National Nutrition Month: Tip #15

In talking to guests about breakfast, I do find that many like oatmeal. This is great! Oatmeal is a whole grain, full of soluble fiber, low in calories and very satisfying. Typically guests will cook it in water and pair it with fruit. But if we think about balanced meals containing carbohydrates and protein, we are lacking a protein. A solution: add an egg white to the oats and water and cook it as usual. This will not only add protein, but will make the oatmeal very light, fluffy and more voluminous. My favorite toppings are peanut butter and banana. Yumm!

Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD