Today I’m starting a series of posts on Nutrition. This is a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot since Nationals since I really think it is one of the things that has been holding me back. Before I get into all that, I wanted to share a recipe with you that I got from my mom. I have used this for fast, easy, nutritious breakfasts to fuel races or big training days. I looked online to see if I could find the original, but I can’t find the exact recipe, so I’ll just pretend my mom made it up! 🙂 (If anyone can find it, I’ll gladly link to it here… I put my own twist on it anyway)

OATMEAL CUSTARD

Base Recipe:

½ cup quick cook or old fashioned oats (I’ve used both)
½ cup milk
1 egg
Dash of Salt

Fixin’s:

Flexible- get creative!

1 Tbsp Honey
Or
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (or 1 Tbsp and add a drizzle of real maple syrup
1 tsp Cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg (optional)
Or
Another dash of salt
Bacon bits or crumbled sausage
Shredded cheddar cheese

(Edit: Added Suggestions from Mom 🙂

blueberries
almonds
nutmeg
OR
1/4 cup pumpkin
pumpkin pie spice
walnuts
raisins.)

Instructions:

Add all the base ingredients to a pan and turn the heat on medium and mix. Add fixin’s of your choice to make the oatmeal exciting. If I’m making the savory dish I hold the sausage/bacon bits and cheese until the end. Stir frequently until the oatmeal reaches a custard consistency. Serve in a bowl and top remaining fixin’s.

There you go! Really the base is the same and the sky’s the limit on fixin’s! Enjoy and happy eating!