Friday, April 5, 2013

Protein Pancakes

Unless the meat was grown in our own backyard, I've been eating mostly vegetarian.  Since I'm running a lot, though, I've got to keep an eye on my protein intake and be sure I'm getting enough.  Most days I fall short.  John doesn't mind to drink a protein shake, but I've never been much for milkshakes so the mere thought of that chalky stuff sends me reeling. 
These protein pancakes, though, are a nice way to jumpstart my day.  Simply mix together one scoop of vanilla protein powder (we use soy) and 2 or 3 egg whites (depending on the size of your eggs).  This gets me 30 grams of protein, which is about half of what I need for the day.  Once mixed together, just cook it up like you would regular pancake mix! 
If you're watching your waistline, this is a pretty good way to pack a lot of protein into not-too-many calories.  And, it's pretty filling, so you won't have to deal with that mid-morning stomach rumble.  Enjoy!


  1. Just out of curiosity, why don't you eat the whole egg? If you know where it comes from and you need the protein, why not just throw it all in? And if you don't use the yolks, what do you do with them?

    1. Em, the white and yellow have equal parts protein, but the yellow has all the cholesterol (185 mg) and fat (5 g). As for what I do with the yellow (brace yourself), I throw them out. Do you have ideas for ways to use just the yellows?