Ok, so as some of you know I am entering my first fitness competition in just 2 weeks.  My diet for the last 3 months has been fairly strict which is part of the reason that our restaurant reviews have been so sparse.  Nolan has been flying solo on most of the interesting restaurant sampling as I have been chained to my chicken, brown rice and broccoli.  One of my other staples that I have every morning is Oatmeal. BUT, plain regular oatmeal can be so boring, bland and some people really dislike the texture. This is a great way to have oatmeal, that feels more like a muffin or cake.

It’s a good healthy power packed meal that can give you energy to power you through your morning or your workout.  Some of my girlfriends were interested in the recipe and so, I decided that I would post it here for anyone in the Calgary Foodies community.

Chocolate Almond Protein Oatmeal

275 Calories   Protein: 33.5 grams   Carbs: 20.5 grams  Fat: 6.5

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (low carb/fat) (P:24 C:2 F:2)

1/4 cup egg whites (P:7)

1/3 cup Quaker Large Flake Oats – not the quick cooking ones (P:1 C:18 F:1)

6 almonds chopped (P: 1.5 C:0.5 F: 3.5)

2 tbps water

Spray an oven safe bowl and combine all the ingredients. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 375.  If you like a      gooey centre (I do) 10-15 minutes is perfect depending on your oven.  To me it taste like dessert and is really filling.

 

Here are some other combination I have made:

* Vanilla protein, almonds and a 1/2 of a sliced apple with Cinnamon (I have also spread a bit of peanut butter on the top, if I left out the almonds YUM)

* Vanilla protein, dried cherries and almonds with almond milk

* Chocolate Protein with dried cherries or cranberries and almonds

* Chocolate or Vanilla protein with fresh berries and nuts.

(If you are adding berries, your carb count will go up by at least 10 for a 1/2 cup fresh, 1/4 cup dried)

Be creative and let me know if you made a combination that you really enjoyed. 🙂

***If you arent into the protein powder, you can leave it out and do it with strictly egg whites. This brings the protein content down significantly so you might want to have some other protein along with it ***