How’s everyone’s week going? Not to sound dramatic, but I sure am having quite the roller coaster of a week. I’m all over the place and have definitely had a
couple lot of breakdowns, but the quote I posted last night is helping me chug along. When things feel out of control I just need to pause, take a deep breath, and remember that everything will be worth it in the end.
Yesterday I worked from home, which really was probably for the best so I didn’t hurt anyone at work with my mood. And aside from baking a delicious breakfast I don’t think I moved out of my desk chair. Like all day. It was my off day from the gym, I probably injured my bladder from not getting up to go to the bathroom until the very last possible second, and I definitely didn’t drink enough water.
Yesterday me = bad healthy living model.
That delicious breakfast I just mentioned?
Delicious AND nutritious. I stumbled upon the recipe on fANNEtastic food awhile ago, and I bookmarked it for when I felt like whipping up a fun breakfast. Well, yesterday was that day. I whipped it right up. Whipped it good. Whipped it real good.
You guys must try this. I promise you won’t regret.
Baked Oatmeal Casserole
- 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup dried fruit — I used raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice — I actually meant to use up the rest of my walnuts and FORGOT. Shoot.
- 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1.5 cups skim or low-fat milk
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 ripe banana, chopped (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring gently until mixed.
- Coat an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray; pour in batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Don’t you want to just grab that fork and gobble that slice right up? This literally tasted like dessert, but it was a healthy breakfast!
Added bonus: Vanilla Oikos Greek yogurt on top, and a handful of blueberries! I actually doubled the recipe (note when I doubled the recipe and used a 9×13 I needed to cook for a few minutes longer than the called for 20) and baked a big batch of it so I could share with my roomies and Tim (you’re welcome!) and enjoy for the next couple of days. I’m thinking it doesn’t really stand a chance at lasting very long though!
This kept me full for hours, so lunchtime yesterday wasn’t until 2. I enjoyed some of the cucumber and black-eyed pea salad I put together on Monday to have on hand for the week.
And then for dinner, I had MORE salad. And then more oatmeal bake for dessert. Is it weird to eat a repeat breakfast and lunch as your dinner/dessert combo?
Ever eat the same meal twice in one day?
Off to shower off the Circuit Training class I just taught, get my butt to work, and then survive the day. Week 4 of Wellcoaches class tonight!