One of the most common things we hear from new clients is that they fear having to give up the foods they love and will have to eat boring, bland food. We are on the verge of 2015. If you still believe the stigma that in order to get that tight, toned and fit body you have always dreamed of you have to stick to eating the same eight foods over and over, think again!
Are you that person who gets a ton of slack for your overly strict diet? Are people constantly making comments such as “wouldn’t you rather be eating pizza?”
Well I have good news for you. Heck, it might even blow your mind. You might not even believe me….but you can eat pizza, cake, waffles, nachos and pancakes regularly. Of course there is some work to be done. You need to modify these things to fit into your diet- i.e making the appropriate food substitutions, having it fit into your daily macronutrient needs, etc.
It takes some creativity but you’re in luck! We at The Skinny and the Thick of It are not only passionate about fitness, but about FOOD too. Good food. Food that leaves you satisfied and not deprived. Food that makes you feel balanced and not craving all of those things you restricted (let’s be honest – most diets these days have a long list of “no-no’s”).
I mentioned pancakes above. Let’s backtrack there because honestly I think they should be in a food group of their own. Probably four to five days out of the week I have pancakes for breakfast. Fluffy, filling, ab-friendly pancakes. I may be biased, but I personally think they are better than IHOP. If you give these a try, be sure to comment below!
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
(for one hungry person)
- 1/2 cup (40g) uncooked oatmeal
- 1/2 scoop (15g) protein powder (any flavor you want)
- 4 egg whites
- ¼ cup of either: mashed banana, pumpkin puree, or unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pack Stevia
- 1 pinch of sea salt (I swear by this – and if you think salt is bad, stayed tuned for our sodium blog post coming soon).
Put all of the ingredients in the blender. Mix until smooth and cook just like you would normal pancakes. This makes 3 thick, regular sized pancakes.
***note: I topped mine with melted peanut butter and sugar free maple syrup mixed together but these fit my plan. Adjust accordingly.
Nutritional Specs: 300 Calories, 4g Fat, 34g Carbs, 6g Fiber, 32g Protein
Happy eating. Oh, and seriously……..healthy eating doesn’t have to suck!