Good morning. Actually, it’s a great morning –> the Islanders shut out the Rangers!
I am just sitting here about to enjoy my usual pre-run breakfast.
Sometimes I add blueberries and I always add peanut butter.
My son is on an oatmeal kick too.
I give him the LOVE GROWN Super Oats (Nuts & Seeds variety) because he isn’t allergic to nuts like I am (remember, I have oral allergy syndrome. I am not anaphylactic but I do have reactions to walnuts and almonds so I am trying really hard to honor that and avoid them).
He loves his morning bowl of oatmeal especially when I mix in the LOVE GROWN Cocoa Goodness Oat Clusters.
I think the Cocoa Goodness tastes just like Cocoa Pebbles which was my favorite as a kid.
Lately I have been on top of my Skoop A-Game by adding some (the Sweet Greens variety) to my post run oats in a jar.
I am still working with frozen berries which is what makes the oatmeal/yogurt mixture look so pretty pink even though I have lots of fresh strawberries in the house. I have gotten so used to the frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries and cherries) that I think I may actually like them.
I normally eat lunch at home during the week but on days where I can’t, I tote it along with me.
Chick pea/avocado mash with roasted sweet potatoes, sugar snap peas and roasted brussels sprouts over spinach.
Since I bought the new-to-me Rudi’s Organic Spelt English Muffins the other day, lunch at home this week has looked like this…
Chick pea/avocado mash on one half and peanut butter on the other. It’s the perfect savory sweet combo for me and comes complete with side salad of plum tomatoes, spinach and roasted brussels sprouts.
I really like something sweet at lunch. I normally save the peanut butter half for last, sort of like dessert.
I am currently obsessed with roasted brussels sprouts by the way and I think it’s a great obsession to have.
Always spritzed with coconut oil cooking spray, sometimes sprinkled with pepper, sometimes with just pure maple syrup, sometimes with maple syrup and Dijon mustard, sometimes with pepper and Dijon mustard and sometimes with honey mustard.
Dinner is usually easy because I can throw together a Power Bowl in a flash.
Lentils cooked with tri-color quinoa, roasted cauliflower, broccoli and I think asparagus with sweet potato wedges and avocado.
Remember the other day when I made those baked oatmeal apple sticks?
It’s a super simple snack and you can make it two ways – either using favorite nut butter or PB2.
I can’t even say which way I like it better. I made it using Mighty Maple peanut butter one time and PB2 another and both came out really good. You hardly taste the peanut butter in either version, you just know you are eating something really special.
The apples get soft, the baked oatmeal topping gets a bit crispy.
Each bite is like a slice of apple pie but it’s healthy and comes together in ten minutes.
- 1 large apple sliced into sticks (or wedges) - I used granny smith
- 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice OR 2 tablespoons PB2
- 1 tablespoon organic skim milk (you can sub with water or your milk of choice)*
- ¼ cup old-fashioned oats (gluten-free if needed)
- *If using PB2, you may want to add more liquid - either another tablespoon of milk or water will do.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Dice apple into slices that look like sticks. You can leave skin on or peel off, doesn't matter.
- Combine peanut butter (or pb2) with milk or water and a pinch of cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl and mix until combined.
- Warm mixture in microwave for around 20 seconds.
- Add oats and mix until combined.
- Spread mixture on to each apple stick and then place apple stick on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for ten minutes.
- Best when served warm.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!
Favorite nighttime snack/dessert lately?
Do you like something sweet at lunch time?
Which brand and/or type of oatmeal do you cook at home?