Protein Packed Oatmeal

When you first start counting macros, it can be so hard to hit your protein goal!  It wasn’t until I started counting macros that I realized how little protein I was actually eating.

A meal that I found to be especially lacking was breakfast.  Even when I ate two eggs and turkey sausage, I was still short in overall protein for the day.  And while you can get a ton of protein from meat, I couldn’t quite bring myself to bake a chicken breast and eat it for breakfast at 7 a.m. 🙂 .

The basic recipe has as much protein as eating two eggs and that’s before you add in all the good stuff.  Plus this bowl is so voluminous and will make you feel incredibly satisfied.  Check out the recipe below!

Protein Packed Oatmeal

30 g dry oats
1/2 cup water
100 g liquid egg whites*

  1. Weigh out 30 g dry oats and add 1/2 cup water.  Microwave 2 minutes.
  2. Add 100 g liquid egg whites and give a quick stir.
  3. Place bowl back in microwave for 40 seconds, then remove and stir.  Do this twice.

*I’ve found that this is a great spot to add a few more grams of protein if you need it to complete your macros for the day.  For every additional 50 g of egg whites that you add, microwave an additional 10 seconds (ex: if you use 150 g egg whites, microwave for 50 seconds, twice).

Now is the fun part!  You can add ingredients to the basic recipe and create any flavor you would like.  I’ve featured a few of my favorites below.

Peanut Butter | add 32 g peanut butter and a pinch of salt
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Pumpkin Pie | add 120 g pumpkin puree, 1 g pumpkin pie spike, and 1 Splenda packet
Matcha | add 2 g matcha tea powder to oats and water before cooking
White and dark chocolate strawberry
Chunky monkey | banana, pb powder, and chocolate chips
Blueberries, white chocolate chips, and white chocolate peanut butter


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