If you are vegan or don’t enjoy eggs, then these recipes aren’t for you. Otherwise, they are great breakfast ideas for after a hard workout or run! Or just if you want a yummy and nutritious breakfast. These recipes contain a nice balance of carbs, fats, and protein to fuel you for your next workout and help your body recover.
If you are like me, you love oatmeal but you also want to include protein in your first meal of the day. The solution? Egg white oatmeal of course!
EGG WHITE OATMEAL
-1 cup of water
-1/3 cup steel cut or old fashioned oats
1/3 cup egg whites (or 2 egg whites)
-Pinch of salt
-Cinnamon to taste
-1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
-Optional (but highly recommended) toppings: fruit or raisins, granola, nut butter of choice (I used homemade pecan butter), and shredded unsweetened coconut
-Bring water to a boil and then add the oats and salt and bring oatmeal to a medium heat
-Let oatmeal cook for 7-9 minutes or until oats are soft but some water still remains
-Mix egg whites in a separate bowl with fork or whisk until they are fluffy and bubbly (do this while the oatmeal is cooking)
-Turn down to low and add egg whites slowly; stir continuously for 2-3 minutes or until the oatmeal is creamy
-Add the cinnamon and flax seeds and take it off the stove
-Add additional toppings and enjoy! 🙂
(recipe modified from gethealthywithheather.wordpress.com)
Next up is another egg recipe that I cooked for my dad this morning…an easy and simple omelet!
Omelets are perfect for athletes because they contain healthy fats and protein along with Vitamin K and healthy cholesterol. They’re also great because you can add veggies and extra protein to them to make them an even better option after a workout. Eating an omelet with some fruit or sprouted grain toast would enhance the carb content of your meal.
SPINACH AND TURKEY OMELET
-2-3 eggs (depending on egg size, 2 large or 3 small/medium)
-1 cup of spinach, ripped up into pieces
-1 slice of oven roasted turkey, chopped into pieces
-Parmesan or Romano cheese to taste (about 2 tablespoons)
-Garlic powder to taste
-Combine eggs, spinach, turkey, cheese, and garlic powder in a bowl and mix well
-Turn stove top on medium high and spray lightly with olive oil
-After heated, add the egg mixture and let it cook for 3-4 minutes
-Using a large spatula, fold the egg in half and flip it over
-Let the egg cook for 2-3 more minutes and then it is done!
Feel free to add more cheese if you like (my dad LOVES cheese) and a little paprika on top as well.
(modified from a Runner’s World recipe)
Enjoy and have a great day!