Mmm, pancakes. Typically a sugary treat, the thought of pancakes might be stirring up some feelings for you today.
After a cancer diagnosis, sugar can become a bad word and trigger misery (because you feel you can’t have any) to anxiety (because you feel you are having too much).
Personally I try to follow an 80/20 rule with my diet – that is, eating balanced, healthy and whole food meals 80% of the time, and giving myself permission the rest of the time for the occasional treat.
If you’re marking Pancake Tuesday today by whipping up a few in your frying pan, swap out the sugar or syrup toppings for a handful of berries or half a sliced banana (or go savoury!) with one of these helpful recipes from the World Cancer Research Fund website:
Fluffy wholegrain pancakes
Sweet potato pancakes with carrot and onion
By Happy Magazine Editor, Holly Kennedy