I eat breakfast every single day! I think it truly is the most important meal of the day, it literally breaks your fast from the night before and helps to fuel you through the rest of your day. Typically if I have time I will make a variation of the same meal but just mix up the ingredients. As of right now I am still using MyFitness Pal to calculate all of my calories since I am still not at my goal weight which I will do a post on later! I usually try and keep my breakfast around 300 calories which will provide me with enough energy to get through my workout and not be completely starving until lunch. I have found that for me personally protein specifically from egg whites combined with oatmeal keeps me full for a long time and gives me tons of energy!
For some reason no matter how hard I try the egg whites out of the carton just don’t cook the same as real eggs so I usually use large brown eggs and just save the yolks for a treat for my pup. As for the oatmeal I always buy Bob’s Redmill which is my fave because it is thicker than your traditional oatmeal and doesn’t taste like paste when you cook it. My whole family thinks I am so weird for how I eat my oats, but I like to chew them not eat them like soup!
I always do between 5-6 egg whites and mix in any type of veggies that I have in my fridge, my faves are mini-bella mushrooms, red onion, spinach, and tomatoes. I always top it with half an avocado instead of adding cheese into the omelet. The calories are about the same but I feel like you are getting more vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats from the avocado compared to a slice of american cheese.
For the oats I always measure 1/3 of a cup and make them with water, you could also sub unsweetened almond milk as well. Then you can really mix in whatever toppings you want, I always do at least cinnamon and Truvia. Some of my other faves are banana, almond slivers, blueberries, and pb2. The possibilities are endless!
We have been traveling a lot the past month and these are two really easy things to make and pack with you if you are going to be in the car for a long time. Our trips back to PA top out around 10 hours! I always try to pack healthy options so that I don’t cave to my Chick-Fil-A cravings even though they do have some healthy options which ill write about later!