The lovely Jen over at Peas & Crayons has started up a new little game that I was super excited to join. It’s called “What I Ate Wednesday” and to play you just document all the food, snacks, and drinks consumed for one day. I decided to post all my eats for today so that I could be true to the title…instead of What I Ate…er, the other day! 😉
I knew it was going to be a cold morning this morning. They called for snow and for once the weatherman got it right! Boo! When is it going to be Spring already?!
I decided to take a break from the overnight variety and whip up a bowl of warm, creamy oats! Nothing like a hot comforting breakfast on a dark snowy morning. It’s been a while since I’ve made a bowl of oats since I’ve been out of bananas (I used them all up making Everything-But-Sugar Oatmeal Cookies) so this morning I wanted to make them a little special with CHOCOLATE!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oats: (serves 1)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons oat bran
- 2 tablespoons ground flax
- 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- splash of vanilla
- 1/2 banana, sliced thin
1. Combine all ingredients except for the banana and cook over medium heat until about half of the liquid is absorbed.
2. Add banana slices and whisk it
like a mad woman crazy for chocolate oats until the banana is incorporated and only pieces remain.
3. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes to allow the natural sugars from the banana to mix in.
4. Remove from heat and top with the other 1/2 of banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I used Valencia PB) and dark chocolate chips!
There’s just something about the combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana! It will never get old!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oats with my cup of 1/2 caff coffee + cinnamon
I took pics of my work eats in the good ol’ lightbox before I left for work…I hate how the fluorescent lighting always makes my food look a nasty shade of green. Ick!
Mid Morning Snack: 9:30am
A ginormous minneloa (tangelo) & dry roasted nut mix
Tea Time: 11:00am
Anybody tried this flavor by Celestial Seasonings?
I swear it tastes like PEZ!!!
A HUGE Salad & a Sunshine Falafel burger with
hummus + balsamic vinegar for dressing
When I’m going to have a salad, I’m going to have a SALAD! Hey, go big or go home…right? 😉
In the Bowl:
- 1 big handful fresh spinach
- shredded carrots
- vine ripe tomatoes
- mini sweet peppers
- cooked, shelled edamame
- feta cheese
- garlic gold nuggets
- fresh ground black pepper
I’ve wanted to try the Falafel Sunshine Burger since I tasted the BBQ one so last time I was at Whole Foods, I grabbed a box. They are not very falafel-ly, but they do remind me a lot of my grandmother’s cornbread dressing? Who cares…I loved it! And check out the nutritionals!
Afternoon/Pre-workout Snack: 4:00pm
1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean sprinkled with cinnamon,
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk & raisins
A sprinkle of cinnamon makes EVERYTHING taste better!
After a great cardio workout and a shower, I whipped up some leftovers that I never shared with you guys last week.
Barbecue salmon, steamed snap seas with Garlic Gold Nuggets,
and roasted potatoes sprinkled with dried rosemary & nooch
I’ve been doing really well holding myself to the goal of including more fish in my diet. I have had at least one serving every week this month! This was actually the very first time I ever put barbecue sauce (I used TJ’s All Natural BBQ Sauce) on salmon…I highly recommend it!
Over the course of the day, I drank two of my Camelbak bottles worth of water
I love this thing! Double insulated so it keeps your drink super COLD!
I am now rounding out the night with another travel mug full of
PEZ blueberry tea. 😉
So there you have it folks, my day in food?…my food in a day?…my
What I Ate Wednesday!
Are you a tea drinker? What is your favorite flavor?
My favorite is CS Mandarin Orange Spice or the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, but sadly it is only seasonal! I really should write the company about that one!
Ok you need to stop making my oats look bad!! 😛
Everything looks delish
Hahaha! Sorry! 🙂
Pez tea!? ahahaha! I haven’t tried that flavor yet! Though there tangerine is deliiiiiiiicious! <3 So I bet the pez is yummy too =)
Your salad is gorgeous! I cant find peppers of decent quality here (cmoooon spring!) so i've been going without them. so. flipping. jealous!
Still didn't make the kabocha BUT I did eat butternut squash in my blackbean quesadilla!!!!! AMAZING!!!!
Thanks for partying with me for What I Ate Wednesday! =) It is for sure more fun with friends! <3
I’m telling you…straight up pez! Ahhh, nostalgia is grand! Mmm, b.nut squash/black bean quesadilla? Get on that kabocha girl! It’s even sweeter than b.nut!
I had so much fun with today’s post! Thanks for hosting it!
1. I make a similar bowl of oats with almond butter and shredded coconut. It’s kinda like an almond joy. Love it.
2. My husband does have a brother. Sadly, he’s still in high school.
3. My favorite tea is Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Vanilla. It’s seasonal, but I bought SIX boxes of it right after Christmas. I’m good for awhile. 🙂
Awww, too bad…I’m not much of a cradle robber! 😉 I wish I had picked up some of the TJ’s Cinnamon Vanilla when I had a chance, but I usually go with decaff/herbal teas since I love having tea before bed.
You can buy sugar cookie sleigh ride year round on their site!
That’s my favorite tea, and I also love vanilla rooibos. I have tried that blueberry tea and my first thought was Sprees! 🙂
No way!!! Thank you so much! I WILL be ordering some soon! Hmm, I could def see Sprees coming to mind too…wow, I haven’t had those in YEARS!
I am absolutely with you on that a little bit of cinnamon makes EVERYTHING taste better! 🙂 Your oats look divine!! 😀
Your blog is my new favorite! 🙂 You eat exactly how I would, if, you know, I wasn’t dependent on my dining hall for my meals.
Delicious (looking), nutritious, and fun! What a tasty day!
Thank you so much! I’m working on a new app on my blog for lick-able wallpaper, ya know, “The snozberries taste like snozberries!” Just saying…
I want to eat everything you had! Please write to CS on my behalf too 🙂
ahh YOUR OATS!! i do like tea sometimes.. chai chocolate is my fav flavor!!
Nope, no dessert. I was so full from dinner! Plus, I’m usually not a dessert person unless I have freshly made baked goods in the house. Then I feel like I HAVE to have dessert after every meal (please reference my Cookie Monster post) ya know…so they don’t go bad! No food goes to waste! 😉
That blueberry tea looks amazing! I tried their gingerbread tea over the holidays and it was delicious.
Haha! I’m the same with salad… it’s go big or go home! 😉
Cinnamon is fabulous and I love it! 🙂
Mmm.. the oats with bananas and chocolate chips sure look good, an excellent breakfast!
I looooove tea. Bigelow makes a Vanilla Caramel flavor year round, but I’m still holding onto the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride and Ginger Snappish teas so I can drag out the holidays in my head. 🙂
Mmm, vanilla caramel sounds tasty! I wish I had bought more than one box of SCSR. It’s ALLLLLL gone now! Guess I’ll have to check into ordering it online…it is too good to wait a whole year!
Hi! I was just planning to lurk but then when I saw the question about favorite tea, I knew I just had to comment as I’m a tea enthusiast. My storage racks downstairs filled with tubs of tea can attest to that 😉
My favorite tea flavor is probably Cranberry Apple Zinger from Celestial Seasonings. Love cranberry apple 😉 Oee, I have the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, but I haven’t tried it yet since the day I bought it. I definitely have to try it tonight 😀
Awww, so glad you came out of lurking! I’ll have to try that cran-apple! I love that flavor combo! Tell me what you think about the sugar cookie tea!
Your oats are making me crave breakfast for dinner!!!
Mmm, love BFD! I could eat breakfast for every meal!
P.S. Your salmon looks delish! Can you share how you cooked it? Did you put it in the oven or in a skillet? Did you let in soak in the bbq marinade?
Sure! There really wasn’t much to it, hence the reason for the lack of recipe. I just sprinkled one side with freshly ground black pepper and coated it with the bbq sauce. Then I laid it in a grill pan (over medium heat) sauce side down and while it was cooking, seasoned the other side the same way. My filets were a little thick and I think it took about 8 minutes or so per side until it was finished! That’s it! 🙂
Thanks! I don’t use fish in my kitchen nearly enough, so I’m always looking for new ideas. 🙂
No problem. I’ve been trying to incorporate it into my diet more too. This one is definitely a keeper!
I need a camel thermos!! I love chai tea steeped in almond milk with a little stevia 🙂
Alright, a little chai latte with a side of healthy! My kind of drink! I love my thermos! I bought it at Dick’s Sporting Goods for around $20.