High Protein Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe For Travelers Made With Protein Bars

by Robyn Wright on July 2, 2014

in Food,Weight Loss

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Traveling is something I do pretty regularly and since I started my weight loss journey I have had to plan ahead for nutritious meals more than I had ever considered them before. Most of the trips I take are for business and they feed you a lot, but occasionally, especially at breakfast, it is hard to find enough protein in the foods offered. My solution is to pack nutritious food to take with me in case I need it. I do not want to eat just protein bars all the time though so I came up with this protein bar recipe, high protein peanut butter oatmeal for travelers like me.

I have this nifty little bowl that has the bowl on the bottom, an insulated container on top for liquids with a pour spout, and even a spoon tucked underneath. This is perfect to pack in my carry-on bag when I travel. I take my own bowl because hotel rooms do not usually have them, but in a pinch a coffee mug in the room will do also. The other supplies you need are a protein bar, I’m using Life Choice Protein Bars in Peanut Butter Extreme Flavor, plain instant oatmeal, and hot water.

Put the oatmeal into the bowl, add hot water
Most hotels have in room coffee pots now, use that to make your hot water. If you want to take this with you to your event, just add the heated water to the container on top if you have a bowl like this and pack it up to go. Put your dry oatmeal into the bowl, add the hot water. I use less water than what is called for because I like thick oatmeal.

chop up half of the protein bar into small pieces

For one envelope of oatmeal I use just half of the protein bar, but you can add the whole thing if you like. Just chop of the protein bar into small pieces.

Sprinkle the chopped protein bar on top of the oatmeal and water mixture
If you used hot water from a coffee pot just stir it all together well. If you are using a microwave, put it in for about 45-60 seconds. Stir well. The protein bar will melt somewhat and flavor the oatmeal!

Don't forget a spoon - mine is a part of this nifty bowl.
That’s all there is to it! Now you have a high protein breakfast (or snack) whenever you need it while you are traveling. People tend to eat poorly when they travel, being prepared like this will help you keep eating better and that in turn makes you feel better while you are traveling. Do not forget to drink extra water too when on the road!

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Remember, you can use any flavor of protein bars that you like. There is no need to add other ingredients to flavor the plain oatmeal then.

This is my purse that is huge and I take with me on trips - including packing some Life Choice Protein Bars for on the go

Even if you are not planning on doing the oatmeal thing, you can still pack a few Life Choice Protein Bars in your bag all the time. This is my own red purse that I have everything in including my tablet, chargers, makeup, wallet, and protein bars! There may be a kitchen sink at the bottom of this bag even <grin>.

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Along with the Peanut Butter Extreme, I also love the Life Choice Chocolate Mint Protein Bars – they taste a lot like a certain kind of cookie we all enjoy.

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The Life Choice brand of protein bars are available exclusively at Walmart stores. You can find them in the cereal aisle with other bars. They are much more reasonably priced than some of the other brands out there also.

Do you think you will try this protein bar recipe for oatmeal? How do you try to eat nutritious meals when you travel?

Robyn    

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  • sgumer

    it looks like baby food a little. it sounds like a great idea for on the go. thanks.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      LOL – well oatmeal kind of always looks like that :-)

  • tannawings

    Thats pretty darn clever to add a protein bar I wouldnt have thought of it!

  • http://historyinculture.wordpress.com/ Robin

    I like oatmeal, and I love protein bars; but I would probably not mix them together.
    Your travel bowl is very cool though!

  • http://goingcrazywannago.com/ JanetGoingCrazy

    This oatmeal sounds like a great breakfast or snack for on the go. I love peanut butter flavor, but I also think I would like the chocolate mint. #client

  • coupontammy

    What a great idea. I love oatmeal and most protein bars. So this would be a perfect solution over grabbing something that is not the healthiest from the hotel buffet.

  • Leslie J

    I’ll have to save that one for later. Very clever Robyn

  • lazybones344

    This sounds good. I’m always looking for ways to eat healthy on the road.

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