Celebrate National Pancake Day

Celebrate National Pancake Day (NPD) by making your own or stop by your nearest IHOP restaurant for a free stack. IHOP restaurants are offering a free stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7am to 10pm, for the eighth year. IHOP has raised over $10 million to support various charities since the beginning of NPD.

Are you craving pancakes but looking for a healthier version? Try one of our protein pancake recipes.


• 6 egg whites
• ½ cup oatmeal (uncooked)
• 1 scoop any flavor of Muscle Milk® or Muscle Milk® Light powder (Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Banana, Blueberries ‘N Crème, Cinnamon Bun, Cake Batter, Chocolate Peanut Butter, etc…)

• Mix all ingredients together
• Spray hot skillet with cooking spray
• Makes 2 pancakes

Optional: Top with sugar free syrup and sliced bananas


Mix in a bowl:
• 1 cup of chocolate Muscle Egg, Egg Whites
• 1 scoop of Gaspari Nutrition Chocolate Peanut Butter Myofusion protein or BSN Chocolate Syntha-6
• 1/2 cup of quick oats
Put into a non-stick pan and cook on stove top until done.

Top with sugar-free syrup, a little all natural peanut butter or eat plain.


Lead image via ihoppancakeday.com

Hardbody Cooking: Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

If you haven’t tried making your own sweet potato fries, you are missing out. These might be the single most addicting healthy food you’ll ever make. Seriously, they are THAT good. We experimented with two different approaches this after noon and while both were great one was a bit better tasting. You can adapt the recipe below to suit your current nutrition needs but definitely give it a try, you’re only regret will be wishing you’d done it years ago.


• Preheat oven to 425 degrees
• Peel the skin off from the sweet potato. We used 2 medium sized but use as many as you like to cook at one time.
• Slice as large or small of pieces as you like. We sliced smaller, thinner and it made more so it felt like we’re getting more to eat. We all know how that goes when dieting.
• Cover a sheet pan with tin foil

We did two different versions with the oil/spray and you can modify this with your own preferred oil or none at all.

• Version 1 – we laid the potato slices out on the pan and sprayed with regular cooking spray.
• Version 2 – we put about 1 tablespoon of almond oil onto the pan and then put the slices on top of it.
• Sprinkle with cinnamon
• Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes and then flip/rearrange for another 30 minutes.

Some slices will get burnt and believe it or not, the burnt ones taste better. We’ll be leaving the fries in longer next time to crisp them up a bit more.  Let cool and enjoy. Your house will smell amazing as the cinnamon bakes. Version 2 with almond oil provided a much better taste. We used Spectrum Almond Oil.

Almond Oil, Refined
Almonds have long been hailed for their high content of monounsaturated fat. We coax out the almond’s oil by expeller pressing and gently refine it using natural methods to create a clean, fresh oil perfect for smoothing on skin, blending custom massage oils, or for high heat cooking in the kitchen.

A high heat cooking oil rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats with a pure, clean flavor.

High Heat Up To 495°F

The only problem is we want to keep eating them! So you might want to make only a few at a time so you don’t over indulge in them. Check out our facebook page where some of our fans are sharing their favorite ways to make sweet potato fries. If you try this, let us know how it goes and any modifications you do.

Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.