T-G-I-F! :mrgreen:

Did you catch the UNI vs UNLV game last night? How ’bout them Panthers?! UNI’s my alma mater and I was a very proud alumna after a wicked 3-pointer won the game with mere seconds left on the clock! Do you get into the NCAA tournament? I don’t really, but Ben has alllll of his brackets filled out, and the sports bar we went to last night was just jam packed with tables full of guys. You know? Love it. ;) 

Well, earlier this week I promised you OIAJ for breakfast, so I give to you… Oats in a Jar for breakfast! :D


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • nearly empty almond butter jar!


Oats in a Jar is pretty much my favorite thing ever. The hot oats melt the last little scrapes of almond butter inside the jar – it’s Heaven!


One thing about OIAJ is that they stay piping hot so, since my oats didn’t fill the jar all the way to the top to melt allll the almond butter, I popped the lid on to steam melt it. Muwahaha! I will be devouring it at work in about 15 minutes. Some people take briefcases to work. I take OIAJ. It works.


For lunch I’m packing some leftover Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi and a big Salad!


You have GOT to try making these gnocchi! The hint of cinnamon in the dough mixed with the garlic butter they’re sautéed in is unmatched. 5 gold stars. SO GOOD!


I thought a little veggies in my life would be nice too. ;) In the mix:

  • Mixed greens
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Peanuts!
  • Dried cranberries


40 Day Challenge Update

Believe it or not, we have completed 30 Days of the 40 Day/20 Minute Movement Challenge! The time has completely flown by and I’m astonished that I have exercised for it least 20 minutes a day for 30 days straight. I feel better – I really do. How are my other challengers doing?

Call for Recipes!

Just a couple days left to send me one of your favorite recipes to post while I’m in New Orleans! Blog or no blog – send ’em on over! :D

Time to get this show on the road. I think I might stop for a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starby’s. I’ve recently rekindled my love – they’re really good! The other day I was thinking about all the combinations of drinks you could get at a coffee shop. Skim milk, whole milk, soy milk, foam, no foam, whip, no whip, 2 shots, one shot, hot, iced, blended…I bet there are close to a million combinations. Wouldn’t it be fun to attempt to try them all?! This effort would have to be funded by a higher power though…think of how expensive it would be!! 8O

Something to ponder… ;)



Do you like to try new dishes at restaurants you go to a lot? Or do you force yourself to try new things?

I’m totally guilty of being a repeat dish offender at restaurants. When you know how good something is, it’s hard to resist getting it again!