1. Good for you means the food is nutritious. Again, it depends what kind of pancakes you make. I like to mix 2 eggs with a banana as the batter. Then topping it with strawberries, blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup. If you want more protein, you could add a scoop of protein powder. I would encourage incorporating protein in your breakfast, as it prevents insulin spikes (causing drowsiness), giving you more energy throughout the day. If you use regular pancake batter and cover it in syrup and butter, that would generally not be considered super nutritious.
2. That being said, I would recommend enjoying your breakfast. So if that is what you mean with “good for you”, then if you enjoy eating pancakes, I would say go for it! These days diet culture is so prevalent, and so many people have an unhealthy relationship with food, labeling certain foods as bad, and others as good, making us feel guilty for eating certain foods (or even food groups). I think it is incredibly important to find pleasure in eating. So if for you, that means eating pancakes, do it!
To conclude, try and enjoy your food, while still making sure you do get your daily healthy vitamins, carbs, proteins and fats in. Hope this helps 🙂
Having said that, I believe pancakes are a food that is commonly eaten with sugar syrup, hazelnut spread and other sugarey accompaniments. If possible avoid pancakes unless you can eat them healthily – i.e. less sugar, more eggs and fibre to start your day off right!
A. You bake them yourself
B. You do 10 squats for every pancake you bake and 10 more for every pancake you eat
C. You drink your glass of water first
D. You skip syrup and replace it with berries. Not even a banana! Berries.
E. You have them once or twice a week.
Then pancakes are a good food for breakfast. Otherwise- no.
A spinach and red pepper omelet would be much healthier than a pancake with butter and syrup. And, most of the time, I choose the healthier option because it gives me the nutrients I need to start my day, and it is often still very delicious. But, SOMETIMES, treat yo' self! Start whipping up some batter, and get the blueberry pancakes going! — Because mental and emotional health are important too.
I believe in switching it up, and keeping it interesting and fun!