When I think about my favorite source of protein, I think of eggs. YUM! And my favorite recipe with eggs happens to be my creamy dreamy protein oats.
I tweaked the recipe a little and like magic, grain-free protein "oats" were born! I've had them for breakfast the last three days. Not getting old anytime soon! I'm getting more protein in with breakfast, staying fuller longer, and keeping my macronutrient ratio right where it needs to be (for breakfast, anyways).
This recipe is totally adaptable to suit your needs: If you don't want to use a microwave, feel free to cook the eggs on low in a small saucepan (add a few tablespoons of Almond Milk or coconut milk for the right consistency.) If you want to use whole eggs, go for it! In my recipe I use egg whites and the microwave, because it's fast and easy.
Grain-Free Protein Oats
2-3 whole eggs OR 1/2 to 1 cup of egg whites (pasteurized)
Microwave OR stovetop
Favorite oatmeal toppings
- Grease a small bowl. Whatever suits your fancy: spray with non-stick spray, coat with coconut oil or butter, etc.
- Pour 1/2 to 1 full cup of egg whites into the bowl, and microwave on high for 1 minute. (If using whole eggs, whisk them in a mug first.)
- Shake the bowl, so that the egg jiggles a little and moved around a tad (it will be about half cooked).
- Continue to cook for 30 second intervals. If using pasteurized egg whites, undercook them a little, they're super creamy this way!
- Now, fluff with a fork. That's right, grab a fork and fluff it up, it will start to break into little bits of "rice" or "oat" looking bits.
- When you've fluffed to your favorite consistency; add cinnamon, a splash of almond milk, a sweetener of your liking (I've used 10-15 NuNaturals Stevia drops, 1/4 cup sugar-free syrup, a tbsp full of honey, however you like it!)
- Top with your favorite oatmeal things!
They're almost as tantalizing as my cauliflower oats!
But that's a recipe for another day!
Today was a really hard day at work. I was leaving the gym when I got a text from one of my clients ...
It was time to say my goodbyes to Oliver, the vet was coming tonight.
I've been looking in after Oliver while his mom is away at work during the week (and taking his younger sister out on an afternoon walk) for the last few months, and time is catching up with him. At 15 years old, he's been suffering through some hip issues, and this morning he couldn't get up on his own.
When I saw him this afternoon, he got up and out of his bed (with the help of his mom), to come greet me at the door like he always does. But his breathing was very labored, and he looked a little confused. My heart was breaking inside, it was everything I could do to smile and pet him and keep my tears at bay.
His mom left to give us some time.
Oliver is so special to me. You couldn't find a gentler, more loving soul. He was always happy as a clam to just sit next to me in the yard, enjoying the fresh air on a nice day. He always knew when I was coming, I'd get a friendly bark as I opened the door, and he was there, waiting, tail wagging, a toy at his feet.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera
I'll miss you, Ollie Pie.