Protein in Oatmeal

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Protein Grams in Oatmeal

One serving equals about three-fourths cup and holds about 5 grams of protein.

Those versions of oats that are paired with other protein-rich ingredients will see a protein boost.

For example, oatmeal with dried fruits will receive a boost from the nutritional values of the fruit.

And when we add other foods to our meal, such as low fat milk and whole grain toast, we'll get another boost.

Sometimes achieving a higher level of health is more about boosting nutritional values and switching out the unhealthier foods for the healthier ones - rather than assuming that we need to forget about eating in order to lose the fat.

Protein in Oatmeal & Popular Breakfast Foods

FOOD

SERVING SIZE & PREPARATION

PROTEIN g

Pancakes

1 small pancake

2

Waffles

1 waffle

2.5

Omelet (Ham, Cheese, Onion)

1 omelet prepared with 2 eggs

17

French Toast

1 slice

6

Bacon

3 slices

6

Sausage, Pork

2 small links

30

Cream of Rice

1/4 Cup-Cooked

1.5

Cream of Wheat

3/4 Cup-Cooked

2.7

Farina

3/4 Cup-Cooked

2.5

Oatmeal

3/4 Cup-Cooked

4.6

Ralston

3/4 Cup-Cooked

4.2

Wheatena

3/4 Cup-Cooked

3.6

Fast Foods & Protein Content

Based on 1 cup unless stated.

Grams

Fast Foods, biscuit, with egg and sausage - 1

20.03

English muffin, with egg, cheese, bacon

18.54

Pork, cured, ham - 3 oz

18.33

Oat bran, raw

16.26

Croissant, with egg, cheese, and bacon - 1

16.23

Bagels, egg, one 4"

9.43

Bagels, cinnamon-raisin, 4" - one

8.72

Fast foods, pancakes with butter and syrup, two

8.26

Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat

8.22

Egg, whole, raw, fresh, one extra large

7.28

Getting Outdoors, Activity for Losing Excess Fat

If you spit into the wind and it blows back into your face, stay indoors for the day or face the world tomorrow looking like a rabid Alfalfa.

Instead, enjoy The Great Indoors! Take a short journey to your local skating rink - or ice rink, where the temperature is at least controlled and there are people to pick you up when you fall and your tongue gets stuck.

Weight, Sense of Smell

Be aware that 'the smell of food' is enough to set your tastebuds into action. Corn popping, cinnamon rolls baking and chicken frying are hard scents to resist.  Take five and think before you run to that goody.

Vegetable Tip

Purchase the LARGE cans of veggies and the SMALL cans of chili.

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