Brooding On

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!