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Get the Skinny on Protein-Rich Oatmeal Add-ins

January is National Oatmeal Month!  And while oatmeal is a great source of whole grains, it just doesn’t give us much protein.  So today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on oatmeal add-ins to boost the staying power of your morning oatmeal!

 Egg whites.  Add two egg whites while cooking.  There’s not much of a difference in taste or texture, but you’ll be getting an extra 7 grams of protein.

Greek yogurt.  It adds a little tanginess, and just a quarter-cup will add about six grams of protein.

Protein powder.  Dissolve a scoop of protein powder into ¼ cup milk or unsweetened almond milk and stir into cooked oatmeal to add 15-25 grams protein.

Ready-to-drink protein drink.  Swap it out in place of milk for an extra 7 grams of protein.

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter.  Each two-tablespoon serving adds 5 grams protein and just 45 calories.

Nutritional yeast.   Give oatmeal a cheesy, savory flavor with nutritional yeast.  It’s vegan, loaded with B12, and adds 6 grams of protein for every quarter-cup.  

Bacon.  Crumble a couple of slices of bacon for a savory crunch and an extra 6-7 grams of protein.

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