Saturday, March 26, 2011

No-Fun Diet Protein Oatmeal (It's really Yummy!)

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O.K., if you haven't heard by now, I have been re-starting my fitness journey.  You can read about that on this post.  This journey comes complete with workout clothes that are too tight, consistent bow-legged walking and my ever popular, No-Fun Diet. (I'm thinking of copywriting...)

I've done this diet once before, and this recipe for oatmeal became one of my favorite easy staples.  It is a complete blend of protein, complex carbs, and fats.  It's great for energy before a workout, and it re-fuels post-exercise.  It also tastes good, when it comes out, it smells and tastes (kinda) like a cinnamon bun.  I don't like the texture of goopy cooked oatmeal, and this keeps it raw.

Ingredients


1/4 Granny Smith Apple, cubed
1 Egg White
Vanilla Whey Protein
1 cup Oatmeal (not instant)
1 tbsp Slivered Almonds (healthy fats)
Cinnamon and Splenda to taste


Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  I put 1 splenda in and enough cinnamon to lightly dust the top.


Aubrie LOVES helping!


2. Stir the ingredients with a spoon until the egg white moistens everything.

3.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds.


I eat this on my carb days and if it's in the morning, I add the apple for energy.  Otherwise I leave it out because fruit has sugar in it. Sugar = fat, and until my weight gets back down, all fruit is nixed and then will gradually be put back in.

Let me know if you try it, and tell me how you like it!

17 comments:

  1. I left the splenda out and just used the apple and a bit of cinnamon..it was good.
    Thank you for stopping by Your comment was very kind.
    Your little one has an infectious smile:)
    I hope your week gets off to a great start.

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  2. Thanks Doreen! I'm glad you tried it!

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  3. This looks really yummy and like a great every day option for me! Thank you!!

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  4. Thank you for following my blog! This looks really good. I am on a diet and looking for new recipes. I think I am going to try this :)

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  5. Looks like a great way to lose weight! What else do you eat on this diet? Interested to see what else you can eat on this No Fun diet.

    Thanks for visiting my blog & becoming a follower. I will start to follow your blog and look forward to more interesting posts from you.

    God Bless!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by A Mom Can Dream, I'm following you back now.

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  7. @ Alexis, It is a great option...and so quick!
    @ Angelica, Tell me how you like it!
    @ Julie, I posted my food options on previous posts. If you go to my right sidebar and click on 'the gym' you will find lists in those posts.
    @ Dreamin, Thanks so much for following!

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  8. Hello! I'm your newest follower from the Let's Get Social blog hop! I would love for you to stop by and follow back whenever you get a chance! Have a great week! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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  9. I'll have to check out your other foods on this no-fun diet b/c tomorrow I'm planning on starting the no-eating diet. This extra weight has GOT to GO!! I love oatmeal, and I eat oats in my yogurt all the time, so I would probably like this. I also like the cooked, gloppy variety :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by, Guide to Smart Shopping I'm your newest follower! Hope you have a great week.
    Bridget

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  11. @ Mo 'Betta, my list is just a healthy combination of proteins, complex carbs and fats, no dairy (except for eggs in the a.m.), no sugar (splenda ok), no fruit. Unlimited vegetables. It's very comparable to the Atkins (when done right.) So you would have to nix the yogurt until you reached a weight you like. BUT there are a number of different flavored whey proteins out there if you were craving that fruity taste. I once got a strawberry banana that was pretty good!

    Also, the amount I eat is for my particular weight range. It's a lot of food to fuel a vigorous exercise regiment (daily bootcamps, weight lifting and cardio intervals.) BUT people who are not on a strict exercise program have succeeded with this diet on small portion sizes. You still want to eat 4-5 times daily, just smaller portions.

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  12. I stopped by to return your follow and this post caught my eye. I love oatmeal (and now roll my own oats so they are super fresh), but can't dream of giving up all fruit.

    daybydayinourworld.blogspot.com

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  13. Hey Marcy ~ are those rolled oats or steel cut oats you have in there?

    ~Kim
    www.thefitnessmoms.com

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  14. Sounds like a nice diet actually. Not that I really diet, hehe. But this one seem like a good choice if I were to try one day.

    Thanks for following my blog and comment. I'm already a follower here. :-)

    Take care,
    Alexandra
    http://ropcorn.com/

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  15. @ Laura, yes a lot of fitness trainers out there don't believe in giving up fruit as well. This is just catered to my body type and how my body reacts to food. I lose the weight and then add it back in.
    @ Kim, these are rolled oats from bulk! (I'm not really sure what the difference is...gotta look that one up!)
    @ Alexandra, It's so hard to keep track of who follows! Thanks for stopping by again!

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  16. Ok ~ I'll have to try that ~ looks yummy. And I've gotta find a store that sells bulk around here ~ I love bulk!

    Kim
    www.thefitnessmoms.com

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  17. Hi, I’m from Edge of Escape . I’m following the week long blog hop that you linked to. Very cool that you're doing fitness, that's hard for me, I'd rather play than work. Please stop by my blog, I’d love to have you follow me.

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