FlapJacked -- the healthy breakfast of (little) champions

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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, and Jennifer and David Bacon just made it the easiest, too. The Broomfield couple recognized that their five children love pancakes -- but they didn't love the kids' crash from a sugar high an hour after those pancakes were gone. So they created FlapJacked, a "just add water" whey protein pancake mix that uses whole-grain ingredients and is lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein and fiber than regular pancake mix.

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The Bacon family has always been health-conscious; they are active and watch what they eat. "We make healthy choices with the exception of our nine-year-old son, Jace, who has autism," Jennifer explains. "His diet consists of products produced with ingredients that we aren't exactly proud of, but sometimes getting him to eat at all is a fight. This constant struggle encourages us to try to change not only his eating habits but also to keep our entire family in check."

After finalizing the blend for their baking mix last October, the Bacons launched the FlapJacked brand and opened an e-commerce store at www.flapjacked.com from their home in March. FlapJacked now comes in three flavors -- Buttermilk, Banana Hazelnut and Cinnamon Apple -- and is available in the natural-baking aisle of over seventy King Soopers stores throughout Colorado as well as online. The couple is also talking to Whole Foods about stocking FlapJacked in the Denver area.

"Our goal is to become your favorite pancake mix in the baking aisle and replace the traditional baking mix in your pantry," Jennifer says.

The Bacons will hosting free pancake demos next week to show off their product. On August 31, they'll be at the King Soopers store at 3600 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder from 8 to 11a.m., and from 8 to 11 a.m. on September 1 they'll be outside the King Soopers store at 480 US 287 in Lafayette. Start your day with some hot FlapJacked pancakes -- for free!

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