Protein is a vital part of any well-balanced diet. All cells in your body need protein to function efficiently, so ensuring a certain amount of protein in your diet should be a high priority. Getting enough protein isn’t always so easy however, as eating too much of certain high protein foods isn’t healthy. Steak for example is loaded with saturated fats, which can harm your body.
This week’s #bebetter52 challenge is to cook protein pancakes. There are many different variations, so feel free to get creative with it. Some good staple ingredients are egg whites, oats, and peanut butter as a topping. We promise they will yield a tasty and nutritious treat.
Our suggestion for super simple protein pancakes:
1/2 raw uncooked oatmeal
2 egg whites
peanut butter on top
You simply mix the oatmeal and eggs. Then cook like a normal pancake. Add peanut butter and any fruit. Then enjoy. For more incredbily delicous protein pancakes click here.
These protein pancakes are an excellent and fun method of getting a healthy dose of protein. Many fruits can be added for extra taste, such as blueberries, strawberries, or bananas. In conjunction with exercise, protein pancakes can deliver your body the ingredients it needs to create new muscle tissue. Protein can help fight low blood sugar, which often manifests itself as exhaustion. Protein will help you stay energetic and active throughout the day.
Too much of anything isn’t good, and this includes protein. Overconsumption of protein can lead to weight gain and dehydration. According to a Livestrong article, “about 30 percent of your calories should come from protein” (Roussell, How Much Protein Is Right For You?). So while protein does have many benefits, it should be consumed in moderation. Protein pancakes can help you reach a safe amount of protein that will provide you with enough energy to get through your daily activities. So if you’re in the mood for a filling and healthy meal, get out the blender, fire up the stove and create your own masterpiece!
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