Breakfast… mmmmmm. It’s what I live for.
Actually, I’d rather sleep, but you know… kids.
Breakfast is the one meal I feel like I’ve got pretty down and it’s usually my healthiest meal of the day. I’m no gourmet chef or anything, we keep it pretty simple. Really, that’s the only way anyone gets fed around here. Simple as it may be though, we make sure it’s delicious (unless you’re the princess and think flavor is the enemy).
I’m not saying I’m always up and making breakfast as soon as the words “I’m hungry!” come out of a tiny mouth, sometimes I tell them to grab an apple and a cheese stick and leave me alone, but hey, it’s the best meal I’ve got.
In fact, yesterday I made oatmeal AND scrambled eggs because some genius (that would be me) decided to ask the four gremlins if they wanted oatmeal OR eggs and of course half wanted oatmeal and half wanted eggs. They were very insistent and I figured it would be easier to just make both than deal with tantrums and hungry kids who refuse to eat. I don’t normally care, but apparently, I was feeling generous.
By the time it was all done and dished up, 3 of the 4 had changed their mind and 2 ended up having both.
Oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and toast.
Those are our go to staples for breakfast. When my hubby is home I can usually convince him to make German pancakes or, on very special occasions, an omelet. He makes bomb omelets.
Anyway, before we came to live with my sister, our oatmeal was pretty basic, boring. Now, however, it is pretty gourmet and packs a good punch of protein. Which is great when 90% of your meals are vegan and your body need a healthy dose of protein to build that muscle you want when you’re working out. Protein powder is also good for that, but I definitely enjoy getting majority of my nutrients from real food. 1 serving of this oatmeal should pack at least 16g of protein.
This is what we make for 4 kids and 2 adults. If you want to make it a single serving just make a 1/2 cup of oatmeal (for a 1 cup serving) and add in as much or as little as you want.
So, without further ado, here is our recipe for Protein Packed Oatmeal.