Happy Wednesday! I’m hoping to connect a bit more with other bloggers by participating in a detailed account of what I ate (in this case) Monday! Basically, this is what a typical day of eating looks like for me. Soooo, let’s kick it off with the official emblem!
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this, check out Jenn’s blog, Peas and Crayons, for more details.
As you may gather from the name of my blog, I adore oats! I’ve been known to eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I also try to cram them in anything and everything, from cookies to meatloaf! My favorite, can’t-live-without-it food inspired half of this blog’s name, while my husband’s affinity for eating them with a fork, inspired the other half. He literally eats all things ‘bowl’ (except ice cream) with a fork! Soup, chili, and cereal are all pronged by his eclectic hand.
Let’s kick this off with my morning bowl o’ overnight oats!
I’m in the process of incorporating other grains, such as rice, kamut, and steel-cut oats, into overnight breakfasts, so stay tuned for those recipes! Right now, this is probably my favorite breakfast, but with my tendency to develop allergies to things I eat often, I need to change it up a bit!
Snacks included an apple…
…with some homemade walnut butter (recipe below), yum!
Honey greek yogurt from Trader Joe’s (love that place!)….
…that someone stole the majority of…wah…
Can you believe that not that long ago this little devil was my sweet, agreeable angel that didn’t know the word ‘no’?
Yeah, well…now I know why they call it ‘the terrible twos’.
My main lunch was consumed while out and about with the fam, so it is attractively displayed in a Tupperware…
While this may not look that appetizing here, this meal is phenomenal! It’s chock full of veggies, brown rice, and chicken. I make it at least once a week and will include it on the blog in the near future.
A peppermint patty and some unpictured chocolate may have been consumed in the midst of putting groceries away and preparing for dinner…
…the cracks in the other chocolates are yours truly searching for the patties…yup, I’m that girl.
A break in food for Jadie and I to show off our blue toes! This color is awesome! It’s a Revlon color I found on clearance at Target.
Unfortunately, as I knew I would, I forgot to snap a picture of dinner before inhaling it! Aaaaarrrggghhh! I was doing so well! But, alas, I was able to get a shot of one of the last bites….
We had chicken quesadillas stuffed full of beans, veggies, chicken, and cheese! We used my homemade whole wheat tortillas, and they were phenomenal! Another house favorite!
That about wraps it up! I’ll usually bake something at night, but this night I didn’t. In future posts, though, you can anticipate late night sweets!
I wanted to include the walnut butter recipe, as it is so good and easily adapted to your tastes.
CINNAMON HONEY WALNUT BUTTER
Adapted from this recipe
2 c. walnuts, soaked overnight
1/4-1/2 t. salt
2 t. honey
1/2-1 t. cinnamon
1-3 t. olive oil
Toast the walnuts in a 350 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. Watch closely so they don’t burn! Process the walnuts until it starts to butterize (this happens quick). Add other ingredients to your taste. Only add enough oil to make it creamy enough to your liking.
Hopefully you enjoyed getting a bit more personal with me! See ya Friday for a firefighter meal!