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Pulled Pork Waffle Sandwich

Megan Ostler and Michelle Alley


  • 2½ cups Kodiak superfood pancake mix
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 2 cups shredded pork (about 1 pound tenderloin)
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 small dill pickles, thinly sliced


  1. Combine pancake mix and water. In a preheated waffle iron, pour about ⅓ cup batter and cook until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  2. Combine pork with barbecue sauce.
  3. Top one waffle with pork, arugula, red onion, and pickles.
  4. Top with another waffle and enjoy!


Calories 440 (60 from fat)
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 1100mg
Carbohydrate 60g (7g dietary fiber, 22g sugar)
Protein 35g

Kodiak superfood pancake mix is a great way to start your morning with long-lasting energy. It is packed with eight different B vitamins. Vitamin B1 plays an important role in your metabolism by helping convert nutrients into energy. Vitamin B2 acts as an antioxidant, as well as helping convert food into energy. Vitamin B3 plays a role in metabolism and DNA production and repair. Vitamin B5 is involved in hormone and cholesterol production as well as helping get energy from food. Vitamin B6 is involved in red blood cell production and amino acid metabolism. Vitamin B7 is necessary for fat and carbohydrate metabolism and helps regulates gene expression. Vitamin B9 is required for cell growth, formation of red and white blood cells, and proper cell division. Vitamin B12 is vital for neurological function, red blood cell development, and DNA production. Chia and flax are also included in the pancake mix, and are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants.
Arugula is a decent source of folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, K, and C. It also is heavy in phytochemicals (naturally occurring compounds that are responsible for the color, flavor, and odor of plant foods) that are packed with antioxidants and provide various health benefits by protecting us from a variety of diseases. Arugula also has a peppery taste that makes it a great addition to any salad or sandwich. If you are storing it, keep it fresh by keeping it dry and refrigerated. The best way to do this is to store it in a plastic bag with a dry paper towel to soak up any moisture. If done properly, arugula can be stored for up to two weeks.
These sandwiches are an excellent source of protein with an incredible 35 grams of protein per serving. Protein is an important building block for your muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood cells! It is also more filling than carbohydrates and requires more of your body’s energy to digest it, so extra protein is helpful for those who are trying to build muscle or lose weight. This meal is full of beneficial nutrients that will keep you full and satisfied.
WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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