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1TRULYBLESSED
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3/22/11 9:32 P

SO many great ideas -- who knew? I hadn't heard of PB2 before, and look forward to trying it!



FITGLAMGIRL
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3/22/11 9:30 P

I just stir in protein powder.



KITTYKATVEGAN
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3/22/11 9:10 P

I add soy yogurt, 1/2 oz almonds, and PB2 (google it to find out what it is if you don't know - trust, it's amazing!)



FITWITHIN
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3/22/11 6:59 P

I like to have a boiled egg or two with my oatmeal. I also, put cranraisins in my oatmeal.



LEFTOVERS4LUNCH
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3/22/11 6:02 P

Stir in egg whites! You want to make sure you keep stirring so they don't clump. It actually gives it a nice custardy texture. Egg whites are pretty cheap to buy a big carton and just adding 1/4 cup is only like 35 calories and gives you 7g of protein.

Alternatively, you can add protein powder but dissolve it in some water or milk first otherwise it will coagulate funny.



MIAMI_LILLY
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3/22/11 5:42 P

I stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter, or top with some walnuts.



AZUREKETO
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3/22/11 5:33 P

I like suggestions of adding nuts - almonds are also a good source of protein. Eggs too are an excellent source - and 1 would be enough.



ANNIESPY
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3/22/11 5:29 P

Sprinkle on Whey protein powder. Perfect before my morning workout.



MOMMAPANTZ
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3/22/11 5:16 P

I as well stir in some Fage 0% Greek yogurt.



LIVINGPROOF006
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3/22/11 12:51 P

I like adding 1 tbls of natural peanut butter to my oatmeal. Or if I dont want to have that many calories I will just cook up a couple egg whites along with my oatmeal



STIPER23
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3/22/11 12:32 P

I eat mine with raisins and walnuts. A few nuts go a long way!



1TRULYBLESSED
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3/22/11 11:30 A

Great suggestions -- thanks!!
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KMAPPEL
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3/22/11 11:14 A

i make my oatmeal with almond milk and then add some peanut butter to it!



BRITOMART
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3/22/11 11:09 A

I mix mine with Greek yogurt (REAL Gk. yogurt has 15-21 gms protein/cup) Some of the national brands add protein powder-type stuff; look for one that's just milk and enzymes. I get Fage 0% fat (it's pricey, but it's fantastic). Then I flavor the mix with honey and fruit.



PIXIEDUST22
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3/22/11 9:40 A

I'd suggest replacing the raisins with nuts, as you suggested and the almond milk with skim milk, which has more protein to balance out the carb/protein ratio. You could also stir in some unflavored (or flavored, depending on your tastes) protein powder.



SILVETTE
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3/22/11 9:08 A

By looking at content of your meal how it is - for a small meal - you're getting an ok amount of protein. How much do you want it to really be?

Are you lactose intolerant? Just for your breakfast you could keep a small amount of skim milk on hand for the protein value.

You could add in some protein powder after you cook it, too. Flax (which is also in powder form), wheat germ (granules), peanuts, pumpkin seeds are also high in protein. - of course, so are the almonds. That might be more ideal as how almonds are sold in toasted slices and slivers. . . wheat germ is a good texture to add - a little bit of 'crunch' to the small granules. I add it to my cereal often.

Edited by: SILVETTE at: 3/22/2011 (09:09)


-POOKIE-
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3/22/11 8:57 A

Peanut butter is so delicious on porridge, especially if you also stir in some unsweetened cocoa to the oats.

Or you could go savoury route, most breakfast-y things like egg, bacon, etc are good with oats. I like a tiny bit of onion cooked with a slice of bacon snipped up, then the oats stirred into that to thicken up.

Soynuts are a high protein cripsy nutty thing you could try too on top, less calories than nuts and higher protein.



1TRULYBLESSED
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3/22/11 8:52 A

I like my oatmeal with 1/8 c. raisins, 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk and a tsp of local honey for allergy relief as well as sweetening. Problem is, this meal is low on protein but high in carbs. How can I add protein w/o adding a lot of extra calories (nuts, for instance) or carbs? I'm thinking I should forgo the raisins and add 1/4 c. walnuts, instead. Any other suggestions?



 
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