More Crepes

This is an update to an earlier post.

Here are a couple of other ideas that we made after my previous post about crepes:

 

Peanut butter, banana, and whipped cream. The boy said it was delish!

 

Strawberries, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream... yummy!

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Très Paris!

We’ve been trying to eat more healthfully, which isn’t always easy when you have the crazy schedule of a law student.  Sometimes, the easy healthy foods get boring, which makes it harder to stick to the plan.  We found these pre-made crepes in the grocery store this week, and I thought JACKPOT!  You can fill crepes with so many wonderful things, and these are only 50 cals each!

Lucky for us, fresh strawberries were on sale this week, too.  So I made the executive decision that strawberry crepes would be a fantastic healthy, delicious, easy dessert!

Ingredients for the best dessert!

 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: none
Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Steps
  1. Wash and slice the strawberries and place them in a bowl.
  2. Add a little Splenda or other no-calorie sweetener and stir. It will be better if you can let this sit for a few minutes, but you can use them right away if you’re short on time or just impatient. 🙂
  3. CAREFULLY remove one of the crepes from the package. They’re delicate, so take your time. Place it on a plate.
  4. Add the strawberries to the center of the crepe, like you would add ingredients to a burrito.
  5. Top the strawberries with some lite whipped cream.
  6. Carefully fold the crepe into a burrito, and enjoy!
You can stuff the crepe with just about anything you can think of! Try different types of berries, other fruits, nuts, chocolate syrup, lemon curd (which is AMAZING if you’re not worried about the calories), or whatever else you can think of! You can also use these pre-made crepes for savory dishes, similar to sandwich-style wraps.   Probably my favorite combination for crepes is mixed berries (strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry) with lemon curd… mmm yum!  I hope you enjoy this idea, and please let me know if you come up with any good fillings!  I’d love to try some new ideas!

Fresh strawberries are so beautiful!

 

YUM! I could eat them just like this!

 

Make sure to leave space at the bottom to fold it up.

 

Top with whipped cream... YUM!

 

Filled and folded!

Crepe Expectations

Recently, my girlfriends and I have stumbled upon a newer restaurant in town.  It’s called Crepe Expectations, and I’ve mentioned it in a couple of previous posts.  We LOVE it there because the staff is extremely friendly, the prices are reasonable, and the food is fresh and delicious!  We like the fact that it’s usually not very crowded, so we can sit around and enjoy girl talk for as long as we’d like as well as feeling chic while ordering crepes, mimosas, and cucumber infused water.  The ambiance is great, the menu is unique, and the service is wonderful.  What more could a bunch of girls ask for?

This delicious little concoction is my variation on the restaurant’s menu item “The Frisco.”  Instead of blueberries, though, I substituted strawberries.  YUM.

One of my favorite things there is their selection of mimosas and their Mimosa Sampler, which I discussed in my recent post Mimosas are Delicious.  These are both from Crepe Expectations…

    

I have yet to order anything at this restaurant that I didn’t like, and as far as I’m aware, none of my friends has found anything, either!  I am extremely impressed because (I’m not a particularly adventurous person when it comes to trying new foods)  I had never really had crepes, and this place has made me completely obsessed! I loved it so much that I decided to have my girls’ night pre-going-away dinner there last weekend!

I also appreciate that crepes are pretty basic, so I feel like their menu is like a little recipe book for me!  If I want to try making crepes at home, I now have tons of ideas because their menu is available on their website (linked above), so I just have to find a basic crepe recipe and then use their menu as a guide for filling ideas!

Sometimes, it’s the local cafes that are the most fun!  I have really enjoyed this one, please feel free to share any of your favorites, especially if they’re in Vegas