It’s a busy week ahead for me including with radio show on Magic 96.5 this Wednesday as well as a nutrition seminar this weekend at Bikram Yoga Birmingham. For both events I’ll be talking about “Healthy Eating Tips” to get your new year off to the right start. One of my top tips is to never skip breakfast. If you like oatmeal for breakfast, you’ll love this recipe for Oatmeal with Egg Whites. This simple combination is something my friend, Kelly, of Hulsey Gardens, told me she eats daily. I made mine with a touch of brown sugar and blueberries. Kelly normally adds 1 tablespoon of pureed pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and 1 teaspoon vanilla to hers. Adding sliced strawberries and ground cinnamon is also delicious. Regardless, this is one healthy breakfast recipe that has the perfect mix of protein, fiber and carbohydrates, and it is a great way to start your day and new year on the right foot.
Oatmeal and Egg Whites
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
2 egg whites, scrambled
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
Light brown sugar, fresh blueberries, optional
1. Prepare oatmeal and egg whites as directed. Stir together warm until combined and oatmeal is fluffy. Add flaxseed, brown sugar, blueberries or any of your favorite toppings.
Note: Feel free to double for additional servings.