4 WAYS TO EAT YOUR OATS

Earlier this week, I posted about some of my current favorite macro-friendly finds. (In case you missed it, check it out here!) One of the items on my list is Better Oats 100 calorie single-serve oatmeal packets. They come in a few different flavors and are individually packaged. The package itself can be used as a measuring cup (genius!) so they are an easy option for a quick meal or great for a travel snack. Because plain oats can get real old real fast, I'm sharing a few ways you can mix things up and make them an even better breakfast, pre-workout meal, or travel snack. 


PROATS

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Protein oats are my favorite option for a quick and easy pre-workout meal. While adding egg whites to oatmeal may not sound appealing, the egg whites are tasteless and the resulting meal is a big fluffy bowl of high-volume oats. It is a simple and customizable option for a meal that is high in easily-digestible carbs and lean protein.

INGREDIENTS:
1 packet of Better Oats 100 calorie instant oatmeal (any flavor)
100g liquid egg whites

DIRECTIONS: Microwave oats for one minute. Add in egg whites, and whisk vigorously. Cook for another 30 seconds, remove and whisk again. Repeat until the oats are at your desired consistency.

To add more carbs, use more oats or add berries, granola, or syrup. For more protein, use more egg whites or stir in some protein powder or powdered peanut butter.

4 ways to eat your better oats

ZOATS

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Another way to add more volume to your oats is to add zucchini. I promise it tastes better than it sounds! Adding finely shredded zucchini makes your oats thicker without changing the taste.

INGREDIENTS:
1 packet of Better Oats100 calorie instant oatmeal (any flavor)
100g finely shredded zucchini

DIRECTIONS: Shred zucchini with a fine cheese shredder. Microwave zucchini for 1 minute, then add in oats and water, prepared according to package instructions. Microwave again for 90 seconds.

4 ways to eat your better oats

OVERNIGHT OATS

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This simple way of preparing your oats takes less than two minutes, which is probably why it’s all the rage right now. It’s a quick and easy breakfast on the go and it tastes delicious.

INGREDIENTS:
1 packet of Better Oats 100 calorieinstant oatmeal (any flavor)
240g unsweetened almond milk
10g Chia seeds

DIRECTIONS: Add all ingredients to a mason jar or tupperware container. Give it a little shake and leave to set in the fridge overnight.

To add more carbs, use more oats or add berries, granola, or syrup. For more protein, stir in some protein powder or powdered peanut butter.

4 ways to eat your better oats oatmeal

OATCAKES

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These are exactly what they sound like and they are SO fun to eat! Use your Better Oats packet as the base for this simple pancake batter and enjoy a short stack for breakfast or after your morning workout.

INGREDIENTS:
1 packet of Better Oats 100 calorie instant oatmeal (any flavor)
50g egg whites (about ¼ cup)
5g Coconut flour (about ½ TBSP)
5g Baking powder (about ½ TBSP)
Splash of unsweetened almond milk

DIRECTIONS: Whisk all ingredients together. (optional: let oats sit and soften overnight). Heat pan and spray with oil spray, cook pancakes like normal.

To add more carbs, use more oats or top pancakes with banana, berries or syrup.

4 ways to eat your better oats

Give one of these ways a try or share your favorite way to eat your Better Oats in the comments below. You can find Better Oats at your favorite grocery store or order online here.