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.