focusing on a low glycemic load diet.

    I am joining your forum! Thanks for a great website!

  • Anonymous July 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm / Reply

    Hi! I tried to sign up with another username/email, because I gave an incorrect email when I first registered. The message was that I can’t register multiple accounts on one computer. What should I do? I’d really like to be part of this forum. So sorry. I have multiple emails for different functions, and I messed up entering the email address. That’s what I get for juggling too many hats.

  • Emilie July 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm / Reply

    My family always had these growing up! Thanks for a healthy version!

  • Anonymous July 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm / Reply

    Awesome recipe – I used to love those pancakes but they never had a name at my house.
    Not to sound all bleeding heart, but I have to comment though – although it’s not a requirement on a program like yours to find cage-free, organic eggs from chickens “that did yoga every morning”, it is nice to eat meat and animal products that come from animals that didn’t have a sad, horrible, cramped, dark life before they died or were used up for our food. Like the lady said earlier, not everyone can afford free range and grass fed products for every meal and it’s nothing to work yourself up about, but do the best you can.

  • Angie July 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm / Reply

    I love Rob’s testimony. I’m so glad I found you on Facebook through a friend and I purchased your slow cooker book just recently. I’ve been on a roll doing all kinds of recipes for myself and for my family. I hope to transition them slowly into low carb and eating healtyfied vs. all the junk I’ve been feeding them and we’ve been accustomed to. I just ran out of Jay Robbs whey protein so I’m getting ready to order more through your Amazon link. Thanks again for all you do.

  • Anonymous July 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm / Reply

    will you be doing a post about what you eat on a daily basis. I thought I recalled reading that you were working on a post about what you and your hubby consume on a daily basis. I need to get on the ball start eating the maria way but I am one of those people who needs instructions. I have been tellin myself meats/veggies no carbs and I still can’t get it right.

  • alonamusic July 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm / Reply

    Those look amazing:) And yes, please do that post about what you eat. I just read a few articles that different body types deal better with different types of food. For example, if I tend to store fat on my thighs, I can eat more carbs than “apple”-shaped people, but should be careful not to overdo fats. What are your thoughts on that? Thanks:)

    • Maria Emmerich July 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm / Reply

      I don’t think there is any science to back that idea up. :)

  • Anonymous July 13, 2013 at 4:55 am / Reply

    Hi Maria, I read in one of your post about the importance of evening primose oil and now I cant find it. Could you give me the link to it and how much of it I should take a day?

    • Maria Emmerich July 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm / Reply

      You can get it here. I would just take it as directed on the bottle:
      http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/B0045KOHRI
      It can be effective for a lot of things (hormone imbalance,etc).

      • Karen July 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm / Reply

        Just as a heads up – evening primrose oil is a wonderful supplement but for women who are looking to get pregnant they should not take it after ovulation in their cycle as it can cause uterine contractions. Take it only during the first half of your menstrual cycle. For everyone else, you can take it throughout the month safely.

  • Joann July 13, 2013 at 8:52 am / Reply

    Maria,

    Scrumptious! What’s the diameter of the skillet? Thanks.

  • Anonymous July 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm / Reply

    I just made this and its like eggs inside, not bad but wondering if an ingredient is missing? Like almond or coconut flour?

  • Annie B.Ros July 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm / Reply

    Hey Maria,

    thanks for this recipe! I was just wondering: you meant boil for 45-60 sec, not minutes… right? :)

    • Maria Emmerich July 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm / Reply

      It is a vigorous simmer for 40-60 minutes. :)

    • Kapu July 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm / Reply

      Do you stir for the 40-60 mins or just letting it simmer?

    • Maria Emmerich July 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm / Reply

      I stir frequently. It is almost a boil (medium to medium high) for the whole time. :)

    • Barb October 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm / Reply

      This is the same way I make my sweetened condensed milk for baking recipes—simmered til it halves in amount!

  • Anonymous July 16, 2013 at 12:43 am / Reply

    Any idea what I could use instead of Erythritol? For some reason it upsets my stomach.

    Sarah G

    • Maria Emmerich July 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm / Reply

      Xylitol, Just like sugar, stevia. :)

    • Anonymous July 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm / Reply

      Great! Same amount? Also, are they all about the same carb count?

      Thank-you!!

    • Maria Emmerich July 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm / Reply

      They are different carbs, but effective carbs are similar. They should be same amounts. :)

    • Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm / Reply

      Got it! Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 3:32 am / Reply

    If I take a multi vitamin and then take spirulina also is that too much iron?

    • Maria Emmerich July 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm / Reply

      Depends on how much of a dose is in each.

    • Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm / Reply

      Well my multi vitamin says it has 30 mg of iron and it has 100mcg of selenium(as seleno-methionine) so I was wondering if I needed more selenium than that. Also it says it has vit d 2 in it so can I take a vit d 3 supplement as well.

    • Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 3:05 am / Reply

      And if I take spirulina is that too much as well with the other vitamins…im just trying to get optimal health and give my body what it needs…thank you.

    • Maria Emmerich July 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm / Reply

      Yes, you want D3. It really depends on what your symptoms are. I would need to do a health assessment to know what levels you need. :)

  • Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm / Reply

    Also if the multi has magnesium citrate but you recommend the glycinite one should I take both

    • Maria Emmerich July 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm / Reply

      You might want to look for a different multi vitamin if it has Mag Citrate and D2.

  • Hannah A. July 18, 2013 at 5:02 am / Reply

    Am I correctly interpreting the recipe as “(egg white or whey protein)” meaning either of these are a viable substitute for the protein powder? Thank you!

    • Maria Emmerich July 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm / Reply

      That means either egg white protein powder or whey protein powder. ;)

  • Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm / Reply

    Maria, can you tell me if you suggest hormone therapy for estrogen, pregesterone, and testosterone? How can I balance all of them and how can I know which one is off or has too much? I read that some of these cant really be correctly tested through blood test so how else will I know whats truly wrong and some natural ways to fix them. I dont want to have to take synthetic hormones or tinker too much with them that its unhealthy. Thanks Maria and you give amazing information through your articles.

  • Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm / Reply

    Can i take codliver oil with a vitamin d supplement or is that too much of vit d since cod liver oil has vit d as well?

    • Maria Emmerich July 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm / Reply

      Yes, I always take them together. Especially in winter. ;)

  • Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 2:28 am / Reply

    Should I take an omega 3 with the evening primrose oil to even out the omega 6? If so can I eat flax everyday instead of cod liver oil?

    • Maria Emmerich July 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm / Reply

      I would do evening primrose instead of flax. Flax is ok in moderation but it can be estrogenic like soy. I always take a cod liver oil supplement. :)

  • Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 2:30 am / Reply

    I have irregular cycles so does that indicate a hormone problem? I read that blood testing is not accurate for estrgen, pregesterone, and testosterone? How else can I know what im lacking or have too much of?

  • Denise Wagner July 19, 2013 at 8:33 am / Reply

    The look is very new to me, considering that it is a pancake. But, I guess it’s because this is a healthified version of pancakes which I would like to try. I am also excited to try the “Dairy Free Caramel Sauce” seems like a perfect fit for this pancake. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

  • Mandy July 28, 2013 at 3:14 am / Reply

    Hi Maria…just a quick question…do you use whey protein isolate or concentrate? I can buy whey protein concentrate in bulk from my favourite health food store, but I always assumed whey protein isolate was better. Can you shed some light on this?

    Thanks!

    Mandy Jennings, Gold Coast Australia

    • cemmerich July 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm / Reply

      I usually use isolate. :)

  • Barbara August 3, 2013 at 7:23 am / Reply

    Hi Maria, I took cod liver oil as a child and I remember always gagging and sometimes even throwing up. I have RA, so I really should take but I dread it so. How do you manage it? Is there a way of making it more palatable?
    I need your help badly!
    Thank you Maria. We enjoy your cookbook.

  • Dorothy August 9, 2013 at 1:58 am / Reply

    Is cod liver oil different from other fish oil? It seems I’ve been reading a lot lately on how fish oil isn’t as good for you as we once thought.
    I took cod liver oil while I was pregnant (never been a big fan of fish but I was determined to help with brain development etc.) and now we’re trying for baby #2, wondering if I should start up again, I wasn’t really a fan. Even the lemon flavor wasn’t doing it for me :)

    • cemmerich August 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm / Reply

      You need to get a good quality fish oil and keep it in the fridge. If left out it can go rancid like any omega-3.

  • Tatti October 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm / Reply

    Can I replace Swerve in caramel sauce with my homemade erythritol/xylitol blend?

    • cemmerich October 17, 2013 at 12:09 am / Reply

      Yes, I would use confectioners for a smoother texture.

  • Eva October 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm / Reply

    Do you think using a 10″ skillet would make a difference in the texture or will it just not be as tall?

    • cemmerich October 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm / Reply

      Yes, that should work. ;)

  • Emm February 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm / Reply

    Could you use egg whites only? If so, how many would you suggest? I’ve discovered that there is less of an eggy taste if you don’t use the yolks.

    • cemmerich February 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm / Reply

      That might work. I would try 5 egg whites. :)

  • Melanie March 25, 2014 at 3:19 am / Reply

    Can the batter be made the night before? Does the pancake freeze well after being cooked?

    • cemmerich March 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm / Reply

      That should work. ;)

  • Cindy July 7, 2014 at 1:00 am / Reply

    What is serving size on the sauce

    • cemmerich July 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm / Reply

      It is about 4 tablespoons. :)

  • Lara October 8, 2014 at 12:31 am / Reply

    Do you recommend confection swerve or granule?

  • Lisa October 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm / Reply

    Hey Maria – This looks yummy! I’m nut-free, is it ok to replace the almond milk with coconut milk?

    • cemmerich October 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm / Reply

      Yes, that will work. :)

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