New Overnight Oats!

2 03 2010

Mornin’ :mrgreen:

How’s everyone doing today? My morning has not started off the best :sad: I woke up this morning to hit the gym per usual and could feel the blister I mentioned last night rearing its ugly head. I knew right away that I wouldn’t be able to run, but I got dressed and figured I’d hit the elliptical. And then I put on my sneakers :shock: Holy cow – it was like my skin was ripping open and I was walking on shards of glass. I don’t know what it is about this particular spot on my foot or this particular blister but it HURTS. I tried to walk around my bedroom for a bit to see if things would get better, but there was just no way I could accomplish the workout I had planned (I also planned to do legs – I can’t even imagine doing squats and lunges with this thing).

I generally suffer from SEVERE gym guilt, so I’m trying really, really, really hard not to let it ruin my day! It’s better to let this sucker heal up and feel better tomorrow than to suffer all week with it, right? I look forward to waking up tomorrow morning and getting a great workout in!

I am SO STOKED to try breakfast this morning!  I’m warning you that the picture of my oats doesn’t look that appealing, but I am banking on these being amazing.  There is Greek yogurt in it and when I make overnight oats with yogurt, I like to use slightly less oats than I normally would because the yogurt packs so much nutrition on its own.  So I’m warning ya – the pic looks watery, but once I nuke these at work, I bet they’ll be fantastic!

Cinnamon Caramel Oats

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 4 oz container of Oikos caramel Greek yogurt
  • dash of salt
  • splash of vanilla
  • cinnamon

Toppings:

This peanut butter rocks, you guys.  BUT you definitely have to appreciate sweet things.  It adds a ton of sweetness to that classic PB taste we all love.  PB&Co has SO many delish flavors and I plan to try all of them and report on my fav.  But I can only have one at a time for monetary purposes :wink:   So bear with me…I WILL try them all.  I’m going for the maple flavor next…Mmm! 

It’s important to mention that this PB, like all of the nut butters I eat, is all natural and contains no hydrogenated oils.  Woo hoo!

Over the next 3.5 days, I’m in all day meetings at work.  You know what that means?  FREE FOOD ALERT!!!  I actually still packed my lunch because truthfully – even though it’s free – I’d prefer my own cooking to cafeteria food (It may be free, but it only comes from the caf).  Know what I’m sayin’?  And how could I resist that leftover soup from last night?  I just couldn’t!  And spinach too!  Woo hoo!

I think the folks in my meeting will be jelly of my eats :wink:   I hope I don’t come across as a snob for bringing my own stuff.  I figured I’ll try it out tomorrow and if I really stick out like a sore thumb, I’ll eat their food on Wednesday.  The problem is, I can’t take pics at work (I snuck it yesterday with my salad because I was in my cube), especially in a conference room full of people!

Want to hear the worst part about these meetings?  I generally have every other Friday off, but I have to go in this Friday :sad:   It’s really not a big deal, but man, I love those days off!  I look forward to them!  I’ll survive, I suppose.

Another difficulty sourounding these meetings: afternoon cookies!!!!  DOES YOUR WORK HAVE THESE???  Big, soft, delicious cookies always delivered around the 2 pm hour.  I know you’ve seen them.  I know you’ve had them.  And I know you’ve LOVED them.  They make me go:shock:

I’m going to try with my every might to eat my healthy snack that I have stowed away in the fridge at work, but if there are double chocolate chip cookies, I cannot make any promises!  I’ll report to you tonight and let you know how I did :wink:

Planned snack:  My two rockstars from yesterday!

Mmm…I just got excited looking at this pic, so maybe I can say no to the Cookie Monsters!!!  

I hope you guys have a fantastic day!!!

P.S.  I do work out in the morning, but it’s too difficult to post workouts, bfast and lunch in the morning, so I’m going to do workouts at night.  Cool?  Cool!

Until we eat again… 





Silver & Gold

28 02 2010

In the end, Ryan Miller and the boys just couldn’t make it happen.

BUT a silver medal is nothing to balk at and the guys played their hearts out.  Canada skated unbelievably and it was a great game.  Wish the circumstances could have been different, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

And speaking of cookies, I may or may not have incorporated them into my afternoon snack :wink:

I’m holding them because I’m trying to show you that they’re small, but they look HUGE in this pic!  I swear, they were the two tiniest of the leftovers!  I scarfed them down with some Oikos Greek Strawberry yogurt. 

Are you guys into Greek yogurt yet?  I’m OBSESSED!  So good and so filling because of all that protein.  I was just reading, however, that you should alternate between Greek yogurt (great source of protein) with regular, low-fat or nonfat yogurt (more calcium).  Just figured I’d pass that along!  I’m going to start buying both at the store, I think.

Now let’s get onto the good stuff.  While the US was being awarded their silver medals, Mr. KD and I were getting ready to dig into something rich, creamy and GOLD: Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup!! 

Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!!!!!!!  THIS WAS SO GOOD!  I know I’m going to start saying that a lot on here, but I can’t help but get excited over delicious food and this deserves a YUMTASTIC AWARD.  It was OUTSTANDING :mrgreen:   Served with a dollop of light sour cream because that’s the best way to enjoy a soup like this!  Oh, and a small sprinkle of more cheese for garnish.  Obvi!

I was digging away at mine like this…….

And I looked over and saw this…..

Well, then, looks like Mr. KD was a fan.  Woudn’t you say?!?

As I stated earlier, my last trip to the grocery store was an epic fail and I have very little veggies left around the house.  I did, however, peruse my freezer to find some frozen spinach!  I know myself so well that I often buy extra frozen veggies just to save for nights like this!  I sauteed it up with some olive oil, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.  Apparently, I was really into cheese tonight, huh? :wink:  

It was a great compliment to my soup!

I also meant to mention in my previous post that I made adjustments to this recipe.  They are as follows:

  • 2% cheddar cheese
  • 2% evaporated milk
  • center cut bacon

Well, my friends, I’m going to go hang out with Mr. KD and perhaps watch a movie to unwind before the hectic week begins!  Thanks again for reading!! :mrgreen:

Until we eat again…