Foodie Friday: The Oatmeal Edition


HOLLA!

Fridays!!!!

I love love love them.

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.

Oatmeal!

You may have heard the saying that a hearty bowl of oatmeal at breakfast β€œsticks 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.

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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?

Comment below!

-RatherBeRunnin’

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16 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: The Oatmeal Edition

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? says:

    I tried overnight oats the other day – and oh my gosh I’m in love! It was actually a pumpkin pie flavor with some nut butter (and I have real pumpkin puree not from a can) and it was too filling, I could have done with half the nut butter, but it showed me how really flexible the recipes can be and I’m thinking of making up a batch of 3 or 4 for my lunches during the week! πŸ™‚

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  2. brianneharris says:

    TJ’s has flax & chia pb?!? Wat! That is amazing, I had no idea. Excited to try it–and to try this oatmeal recipe, sounds delicious! An oatmeal bowl I can get down with… The only way I’ve really been able to enjoy hot oats is to load it with nuts, berries and/or dried fruit, since the texture by itself turns me off. I’m a big fan of pb, though, so this is a promising alternative. (Love Arrowhead Mills’ Rice and Shine, the texture of which is much more palatable to me than oats, it’s finer/smoother.) Yay Foodie Friday! πŸ˜€

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  3. trish.g says:

    Oatmeal makes me think of being a kid! My “adult” version is refrigerator steel cut oats. Since I usually don’t have time in the mornings to make breakfast I make this the night before and grab on the go! 1/3c steel cut oats, 1/3c almond milk, 1/2 cup greek yogurt (I love using coconut), 1t chia seeds, 1/2t almond butter, 1/2c frozen fruit (I mix it up depending on my mood and what I have in the freezer). SO yummy!

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  4. crazyphatmommy says:

    I love oatmeal but I don’t do it as a breakfast cereal. I make rolled up energy balls with a variety of good stuff in them. Oatmeal, honey, chia seeds, hemp hearts, chocolate chips and crasins. I grab a ball or two usually when I’m running out the door.

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