Whether you want to have a delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a mid-day snack, crepes are an excellent choice for any meal. Originating in France, crepes are a modified version of pancakes that are thinner and have a larger diameter. They are often filled with a variety of things including fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese and topped with ingredients such as nuts, sprinkles, syrups, and tasty sauces.
In addition to becoming a favourite of restaurants globally, they are also turning into a popular healthy take-out food option amongst many.
Are Crepes Healthy?
Although the nutritional information may vary according to the fillings and toppings used, crepes are a healthy meal and typically contain the following nutrients:
When compared to other breakfast food items such as pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon, crepes contain lower calories because they are quite thin and often made of buckwheat flour. A crepe that has a diameter of around 10 inches contains only 90 or fewer calories, which forms just 3.75 percent to 4.5 percent of the daily recommended consumption of 2,000-2400.
You must include carbohydrates in your diet as they boost metabolism and provide your body with energy. Crepes are rich in carbohydrates as each 10-inch crepe contains 13 g of this nutrient.
While your body needs fat for optimal health, not all types of fat are beneficial. Too much intake of saturated fat can raise your cholesterol levels, thereby increasing the risk of heart disease. Crepes contain relatively lower fat content in comparison to other items with each 10-inch crepe having around 3 g of fat, of which, only 1 g is saturated fat.
Salt is the best source of sodium. Although it can control the blood pressure level, too much of sodium can lead to can lead to fluid retention and increased blood pressure. Crepes typically contain 210 mg of sodium. To increase the salt intake, you could use bacon strips and other meat to fill your crepe.
Protein is essential for the growth and repair of tissues in your body. Although crepes have a low protein content of around 4 g, you could increase the intake by using nut butter, yogurt, eggs, oats, almonds, and cottage cheese to make the filling and toppings.
Your body requires sugar to function properly, but too much of it may encourage obesity and can lead to tooth decay. Crepes are moderately low in sugar with just 4 g in each. If you want to include more natural sugar in your diet, you may opt for healthier choices of fillings by using chopped fruits for your crepes.
Since too much cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease, the suggested intake is limited to 300 mg per day. Crepes contain 40 mg which is around 13 percent of daily cholesterol consumption recommendation.
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