Recipes The Silver Cloud Diet

Light, Lite, or Sugar Free? What’s Best and What’s the Difference

Label Reading is one of the most important skills you can learn to stay on your Silver Cloud. As a general rule, you should buy products in the grocery store with a carb count under 10. This is not always so easy and especially with the deliberate confusion foisted off on us by the food marketers.

Like today. My grandchildren love crepes for breakfast. We don’t eat flour in our family and we make them with oats that we whiz up in the food processor into an oat flour. Lily likes her oat crepes with unsweetened whipped cream and fresh berries. Noel, the traditionalist who likes everything “olden-fashioned” wants his with butter and syrup. So today, I’m in the syrup aisle wondering what’s the best.
Types of Sugar

It’s a cinch I won’t be buying regular pancake syrup with its 60+ carb grams. Nor the “Light” one with 36 carb grams, nor even the “Lite” which still has 26 carbohydrate grams. Ixnay. But then I find one marked “Sugar-Free” and sweetened with Splenda and coming in at 7 grams carb per serving. Now we’re talking.

And I just want to say that these luscious Oat Crepes are good not only for a kid’s breakfast but for your own sunday brunch and dessert. Yahoo. A luscious sweet and I’m still on the Silver Cloud.

Oat Crepes
makes 4 servings

1/3 cup dry oatmeal (I buy Silver Palate. It’s the best)
1/3 cup 2% fat greek yogurt
2 large eggs
1 packet Splenda or Stevia
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Whiz up dry oatmeal in the food processor or blender until it is pulverized into a flour. Add remaining ingredients except oil and whiz into a batter. Set it aside and heat a griddle. Film it with coconut oil then drop batter onto the hot surface. Cook until you see bubbles coming up on the top, then turn and cook the second side. Serve hot with plenty of butter and sugar-free syrup, or whipped cream and fresh berries. Yum.

Nutritional readout per serving (before toppings): 111 calories, 58.3 g FAT, 5.6 g. PROTEIN, 7.1 G CARB, .8 FIBER.

Not too shabby for something as satisfying as a pan fried cake eh?