Many people have said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, the question that has been asked for years is eggs or oatmeal, which is a better choice for breakfast.
You might say that is a personal opinion, and you would be right. But is there any science behind that?
Which is the best choice for protein?
Let’s start with eggs.
Eggs are nutrient-rich and full of protein. Actually, one egg has about 6.2 grams of high-quality protein and 1.1 grams of carbohydrates.
They are very filling, which might help with your appetite. In addition, eggs have proven to improve good cholesterol levels, provide vitamin D and Omega-3s, and contain antioxidants.
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Now let’s talk about oatmeal
Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which makes you feel full longer. That’s a great benefit for weight management.
It’s an excellent source of vitamins B and E and also contains magnesium.
When I am talking about oatmeal, whether it be old-fashioned or steel-cut oats, I’m not referring to instant oatmeal,
They’re quick and easy, but that is their only benefit. But unfortunately, they are usually full of sugars that are unhealthy for anybody.
A bowl of oatmeal will give you about 2.4 grams of protein, and it also will provide you with 12 grams of carbohydrates.
Which is a better breakfast food?
If you are more concerned with protein, eggs would be the best breakfast option.
In addition to more protein, eggs have much fewer carbohydrates than oatmeal.
But a bowl of oatmeal has more grams of fiber which will leave you feeling full for much longer.
This could help you with weight loss because you won’t be looking for food soon after eating your healthy breakfast.
How to prepare eggs for a quick breakfast
Whether you are having breakfast at home or on the go in your RV or van, it’s always nice to be able to prepare a great quick breakfast of eggs.
Making breakfast in a small kitchen can be challenging, but it can be a snap if you have some great, easy recipes.
Here are a couple of simple ways to prepare eggs on the go.
First, the most common way to make eggs for breakfast
They can be made over easy, hard-boiled, fried, poached, soft-boiled, and scrambled. These are the more common ways to prepare eggs.
But what about some great ideas that are easy to make, even if you only have a tiny kitchen?
Some ideas include an egg and cheese sandwich, egg breakfast burritos, and the classic omelet.
Hearty Breakfast Skillet Frittata
This wonderful frittata is a really simple breakfast that is easy to make at home or while you are camping.
It can be made over a campfire or on the stovetop. It’s made with eggs, tomatoes, shallots, and lots of cheese. Check out FreshofftheGrid.com for this wonderful recipe.
Photo by Fresh Off the Grid
Classic Eggs Benedict
This is a very simple classic egg option.
Eggs Benedict has been made and served at diners and restaurants for many years. They seem complex but are actually very easy to make.
I came across this wonderful recipe for you to try from Natashaskitchen.com. The hardest part of the recipe is making the Hollandaise Sauce. But don’t worry, all the instructions are on Natasha’s website. Check it out.
Now let’s see some ideas for oatmeal
Old-fashioned oats are the most common type for breakfast, but there are other types to try.
By creating quick oats, they have made life easier for busier people with less time in the morning.
Quick oats are much easier because you can just boil the water with some cinnamon and brown sugar, add the oats, and cover. Then, shut off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Just like that, you have perfect oats to enjoy.
Steel-cut oats are the healthiest type of oats to eat because they are in their most natural form. They take longer to cook, but it is well worth the wait.
All of these ways and types of oats are a great way to start your day. Just top it with some nuts and berries, and you’re all set to go.
Other ways to make oatmeal
Overnight oats came around years back. It’s a great way to set up your breakfast the night before to save time in the morning.
There is no baking involved, just put it all together and throw them in the fridge. It’s as easy as that.
I like to include oats, nuts, seeds, brown sugar, and vanilla. Put all the ingredients into a mason jar, top it with berries and milk, close it, and refrigerate.
Oats that are soaked in milk overnight are actually easier to digest because it’s almost like cooking them at a slower pace.
This is one of Paul’s favorite breakfast options.
Just toss some oats, nut milk, apple sauce, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and blueberries into a large bowl and mix.
Grease a rectangular baking dish or a round Omnia Oven. Spread half the blueberries on the bottom and put the oatmeal mixture on top. Then spread the remaining blueberries and bake.
It’s a quick and easy breakfast dish that is easy to put together and clean up after. I make this every time we go out in our Winnebago van because I make it outside over the campfire with my Omnia Oven.
Oatmeal as a breakfast cereal
It is well known that making excellent hot oatmeal in the morning is a great way to start your day. But did you ever think of preparing oatmeal the same as cold cereal?
I had never thought of oatmeal as a cold cereal, but then I saw Dr. Esselstyn talk about how much oatmeal they eat in his family, and I was hooked on oatmeal as a cereal.
Just put the oatmeal in your bowl like any other cereal and top it with cold milk, berries, or bananas, and you have a wonderfully quick and easy breakfast.
Just remember that oatmeal has much more protein and nutrients than almost all other cereals on the market today.
Which is the better breakfast option?
Which ever breakfast option is the best choice for you is the best choice for you. Eggs or oatmeal are both fine for a great way to start your day.
As long as you include some fresh fruit every morning, you will be able to enjoy a great option.
There is no way to make a call as to the better breakfast option, so have whatever you like for breakfast.
Just remember that eggs and oatmeal don’t only have to be for breakfast. Paul and I eat eggs or oatmeal for lunch and dinner as well.
The best part of these two options is that they are both great to bring with you when you go camping.
They are easy to make, easy to clean up, and give you some powerful nutrients and protein to go out and have a great day.
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