Being on the road all day I find that oatmeal makes an easy to pack lunch. I like eating it cold and I add in some delicious ingredients to bulk it up. Want to know what I put in my oatmeal? You’ll never guess what #4 is!
I am active and need something that fills me up. My oatmeal typically looks like this::
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1tbsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop of Nuzest Clean Lean Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1/4-1/2 cup shredded zucchini*
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup or more of water
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- A few drops of liquid vanilla stevia – you can use a little honey or maple syrup if you prefer.
Occasionally I might add in a few berries or a drizzle of almond butter. If I am really craving chocolate I will add in a little cocoa powder. You can really make it your own. You can make it the night before in a glass container and keep it in the fridge overnight. Or cook it up rally quick in the am.
*Yes. Shredded Zucchini. Why? Well, I was looking to get more veggies into my lunch on the go and thought this might work. It bulks up my oatmeal and you cannot even taste it. Honest! I tend to cook it up in the am really quick when I add the zucchini but I imagine it would be fine to make it the night before, overnight oats style.
I also typically eat 1-2 hard boiled eggs with the oatmeal. If I am still hungry then I also have carrots and/or an apple. I usually eat this lunch after teaching a class and I typically have more to teach in the evening so I will definitely have a little snack later as well.
Let me know your favorite oatmeal recipe!