Recent Eats + My Favorite Oatmeal

  Oct 9, 2015  |  #Eats

Good Morning and happy Friday! Let’s recap some food from the week, shall we?

Because Coffee is basically its own food group:

heart cup
Heart Coffee Roasters. I camped out here and did a few hours of work, and enjoyed a couple mugs of coffee in this adorable mug.



Latte from Albina Press.
Chai tea_Grand Central
A chai tea from Grand Central Bakery. I love how they come in pint glasses – so pretty!

Other yums:

Whole Foods Salad

Veggie Grill

This was a tofu sandwich from Veggie Grill. It had chargrilled eggplant, house-pickled carrots, white cabbage, cucumber, veg mayo, fresh jalapenos, basil, cilantro, mint leaves. It was good, but I think I would order something different next time. That side is cauliflower mashed potatoes. They were also just ok, sadly.

Homemade smorgasbord of whole wheat pasta, roasted squash + broccoli, edamame, spinach and feta cheese and a side of roasted sweet potato fries. Yay for easy and healthy dinners at home.

Pasta, squash, broccoli, spinach, feta (2)
HOmemade sweet potato fries


Some local, Oregon, Tillamook Ice Cream to satisfy my sweet tooth

And, some Oregon Tillamook Ice Cream to satisfy my sweet tooth. Balance, people.

I stocked up on some pumpkin for oatmeal and baking purposes! Pumpkin oatmeal with chia seeds, blueberries and peanut butter is my favorite hearty breakfast for chilly mornings. It’s not very pretty, but it’s delicious. And filling. And bonus – very nutritious.

Pumpkin is full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and fiber, and the blueberries are full of antioxidants. Add that to oatmeal’s inherent fiber and protein and the healthy fats in peanut butter and chia seeds and you have yourself a balanced breakfast to keep you full! I like to make my oatmeal with milk (extra protein) and sometimes I add a banana too. Paired with coffee – always.

Pumpkin Oatmeal (2)

Canned Pumpkin (2)

And workouts for the week included lots of running because the weather is so nice and because I love running.

  • Sunday – 12 miles
  • Monday – 5 miles
  • Tuesday – rest
  • Wednesday – 6 miles
  • Thursday – hike
  • Friday – plan for hot yoga!

Plans for the weekend include eating some good food (few options from the Bucket List), a long run, and some get togethers. What are your plans?



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