National Pancake Day: Way to Lose Weight!

National Pancake Day: Way to Lose Weight!

Abegail Fernandez

Great news: there is no reason to dread National Pancake Day this Tuesday, even if you are trying to lose weight! We know as well as you do that an order of buttermilk pancakes can have 400 to 600 calories and 80 grams of carbs before you even think about toppings, but we have an alternative: BariatricPal Protein Pancakes.

Nutritionals You Can Handle

Start your day with a high-protein, low-carb breakfast to stave off hunger, boost metabolism, and keep blood sugar stable. At the same time, your calories need to stay down so you can lose weight. Enter…pancakes! BariatricPal Protein Pancakes have under 10 grams of carbs and 110 calories, with 15 grams of protein, per serving. They are even made with whole grains.

Great on Their Own

You can enjoy Golden Delicious pancakes for the simple pleasure of classic pancakes, or opt for Blueberry, made with real blueberries. Chocolate Chip pancakes are for those days when you need a treat, but cannot afford to go off your diet. These fluffy pancakes are dotted with real chocolate chips, and still only have 3 grams of sugar. That is less than a tenth of the sugar you might get in a restaurant order of chocolate chip pancakes!

Part of a Feast (Weight Loss-Friendly…)

You can put together a bigger breakfast with BariatricPal Protein Pancakes to get a range of nutrients while staying within your calorie range. Top them with berries and yogurt for fiber and calcium, or serve them with eggs any style for an extra protein boost. Try them with cottage cheese and sunflower seeds for some calcium and protein.

On the Go Options

A breakfast sandwich is the perfect portable breakfast. Why not have it on BariatricPal Protein Pancakes? Try these sandwich toppings for your pancakes!

  • Two cooked egg whites and a slice of fat-free cheese.
  • A slice of all-natural ham and a slice of fat-free cheese with a few leaves of arugula and a tomato slice.
  • Cottage cheese with a few slices of peaches.
  • Peanut butter with sliced banana.

Any of these ideas sure beats a breakfast sandwich with bacon for 500 or more calories!

Not Just for Special Occasions

There is no need to save pancakes for special occasions, such as weekends when you have plenty of time to cook them or go out to brunch. BariatricPal Protein Pancakes are ready in minutes on the stovetop, so they fit into the busiest weekday mornings. You do not even need to measure them, since they come in single-serving packets. Plus, with such reasonable nutritional stats, you can fit them into your diet on a whim without needing to plan ahead for an indulgence. You can enjoy pancakes on National Pancake Day and any other day!