Or rather, mornin’ bitter cold! It was absolutely freezing on my morning Mom walk today – I even had to bust out a winter coat to keep warm!
It’s days like this when I consult my scarf stash to select a pretty, yet functional, piece to wear for optimal warmness during the day.
I love keeping a variety of scarves on hand to quickly throw on, on my way out the door. Scarves are inexpensive, come in a variety of colors and patterns, and just kind of spice up whatever you’re wearing that day.
Most importantly, they keep you WARM! My office is usually freezing cold – I keep a space heater running under my desk to stay cozy during the day – but a scarf totally helps too. I think I’ll rock this soft, purple one today!
Breakfast is also of the purple and warm variety – Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal!
Yesterday’s BB overnight oats were so incredibly tasty, I decided to bake up a batch this morning - it’s been ages since I’ve had baked oatmeal!
In the mix:
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup each of water & unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
- 1 banana
- sliced almonds
Mix oats, water, almond milk and vanilla. Slice in banana, mash until chunky and gently fold in some blueberries. Bake @ 375 for 10 minutes, add sliced almonds on top, and bake for 10-15 more minutes. Ready!
OH MY…YUM!!! What a decadent baked oatmeal breakfast! Totally loving this combo! And since I actually made this last night, all I had to do this morning was re-heat it for 1.5 minutes in the microwave. Soooo creamy and sweet – with no added sugar! Love. ♥
For lunch today, I packed a very picnic-esque lunch. Chicken Salad Sandwich and Carrots with Almond Butter.
Greek yogurt is such a fabulous swap for mayo in this chicken salad recipe. It’s what I use for my tuna salad sandwiches, and it’s just fantastic. Mayo freaks me out a little, so I’m glad that I can still enjoy these creamy sandwiches without it!
To be piled on a soft and chewy Thin Bun.
This chicken salad is one of those things that gets better then longer it sits too. I’m anticipating an even tastier sandwich then the one I had last night!
For snackeage – Baby Carrots & Almond Butter. You didn’t think I’d forget about my beloved AB just because there’s a new player in town, did you?
Yum, can’t wait.
This cold has me thinking it’s a Starbucks kind of a day…what do you think?
What’s your favorite sandwich? Is it hot or cold? Does it have to be on a certain kind of bread?
I am literally obsessed with my turkey, cheese & pumpkin butter sandwich on ciabatta bread. I LOVE IT! I also love a good Caprese sandwich – fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and S&P on doughy focaccia – omg.