Meals On Repeat + Oatmeal Skills

So many meals on repeat for me to highlight in today’s post! I certainly like what I like. But really, who eats such a varied diet anyway.

My son is about to embark on the fun of studying for the SAT and ACT exams. I am not jealous. I already put my time in with those tests back in my day. Anyway, he took the practice ACT over the weekend (and will take the practice SAT in a couple of weeks). I picked him up from the practice test and we headed straight to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. He was starving after sitting for the exam for those 4 hours!

Vegan cobb salad for me, no almonds or sunflower seeds (I do have ever so slight allergies to both so it’s best to avoid).

vegan Cobb salad

Another day, another lunch at Chopt. In full transparency, I did have Chopt two days in a row. The picture below was for was lunch, another day was a quick dinner. I was in the area while my son was at the gym (he’s back at Lifetime — it’s good to be my kid) and I was hungry so Chopt became my dinner.

I’ve been varying my toppings just a bit but standard parts are the spinach, romaine, avocado, and quinoa plus the Mexican Goddess dressing on the side. Then the varied ingredients involve corn, hearts of palm, beats, spicy peppers, sweet potatoes, and tomato.


How beautiful does my whole wheat margarita slice look in this picture? It was truly a good one on this particular day. This pizza is definitely my favorite pizza of the moment. I do believe I had this margarita pizza for dinner two nights in a row in the last week. One night we took out from Mario’s with salad, one night I stopped in quick for a slice while out and about running errands and going to the mall.

margarita pizza

Here’s my usual Panera order while working. I haven’t had it often in the last little while but I did have it the other day while getting some work done.


Starbucks is starting to become a thing for me when I don’t want to go to Panera and don’t want to work at home. They opened a new location by my house and I like the seating better than the other Starbucks literally down the block. I just have to watch my caffeine come afternoon. Some nights it keeps me up and some nights I feel no effect. It’s best if I do decaf or half decaf when I can, unless I am utterly exhausted.

Starbucks iced coffee

In unpictured news, the salads I have been making at home involve the cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s that you can grab in the refrigerated section. I needed a change from chickpeas every day and although I do have lentils that I can cook myself, I like the already prepared variety from TJ. I add them to my salads along with roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, romaine and tomato. So easy.

Also, my oatmeal skills are definitely on point because my son requests my oatmeal every morning since he’s home from camp. I still prepare oatmeal for the week, the very same way as referenced in this post.

I believe strongly in mixing equal servings of old-fashioned rolled oats and steel-cut oats. It’s a good combination of texture and volume. The only thing that varies is the toppings. For my son, I add banana, cinnamon, raisins, and peanut butter. For me, its frozen blueberries, cinnamon, and peanut butter in my oatmeal literally every morning!

Oatmeal posts of interest:

6 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes To Try

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Autumn Oatmeal

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How do you like to make your oatmeal?

Favorite pizza of the moment?

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