When stacked against protein pancakes, enhanced shakes, bars, and other supplements simply can’t compare. A chalky, artificial-tasting drink seems cheerless when there’s fluffy, syrup-soaked pancakes to enjoy. Since pancakes can be quickly prepared, a protein-enhanced batter can also be an easy morning option for anyone with enough time to heat up the stove.
I care a lot about butter. It is something that I always have in my fridge, no matter what, often in multiple forms. I usually have two, in fact, one kind of butter for baking and cooking, and one for spreading and using where the flavor really matters. Last year, I tried 14 kinds of fancy butter to find the best one, and got to try a $60, extremely rare butter that is almost entirely bought up by Thomas Keller.
Even if you’re not an avid devotee of the Inside Trader Joe’s podcast, chances are you heard (or read) about one of their most anticipated releases of the year: Pimento Cheese Dip.
You can smear it on crackers, spread it in sandwiches, drop a scoop on a salad, or even stuff it in tomatoes. Chicken salad is one of our favorite light protein sources and, bound together with a generous portion of mayonnaise, this simple Southern dish is so easy to love.