Tropical overnight oats can actually be made in just 20 minutes. Creamy, sweet and refreshing – this combination will send you straight to the tropics!


Reason #4,762 why I love almond/peanut butter: you can use the near empty jar to make hot & silky Oats In a Jar. Thus, sights like this upset me greatly.


Fumble fingers here blew her chance at utilizing a near empty jar of almond butter to create her favorite, luscious breakfast this morning, so she set her sights on Tropical Oats instead. And then stopped talking about herself in the third person…


In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Pineapple Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • Splash of skim milk
  • 1 banana (1/2 smashed in with oats/yog, 1/2 on top)
  • 1 chopped mango
  • Sliced almonds


Mixed together and left to sit for about 20 minutes. The oats still get semi soft and chewy, even if you don’t leave them in the yog/milk overnight. Tropical paradise in a dish. Seriously! Banana? Exotic. Pineapple? Exotic. Mango? Exotic! LOVE this combo! Toasted coconut would be divine. too.


I’ve got a nice 4-square of munchables for a graze-esque-type lunch today.


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In our first corner we’ve got a massive Honeycrisp Apple + Almond Butter.


Taken from a new jar that I now have to get down to the broken jar’s levels!


HC’s were on crazy sale this weekend at the store, and I got 6 or 7 for the price that I usually pay for 2 or 3! This crispy apple is perfect for dipping in AB. :)


In our remaining corners we’ve got mixed veggies, that may or may not find their way into the almond butter,


and a Peanut Butter & Jelly Larabar! Of all the Larabars, I think this one tastes most like its name. It’s crazy good. :)


I like lunches that I can eat over the course of an afternoon!


In other news, I hate to keep bombarding you guys with these requests, but voting for Project Food Blog #3 – Luxury Dinner Party – is now open! Only 100 finalists move on to the next challenge, so I’d love your vote, for my Cozy Lunch Menu interpretation of a luxurious dinner party, if you feel I deserve it. I won’t pester you to vote everyday…I might just remind you on the last day if that’s coo… :)

This afternoon I’m stopping by a potential gym to join! One of the perks at my last job was having an onsite gym and, since winter’s coming, I need to find one pronto. I’d love to run outside in the cold, but it kills my ears! How much do you pay for your gym membership and where do you live? Just want to make sure I don’t get hosed. ;)

Anyways – onward! I’ve got things to do and jobs to learn! See ya!


What was your last fumble in the kitchen?

While cooking for my lunch party on Sunday, instead of heating up the burner under the giant pot of water that needed to be boiled for pasta, I cranked up the one under a soft and squishy oven mitt. Luckily I figured it out before it caught on fire! Eeks! 8O