Protein Crepes

I'm always playing around in the kitchen looking for new things to eat that fit into my diet. Foods low in calories and high in protein are what I look for.

I found a recipe for making crepes and and thought I'd give it a try. I have never eaten a crepe before but I am familiar with what they are. Crepes are basically very then pancakes rolled around a filling. You can make them sweet or savory. I made them sweet. I also made them using Nutrisystem Vanilla Protein shake mix. You can use any protein powder but I just so happened to have Nutrisystem brand laying around. Go figure that.

I wasn't sure what type of filling would work for the inside so I picked out two of my favorite things from the fridge. Cool Whip and Cream Cheese! Yea baby!

I made the filling the night before. It consisted of  8 oz cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar free Cool Whip. I mixed the cream cheese alone first. This is important so you do not have lumps. (I learned this the hard way while making a tart last year). Once the cream cheese is smooth, mix in the Cool Whip and store in the fridge until ready to use. I suppose you can mix in flavors such as lemon or honey but I left mine plain. I just wanted a sweet creamy filling.

When the morning came, I was ready to make my very first crepes.
The crepes were easy to mix and only consist of two ingredients.
I mixed together 1/2 cup of egg whites and a serving of vanilla protein shake mix to form a thin batter.

I poured a small amount of batter in a heated skillet and spooned it around a little to spread it out into thin pancakes. Flipping them was the hard part. This made about six crepes. Mine are not that pretty but, HEY! It was my first time.


Once each crepe was made I rolled them around a layer of cream cheese filling and added some blueberries. I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top just to make them more pretty and devoured them in no time. 


They were absolutely the best thing ever! The vanilla protein mix made the crepes a little sweeter than a waffle but not quite as sweet as a doughnut. They were perfect. Nick even gave them two thumbs up.

You can find several recipes for crepes online but this one was the easiest for me as the vanilla flavor was already in there.

Best of all, they were rather healthy, sugar free and full of protein.






13 comments

  1. I love me a high-protein breakfast and these look fabulous!

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  2. I 'ain't' never had anything like that to eat. They look delicious. That is not something my mama would have fixed for us in the 40-50's. hahaha
    We are heading north tomorrow.... Looking forward to being up that way! We will be up for a long time, hopefully we can meet you and Mr. Nick this spring or summer. (If you can stay away from the beach!) LOL
    Love from central Florida for the last time this year,
    Sherry & jack

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  3. Dang. I’m showing this to Jilda.

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  4. Wow, this looks delicious, and I love how simple it is. I'm Pinning it!
    #embracingchangelinky

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  5. These look delicious!! I keep forgetting that I can use my protein shake powder in a batter. Thanks for the reminder! Hugs!

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  6. They sure do look good.
    By the way I made the chocolate cake in a mug. Though it was pretty good it wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be.

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  7. I never thought to put protein powder in a crepe. My kids drink it after lifting. I'm not sure how they choke it down. The stuff is pretty awful.

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    1. I use the “Shake” powder and it taste just like a milkshake. Its really good. Some I have tried taste chalky yuk.

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  8. Oh these sound great. I have not made crepes in such a long time. I should!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  9. I love cream cheese and whipped cream together. These look so good. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch. It was so my fun to see your post.

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