1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
sea salt and ground pepper
1 tsp coconut oil for coating pan
1 large organic egg
2 tablespoons reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar
1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallion greens
In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add oats and pinch of salt; stir, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a small nonstick pan over medium. Coat lightly with coconut oil. Add egg and cook until white is set and yolk is still runny, about 3 minutes. Season egg to taste with sea salt and pepper. Serve oatmeal in a bowl topped with cheese, egg, and scallion greens.
Did you know that oatmeal is a great source of fiber, so when you eat it, it helps you feel full for longer!
For so long we've thought that it's better to eat just the egg white and not the whole egg. After much back and forth, Dr.'s are now saying the whole egg is best for you. Whole eggs were once put into the "don't eat" category because of high cholesterol and fat content. The thought was that by removing cholesterol from your diet, your levels would go down. Sounds right? But our bodies are a lot more complex than that.
Research has revealed 2 important facts:
1. eating a little more dietary cholesterol does not make your overall cholesterol levels go up
2. Your total cholesterol level is not as important of a risk factor for cardiovascular disease as once thought
Buy omega-3 eggs. The chickens that these eggs come from are fed a higher omega-3 diet and some omega-3 eggs (depending on the brand) contain up to 150 mg of the omega-3 fat DHA. This is the same healthy fat found in fish oil supplements that is essential for proper brain function and research shows may also help you lose weight.