Posts Tagged ‘Oats’

Sunday Eats

I started my stretch at work yesterday so I had to get up early, eat breakfast and prepare my eats for the day. I started off with oats:

  • 1/3 C oats
  • almost 1/2 C 1% milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 C wild blueberries
  • 1/2 C vanilla yogurt mixed in after cooking
  • 1 tsp almond and hazelnut butter


Mmmmmmm!! 🙂

Here are my eats for the day. I ended up eating my chicken wrap for lunch and the baby carrots as my snack but didn’t end up eating the fruit.

Chicken wrap and snacks

Things got super busy with work and I didn’t end up getting home until 9pm. I wasn’t in the mood to prepare anything so I stopped by Subway on the way home. Unfortunately, I was so hungry I totally forgot to take a photo!!! I had a Subway Club sandwich with veggies, mustard and hot sauce.

These are my confessions….

I only planned on eating half of my footlong sandwich and giving the other half to J, but I was silly and rationalized “you’ve had a hard day, you deserve it” and even though I WASN’T hungry, I ate it anyways.

I felt really silly (and really FULL) afterwards. But it reminded me that I still have a long ways to go. I spend so much of my time doing things for others–literally saving people’s lives, like the child we saved yesterday–that I forget to reward myself on an ongoing basis. Food can certainly be an indulgence, but not a reward. And I clearly need to come up with better rewards and better ways to give to myself.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go any better today……more to come


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Yummy Eats

So I’m going to try to do this all in one post with as few words as possible as I’m due to leave for work in 15 minutes:

Monday’s Eats

I started off the day with some vanilla yogurt with grated lemon:


This was wonderful and refreshing!

Lunch was a chicken pita with tomatoes, pickles, onions, whole grain mustard and hot sauce:

chicken pita

And dinner was a salad with tomatoes, chicken, 1/2 avocado and red onion.

chicken salad

Tuesday’s Eats:

I woke up late today and was VERY hungry. I wanted something really filling:

Oats with banana and blueberry

This was oatmeal topped with cooked blueberries and banana. I added 1 tsp almond hazelnut butter to it.

Lunch was the wonderful recipe I had been referring to earlier on in the week! Giada’s Basil & Orange arugula salad:

Arugula basil orange salad

Dinner I’ll have later tonight at work and it will most likely be some chicken breast with steamed rapini.

Have a great night!

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Hello everyone!

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful holiday and are out getting their shop on right now. So up here in Canada, it was just another fun filled day at work for me.

Cinnamon Oats

I started off my day with cinnamon hazelnut oats! I used:

  • 1/3 C oats
  • almost 1/2 C 1% (organic–all my dairy is) milk
  • 1/2 C vanilla yogurt (full fat version with sugar added)–I folded this in after cooking
  • 1 small teaspoon of almond hazelnut butter–this was absolutely glorious and all I could taste was the hazelnut…mmmm
  • a generous sprinkling of cinnamon

I definitely prefer having fruit in my oats, whether it be apple, banana, blueberries or something else. It really adds to the texture and I missed that yesterday.

I also photographed my lunch for the day:

Chicken Pita

Once lunch time rolled around I assembled my chicken, tomatoes, pickles, onions, dijon mustard and hot sauce into a very tasty and very filling chicken pita. That really hit the spot!

As I was clicking away yesterday morning prior to leaving for work I lost track of time and thus did not photograph my snacks for the day:

  • 2 clementines
  • a small handful of cashews
  • 3/4 C baby carrots
  • 3/4 C vanilla yogurt
  • 2 large coffees with about 1/4-1/3C 2% milk in each

But here’s the interesting thing, on my way home last night I thought about what to make for dinner. And it struck me….I just wasn’t hungry?!  I did a rough estimate of my eats for the day and had come up with about 1100 calories. Hmmm…could this be my body’s way of telling me to stop? I had no hunger pangs. I was thirsty and drank about 2.5 L water yesterday but had no desire to eat dinner once I got home.

So what did I do? I listened to my body and did not have dinner. When I got up today, I plugged in the quantities of food into an online database and found that I had consumed 1153 calories yesterday. If I were to count calories, I’d probably want to be somewhere around 1150-1450 calories per day to create a deficit so this was okay with me. I also did not go to the gym yesterday as I had plans to go today on my day off.

So the whole experience was very interesting. I paid attention and my body told me it was done eating for the day.

Has this ever happened to you? What did you do? Did you go ahead and eat anyways or did you hold off on eating?

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Tuesday’s Eats

Hi all!

I was at work today but photographed these before heading out today:

Blueberry oats

This was delicious! I had 1/3 C oats with 1/2 C 1% milk. I mixed in 1/3 C wild blueberries and 1 tsp almond hazelnut butter.

Lunch was leftovers:

Chicken rapini

Underneath the rapini (broccoli rabe) I also had grilled asparagus. Snacks included a couple of clementines and baby carrots.


Along with tomato soup for dinner!

Tomato soup

Have a great night!


ps. Stats updated!

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I rarely eat oatmeal but this morning I was in the mood for something warm and comforting: Choco-vanilla banana oats!

Choco-vanilla banana oats

I made this with:

  • 1/3C rolled oats
  • 1/2C 1% milk
  • ~1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 banana
  • mixed in 1 TB Stonyfield vanilla yogurt once cooked to make it all creamy!

Lunch was just leftover soup. Still too spicy! I added 2TB light sour cream and chives for a garnish.

Soup + Pita

Snack was one of my all time favourite fruits. A persimmon!

Persimmon 1

These take me back to when I was a little girl visiting my grandparents in northern Italy. My grandfather had persimmon and fig trees and in the autumn, I would climb the trees and sit up on the branches eating them! 🙂

The easiest way to eat a persimmon is (when ripe) pinch the top of the fruit and split it open:

Persimmon 2

Stick your face in there and MANGIA! 🙂 Eat all the gooey stuff, discarding any stiff bits. You can eat the skin as well, up to you. Just don’t eat the centre core, as it is very gritty!

Persimmon 3

Hope you’re having a great afternoon! See you later!


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