May 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM ET
Have your healthiest summer yet! Ease into the dreaded "swimsuit season" with healthy tips from TODAY experts. All throughout May, we'll offer smart do-it-yourself ways to look, eat and feel better. So stop stressing about that swimsuit, and read on.
Research shows that starting your day with a high-protein breakfast curbs appetite and boosts weight loss. Unlike standard, carby flapjacks, this Protein Pancake is full of high-quality protein from egg whites — a smart choice if you're looking to slim down or rev your system with an energizing meal. You also get a nice dose of filling fiber from whole-grain oats.
This is just one of the 75+ delicious, low-cal recipes featured in my new weight loss book, The Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration.
Protein Pancake with Strawberries
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced strawberries (or half of a banana, sliced)
Makes 1 serving.
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