I’ve had to impose a new rule for myself regarding food. It states:
You may only have oatmeal for one meal each day.
I don’t know why, but recently In this cold weather, the only thing I ever want to eat is (warm) oatmeal. (Not really Overnight Oats at the moment–as much as I love a good bowl of OO, a cold breakfast doesn’t appeal on a winter morning.) I just LOVE oatmeal. PBJ oatmeal, Oat Frittatas, or even just sprinkled on top of Greek yogurt, OR mixed with some PB2 for a faux-peanut butter cookie dough treat.
In an attempt to up the protein of a standard bowl of oatmeal, I recently Googled recipes for a dish I’ve read about on a lot of healthy-eating blogs. It came up with an entire list of possibilities for Egg White Oatmeal on a new-to-me blog called A Fit Girl’s Martini. I took her basic ideas (and method) for Egg White Oatmeal to come up with the following recipe, which has quickly become a favorite. (BTW, I ate this before my training run on Saturday (then let it digest for a couple of hours), and the mixture of protein, carbs, and fats was GREAT fuel and easy on the stomach.)
Blueberry Walnut Egg White Oatmeal
- Oats (I use quick oats)
- Egg Whites
- Blueberries (I use frozen)
- Sugar-free pancake syrup
- Apple Pie Spice
First, cook oats with water (I use 1/2 C oats and 1 C water) in the microwave for about 1 minute less than you normally would (I do 1:30). Then, stir in your egg whites (I use 1/2 C) and apple pie spice. Microwave for another 2:30. Stir in blueberries and walnuts. Top with sugar-free syrup. Yum!
Have you ever added egg whites to oatmeal?
What breakfasts have you been stuck on recently?