My Husband Ate Green Pancakes!

20 Apr


There are a lot of differences in our cute little family, maybe more than usual. Maybe not.

Differences in the way we sleep. Meaning, Hubby does, and I don’t…

Differences in the way we get ready. Hubby = 5 minutes.

Me = The amount of time I am supposed to get ready in + 20 minutes more.. I am always late.

Differences in what we think is funny.

Baby Boo laughs when I say ‘DUH.’

I laugh with Hubby that I finally took his advice and cleaned out my wallet, and that he was RIGHT! I was surprised at what I found..

and then,

Hubby cries when he see’s my Nordstrom’s Credit Card Bill in the Mail…(I thought it was funny that I found my old Nordy’s card). What I didn’t find funny is that Hubby cancelled it.

Major Differences in the way we eat.

Hubby’s favorite Mexican restaurant is Taco Bell.

His all time favorite American Food is a Double Bacon Western Cheeseburger.

And he thinks it is GeniusΒ that someone took two pieces of fried chicken melted cheese in the middle.

Which is why I can justify torturing him at dinner time with the food that I love.

Things like Green Pancakes

When I handed them to him, he asked me why they were green.

I told him…

What you don’t know, won’t hurt you.

One word Sweety Pie…


Now eat your Green Pancakes!

Green Pancakes


1 1/4 cup mutligrain baking mix

1/2 cup oats

1/2 coconut milk

1 banana

1 egg

3 TB maple syrup

1/2-1 tsp. Spirulina

1 TB Chia Seeds

1/4 cup pecans-chopped

1/4 black berries

1 tsp. vanilla


1. Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Add more liquid if you prefer a less dense pancake. Pour batter onto griddle pan greased and cook on medium-low heat 3-4 minutes on each side.

When it came time to dig in, Hubby was a little nervous.

There was no way these could be good.

That is unless of coarse…

Nothing like a pound of sugar to make something taste good.

He started to eat..

or shall I say, he started to inhale. He was going so fast, I couldn’t even take pictures.

Slow down turbo, Mama has to blog this moment…

Before I knew it, the pancakes were almost all gone. I asked him what he thought of them, and he said, “THESE.WERE.BOMB!”

I couldn’t help but smile thinking that maybe my ‘healthy’ eating ways were finally growing on him..

That was until he asked me if I would pass him more butter…

And then he finished off the rest of the syrup in the bottle.

38 Responses to “My Husband Ate Green Pancakes!”

  1. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    mmm those look delicious!

    the syrup and the butter certainly don’t hurt either πŸ™‚

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 20, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

      haha ya syrup and butter could make dirt taste good! πŸ™‚

  2. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    whoops sorry I think my email was misspelled in the last post πŸ˜›

  3. Heidi @ Food Doodles April 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Haha, your hubby puts a pound of butter on things to make it taste good too?! The pancakes look great! Then again I have no aversion to green foods like my husband does πŸ˜€

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 20, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

      You don’t even WANT to know the types of things he add’s to my dishes πŸ™‚

  4. jamie @ April 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    glad you converted him…for the day!:) My hubby isn’t exactly on the “health” food band wagon either.

  5. helennaturally April 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Great job on getting him to eat green pancakes. My husband also uses a ton of butter and syrup. But he wouldn’t touch green pancakes no matter how much butter/syrup I poured on top!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

      i have to sneak things in here and now…hehehe (evil laugh)

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Ari, these look amazing…so moist, flavorful, and delish! I love all your recipes! Green ones too πŸ™‚

  7. Jenny April 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Your hubby is hilarious!! You gotta start somewhere right? Some men wouldn’t even go near green pancakes, after all we don’t live in a Dr. Seuss book πŸ˜‰ They look so fluffy, I would take those puppies down! And booo on the Nordstrom card cancellation 😦

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

      haha I love it! Perfect DR.Seuss pancakes!..He can take the credit card out of my wallet, but can’t take me out of the store! πŸ™‚

  8. Of Plates & Palates April 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    These pancakes look really good. I ❀ pancakes but I always feel bloating after eating them, maybe these will go over better with me! Lucky for me my boyfriend loves healthy foods, BUT then on the other hand he eats a lot of fast food.

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 20, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

      That is good he eat’s healthy food. At least a little helps right πŸ™‚ Pancakes leave me bloated too..more so if I add butter/syrup, so I like them plain or with PB for added protein, or some jam.

  9. Jess@HealthyExposures April 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    The pancakes match his shirt! You were just trying to color coordinate him πŸ˜‰
    hehe, love that he ate them and enjoyed them after all. you could make me green pancakes anytime!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 20, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

      haha OMG I just noticed that!! So CLEVER! haha jk

      and come on over and we will have a food party!

  10. simplynutritiouskate April 21, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    love pancakes and this recipes seriously sounds amazing cant wait to try it out πŸ™‚

  11. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    You are too funny – and your husband with the butter and syrup. That made me think of the movie Elf when he dumps all that candy on his spaghetti. *shudder*

    I think your pancakes look fantastic without being totally submerged in sugar. πŸ™‚

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

      I love elf!!
      haha and that would totally be my husband..but I would DEF NOT photograph that!

  12. pawsitivelife April 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    They look pretty fantastic and so thick! Way to make one of my favorite breakfasts/lunch/dinners better!

  13. Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition April 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    The day I get my boyfriend to eat spirulina, I might just faint! I put it in my smoothies along with some spinach or kale and he get so grossed out by it! haha

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

      hahah that’s so funny! My husband used to be so ANTI-anything remotely unfamiliar!…But now..I am like, YOu have no choice πŸ™‚

  14. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons April 21, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    booooookmarked!!!!!! ❀ you rock. I cant wait to make your BOMB green pancakes =)

    tell him to put nordy back in business already =)

  15. Tine April 22, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    See how happy he is with his plate with green (!) pancakes! πŸ™‚

  16. Katherine: Unemployed April 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    norstroms and pancakes- check plus

  17. Ashley April 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Mmm! I have the same problem! Today I said, “Michael, wouldn’t life just be so much nicer as a vegan,” and he said, “I just love the texture of meat” haha! The pancakes look delish!

  18. jamie @ April 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. =)

  19. what katie's baking April 24, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    i just found your blog!!
    what a cute post, there’s nothing wrong with differences… as long as you get your way πŸ˜‰ lol!
    these look yummy!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh April 25, 2011 at 12:19 am #

      Thanks for stopping by!!
      and YES I TOTALLY agree!! πŸ™‚


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