Eats, Eats, and More Eats

It’s been quite a busy/hectic week over here in Blonde Bostonian land. Which is why there was no Travel Tuesday post. Sorry. It will return next week, that is for sure!

Anyway, here are some eats from lately.

Sauteed green beans with garlic powder, salt, pepper. One of mine and Bernie’s favs.

Roasted sweet potatoes – 400 degrees for about half hour with salt, pepper, olive oil, and chile powder. I haven’t quite figured out how to make them crispy – anyone have any hints?

Rounding out the meal was some chicken.

I also made a batch of Kath’s oatmeal bars last weekend. Love these – perfect little pre-workout or post-workout eat. I’ll do a post on these soon.

One of my favorite breakfasts is something that I discovered from the blog world – overnight oats in a jar. Basically, you take a jar of peanut butter or almond butter that is almost gone, and add the ingredients to make oatmeal into the jar, let it sit overnight, and voila – cold yummy oatmeal with nut butter.

it may not be pretty, but it's yummy

I haven’t had an almost empty jar in a while, so I’ve been making overnight oats in a jar tupperware. My recipe for overnight oats is below.

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned or rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup almond milk (you can use regular dairy or soy milk too)
  • Small squeeze of honey
  • 2 tbs ground flax meal (yeah omega 3’s!)
  • pinch of salt

Mix it all together, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The oats soak up all the goodness and you’re left with something that has the staying power of oatmeal without the heat. It’s a perfect cold breakfast for a warm day. Top it in the morning with some fruit.

My favs are sliced banana, strawberries, or blueberries. If you made it in a true nut butter jar, you get the yummy goodness of the small bits of nut butter left to add to the flavor. If you made it in the tupperwear, I like adding 1 tablespoon of nut butter to mix it.

And the finished product, topped with some TJ’s granola, looks like this!

Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite eats? Have a great Thursday!

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3 thoughts on “Eats, Eats, and More Eats

  1. To make them crispy while preheating the oven keep the metal pan in there so it is really hot when you put the potatoes on it. You could also make smaller slices.

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