Hump Day Happenings

I decided it was due time to try my hand at savory oats this morning.  😀

  • 1/4 c. oats
  • 1/4 c. oatbran
  • 1 c. milk + 1/2 c. water

Topped with:

  • 1 fried egg (using cooking spray, salt and pepper)
  • a dollop of heated salsa
  • 1/4 avocado
  • cilantro
  • peice of crumbled, whole grain corn bread


It was tasty, but I feel as if it were missing something.  Maybe a little parmesan in the oats rather then just milk?  Any tips???

On the side I had a bowl of watermelon, because I like a little sweet in my breakfast. 😀


With no early morning classes, I spent my morning catching up on some blog stuff, scheduling issues, and even fit in some cleaning and a morning run too.  Again, nothing to brag about.  I think my legs are in a running rut, due to the hiking I did on Sunday.  At least I have the next two days as rest days, which means I’ll be refreshed for my long run.  No sense in beating myself up over my latest not-so-snazzy runs.  😉

When I came back from my rendezvous in the great outdoors, I had some date and pb lovin.  This was sadly the last of the dates, but grocery shopping day is right around the corner—they won’t be gone for long. 😉


There was also a gatorade icecube—it was fun to eat. 😀


For lunch, I finished off the rest of the Gypsy Soup from yesterday’s dinner, as well as a slice of toasted homemade bread with a pat of butter.  Eaten on the deck, spending time in the late summer sun. 😀 


Still feeling slightly hungry, I put together a quick bowl of a yogurt snack.

  • plain, fat free yogurt
  • kashi go lean
  • raisins
  • 1 T. flax mixed in yogurt


I was then off to my Nutrition Through the Life Cycle class.  I think it’s going to be really interesting.  Despite being 3 hours, the time just flew by because of the way the professor broke it up.  The first half of the class is lecture, followed with a snack break, and ends with group discussions & activities.

Speaking of snacks…I stashed this guy into my purse. 😀  I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and texture of this bar.  It was a little tart and a little sweet—kind of like a morning glory muffin. 😀  I especially enjoyed the coconut and pineapple chunks.

When I came home, I was starving and ready to inhale anything and everything.  Which is why these raw veggie sticks saved the day while prepping dinner. 😀


This is my favorite way to prepare lentils, hands down.  Yes, I’m in love with lentil curries, snobby joes, and tomato-lentil soups.  But there’s something about lentil tacos that makes me swoon.  It’s just so hearty and savory.  Even the main meat eaters of the family look forward to this recipe.  Especially when the guacamole is along for the ride. 😉

I chopped some beet greens to top it all off.  It was very messy, but that’s exactly the way I like it. 😀


My mom stashed a pineapple chobani in the fridge for me…oh what a happy girl I was. 😀  I topped it off with some granola, and found myself in chobani bliss.  This is the best flavor ever!! 


There is never much to pick from as a snack on Wednesday nights.  Bananas have disappeared and dates have gone missing.  I needed something quick and simple to put together, and suddenly remembered Alison’s fruit cereal that I had wanted to make as soon as I saw it.  What a fun idea!!  Instead of grabbing for cereal as I normally do when out of my favorite fruit, I made myself some apple cereal. 😀

  • 1 chopped apple
  • 1 handful of raisins
  • 1 T. crushed flax
  • 1 T. walnuts
  • a little cinnamon
  • milk

It was awesome!!  Seriously.  It was so simple, but it hit all the right spots.  I can’t wait to try it out with bananas and other such fruits, along with dates and prunes in place of the raisins.  Oh the possibilities…fruit cereal is such a lovely idea. 😀


Now I’m tuckered out for the day.  First week of classes always makes me feel random and scattered, but it’s been enjoyable at the same time.  I have a feeling this is going to be a great semester, and I can’t wait to dig deeper into my classes. 😀

Have a good night, all! 😀

Exercise: 3-mile run + 2 mile post dinner walk

 (p.s. The Food Fear post will be covered tomorrow…I literally can’t keep my eyes open, so I’m thinking it’s time to call it a day for now! :D)

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Hi and Welcome!!! I'm a 30 something year old who loves Jesus, nutrition, green tea, my family and my tuxedo cat named Humphrey. I enjoy photography, cooking and working at the local hospital as a Registered Dietitian. Thanks for stopping by!

17 thoughts on “Hump Day Happenings

  1. I’m so glad you tried the fruit cereal!! I totally love it, I had it for a snack today too, just diced bananas, flax with a little ab on top and some milk. Perfection!

    I haven’t had savory oats in quite a while. Did you S&P the egg? I need salt on my eggs or the party is over. Parm could be the perfect blend though! I think I’ve used feta before too. Just a little something salty!

    • I did salt the egg, but I’m thinkin’ you’re right with the feta. That might be the perfect touch that the breakfast needs. 😀

  2. FRUIT CEREAL?! Genius. Pure genius.

    Also, when I made my savory oats, I also felt like I was missing something…couldn’t quite nail what it was. Let me know if you figure it out!

  3. I still haven’t tried savory oats.. I love my sweet breakfasts too much!

    I’ve been in a bit of a workout rut myself.. my legs have felt so heavy lately! Ugh!

    And your class doesn’t sound too bad! I have a biology lab that is 3 hours long too but it goes by pretty fast once you actually start doing stuff. Are you learning about nutrition throughout the ages like babies and teenagers etc? We learned about children and infants nutrition in nursing and I absolutely loved it!

  4. Your class sounds wonderful. I like that it was broken up with discussions/activities. Yeah, I’m a nerd.
    Oh, I love my oats sweet that I rarely have them savory. Oooh, I’d love to try the fruit cereal -without the milk though. 😉

  5. Ahh girl!!! You have me CRAVING some peanut butter-stuffed medjools right now! I’ll have to pick them up next time i’m at the store….have to! 🙂

    But hmm, maybe try mixing some hot sauce into the oats instead?? I have yet to try the savory oats, but they’re definitely on my to-do list!

  6. I would love to try that new Larabar! But I’m already happy with my order from the US that I received last week. No tropical flavor, but lots of others:)
    Have a great day! xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  7. Yay for new larabar flavors! I haven’t been able to find any of them around where I live. So, I think I am just going to have to order some! I love savory oats but I am a sweet for breakfast kinda girl so I always have them for lunch or dinner.

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  9. okay, i am actually not sure where to start with this post, there is so much goodness going on.

    larabar? love it. how do the beet greens taste? i have some but am a little nervous to use them. am i rational in that fear? lentil tacos – LOVE. fruit cereal – that alison is a genius. yes, try some parmesan cheese in the savory oats – that kicked it up for me. it’s too plain without. also, a pinch of salt goes a long way. pineapple chobani rules.

    have a fabulous day!

  10. i always add a big pinch of salt to my oats (sweet OR savory), but I also like adding some chile flakes to my savory 🙂 they look great and I love the addition of the cornbread!

    i want to find those new larabar flavors so bad – they sound so good.

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