Passionate About Protein
In 2008, fitness professional Sean Marszalek and food science expert Devenee Schumacher looked around at the growing number of protein supplement products, and didn’t like what they saw. Too many artificial ingredients, artificial sweeteners, inferior protein concentrates, and very few options for people with certain dietary restrictions such as diabetes. Frankly, Sean couldn’t find anything in the market that he could recommend to his health-conscious clients.
That’s when they decided, it’s About Time.
Sean and Devenee formed SDC Nutrition and launched the About Time brand of high quality whey protein isolate products. Through perseverance, refinement, and a fanatical belief in providing superior protein supplements for a healthy lifestyle, they have built a passionate and growing customer base across the world.
If you are interested in carrying About Time products, or a fitness professional who wants to provide your clients with superior whey protein, click here to get started.
About Time is the flagship brand of SDC Nutrition, based in Pittsburgh, PA. SDC Nutrition was founded by food and fitness experts Sean Marszalek and Devenee Schumacher
Protein Pancake Mix:
This review and a couple others I will be writing are about companies who provide protein supplement products. As many of you know I haven’t ever done these types of reviews. This is a little out of the box for me as I don’t normal write about said products but I couldn’t be happier to be doing this. The main reason for my interest in these kinds of products is because of my husband and trying to help him. Being out of the Army for sometime now he has gotten used to home life and relaxing. While he was in the Army if he wasn’t doing is job he was working out, on more then one occasion he went to the gym multiple times a day. Now that life has somewhat slowed down for him, he isn’t as fit or looking how he wants anymore. His current job is in Law Enforcement so he looking to better improve himself psychically for his job as well as himself. I mean he says its for me but he knows I love him just how is, there’s no surprise that my husband is a big guy. But lately he went from being solid to well not so solid and I can see he hates it so when started talking about going to the gym again I wanted to show my support in some way. I started changing the way I cooked and other things but I wanted to do more. I remembered back when he would send me a list of things to ship him on the occasion it would be protein items (bars, drink mix etc). I had no idea what they were or what they did but I would get them for him, granted he would have to send me a picture of exactly what he wanted because a couple times I would get/send the wrong thing (haha).
Now that is back at the gym I figured why not try some companies who offer these types of items. I began doing my research and found a few cool ones. I’m super stoked to be working with About Time and being able to try their Protein Pancakes. There is no denying that I was a little worried about eating them because well has anyone ever smelled some of the protein powders out there? They don’t smell all to appetizing but none the less I wait for it to arrive so I could give it a go, I knew my husband would love it because he’s has products in this category before. Well the day came when they showed up at my front door as I walked the package to my kitchen I knew I was going to have to make these pancakes today prior to him going to the gym. When I opened the box I got a sweet super comfortable About Time tshirt (hubby is jealous lol), an About Time spatula and of course the About Time Protein Pancakes in Chocolate Chip & Cinnamon Spice blends. I’m all about anything that has chocolate in it so that made me trying it a little easier so I decided to make that one first. The directions are super easy to follow but I will say that it does say to use a griddle and I extremely highly recommend you do!
Being me and thinking that even though a direction says to use this I feel why not try the other alternative. In the About Time Protein Pancakes directions it says to use a griddle well me being me I said to myself “ehhh a pan will work, I regular pancakes that way so whats the difference?”. Yeah, don’t..just don’t do it in a pan. Use a griddle everyone don’t try making them in a pan. The first time I made them they came out horrible and it was all my fault, I mean my husband ate them but he even agreed this wasn’t one of my shining cooking moments. I was on a mission now to do it the right way by using the preferred cooking option About Time says to do. Here we go the second time, I get my griddle put it to the temperature it says and was hoping for the best. Using the griddle made a HUGE difference, my pancakes looked better and more importantly tasted amazing. I of course used the chocolate chip mix, I didn’t tell my kids these were different kinds of pancakes just said I was making them. When it was time to eat, everyone was loving them and not a single pancake was left. Being a chocolate lover myself I think there could have been some more chips in it but my husband said it was a good amount. We did try the cinnamon spice a couple days later and those were just as great.
Breakfast for my husband isn’t always in the morning, sometimes it’s before he leaves for work or during work. When he brings them during work I make them prior to and all he has to do is heat them up. These protein pancakes from About Time have become a staple in my husbands breakfast or snack time. These whole grain protein pancake mixes aren’t limited to just being made and served. Have fun with what you can put on it, we loved have fresh fruit on them and even a little powdered sugar (kids). So happy that my family and I could try these products, they taste amazing and are super simple to make. Not to mention my husband thinks I’m awesome and his buddies are jealous I get to work with amazing companies like this one!