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Overnight Oats 3 ways

We all know that breakfast is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for both kids and adults. Multiple studies show that kids who eat breakfast:

  • display better behavior
  • score higher grades in school
  • have overall better nutrient intake
  • experience better weight control

Back-to-school time often puts an increased pinch on morning time. Most families need quick, make-ahead ideas to have on hand to grab and go for a quick, nourishing weekday breakfast. This is a super-easy idea that takes just a little prep time over the weekend and you can have breakfast ready for the whole week.

The basic recipe starts with combining the following in an 8 ounce mason jar or other container with lid:
• ¼ cup old fashioned oats
• 1/3 cup milk
• ¼ cup Greek yogurt
• 1 tsp. chia seeds

Add 1-2 tsp. sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, fruit spread) and shake well to combine. Add ¼ = 1/3 cup fruit and stir. Refrigerate overnight or even a couple of days.

3 of my favorites (recipes credit www.theyummylife.com):

1. Raspberry Vanilla
• 1 Tbsp. raspberry jam (all-fruit spread)
• ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
• 1/3 cup fresh raspberries

2. Cocoa Banana
• 1 tsp. honey
• 1 Tbsp. cocoa
• ¼ cup sliced banana

3. Blueberry Maple
• 2 tsp. maple syrup
• ¼ cup fresh blueberries

Enjoy! And Happy Back to School!!

Start of a 3-day week

Good morning! Hope you’ve had a good and restful weekend and are ready to get back to the regular routine.

I started with a delicious cup of hazelnut coffee with cream…

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And, Kashi blueberry waffles with almond butter, blackberries, and a drizzle of syrup (Just call me Kashi) 🙂

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I’m off to work…lots to do there and then I teach Sculpt and Rock Bottom later this afternoon. And, I’m only working 3 days this week…I’m taking Friday off for a fun adventure with my mom, my sister, Owen, and Emma Kate- so I have to focus to get everything done in 3 days!

Have a great day!

Happy Labor Day!

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Oh the bliss! Sleeping in with no alarm clock = pure heaven.

We had a slow, lazy breakfast – pancakes with dark chocolate + berries + one scrambled egg and my favorite hazelnut coffee with cream…what a perfect start to the day.

I used my favorite pancake mix- Fiber One…

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I love slow breakfasts…most weekday mornings I’m rushing around like a crazy person just trying to get ready and get out the door for work…so a leisurely breakfast is a treat.

On my agenda:

  • a walk with Anthony at a greenway/park
  • a little swimsuit shopping…I need one more suit before our upcoming anniversary trip!
  • a little more laziness before the work-week begins!

Movie review from last night:

  • New in Town- loved it! I’m a huge fan of Renee Zellwegger and I thought it was the perfect, light romantic comedy.
  • Last House on the Left- hated it! Can’t really give it a full review because we turned it off after about 30 minutes – we didn’t really get any suspense during the first 30 minutes, just negativity…not my kind of movie. I definitely wouldn’t recommend. But, we did turn it off after 30 minutes, so maybe it redeems itself later in the show.

I hope you’re having a great Holiday weekend!

See you later!

Oodles of Noodles

This girl is definitely not afraid of carbohydrates! After my amazing dinner of Drunken Noodles on Friday, today we hit up a new place in town for lunch, Pei Wei.

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It is a casual dining bistro owned by P.F. Chang. I loved the Mandarin Green Tea.

For lunch, I ordered Vegetable and Tofu Pad Thai – the lighting wasn’t great, but the food was fantastic-I totally enjoyed it…and the service was super-quick.

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The website also has all of the nutritional information, which I love. I ate about half- which was perfect and the rest will be awesome later.

Dessert: Fortune cookies – Anthony’s and mine….I love fortunes!

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Now, we’re spending the afternoon lounging around lazily – I love it…the perfect Sunday.

I just had a great snack – some berries drizzled with Nutella – perfection.

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Have a great Sunday afternoon!

Fall in Tennessee

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What a beautiful morning! There is just a bit of a chill in the air- feels like the beginning of fall to me! I love it! And, this is the first big fall weekend in Knoxville- the kickoff of UT football! Plus Boomsday, one of the largest fireworks displays in the country, is coming up on Sunday night.

I started my morning with a delicious cup of hazelnut coffee with cream…SO GOOD. And, a bowl of Special K with chocolate + strawberries…Have you noticed that I somehow always manage to fit chocolate into my breakfast in some way? 🙂

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Hope you have a great Friday! I’ve got to finish getting ready and head out the door to work….my schedule is pretty calm today- we are having a Silent Auction fundraiser at the hospital to raise money for our walk which is coming up quick…two weeks from tomorrow! And, I’m going to try to get some continuing education completed…my Certified Diabetes Educator certification is expiring soon and I’m behind on continuing education.

Have a great Friday- see you later!

Black and Blue Oats

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Good morning!

I started today with one of my favorite bowls:

  • banana oats
  • dark chocolate chips
  • blackberries + blueberries
  • crunchy almond butter

Delicious!

I hope you have a great Thursday ahead….I’m rushing off to work….See you later!

Super Simple Breakfast

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Good morning!

Breakfast today:

  • Kashi blueberry waffles
  • crunchy almond butter
  • blackberries + blueberries
  • drizzle of syrup

Awesome, simple breakfast.

Gotta run- I have a busy day ahead…morning training class, lunchtime presentation, and afternoon diabetes nutrition consults….+ Girls’ Night Dinner tonight.

Have a great Wednesday!!