The struggle is real—to find a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast that is. Work-life balance is such a rare thing to achieve, and in trying to maneuver our daily schedule, nutrition is one of the many things we leave behind. Convenience usually takes over, and finding the fastest, easiest thing to eat becomes part of our daily routine.
Imagine a world then, where you can have it all—where you’re Lady Gaga and you get that Best Song statue, and the Best Actress one too. In this case, a breakfast that takes the same amount of time as brushing your teeth, or checking your notifications, but isn’t junky, gross, and downright dismal. After just two minutes in the microwave, you’ve got an instant omelette in a jar that is tasty but keeps things healthy too.
Stir in some Quaker Quick Cook or Instant Oats to turn your eggs into an oatsilog, for fiber and protein to feel more full and energetic during the day. The super grain also upgrades your morning meal with beta glucan which helps lower your blood cholesterol. The super grain upgrades your morning meal because the oats + itlog combo provides a healthy boost. What’s great about this little cup is that it still gets to be incredibly tasty; this oatsilog is chock full of adobo flavor, and is topped off with sardines for a dish you’d want to wake up to in the morning.
Adobo Sardine Oatsilog
Active time: 2 minutes
Total time: 2 minutes cook, 5 mins prep
Adobo Sardine Oatsilog
½ tbsp water
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp bottled garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. Quaker Quick Cook Oats or Quaker Instant Oats
2 pcs. sardines, drained and broken up into large pieces
Chopped parsley, optional for garnish
In a bowl or jar, whisk together eggs, water, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.
Add sardines and oats, and mix until coated.
Place in microwave and cook for two minutes or until oats and egg are cooked through, stirring after every minute.
Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.