The case of: Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal

I may not have talked about it a lot lately, but I still love oatmeal.  There was a mild obsession with it a while back that has become a full-blown obsession now. I ate oatmeal every day until I got preggers and then for some reason it has to leave my life.  I’m happy to report it’s back in my life…a lot quicker than eggs.

I’ve been an oatmeal snob.  I can’t eat other people’s oatmeal unless I have the same ingredients as my special concoction, but this morning I tried something new.

Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal
Introducing for the first time: peanut butter and “jelly” oatmeal.

There was great discussion this morning about if I should put actually jelly in it or if blueberries would do the trick.  I’m a huge fan of the PB&J sandwich but I’m not too sure if I want the actual jelly in my oatmeal.  There was something about it that just didn’t seem right.  I went with the blueberries and it was fantastic.

I have a basic way of making my old-fashioned oats. I usually heat water in the microwave for 3 minutes, then dump my oatmeal, sliced bananas, chia seeds and cinnamon in the bowl with the water. I mix it around and let it sit COVERED while I do my other business around the house. When I’m ready to eat, I put the oatmeal in the microwave again for 2-3 minutes until it starts to rise…and then it’s done. Then I add my fruit and yogurt and start the oatmeal party.

Today I nixed the oatmeal, warmed up a tablespoon of peanut butter and half a cup of frozen blueberries. It was probably the most delicious mixture in the world…for me at least. Would this be something you would try?

What flavor combos would you want in your oatmeal?

Weight loss/fitness motivation group and fitness finds

Weight loss/fitness motivation group and fitness finds

Happy Friday!  Today I thought I would share with you some finds from the week.  It’s a new year so all types of stuff is hitting the internet and some of it I actually found interesting. It’s a new year so it’s time to really start tracking your food and your workouts. We have always talked about logging your food here as a way to lose weight. It’s also important to log your workouts. Yesterday I was talking with a friend about his running and he told me that RunKeeper has run training plans for ALL LEVELS. This is a… View Post

Food prep: there isn’t nothing new about …

Food prep: there isn’t nothing new about that.

I read a lot of blogs and follow a lot of people on instagram and twitter.  I know when Sunday rolls around my feed is jammed with people doing the same thing I’m doing: food prep.  I’m not foolish enough to think my house was the only one food prepping for the week but I feel like you, readers of the blogs, are getting hit over the head with the same information just from a different blog.  I love all my fellow bloggers because we couldn’t make it out here in this virtual world without each other.  BUT I want… View Post

The deal with meal prepping

The deal with meal prepping

Meal prepping is a great tool in just leading a healthy lifestyle.  It’s great for time management too because you won’t have to worry about cooking something because it will basically be done.  I was reading a site recently and the subject was meal prepping but they were charging people for the information.  I won’t do that too you because it’s not that difficult to meal prep. I always meal prep breakfast and dinner for the entire week.  For lunch, I will have leftovers or a frozen meal.  When I say we eat the same thing every week, I really… View Post

It’s National Oatmeal Day

It’s National Oatmeal Day

I don’t know about you but I love oatmeal. In fact, I’ve been eating oatmeal a lot lately. Last week, all I wanted to eat was oatmeal so I proudly shamefully admit I ate oatmeal for dinner last week and tried to do it last night, but Willie stopped me. This is how much I love oatmeal! I had all of these pictures and more on my phone. Most mornings you will see me eating oatmeal. I love steel cut oats, but for time I make overnight oats almost every day. When I’m not eating oatmeal, I’m probably eating pumpkin… View Post