Oatmeal is a great way to start the day and it’s even better when it’s loaded with protein. Here are five ideas for giving your standard oatmeal a protein boost:
1. Use Milk
Instead of using water to cook your oatmeal, consider using milk instead.
2. Greek Yogurt
Once the oatmeal is cooked, fold in Greek yogurt to add some creaminess and also protein.
3. Nut Butters
Stir in the nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew) of your choice to not only add protein but switch up the texture and flavor of your oatmeal.
4. Top With Nuts or Seeds
Simply add almonds, walnuts, hemp hearts, flax, or chia seeds on top of cooked oatmeal.
5. Go Savory
It may sound a little strange, but if you go savory instead of sweet with oatmeal there are lots of possibilities for protein. Think eggs, cheese, bacon, or sausage.