By QuickieChick Laurel House
More than for the purpose of filling and fattening you up, what you put in your mouth has purpose. This Bites with Benefits recipe is the ultimate pre-workout breakfast because it's a one-pot fast, easy and complete meal that is savory, warming, filling, protein & fiber-packed, fat-burning, and nutrient-rich, plus it keeps you fuller longer without the bloat. It's addictively good... it's Oatmeal & Egg w/ Sriracha (yes, the egg is cooked IN the oatmeal).
"But oatmeal is supposed to be sweet…" Really? Who says? It's a grain, just like pasta, rice and risotto. You're not putting maple syrup and brown sugar on pasta. I love savory breakfast (bacon and eggs with a side of grits), and so I'm treating my oatmeal like what it is- a grain, and making it savory.
Watch the Video on How-To Make Sriracha Oatmeal & Egg
BITES WITH BENEFITS INGREDIENTS:
OATMEAL- Healthy carb. Helps to control blood sugar, calms the nerves, cuts fat, keeps you fuller longer, raises serotonin levels- making you happier.
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EGG- Protein. Omega-3 fatty acid = good fat which help reduce inflammation and build muscle. 6g protein, 5g fat. Yolk filled with lecithin- great for connective tissue to help fight cellulite and wrinkles
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MILK- Filled with bone supporting calcium, helps curb hunger and minimize fat stores.
SRIRACHA- Naturally fat-burning. This spicy condiment only has 5 calories per serving but it's loaded with flavor and metabolism-speeding heat that wakes up your senses!
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AVOCADO- Slow to digest, avocado fills you up long-term. The Oleic Acid lowers LDL cholesterol, Potassium is de-puffing Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin B is great for de-stressing and L-carnitine is a fat-burning amino acid.
How to Make It:
-Boil small amount of water w/pinch of salt.
-Add non-fat Milk or Soy Milk. Bring to a simmer.
-Add 1/2 cup slow cook Oatmeal
-Let sit, stirring occasionally.
-Crack egg into center of oatmeal. Let sit for 30 seconds.
-Using a spoon, gently pull white from yolk.
-Add a 1/2 or so or Sriracha and 1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese.
-Add white pepper and Spike seasoning to taste.
-Make sure the oatmeal isn't sticking to bottom of pot. If it is, add a little more milk.
-Break Yolk and mix in. Pour in bowl.
-Add 1/3 Avocado.
-If you'd like, add flat leaf parsley and parmesan cheese to up the flavor.
It's addictively good.
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Laurel House is a Fit Living Expert, 3x published author, and believer in living a life of balance. See more of her "Quickie Tips" on her website QuickieChick.com. Watch out for her 4th book coming out next year- "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" (St. Martin's, May 2012).