Peanut Butter, How I Love Thee

by Heather on February 19, 2010

Good morning y’all!  Happy Friday!

I am SO excited it’s Friday…it has been a good week at work for the most part, but I just really can’t wait to sleep in and get my hair done by my friend Rebecca!  Breakfast this morning was yet another bowl of PB & J Oats:

In the mix (this is based off of several of Kath’s oatmeal recipes):

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk (whatever kind you like)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Stir this all together and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5-7 minutes (or til you reach the desired consistency).  Right before I take it off the heat I stir in 1/3-1/2 cup of canned pumpkin.  Then I stir in:

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 packet of Truvia
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp strawberry jam

The peanut butter makes it so creamy and rich, but there’s no guilt because it’s good for you!  This is a great breakfast that sticks with me for a long time, which I really need since I have a desk job.  At times all I want to do is sit at my desk and eat, but if I’m still full from the oats it won’t even cross my mind!

I got this guy in the mail the other day too:

I LOVE this magazine!  So many great recipe ideas, and I love that they break down the nutrition stats as well.  I will definitely be enjoying this over the weekend :)

So, I’ve noticed some things since I haven’t been eating meat for 2 whole days:  I feel REALLY full when I’m eating, but end up going to be hungry (which is not necessarily a bad thing), my clothes are fitting looser, and my digestion has already started to improve.  It’s still really hard to come up with recipes though.  I haven’t taken the time to sit down and look at potential options, or really even go to the store for that matter, so I’m hoping that the menu improves with time!

It’s apparently going to snow all weekend in Colorado, so I’ll be working out indoors and hopefully cleaning out our office (I’m so excited about that…is that weird?)  What are your fabulous weekend plans?  Anyone doing anything amazing?  On another note, does anyone have really good/cheap/quick vegetarian recipes that aren’t salads?  I’m open for all suggestions!

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