Oatmeal is not a breakfast I usually choose, as delicious as it is, it just doesn't have enough protein to justify the calories and carbs. Protein is essential in any pregnancy, but having gestational diabetes I can't deny the inevitable post oatmeal blood sugar spike that comes from eating a meal that is not high enough in fat and protein to balance the carbs. Adding eggs is a perfect solution, especially if you are sick of eating your eggs fried or scrambled. I added lots of other yummy ingredients, and ended up with a very filling, nutrient packed breakfast that totaled almost 20 grams of protein. As my tummy space shrinks, nutrient dense meals that don't take up too much space are essential!
Protein Rich Apple Raisin Oatmeal... With Eggs!
1 cup of old fashioned oats
A little Celtic sea salt to sprinkle into the water
1 large apple
2 tablespoons milled flax seed
Maple sugar (optional)
I boiled my water and Celtic sea salt, poured in a cup of old fashioned oats (2 servings, me and the kids) and immediately broke two egg in and stirred, stirred, stirred... a little freaked out. It completely disappeared! I added some cut apple and let it cook for a bit. Stirred in 2 tablespoons of milled flax seeds (bonus omega 3's), cinnamon (lowers/stabilizes blood sugar), and a little maple sugar, though you can leave that out if you are worried about sugar. Topped with more apples, some raisins and walnuts!
Everyone cleaned their bowls!