Monday In Meals + Microwavable Paleo Oatmeal

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Good morning and happy Hump Day!

It’s time for another edition of Monday In Meals where I share what I ate throughout the day. Every Monday is a little different, but I’m typically ready for a healthy week ahead, so sharing my meals and snacks on CNC at the beginning of the week gets me on track and keeps the momentum rolling. That said, here’s a recap of my Monday In Meals!

Microwavable Oatmeal Minus the Oats

Once upon a time, I followed the Paleo diet and absolutely lovvvvved this recipe for Oatmeal Minus the Oats. I used to make it all the time as a grain-free alternative to my beloved oats, and, over the years, it morphed into Fluffy Paleo Oatmeal, which was an “easier” version of the original.

Fast forward to 2013… 

I got pregnant and my insides stopped bleeding, so I went back to a more traditional diet. (Paleo never really worked for me on the UC front anyway.) I stopped eating Oatmeal Minus the Oats for… well, years until recently. A reader tagged me on her Instagram photo, and it reminded me of the recipe.

I always liked Paleo Oatmeal, but I hated how annoying it was to clean the pot that I cooked it in. The egg whites would stick to the sides and take forever to clean. So, I created a microwave version, which is just as delicious and satisfying as I remember and 8,000 times easier to make and clean up!! Smile


  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup liquid egg whites <— would probably work with 4 egg whites from the shell, but I haven’t tried it yet
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts or flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or maple extract
  • cinnamon to taste
  • big scoop of nut butter (optional, but highly recommended)

Directions: Mash banana inside peel. Remove the banana from the peel and add to a microwave-safe bowl with a lid along with liquid egg whites, almond milk, hemp hearts/flaxseed meal, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Microwave for 4 minutes. Remove from microwave and then mash and fully combine banana. Add a scoop of nut butter and let it melt while the “oats” cool slightly. Eat!

* Quick note about the almond milk: I’ve tried this recipe with 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/2 cup of almond milk. All three measurements work, it just depends how thick you like your oats. The 1/4 cup will make them thick and fairly dense while the 1/2 cup make them much thinner and somewhat smooth. The 1/3 cup is somewhere in the middle, which is typically my go-to measurement! 🙂

Makes 1 serving

Macros: P 24 C 25 F 5

Question of the Day

What’d you eat for breakfast this morning?

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  1. small serving of almond joy overnight oats, boiled egg, sautéed greens, then a snacked on half of a green apple. plus coffee! always coffee!

  2. I don’t follow a Paleo diet, but the recipe sounds delicious! Similar to a protein pancake minus the protein powder. This morning I’m eating my simple homemade banana bread with a schemer of almond butter!

  3. i’m either making eggs or making a smoothie… had oatmeal the last two mornings… can’t decide what i’m in the mood for quite yet… still working on my water and apple cider vinegar haha

  4. I do 1 cup of Fage Greek yogurt
    1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
    1/3 cup mixed berries frozen. (I microwave the berries for 30 seconds to make them juicy)

    Mix all together!

    It’s been my new favorite

  5. Toast per usual on my work from home days – Dave’s killer 21 grain thin sliced bread. One topped with Avocado, TJ’s Everything but the bagel seasoning and an egg. Second slice topped with banana and peanut butter. And of course a cup of coffee – I really need to find the Califia farms creamer you posted on IG!

    Those pretzels look dangerously good!

    1. @christine: Your breakfast sounds amazing! I just got the TJ Everything seasoning and wasn’t sure what to do with it yet… I’m definitely going to try your avocado toast!

  6. I usually microwave most of my breakfasts since I am eating them while at work. What I’ve found works for me, whether its eggs, paleo/traditional oatmeal or the protein egg and banana pancake is to rub the inside of your bowl with some coconut oil. I do this prior to putting anything in the bowl and it makes a HUGE difference when it comes time to cleaning up. Plus, the taste is awesome. 🙂

  7. i had oats for breakfast! topped with half a banana and PB! Absolutely trying this recipe this weekend!

  8. Everyone looks at me weird when I scramble banana into my egg whites. Like, what is wrong with you people? It’s delicious. Top it with nuked almond butter + blueberries and holy heavens. This morning’s breakfast was a bowl of TJ’s strawberry yogurt o’s with almond butter and berries. It was one of those “I don’t want anything but need to eat” breakfasts.

    I also might have eaten a small square of a brownie, but really who’s counting?

  9. YUM that microwaveable paleo oatmeal sounds so good!! i love that you can make it at the office – i’ve been trying to find more interesting things to eat at work and i can keep all of things in our mini fridge. can’t wait to try! thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Fantastic food day! I miss the archive calendar. Am I not seeing it or is there no quick way to go back to the earlier blogs now?

  11. Love all of these ideas! Do you know what your average daily calorie intake is?? Just curious what this would add up to.

    xo Jules

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