View Full Version : Why are pancakes so bad?

10-01-2002, 04:11 PM
I think I read a few people here saying to stay away from pancakes. but I just bought some bisquick and they dont seem that bad.

Calories: 200
Total fat: 3g Sat fat:1g
Sodium: 680mg
Total Carb: 38g
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 7g

When I eat these should I count this as a cheat meal? or is it all good?

also, I eat frozen french fries, but I cook them in the oven, is that bad too?

10-01-2002, 04:14 PM
I would think they would be too high on the GI index for me. That goes for the fries to, but baking them is definetly better than frying.

10-01-2002, 05:03 PM
white flour is high GI and people don't stop there they add butter and syrup. Though someone mentioned something about high protein pancakes, I think TCD mentioned it. Worth checking out.

10-01-2002, 05:06 PM
you can get wheat pancake mix... also they have sugar free syrup and spray butter i use it and it works well and tastes good sprinkle a lil cinnamon on too or protein powder in witht he batter... as for fries.. why not slice a baked potatoe and bake it

10-01-2002, 05:19 PM
mmmm thanks for the info. puttn. I'll try that when I go home this weekend. Breakfast here I come!!! heh :)

10-01-2002, 05:26 PM
the fries I get are in the health food section. They are made to be baked and I dont think they have all the added stuff (i have to check though) that most of the larger brand names add.

10-01-2002, 06:14 PM
haha no kidding tree trunks there really not too bad.. plus the sugar free syrup allows you to add 1/4 a cup :-) and tastes good in my opinion.... also try adding fat free cottage cheese to your egg omelletes they are very good as well

10-01-2002, 06:27 PM
Yah, I buy some spray butter or margarine, it's probably margarine. Bottle says there's 0 of everything, hehe. All depends on how much you spray tho, I guess.

10-01-2002, 06:54 PM
wheat pancake mix??? they sell that everywhere? i dont think I have ever seen that. I dont know about the sugar free maple syrup though, I think I will stick to the 100% real stuff

10-02-2002, 03:07 AM
French toast made with egg beaters and whole wheat bread. :D

10-02-2002, 07:35 AM
Got to watch out of butter that says fat free. "Low fat" cooking spray is the biggest scam. They get around it because 1 serving is 1/4 of a second spray. Even though cooking spray is fat in an aerosol can.

10-02-2002, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by bradley
French toast made with egg beaters and whole wheat bread. :D ahhh, I forgot about French Toast. I will have to use egg whites instead becaues egg beaters are too expensive.

About the the spray oil thing. I never thought about that. But I guess its better to use that then pouring oil

10-02-2002, 01:43 PM
still.. those fat free butter sprays and fat free oil sprays they just add sodium not calories... and the egg beaters if you live near a sams club you can get a TON of them for the price of 1 in the grocery store i think its 4 for price of one

10-02-2002, 05:03 PM
My parents went to Sams club and said they sold cans of tuna in like 5lbs cans :omg:

10-02-2002, 05:07 PM
sams club is ******* awsome everything in bulk you can get everything about double the size for normal price

10-02-2002, 05:40 PM
fat free oil sprays they just add sodium not calories

Um..."fat free" oil sprays are just that: oil. Thus, they add calories.