This post is sponsored by Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs
May is National Egg Month which means that I have been celebrating by putting an egg on almost everything. Just kidding, I do that every month. However, this month, thanks to Pete & Gerry’s I was able to try out a new recipe for you all to add to your own repertoire. This one pot savory oats recipe can be made for a brunch OR because it only takes 15 minutes can be made the morning of, before you head off for your busy day.
Sure, you can make excuses all day long, but if you want health to be a prioritiy, you have to set aside time somewhere in your day to make and/or eat healthy food, sorry, not sorry.
So often people skip breakfast because they are busy, tired, ill-prepared OR think that it will make them eat less during the day. While that all is fine and dandy, more often than not skipping breakfast can lead to us eating more throughout the day to compensate and not to mention leave us with not enough energy to get through our crazy busy morning.
The only reasons to skip breakfast are 1. if you’re not actually hungry 2. if you’re ill/sick/not feeling well or 3. you forget by accident (forgetting accidentally is not EVERYDAY). You should not be skipping breakfast because you think it will give you some advantage to weight loss, that’s just silly. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re not hungry–it’s okay to wait to eat breakfast–but, have a plan.
Protein for Breakfast Gains
I use the word gains mostly in jest because I always think it’s funny in the fitness & sport world when people say they are doing something for gains. Like what gains? Muscle gains? Ego gains? Stomach gains? Gains train gains?!
Anyway, in this context, we are talking about gains to improve your breakfast. We often get stuck in a rut with our meals. It doesn’t mean that we have to be stuck in it forever. I had been stuck on an overnight oat kick for a while and just recently as the seasons started to change (yes it went from winter to summer here overnight) I was no longer craving the PB& J overnight oats.
When this happens, breakfast gets sketchy. When breakfast gets sketchy it means I end up eating something that’s not satisfying OR I end up not eating much at all which means I’ll probably end up in a hanger-fit later on.
So I spent the last week playing around with ideas for breakfast and I remembered that savory oats were a thing. I mean, lets be honest, anything can be a thing if you try hard enough. But I figured why not try out a new protein-packed breakfast option that also provided fiber, veggies, and most important taste. I’m happy to say Savory Oats have made a comeback and i’m pumped, and you should be too.
Put an Egg on It
All my friends know that I put an egg on almost anything. It’s a reputation I never thought I would get, but here we are. Working from home has it’s perks BUT more often then not I get so caught up in working that I forget to feed myself. Yes, The Sassy Dietitian forgets to feed herself. My best way to correct that?! I put an egg on it.
I usually am lucky and have leftovers that I can add an egg to. It helps to refresh leftovers AND bulk them up. I highly recommend if you’re not putting an egg on it to try it. You can put it on a salad, leftover meat, oats, veggies, and so much more. I personally put some lettuce with leftovers in a bowl and top with an egg and call it a day. It’s super satisfying & takes no time at all.
Pete & Gerry’s Eggs
You guys know that I am all about quality AND convenience. Well Pete & Gerry’s is just that. They provide a quality product (eggs) that are available nationwide. Sure, you may have to pay an extra dollar for your eggs, but wouldn’t you rather know that what you’re putting in your body will not only taste better but will also nourish you better?
Pete & Gerry’s prides themselves in having hens that live on free-range & small family-run farms with a network of over 125 farms. These hens are healthy, happy & raised on organic farms that provide high quality feed to them that are free of harmful chemicals or hormones, win-win-win.
And if you’re going to argue with me that better quality eggs are more expensive, I urge you to look at your shampoo, shoes, paper towels, etc. and then tell me what’s actually expensive 😉
One-Pot Savory Oats
Alrighty, enough on the quality front. If you know me then you know I hate dishes. You also know that I somehow make a mess in the kitchen just by stepping foot in it. So, anytime I have the opportunity to make a recipe in one pot, pan or gadget, I do. I’d much rather have less clean up than have the fanciest meal on the planet. You with me?!
I decided to make savory oats and see if I could do it all with one pot & one spoon. I used a medium sized stainless steel pot & a slotted stainless steel spoon. You first make the bacon, then the oats, then the eggs. It’s a beautiful thing when you only have one thing to scrub down at the end of cooking. Try out this recipe and let me know what you think!
Pro tip: uncomfortable making poached eggs?! See my step by step guide here OR just make eggs the way you’re most comfortable (i.e. scrambled, over easy, sunny side up)
- 1 slice bacon (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tomato (sliced)
- 2 tbsp guacamole or avocado (mashed)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
In a medium pot, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, remove and place on paper-towel lined plate.
Return pot back to heat and add in garlic & cook for 1 minute (should get golden fast)
- Add in 1 cup of water, bring to a boil & add in oats.
Cook for 2 minute at a simmer then remove from heat and allow to continue to cook in pot for 2-3 minutes off heat.
Remove oats from pot and add to bowl, stir in cheese, spices & bacon, set aside.
Rinse out pot (don’t need to get super clean) and add in enough water to cover 2 eggs.
Return pot to heat, add in apple cider vinegar and bring to a boil. Meanwhile place eggs in small bowls or ramekins (this will make it easier to drop in hot water).
- Once boiling, stir the water clockwise and carefully drop in both eggs.
Cook for 3-1/2 minutes at a simmer (may need to reduce heat as you don’t want water overflowing).
- Remove from heat with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined plate
- Top oats with eggs, guac, & sliced tomato. Enjoy!
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