The Pancake Problem (and solution!)
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I love pancakes. My family loves pancakes. Pancakes are a great Sunday breakfast item.
I've worked out a fairly lowfat/ high fiber recipe that the entire family eats with no complaints....
I was having a personal problem because I was always overloading my calories and was hungry again 2-3 hours later. It was a protein problem (once I started tracking my macronutrients, I started understanding my patterns alot more.) Now I'm not going to make 2 breakfasts - one for me and one for the rest of the family. That's just crazy! I'm not a diner chef!
I tried bumping up the protein by adding peanut butter to the toppings or eating a cheese stick with it. Only a marginal improvement.
Then I tried that dieter's staple: cottage cheese - 1%. About 0.5 cup. By adding it to my pancake toppings (real maple syrup, occasionally fruit) it adds a luscious creaminess that my brain mistakes for whipped cream (yes really) but I can eat fewer pancakes and "last" longer until a reasonable lunch time.
Here's my pancake recipe: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
Now if only I could get better about not eating that last lonely pancake rather than toss or put away!