Tuesday, October 7

Oatmeal with Protein Power

I like to look for ways to add a little protein to my breakfast meal and this is a simple way to do it!

One way to add egg/egg whites to oatmeal that will create a smooth, silky texture is:

-Cook your oatmail on stovetop like you mormally do
-Add milk or cream and other other condiments (salt, sugar, etc.)
-When the oatmeal is cooked, turn off the heat or take the pot away from the heat completely
-Stir in the egg (usually 1 whole egg or 2 egg white), and quickly stir it with a stirrer. Make sure the pot is away from the heat!
- Stir it fast enough and in a minute or so, it will see the "egg drop soup" effect with smooth strands of egg incorporated into the oatmeal!

Wednesday, October 1

mEtAbOlIsM bOoStEr

Aren't we always looking for ways to boost our metabolism? Well, I found one that seems to be working well for me and help me lose 20 pounds in 3 months. Early in the morning, I'm so busy getting the kids off to school that I have little time for a good breakfast until about 10 am. I don't want my body to think it's in the starvation mode. I realize my body needs a little kick to start burning the calories, so I eat a few nuts, pretzels, or a bit of cereal to jump start my metabolism. I don't consider it "snacking" because it's just a bite. It's been a great little tweaker for my No S Dieting.