The Ultimate Pre-Workout Breakfast

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By QuickieChick Laurel House

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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).