Pump Up The Volume

Happy Friday, friends!

Hope you have a great one. I had the exact same breakfast as yesterday because it was SO good and SO filling!

Egg white pumpkin oatmeal! I swear, adding egg whites AND pumpkin makes for the biggest, baddest bowl of oats ever. So much volume to this bowl! 🙂
I was going to go to a 75 minute yoga class this morning but I have a very tight muscle on the lower right side of my body that has been bothering me a bit lately and I don’t want to put any more stress on it today…I might do some deep stretches later but I think my body is asking for a little rest.
I’ve been just wallowing in my bed all morning and it’s time to get my act together. See you later!

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  • megan
    January 15, 2010 at 8:20 am

    i’ve never added egg whites or pumpkin to oatmeal before…i feel left out in the blog world. 🙂 But most of the time I add lots of milk and chopped up apples and it is ridiculously good. I love the crunch!

  • ellen eats beets
    January 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Good luck at yoga! I hope is releases the tension you have in your muscles. The oats look awesomeeee

  • Olga @ Healthing It
    January 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

    That oatmeal looks delish!

    And I’ve also spent most of the morning in bed 🙂 I guess I’ll go do something now!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    January 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Good for you for listening to your body!! Resting is a super important part of any healthy lifestyle. 😀

    I’m going to take your idea and add some egg whites and pumpkin to a bowl of oats soon. It sounds like an awesome and filling combo. 😀

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Sounds like you’re really listening to your body! Good for you! Have a great weekend, lady!

  • katherine
    January 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Take it easy and I hope whatever movement you choose helps your tight muslces – be it yoga or deep stretching! TGIF

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

    That song is now stuck in my head and all I can think of is ‘Dance, Dance!’ 🙂

  • Tricia
    January 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I made those oats this am but used maple syrup instead of agave….omg, sooooo good 🙂

  • Kelly B.
    January 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

    YUM! Your oats always look amazing!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 15, 2010 at 8:33 am

    everything pumpkin I’ve made lately has totally kept me full too

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 15, 2010 at 8:33 am

    That looks so good, I have to try the egg white trick one day!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I eat the same breakfast almost every single morning, too. It’s just that good! 😀

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 15, 2010 at 8:40 am

    i’ve got to try the egg white thing soon! i love how full i feel for hours after my normal oats, bet it’s even better with the whites 🙂

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    January 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

    That’s a glorious bowl of oats, indeed!

  • Chloe (No Sugar and Spice)
    January 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I must start adding eggwhites, it seems like all the bloggies love it and would keep me full for a long time. Have a great Friday!!!

  • evan
    January 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

    pumpkin oats are my favorite…i really like to make them for dinner when cooking just isn’t an option.

    all your yoga musings and pumpkin oats make me miss being at school! 2 days until midweek pumpkin oat dinners and Yoga to the People… 🙂

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    January 15, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I love pumpkin oats!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 15, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I don’t know if you have already explained but how exactly do you add the egg whites? I tried that once a long time ago and I ended up with chunks of cooked eggs all throughout my oats.. NOT good.

  • Jil
    January 15, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I did that this morning, too — I was rather productive … but in between productiveness I just kinda hung out in my bed. It felt glorrrrious. 🙂

  • Jamie
    January 15, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I’ve got to learn how to do that egg white thing. so good for protein and volume- two things I love 🙂

  • Ameena
    January 15, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Have a great time at yoga…I could totally use that this morning!!

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    January 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Foam roller! Foam roller! That thing is a miracle worker.

  • Jess.
    January 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

    long mornings in bed are the best!

  • Evan Thomas
    January 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I’ve never tried pumpkin AND egg whites but it sounds divine.
    This morning I tried HEABs protein ice cream and my stomach is just not that big. I couldn’t eat even half and had to switch to nut butter to increase cal intake

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    January 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I was inspired by you to try egg white oats yesterday and loved them. They were so proteiny and filling and delicious 🙂

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    January 15, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I keep meaning to add egg whites to my oatmeal and always forget! Thanks for the reminder!

  • Heather
    January 15, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I need to try the egg whites in oatmeal! I’ve heard so many good things, and yours looks positively yummy!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Do you think oat bran would increase the volume and satiety of a bowl of oats? I noticed that you sometime have oat bran instead of rolled oats and was wondering about the difference…

    Hooray for pumpkin (in all things!)

  • Casey @ Spicy&Sweet)
    January 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Yummy! I love egg whites in oatmeal, even though I was scared of the combo at first :).

    Happy weekend Jenna!

  • Juliet
    January 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

    when you cook the oatmeal, at what point do you put the egg whites in?

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    January 15, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Hope you’re able to stretch it out! Have a great weekend!

  • Andrea
    January 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Breakfast looks delicious, as always! I’ve never tried pumpkin or egg whites, but i’m going to try it this weekend. I’m guessing you use the pumpkin puree? Also, I have the same question above about how you add the egg whites. I don’t want to mess up a perfect bowl of oatmeal 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    January 15, 2010 at 10:20 am

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  • Rachel@Coconut Crumbs
    January 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Just found your blog, love it! You know, I tried pumpkin before and it didn’t work out so well. But you’re inspiring me to give it another shot. thanks, have a great weekend Jenna!

  • Tay
    January 15, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Mmm I’ve loved egg white oatmeal for years!! And adding a whole egg even makes it more filling and creamy 😉 Delicious! I call it Custard Oatmeal because it’s sooo custardy 🙂

  • Katharine
    January 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Love that bowl! Is it from Anthro?

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Okay, i’m adding egg whites to my next batch of oats!

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health
    January 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    YUM! I’ll have to try this bad-boy combo soon. I actually *just* ate overnight oats for breakfast for the very first time today, and I LOVEEEE. So thanks for introducing me to them 😉

  • Jolene (
    January 15, 2010 at 10:40 am

    When do you add the egg whites?

  • theemptynutjar
    January 15, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Big enormous bowls of cereal and oats are the best. Even just as “snacks” in my case! I eat a lot 🙂
    You are amazing yogi. I just have no motivation to do anything beyond 15-20 minutes of the most basic tape ever invented. Oh well….its a “long” phase I guess….maybe just not my thing!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    January 15, 2010 at 11:26 am

    eggwhites-CHECK…pumpkin-CHECK…delicous bowl of voluminous oats…CHECK!! sounds so good!!

  • Teniah
    January 15, 2010 at 11:44 am

    While I think it’s fantastic that you have been doing so much power yoga (which sounds really difficult with all the “jumping” from posture to posture); perhaps you are due for a traditional relaxation yoga session! Maybe your muscles are just telling you to relax and let go….Hope the tightness subsides. Just remember that you can get a ton of great benefits from slow and flowing yoga poses. =) Namaste

    I am definitely going to have to try this pumpkin oatmeal deal that you have going on – seems like it’s your fav! =)

  • Jenna
    January 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I need to get on the band wagon and try pumpkin and egg white oats asap!!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    January 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    It LOOKS so good and so filling! I always want your oatmeal bowls!

  • Allison K
    January 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I need to try pumpkin in my oats again. I really didn’t like it the first time. I don’t think I added enough cinnamon or something.

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I’m having the same kind of Friday. Didn’t get my day going until way late. Enjoy your weekend, girlie : )

  • Cole
    January 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Those oats look delish.

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Ahh I LOVE “French-toast” oats! Especially with pumpkin or squash… favorite breakfast of all time! (try making the oats with vanilla tea. It’s so good!)

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    LOVE pumpkin in my oats. I finally ran out the other day, and went back to using a banana instead, and my oats were so much….less 🙁 haha

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    January 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Yumm, I love pumpkin oats!!

  • Niki F
    January 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    LOVE your breakfast! I eat this (except with oat bran instead of oatmeal) every single morning, but can’t stop because of how delicious, filling and huge a portion!

    And your wrap looks fabulous too! I love hummus and avo!

  • Merriem
    January 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Do you have a recipe for this? I tried it and ended up with chunks of eggs in my oat meal 🙁

  • Linda
    January 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Do you just add pasturized egg whites? Thanks!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    January 18, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I made oatmeal adding egg whites to it due to you posting about it. I loved it and shared on my website! Thank you for sharing that! It was a great way to add protein to my morning oats!