Oatmeal for breakfast after a run is great.
But … protein oats for breakfast after a run is without a doubt even better.
What is protein oats? It’s simply a bowl of oatmeal, but mixed with protein powder!
Why is this better than plain old oatmeal? Because after a run it’s not only imperative that you replenish your carbohydrate stores (that’s where the oats come in), but also that you supply your muscles with the protein they need to rebuild and repair themselves
I know I’m definitely not the first person to ever say this, in fact, I’m probably about the millionth, but there’s something about fall and winter and the holiday season that makes me crave soup.
Groundbreaking statement, I know!
It’s not just any soup that I crave, though, and definitely not the kind that comes in a can. No, when this time of the year rolls around I’m craving, hearty, flavorful, veggie-filled soups that literally have the ability to warm your soul.
Like bacon, cereal or pancakes, scrambled eggs (at least to me) are a quintessential breakfast food.
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that most of you would agree.
Maybe, like for me, they’re not your favorite breakfast dish, but still, you can admit they’re a breakfast staple. And (as you’ll soon learn from both Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson) breakfast is absolutely, most definitely the most important meal of the day.
Just ask Mark: usually when I eat on my own, I will put as little effort as possible into compiling a meal. Making something like lemon pepper chicken? That sounds like waaaaay too much work to me. (It’s actually not, though, as you will soon find out!)
On Sundays, we eat pancakes.
That’s just how it works. It’s a little ritual that Mark and I established ever since we started dating—and a very delicious one at that.
Because, really, what’s a weekend morning without a big stack of pancakes all up in your face?