Start your day with a hearty bowl of oatmeal topped with turkey bacon, sauteéd onions, and parmesan for the ultimate savory flavor explosion. Top with chives or any fresh herbs of your choice.
Credit: Sara Tane

Oatmeal and turkey bacon are two great breakfast food options. This savory bowl of oats combines the two for a hearty meal that's loaded with protein and fiber for a healthy start to your day. Make these on the weekend for a breakfast in bed, or multiply the recipe to make a big pot and serve a crowd.

½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup water
1 oz. turkey bacon, chopped
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup diced yellow onion
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 tablespoon 2% milk

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add oats and let cook for 5 minutes or until desired consistency.
2. In a separate skillet, cook turkey bacon with onions until onions are soft and bacon is crispy.
3. In a bowl, combine milk and cooked oats. Stir in half of the bacon and onions, half of the cheese, and half of the chives.
4. Top oatmeal with remaining bacon, onions, cheese, and chives.

Serves 1
CALORIES 344; FAT 16g (sat 5g, mono 6g, poly 3g); PROTEIN 16g; CARB 37g; FIBER 7g; SUGARS 6g; CHOL 36mg; IRON 2mg; SODIUM 538mg; CALC 219mg