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3/9/18 10:20 P

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thanks James!! i used to like the cream cheese pancakes i made..might even make them tomorrow as i have no protein powder in the house and i wont go out till monday. i'll get some then and try them!

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3/9/18 9:27 P

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One scoop (40 grams protein powder), just a hint of baking powder, like 1/8 of a teaspoon, mix these two dry things, then add one large egg, 20 grams cream or milk, 20 grams oil.

Stir well, and make small pancakes, like use a teaspoon sized blob. This amount is about a breakfast and a half. So I usually double it, and it lasts 3 days.

I'll put some breakfast nutrition in here later.

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3/9/18 12:09 P

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and see here is my point from another thread. While many wont use soy anything, i sure would use this if based on the soy. theres so little in it....
how many scoops do you use in your pancakes, James? the protein would be out for me..i struggle enough with it as it is. but for pancakes....maybe i'd do it. i love pancakes!!

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3/9/18 11:43 A

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GLORY,
I love my morning pancakes. I use vanilla protein powder.

What I look for is low carbs, and nothing else. What I buy is what COSTCO sells, and I'm lucky it fits the bill. The brand is KAIZEN, and it says "WHEY ISOLATE" and it says it is sweetened with stevia. In Canada it is sold in 2 kilogram squarish, roundish plastic tubs with screw on plastic lid.

The nutrition information per scoop (41 grams) is:
Calories (150)
Fat (0.5 g)
Cholesterol (5 mg)
Sodium (70 mg)
Potassium (220 mg)
Carbohydrates (3 g)
Portein (35 g)

I never noticed before, but the label on the side also gives a full breakdown of amino acids in the protein in that scoop. Now that is detailed.

If you add up all the weights you get to about 39 grams. So 2 grams are missing. I figure it is flavour.
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The percentage of weight that is carbs is 7%, which is those 3 per 41. Yes this is over my 6% guideline, but that is a guideline, and by the time I add eggs, oil, heavy cream to my pancake batter it is way down from that.

I never drink my protein powder the way it is intended. I always make bread, or pancakes, and sometimes even cookies. I like to chew food, not drink it.

P.S. There is an ingredient list, in that 41 gram scoop it says 39.319 grams of whey protein isolate, and natural flavours, soy lecithin (less than 1%), xanthin gum, stevia leaf extract.

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3/9/18 10:48 A

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i dont use protein powder. James does...maybe he has some insight?

for sweetener, on the occasions i use it, i use erythritol (swerve is one brand) or Lakanto golden. Truvia in packets but you said you cant do Stevia..try the erythritol. i've had good luck with it.

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3/8/18 9:57 P

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What brand of protein powder do some of you use? I read everything on the whole label front and back because front usually doesn't tell the truth. And it seems I will find something perfect but it will have one ingredient we shouldn't have like rice powder or peas or maltidextrin or soy. I cant seem to handle any brand of stevia I just can't drink it. Or eat it. It gets very frustrating trying to find something.

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3/2/18 4:35 P

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and therin is the problem, Jane. WHY??? its not like you are tasting it. makes me angry!!

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3/2/18 3:05 P

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I discovered that my Hair, Skin & Nails vitamin has maltodextrin in it. Why!!? I'm just swallowing it! I'm not too worried about it until the bottle is gone but I will be buying a different brand next time.

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2/25/18 9:58 P

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im generally of the mind that I don't buy premade low carb anything. I do almost all of my cooking from scratch. I make my own dressings and dips and sauces (even mayo almost always is homemade). I eat sunflower seeds (i get them in the shell so eating takes longer) as a snack if i need it. I get cheese and or pepperoni or other meat sticks as easy to carry foods. I make hard boiled eggs to have on hand and if I can find an almond butter that is just almonds and salt, I will get that. I do sometimes get peanut butter, which technically is a legume and therefore not actually keto, but it works for me sometimes. I try to stay as pure to keto as I can.

I do spend the extra $ on Kerrygold brand butter. I think it tastes a lot richer and has a better/creamier texture. Melted, not much difference. But sometimes I will take bakers chocolate and top it with butter with a touch of peanut butter. This is where it HAS to be kerrygold for me. Or, occasionally I will make almond flour crackers and use that to get butter in. Again, only with kerrygold. For adding to veggies or meat or whatever, any butter will do.



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2/25/18 11:43 A

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Great point CELLE98. I would like to add that manufacturers are always changing what they're making exactly, so you need to read the label each and every time you repurchase.... fun, fun FUN!!

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good point, celle. Reading labels is essential. its amazing..when i first started keto i bought a HUGE green bag at walmart labelled in big letters STEVIA. well, its cut with maltodextrin, and i had to throw it out. so now i read EVERYTHING. truvia packages, for expample, are FINE. but truvia baking blend is NOT.
i generally suggest you use only real, non processed anything. i make my own chocolate chips..i got molds on amazon. why? because i was buying sugar free hershey chips..and one day someone was purchasing a keto order from my bakery and asked for the total ingredient list..and theres maltodextrin in the hershey ones!!
Now i know EXACTLY what is in them, because i make them from one ingredient items.

Also...dont buy into the "you must have organic grass fed brand name blah blah." Butter is butter...to some the grass fed tastes better but not to me. and its DOUBLE the price of normal butter..heres another...buying these hugely expensive cocoa powders...because "I must have 100% cacao" Read the hershey box. its 100% cacao, and again almost HALF the price of the "special" ones.
read, read,read.....

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2/25/18 11:22 A

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Soy is hidden in so many places. Quite a few keto sites recommend a particular brand of whey protein powder that i have been using for making bread. Recently discovered it has soy lecithin! So now ordering a different brand without the soy. Since I also have thyroid issues this is a double whammy! You have to read the label on EVERYTHING!!!

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2/25/18 11:17 A

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soy is not keto. nor is maltodextrin. I suggest making things yourself, not buying anything processed. I sub Coconut aminos for soy sauce, and on the rare occasion i use sweetener i use swerve or lakanto golden.
maltodextrin will spike your insulin worse than straight sugar!

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how bad are these types of ingredients commonly found in prepared low carb foods?

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