Oatmeal is a traditional favorite breakfast for a reason; it provides energy, fiber, and tons of nutrients. Low on the glycemic index, oatmeal is a great way to start your day. Just be sure to opt for whole rolled or steel-cut oats (preferably organic) instead of instant oatmeal as processing strips nutrients and adds unnecessary sugar. For a super healthy, protein-packed oatmeal that’s delicious and nutritious, try sticky oats!
Sticky oats: (makes 2 servings)
- 2/3 cup rolled oats (preferably organic)
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil on stove. Add all ingredients above and stir at low heat until desired consistency (about 10 minutes.) Add your favorite oatmeal toppings (nut butter, dried fruit, etc.) and enjoy!
One Healthy Breakdown: the stickier, the better!