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I am going to “try” to start something new on Fridays and as you can tell from the title of this blog post, that new thing is Foodie Friday!
I don’t know if I can do it on a weekly basis, but I am sure going to try.
So “every” Friday, we are going to talk about something food related.
Runners LOVE food, so I know you are going to love it!
In the first edition of Foodie Friday, we are going to talk about one of my favorite meals.
You may have heard the saying that a hearty bowl of oatmeal at breakfast “sticks to your ribs”.
According to the Dairy Council of America, this is not too far from the truth.
Oatmeal contains soluble fiber which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller, longer.
This can prevent overeating later on in the day, which may help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid the health problems associated with being overweight.
Eating just a half cup of oatmeal a day is enough to reap the many health benefits of the fiber it contains.
Oatmeal is also a great carbohydrate-rich pre-run option that doesn’t leave you feeling weighed down.
This is my favorite morning meal, ever.
It keeps me full AND gives me the carbs, potassium, and healthy fats that I need to help me power through my day.
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal!
Super fancy title I know…
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter (I prefer Trader Joe’s Flax & Chia Seed PB for added health benefits)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup-3/4 cup of almond milk (or milk for added protein)
- A dollop of maple syrup or brown sugar to taste
Microwave it all together for 3-4 minutes
And there you have it!
Do you like oatmeal?
Do you have a recipe to share?