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Banana Egg White Oatmeal Recipe + Tons of Recent Eats

Fluffy 5 Minute Banana Egg White Oatmeal. This is a warm, filling breakfast with an extra protein punch thanks to the egg whites. Top with your favorite nut butter to really take it over the top!

How is it already Thursday? This week has flown by but in a blur of many things I love…teaching, training, friend dates, marketing and social media…but not much blogging (or working out). Everything ebbs and flows so I’m not stressed about it. It all evens out in the end.

I’m here today to catch you up on a crazy amount of meal + food inspiration. It’s been over a week since I’ve shared recent eats so get ready..I’ve got a lot coming at you!

Let’s start with breakfast.


Banana egg white oatmeal topped with apricot preserves and a pool of peanut butter.

I’ve received many requests for my recipe lately so here is the updated version (always refining recipes!).

Banana Egg White Oatmeal

1/2 banana, sliced very thinly (frozen or fresh)
Coconut oil or coconut oil spray (just a little)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup milk (skim, coconut, almond, soy)
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon dried cranberries or dried fruit of your choice (optional)
Dash salt
1 egg white

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add sliced banana, coconut oil and cinnamon. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until banana starts to break down and become more of a paste than individual slices. Add chia seeds, dried cranberries, oats, milk, water and salt and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking for about 5 more minutes or until oats have softened and absorbed most of the liquid. Give it a good, vigorous stir to get it fluffy and then slowly add in egg whites, stirring as you go. Cook for another minute or so. Remove from heat and top with desired toppings. Yield: 1 serving


Fig, cherry and berry green smoothie (recipe in this post) with the addition of a tablespoon of dark cocoa powder. If you haven’t tried adding cocoa powder to your smoothies, I recommend it. It adds so much depth and richness.


Scrambled egg and cheddar on a honey wheat bagel at Poppy’s Bagels in Charlotte.

Moving on to lunches.


First up, a salad. Surprise! 🙂 Spinach, mixed greens, herbed turkey, apples, tomatoes, avocado, almonds, dried cranberries and feta with homemade honey balsamic.


Spinach, quinoa, avocado, tomatoes and a leftover turkey burger topped with salsa.


Maple chicken sandwich with mayo, dijon, avocado, tomatoes and goat gouda on sourdough.


Salad topped with my favorite veggie burger in Charlotte at Bricktops.


My second favorite thing at Bricktops (or maybe this beats the veggie burger) is their deviled eggs. They come with brown sugar bacon. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.

So many delicious dinners to share!


Homemade Flat Out Pizzas (recipe in this post). I have to make one per person because I don’t like to share! 🙂


Lemon baked bone-in chicken breasts over cous cous with sauteed squash. I am going to share this recipe soon. It’s easy and really, really good.


Homemade pad thai (recipe in this post). I made this one vegetarian and only used tofu. Sauteed bok choy on the side.


Italian stuffed peppers.


Southwestern turkey burgers topped with a lime aioli and salsa. I also need to post this recipe because it turned out well! Avocado and roasted sweet potatoes on the side.


I whipped up this random dinner one night and it was better than I expected. I steamed couscous and then sauteed a mix of eggplant, tofu and Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch. If you haven’t tried this and have a Trader Joe’s in your area, pick it up. It’s a mix of kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli and red and green cabbage. I topped it all with feta and hummus.


And finally, sauteed scallops with balsamic reduction over mashed cauliflower with goat cheese and truffle oil with steamed asparagus on the side.

One random…


Watermelon! We ate this whole thing in like three days. I’m so glad it’s watermelon season again!

What is your favorite kind of oatmeal?

Anyone else pumped about watermelons?

What have you cooked lately that’s been brag-worthy?

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  • Amanda June 4, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Hi Jen,
    I’m thrilled about watermelon season too! I make a super easy watermelon salad that’s so refreshing and delicious. All it is is cubed watermelon, fresh lime juice, and chopped spearmint. I mix it all together and add a dash of sea salt– SO DELICIOUS!

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:05 pm

      Yum!! I may have to try that

  • tara June 4, 2015, 1:31 pm

    I recently tried overnight oats and really liked them but they really bothered my stomach. im thinking maybe it was the yogurt and maybe i need to avoid it since it seemed to maybe bother me a separate time. maybe i will try the egg white version instead just not as easy to make as the overnight ! so nice to have breakfast ready in the AM ! the only things i’ve really made that is different is roasting my sweet potato fries in coconut oil vs olive and i really like the subtle flavor. still cant get them as crispy as i’d like but did really like the coconut oil.

  • Kiki June 4, 2015, 1:41 pm

    I have been grilling veggies and making quinoa, mixing it all up and using it as a side for faster weeknight meals. Also been making your olive oil Greek yougurt chia lemon muffins. My boys love them to and its a healthy snack.

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:06 pm

      Yay! Happy to hear it.

  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run June 4, 2015, 1:49 pm

    Hmmm, those oats looks great and voluptuous!

    Yay for watermelon season!!

  • Erin June 4, 2015, 2:49 pm

    The deviled eggs and bacon look so good! Tow of my favorite things.

    For the first 33 yrs of my life I hated watermelon. Every summer I would try a bite, spit it out and wonder why anyone liked it. Then I had my son and bought it because he liked it. I tried it again and fell in love. Now I can’t get enough of it. Seriously I could polish off and entire watermelon in a few days and look forward to summer just for the watermelon.

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:07 pm

      Ha! I definitely could too

  • Michael Clare June 4, 2015, 2:52 pm

    My favorite oats are “eggwhite ZOATS” it is very similar to your recipe but i use shredded zuchini and no chia seeds. Its nice because it makes your oats super fluffy and yummy while adding a serving of the veggies! 🙂
    Watermelons – and other summer melons- may be my favorite part of summertime!
    Recently my mom and I made portobella mushroom burgers from the skinnytaste website and they were amazing!

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:08 pm

      I’ve never tried that! I might have to give it a shot

  • Jacklyn June 4, 2015, 3:04 pm

    Oh my goodness YUM. Don’t think I’ve ever mentioned how much I love the way you opt to do a ‘recents’ posts instead of just recapping a single day; I always leave with so so many ideas! And watermelon wasn’t even on my radar until ten seconds ago but you officially have me excited!

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:17 pm

      It’s one of my favorite things about summer!

  • Cassie Tran June 4, 2015, 3:14 pm

    Egg white oatmeal is LIFE.

  • Alyson June 4, 2015, 3:17 pm

    Funny story: Googling “egg white oatmeal” is what first lead me to you blog over a year ago! Then I saw the title, and it just so happens that peanut butter and running are two of my favorite things so I’ve been reading ever since. 🙂

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:17 pm

      Ha! So glad you ran across it!

  • Ashley @ A Lady Goes West June 4, 2015, 4:58 pm

    Wow, Jen. You have me drooling! I love that oatmeal combo. I usually stick to more simple overnight oats, with vanilla and coconut flavors. And Cruciferous Crunch at TJ’s? How have I not discovered that yet. I’m on it! 🙂 Have a fabulous day! Oh and yes, everything ebbs and flows. I’m right there with ya! Just keep truckin’!

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:18 pm

      Thank you!!

  • kristina gadbury June 4, 2015, 5:32 pm

    can you teach us how to cut avocados like that!? so perfect!

  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks June 4, 2015, 5:56 pm

    I know it’s getting warmer everywhere else but it’s just getting colder here in San Francisco, so I whipped up an awesome BBQ shepherd’s pie last night, per the boyfriends “meat and potatoes” request!

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:19 pm

      That sounds delicious!

  • She Rocks Fitness June 4, 2015, 8:40 pm

    I’m all about steel cut oats with chia seeds, molasses, cinnamon, cherries, and LOTS of nut butter. It’s my go-to combo before long runs. I’m actually not a watermelon fan…I like cantaloupe!

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:20 pm

      My oatmeal has to have a big pool of nut butter on top!

  • Emily @ My Healthyish Life June 4, 2015, 9:39 pm

    Watermelon is a year round thing for me. I’m just too addicted 🙂 But this season is the best! I just got hooked on overnight oats but I’ve always been curious about egg white oatmeal. It’s popular in the blog world.

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt June 5, 2015, 12:28 pm

    I adore watermelon! I’m stoked too 🙂
    I made some cannoli stuffed strawberries the other day for my site (next week!) and they were amaz-balls!

    • Jen DeCurtins June 6, 2015, 6:22 pm

      Yum! I’ll be sure to check it out

  • Lyndsay June 15, 2015, 1:23 pm

    Love this recent eats post – it inspired my meal planning for the week. Thank you 🙂

  • MaryAnn April 14, 2016, 11:59 am

    Hi Jen! I want to start packing oatmeal to take to work, but my mornings are crazy. Is this recipe something I can make the night before and reheat once I get to work? Thanks so much! I love reading your blog!

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