Hello! Right now I am taking a break from studying for my two finals tomorrow. I couldn’t decide what I wanted for breakfast this morning so I just kind of combined everything into a bowl. Part of me wanted oatmeal and part of me wanted eggs and thus a pseudo quiche-in-a-bowl was born. The oat bran is more cooked more than usual so it isn’t as liquidy and thus forms a crust. Then. you add your sunny side up eggs and a chopped avocado and voila!
Recipe: Serves 1
1/3 cup oat bran
a bit less than 1/3 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup egg whites
Directions – Cook the egg whites on the stove and add in a whole egg. Stir fry the egg whites around the yolk so that they get completely cooked but the egg yolk remains uncooked.
Combine the oat bran, water, and milk in a bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and 10 seconds. Scrape the egg whites onto the oat bran. Drizzle on the egg yolk. Top with avocado and fresh ground salt!
I also made my own version of Leanne’s Banana Drunk Macaroons. Only I actually got them a little drunk…
Drunken But Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons
These. Are. So. Good.
The perfect little snack at 50 calories a piece and lots of fiber and healthy fats and little carbs!
Recipe: Makes ~9 macaroons
3-4 drops stevia
1/2 tsp vanilla
tsp coconut Bacardi rum
1 tbsp coconut butter, melted
2 tbsp egg whites
1/2 cup shredded coconut (reduced fat)
2 tbsp full fat shredded coconut
Directions – Preheat the oven to 325. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Spoon batter onto baking sheet. (I did some in balls, some in cookies, and some super flat to make them more crispy!) Bake for 18-22 minutes (check the bottoms).
Coconut * coconut gets a bad rap because of its saturated fat content, but its fatty acids are mainly medium-chain triglycerides, not long-chain. The long-chain triglycerides are bad for our cholesterol levels, but coconut has been shown to improve cholesterol levels. Animal studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides can increase metabolism.
Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!
Avocado * contains vitamins A, B, C, and E. Also contain phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, zinc, and iron. Their greatest asset is their monounsaturated fat content, which is linked to lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk of heart disease, weight loss, and even alleviating depression.