Meal Prep Sunday #2 - Omelettes & Pancakes
Omelettes and pancakes are common place in lots of meal plans these days. The omelette is a breakfast staple, while pancakes are seen as that little treat for all your hard work. But let's look at breathing new life into these standard dishes.
In this week's instalment of my 'Meal Prep Sunday' blog series, we're taking on some popular dishes for bodybuilders and fitness types all over the world.
Egg-based breakfasts have been part of my own meal plans since I saw Rocky drinking his way through a glass of raw eggs before a cold run through the streets og Philadelphia. I confess that I even stuck to that regime for a period of time in the early days of my training. At the time, I was convinced the process of eating the eggs raw would mean I'd get so much more of the nutritional benefit. And for that I was willing to make every morning meal a complete misery.
I'm happy to say that my own diet (and cooking skills) have moved on significantly since those early days. Although the work ethic remains the same. I still love my eggs in the morning. That high protein is a great way to start the day. It's especially good when on a cut as it gives you that fuller feeling for longer.
As for those pancakes, they're often tagged with the label of being a 'cheat meal'. Something you can only have when you stray off your diet in some sort of uncontrollable fashion. I'm sure you've seen the pictures of bodybuilders with a stack of pancakes a foot high, with lashings of syrup, ice cream and fruit drenched all over them.
But proper control of your macros means they don't always have to be associated with an uncontrolled binge or splurge. And with today's recipe, I'll show you a great tasting alternative pancake recipe that you should pretty easy to fit in your macros, so that means you can enjoy them or more than just one day of the week.
With all Iron Paradise Fitness meal plans, I focus on creating a nutrition plan that you'll love. I don't want you to feel like it's something restrictive. Your plan needs to be something that you look forward to on a daily basis and also allow you the flexibility to chop and change foods as and when the mood takes you.
I'm sure you'll love these dishes, so get cooking and be sure to let me know what you think.
Let's get cooking...