Snacks on Snacks on Snacks: The best oatmeal recipe and protein powder egg whites
My no-screwing-around competition diet is in full swing. I’m nearly a week in, and I’m doing all right. From the limited list of things I can eat, I’ve developed two new breakfast favorites. Thought I’d share. No big deal.
The Best Oatmeal Recipe
It sounds a little gross, but just trust me. Trust. Me.
- 1/2 C. old-fashioned oats (You could also do this with steel-cut oats if you have the time)
- 3/4 C. un-sweetened vanilla almond milk (You can use 1 C. if you like your oatmeal soupier)
- 2 T. PB2
- 1/2 tsp. agave nectar or honey
- Optional: 1/2 scoop tasty protein powder (I like Rock Solid’s cinnabun flavor)
Put everything in a bowl, stir it up a little bit and microwave for about 4 minutes. EAT IT. Pro Tip: Use a bigger bowl than you think you’ll need. The oatmeal will boil over if you don’t, and then you have to clean it out of the work break room microwave. Total pain in the ass.
Numbers in (parentheses) are with protein powder added.
- Calories: 223 (283)
- Carbs: 36g (37.5g)
- Fiber: 6g (6.5g)
- Sugars: 7g (8g)
- Protein: 8.3g (19.3g)
Protein-Packed Egg Whites
This also sounds a little gross, but if you like syrup on your eggs you need to trust me. Again.
- 1 C. liquid egg whites (I use Egg Beaters)
- 1/2 scoop tasty protein powder (Again, I used Rock Solid’s cinnabun flavor, but any sweet flavor would probably be delicious)
Combine the egg whites and protein powder. Mix it up as much as you can to avoid protein powder globs, but don’t get crazy about it. Cook the egg whites over medium-low heat in a frying pan. These are usually good to save for a couple of days, so you could make big batches in advance and store them in Tupperware/GladWare/whateverware.
I usually pair this recipe with a few un-salted rice cakes. It feels like you’re eating a TON of food.
- Calories: 193
- Carbs: 7g
- Fiber: .5g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 37.7g