Good afternoon, my friends!
I’m so glad you guys enjoyed my “How to Eat a Better Breakfast” post earlier this week! Here’s another tip: did you know that you can add an egg to oatmeal to make it more filling/protein-packed?
I’m not talking about savory-style oats – I simply follow the same recipe as for my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (with the 1/3 C measures), but use a tiny bit less milk and then toss in an egg.
Whisk it all together, then microwave like normal! Sorry for the gross photo –oatmeal is not exactly photogenic, and I’m just keepin’ it real with the splatter on the sides of the bowl. Don’t judge.
A couple minutes later, and breakfast is served! Adding an egg makes the oatmeal fluffier – almost like a custard type texture. So good! And the egg yolk is where all the nutrition is, my friends – don’t throw away the yolk!
I topped it with some antioxidant-packed pomegranate seeds and some slivered almonds for healthy fat and crunch.
If you like the looks of this but prefer to make your oats on the stove, check out a similar recipe I shared last year: High Protein Oatmeal.
Matt’s traveling for work this week and isn’t a fan of salmon, so it was perfect timing to make some – he was not sorry to miss out on this dinner. I made two because I’m all about leftovers!
I served it atop some quinoa (cooked in veggie broth – much yummier than water) with some string beans on the side, and drizzled all of it with some garlic infused olive oil and a little lemon juice.
The next day for lunch, the salmon and quinoa made a re-appearance in the form of a salad. This also included arugula, avocado, and some green pepper. Plus salt, pepper, and homemade balsamic vinaigrette since the pesto got a little dry in the fridge. Great flavor!
And now, back to work! I’ve been swamped today and almost skipped my workout, but ended up deciding I would feel better/more focused if I got it in, and of course I did! I snuck in a quick 50 minute lunchtime kickboxing class at NOVA MMA. It was HARD. And awesome. Here’s a sweaty post-class selfie, for your viewing pleasure. (Mom, this is especially for you, since you said I need to post photos of workouts other than just runs. )
Have a good one, friends!
What easy and yummy meals have you been enjoying lately?