“Be prepared” is the Boy Scout motto. I am an Assistant Scout Master for Riley’s troop and this motto comes up regularly in conversations with the Scouts. Baden-Powell made the phrase famous, but it applies to all avenues of life. Be prepared for your day, week, month. Be prepared for that presentation. Be prepared for finals. Be prepared for the upcoming Age Group State Meet. Be prepared to squeeze in a workout while they’re at swim practice. Be prepared with healthy food options in your fridge. I once heard a statistic that stated, “From the time they are born until they move out of your home, you will spend approximately 20% of your income on food for the family.” For those of us feeding swimmers…I figure that looks like 25% or more. Swimmers take their eating seriously and do it often. They love carbs. They need carbs for all the calories they’re burning. I want some of those carbs to be fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. So, I am prepared. Here is the strategy that works beautifully in our home:
Step #3 is imperative. “Be Prepared.” I have found if it’s already cleaned and in the main compartment of the fridge they are more likely to grab it. Teenagers, (and especially swimmers) will eat most anything but it has to be quick and easy. Otherwise, they go for crackers, chips, cookies, etc. With these containers in my fridge at all times, it’s easy to throw them on the table for snacking or at mealtimes. If your swimmer needs additional calories, pair them with hummus, cheese, or your favorite nut butter. It’s a win-win for everybody.
From my fridge to your fridge:
“I don’t have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes”
Who doesn’t love pancakes? Okay…I’m sure there are a few people out there who don’t LOVE pancakes, but I can’t trust those people. In our home, we always have a batch in the freezer…ready to heat-and-eat at any moment. There are hundreds of different pancake recipes out there. For ease and convenience, (because we’re feeding swimmers who can put away 5-6 pancakes per sitting without even blinking) we stick with the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box and add AdvoCare Muscle Gain.This gives our pancakes some “punch” by adding 48 grams of easily digestible protein.
Why is AdvoCare’s Muscle Gain better than your average protein powder?
• It’s delicious. I’ve choked down some gritty, not-so-yummy protein powders all in the name of good health. Not this protein powder.
• It’s versatile. Use it in pancakes, muffins, smoothies, cookies, waffles, iced coffee, cereal, baked sweet potatoes, or simply mix itwith water.
• It contains three types of protein (whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, and milk protein concentrate) which digest at different rates. Why does this matter? It means your muscles are getting fed over a longer period of time.
• Did I mention it’s delicious? And it comes in Vanilla and Chocolate.
Muscle Gain Pancakes
Make a double batch, because why would you want to clean all that up again two days later?
3½ cups Bisquick
2 cups milk
4 scoops vanilla Muscle Gain
• Cinnamon and vanilla
• ½ cup of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
• Flax seed
• Chopped bacon
• 3 tablespoons oil
• Mini chocolate chips
• Butter and syrup
• Peanut, Almond, or Sunbutter
• Real whipped cream
• Plain…as is. Hot off the griddle.
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