I think its easy to overdose on protein powder when you're trying to be conscientious to get enough protein to support fat loss or athletic performance. Now, protein powder is totally helpful, convenient, and ain't nothin' wrong with it - but I really prefer to eat my protein from whole food sources. I'm just not a huge protein powder enthusiast, but it helps that I have a mondo-appetite where eating all the food comes naturally to me.
In an effort to boost protein intake, its helpful to "sneak" protein in - almost the way I recommend sneaking in veggies for youngsters. Hence, stirring egg(whites) into rice & oatmeal are two of my fave ways to boost a meal's protein content without actually having to eat additional volume.
This recipe uses egg whites & heavy cream, but you could alternatively use whole eggs & skip the heavy cream OR use whole eggs & heavy cream... depends on your goals and your personal preferences.
~285 calories, 28 grams protein
1/2 cup oats
Water or unsweetened vanilla almond/coconut milk
1 whole egg
100ml egg whites (~6 Tbs)
Vanilla Stevia Drops
30ml (~1 Tbs) organic heavy cream
1. Place oats in a sauce pan. Cover with water or almond milk.
2. Bring to boil.
3. Once at a boil, reduce heat. Stir in the egg and egg white. Stir.
4. Add an additional ~1/4 cup water or unsweetened almond milk. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until egg is cooked through and well combined.
5. Remove from heat & top with stevia (optional), cinnamon & heavy cream.