Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal to Go

Traveling.

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With the packing, the racing to get to your flight on time, and the lugging of a seemingly endless amount of luggage into your hotel room, traveling can definitely be a pain.

Whether you’re going on an interview, or simply heading out to see family, the least stress involved possible seems like the best option to me. And most of the time, I find that a major stressor when on-the-go is trying to eat healthy.

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I mean, think of it this way: when faced with the hotel’s breakfast buffet or coffee shop, you’re going to want to indulge in a Belgian Waffle… or two. But after several days of this, you may not feel so great! And sure, some hotels have healthy solutions. But is this always the case? Unfortunately, no. Especially if you’re dealing with dietary restrictions.

So my solution: bring your own brekkie!

This idea is a little bit like the packed school lunches of your secondary school days. But instead of relying on a bagel or PB&J, you can enjoy delicious, creamy peanut butter oatmeal. Minus the guilt, excess sugar, and/or whipped cream of breakfast buffets!

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Just simply pour this baby in a bowl and pop in the microwave… and you’re good to go! If your hotel or motel doesn’t have a microwave in its kitchen, you can even simply add a bit of boiling water and let it sit a few minutes, or make the night before as overnight oats. The possibilities are actually endless.

And if you’re not into that, you can even just store a huge bin of this in your kitchen and have ready, filling, high-protein oatmeal at your fingertips any time of the day!

And trust me when I tell you that topped with cinnamon, bananas, or even more peanut butter, this oatmeal will become your new favorite breakfast.

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Sorry Belgian Waffles, but there’s a new, healthy breakfast in town!  😉

Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal to Go

  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 2 tbs powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 (42g) scoop protein powder (optional)
  • pinch all spice
  • 1 tbs flax seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional)

Add all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a mason jar, tupperware, or plastic bag.

When ready to enjoy, pour into a bowl and add desired amount of water (about 1 1/2 c if making entire batch). Microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed. Enjoy! 🙂

Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 172

Fat: 5g

Carbs: 25g

Protein: 12g

(Yields 1 servings)

Nutrition information calculated including the coconut sugar and protein powder. If not including either, it is as follows: 122 calories, 5g fat, 18g carbs, 7g protein.

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