Fall in a bowl

I have been trying to make more of an effort to make use of all of the food in our pantry and when I was looking for something to make for breakfast this morning I came across 3 giant containers of oatmeal…I wish I was kidding. I like oatmeal, but it’s never been a go to food for me like eggs are, but the bowl I made this morning. Hello, lover.

I mixed half water and half milk and while that was boiling, I cooked apple chunks in cinnamon and a little water so they would steam. After the oats were done I topped them with the apples and one of my most favorite of nut butters.

Mixed everything together and it was like a bowl of Fall goodness and love.

Oatmeal might move up the list of favorite breakfasts after all!!!

For lunch, I was craving a sandwich – these taste so good lately – and went simple. Mustard, ham, swiss and pickles.

So delicious!!! On the side I had some sliced cucumbers

And 1/2 an apple, my little man had the other half.

Since I still have 3 containers of oats left, what would be on your perfect bowl of oatmeal?

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5 Things Friday

1. My sister is on her way here! I hope you have a safe flight sissy, can’t freaking WAIT to see her! She will be here for 10 days and we are going to have a fabulous time.

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2. I think I’m sick of eggs. I can’t stomach the thought of eating eggs lately. What’s happened to me?!

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3. Baked oatmeal is moving up to top breakfast favorite

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This morning was baked banana/blueberry oatmeal

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Topped with a spoonfull of this:

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4. Chocolate Shakeology. Seriously amazing.  I mix this with a handful of ice cubes, cup of vanilla coconut milk and blend away. My husband takes a shake for breakfast every morning and I’ve been having a shake for lunch.

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5. New Larabar flavors! I got this package in the mail the other day and I can’t wait to try all of the new flavors!!

 

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They all look so good, I don’t know which one to try first!

Leaves aren’t the only things falling

You wouldn’t know it by the 80 degree weather we have been having, but it is October.

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And the leaves aren’t the only thing that’s falling this year.

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I went to my 2nd Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday and left feeling on top of the world! I finally found a program that’s going to work, this is something I CAN do the rest of my life. I’m not ON a diet, I’m not starving, I’m eating whatever I want and I feel fanfreakingtastic.

Last Week: 212.8

Current: 208

Loss: –4.8

Total Loss: –4.8

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Breakfast:

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  • Trader Joe’s Hot Multigrain Cereal (5P+)
  • Artisana Cashew Butter (5P+)
  • 1 tsp. canola oil (1P+)
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries (0P+)

 

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I wish I could say I loved the cashew butter, but I just didn’t. It was too overpowering. I won’t be buying this one.

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But the blueberries, perfection. I bought these at a farmer’s market a few months ago near the campground and I froze a bag full. I’m so glad I did. These were just as good as the day I bought them.

I’m ready for a new week, make today the best it can be!!

For the love of fall {and nut butter}

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I really wish it was Fall all year long. Not too hot, not too cold.

Perfect weather for

  • Sweatshirts (is there anything better than a hoodie?)
  • Yoga pants
  • Runs outside
  • Long walks outside
  • Apple cider
  • Apples

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And the colors this time of year are bright and vibrant! Since we moved into our house in June, I had no idea we had mums planted in the backyard,they have been blooming for the past week or so, and I just love their bright colors!!

Before I get talking about my bowl ‘o oats this morning, I’ll back up to last night’s dinner.

Dinner:

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Chili cheese noodles and green beans. It was ok, but not something I could eat all the time.

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Except for the green beans. They were cooked perfectly! I steamed them with a little bit of salt and garlic salt. Perfect!!

Breakfast:

Ever since I received a package of different nut butters from Artisana to review, I have been dreaming of oats and using all of the different butters as toppings.

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This morning I tried the Raw Almond Butter (Taken from their website)

Experience the delightful texture and clean aroma of our raw, uniquely energizing almond purée.

Artisana™ Organic Raw Almond Butter is a great way to add protein, essential vitamins and minerals to your diet.

Add to fruit, shakes, cereal, sandwiches, confections or eat right out of the jar.

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Normally, I buy almond butter from other stores, but this was SO good! While other almond butters I have tried were dry and slightly lacking in flavor, this was creamy and had the perfect amount of almond flavor…I may have licked the package after I plopped it onto my bowl of oats.

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Today’s bowl of oats:

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Look how it’s melting into the oats around the edges. Hello, lover.

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I started writing this nearly 2 hours ago, crazy 3 year old has been in rare form today and very needy!!!