Roll your eyes, but when I swirled the yogurt into this pumpkin oatmeal I HAD to put a face on it and make it a snail!!
So my idea today was to swirl in maple/yogurt icing like I did for the carrot cake oatmeal into pumpkin oatmeal. It worked OK, but greek yogurt would have been better (because it’s so thick) and I only had Stonyfield on hand. This bowl of oatmeal was HUGE!!! I added 3/4 cup of pumpkin (started with 1/2 a cup but it didn’t look orange enough!) as well as 1/4 a cup of egg whites (for protein) and both made my portion double in volume! The egg whites changed the consistency a bit and make it all thicker – I kind of liked it! It wasn’t as creamy as my usual banana combo so I don’t think I’d add egg to that, but with the pumpkin it worked.
So this oatmeal combo was:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup hemp milk
- 1/4 cup skim
- 1/2 cup water
- Pinch salt
- 3/4 cup pumpkin (stirred in mid-way through cooking)
- 1/4 cup egg whites (also stirred in mid-way through)
- 1 tbsp shredded unsweet coconut (which got lost in the mix – bummer)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (stirred in at end)
- 1 tbsp ground flax (stirred in at end)
- About a tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 oz of plain yogurt blended with a drizzle of maple syrup for “icing”
The smile counts as a freebie!
The bowl could have been sweetened a little – perhaps with brown sugar? It was very pumpkiny once I got through the topping
Con cafe –
This humongous bowl ended up being 440 kcal, 13 grams fiber and 25 grams protein. With the extra protein, I’m hoping this carries me through my back-to-back tests and an hour-long trip Uptown (taking the lightrail) before a late lunch with the husband. We’re going to Taverna 100 – not sure what I’ll get but it all looks good!
Went to spinning this morning. ‘Twas fun, as usual. I had half a KIND bar before I left – and added a tsp of almond butter mid-way through for a bigger punch.
After lunch I’m going to my old office to go over my work with the new hire (yes, 4 months after I left!), so I’m not sure what time lunch’ll be up. Soon enough!