Shrove Tuesday, or International Pancake day, has
historically been celebrated as a prelude to lent. These days, most people have
no time for pancakes during the busy workweek. Lifestyle and money-saving expert
Bruce Lubin offers several tips in his Who Knew?
Book series that will help you achieve the perfect fluffy
pancake – quickly! The Who Knew? book retails for $29.95
Making pancakes ahead of time and then freezing them.
It’s much faster for a weekday – but not nearly as expensive as store-bought
Substitute club soda for water in your pancakes for even
Load batter into an old ketchup squeeze bottle – not only
will you have more precise pancakes, but you’ll save your counter from unwanted
ladle to stove top transfer messes
Even with these tips, making the perfect pancake can be
difficult for those who are culinary-challenged. To take any remaining
guesswork out of the cooking process, TeleBrands introduces the Flip Jack – a pancake pan with two
non-stick surfaces in a tight-fit seal to prevent batter spills. Like the
other pans in the revolutionary OrGreenic kitchenware line, Flip Jack features
a ceramic lining that eliminates the need for oils, butter or fat – making
healthy eating easy.
A full service breakfast solution, Flip Jack is also
compatible for over-easy eggs, crepes and French Toast. Flip Jack retails for
I found this infographic on Pinterest, and it made me think. Why don't you take a look, and then we'll discuss.
Alright, here are my thoughts:
Fat free, it seems, is not the way to go. Fat is an essential nutrient, and the fact that we will not be able to lose all of it means that it has an important bodily function, and WE SHOULDN'T AIM TO!
Those who have more muscle on their bodies burn more calories going about their day -- hence why strength training has some major fat burning benefits that extend waaaay longer past your workout -- so hit the free weights, ladies and gents!
In regards to the Big Mac and Fries fact -- one one hand, the weight gain that one could see after eating fast food is clearly all from sodium and bloat, on the other -- it only takes 7??? Think of how many ounces of grilled chicken you could have instead!!
Weight loss is a gradual process -- if it takes 4+ hours of exercise to lose a pound, it's much better to spread that exercise out over a full week. The pound didn't come on in one sitting, and you're not going to lose it in one workout, either.