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Valentine’s Day pancakes for two

This Valentine's Day, show your sweetie some love with homemade pancakes. As with many packaged products, store-bought pancake mixes can contain lots of extra sodium (salt). This recipe for low-sodium pancakes make just enough for two. For an extra dose of love, top them with a yummy berry compote. Blueberries have many of the same health benefits as does drinking red wine plus they are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, potassium and fiber! And, blackberries and raspberries are a great source of fiber.

Pancake ingredients
nonstick cooking spray
3 egg whites
1 cup flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon low-sodium baking powder
1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions
Spray a medium skillet or griddle with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat to medium-high heat. In a medium mixing bowl, whip egg whites until bubbly and fluffy. In another medium mixing bowl, combine flour, milk, baking powder and oil. Gently fold egg whites in mixture made in step 2. Pour 1/2 cup batter for each pancake into preheated skillet. When edges begin to brown and batter has bubbles that are popping, flip and cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

Compote ingredients
2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Directions
In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, lemon juice and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened (about 4 to 6 minutes). Set aside.

Make two servings.

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