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WIAW #34

14 Sep

Hello again!

I’m glad that everyone liked the pumpkin cookies from yesterday’s post! They are quite delicious. As mentioned, I have been busybusybusy. Five days out of the week have been gym, school, work…gym, school, work….gym, school, work. That schedule takes up a good 15-16 hours of my day! Not to mention this week I have class mon-sat, boo. For just one weekend I have a Friday and Saturday class (7 hours a day) for one credit.


I’ve been eating a ton of oatmeal lately! You know… making up for lost breakfast. I have been adding chopped dates, apples, and some almond butter in my oats, yum! My second breakfast was an apple (honeycrisp!!!), a few bananas, and a Larabar.


Cabbage soup! & a chocolate protein muffin.


Baked falafel! With hummus and pita. Not as good as fried but a lot more healthier I’m sure. More on this goodness on Friday!

& That’s all for today! Have a great Wednesday!!!


Feature Friday: OOAP.

5 Aug

That’s right, OOAP.

It’s the cool way to eat your oats!

(On a plate)

It all happened last week when I was going through my usually breakfast dilemma.

Tofu scramb again? Maybe I’ll have a  green smoothie? But, I want something sweet with chocolate. Do I want oats or do I want pancakes? WHAT TO DO?

Obviously, what to have for breakfast is the most difficult choice of my day. 😉

I came up with a favorite past-time dessert (more on that below) as a perfectly balanced breakfast…

First, I decided to make a chocolate-fudgey version for my favorite oats.

Brownie Batter Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup 1 minute oats
  •  1 scoop chocolate hemp protein powder
  • 1 T chocolate PB
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t maple syrup
  1. Bring milk and water to a boil
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and reduce heat.
  3. Cook for about 4 minutes stirring occasionally

Breakfast didn’t stop there. It still needed something.

Then I made, banana soft serve!

banana soft serve with vanilla and cinnamon

& Ta-da! What a beautiful breakkie. 🙂

Applebee’s Triple Chocolate Meltdown= 810 calories.

Hot Fudge Brownie OOAP= less than 300 calories.

Have you ever had oats on a plate?


WIAW week 27

27 Jul


Coconut yogurt (for .29 cents!) topped with homemade granola, and a pear on the side. Later on I ate some oats and a muffin I baked for the market! Yum.

Blueberry Bran Muffin:

Recipe soon!


Homemade mac & chreese! Yum. I made this out of gluten-free brown rice mac noodles and Tal Ronnen’s cashew cream (1 cup soaked cashews overnight, then blended in the Vitamix with water) mixed with a tomato, basil, nooch, S&P, turmeric, and Diaya. I baked in the over at 350 for about 10 minutes until gooey and creamy. I was very impressed with myself! Super creamy and still pretty healthy! It taste so naughty. 😉


Fattoush salad and other random items such as a banana bread LARABAR, hummus, & tempeh.

 What did you eat today?

Feature Friday: Blueberries!

15 Jul

Because I went blueberry picking yesterday, I thought it would be completely necessary to do my first ever Feature Friday on BLUEBS!

Afterall, blueberries are one of my all-time favorites. I like the hard sour bluebs personally! We saw a lot of those on our blueberry picking aventure yesterday. I ended up picking 1.4 pounds of bluebs, and that’s not even accounting the ones I ate!

You would eat that many too if your were in this field!

The Good News:

  • Blueberries are ranked as one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. (1)
  • Some studies show that blueberries have been proved to improve memory. (2)
  • Like most fruit, raw blueberries are considered low on the glycemic index.
  • One serving of blueberries contains over 30% of your daily value of vitamin C.
  • Blueberries are great for the nervous and cardiovascular system.

The Bad News:

  • Be aware when not chosing organic. Like most fruit, blueberries are heavily sprayed with pesticides.

What to do with blueberries:

  • Stir them into your oatmeal for a sweet breakfast
  • Use them in your favorite pancake recipe for something different and colorful






GREEN Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes

  • Toss them into a salad
  • Bake me a pie… (no really, I love pie…) 😉
  • Make these awesome blueberry bars for dessert!

Wait, did someone say pie?


Blueberry Pie Boatmeal Cake

(inspired by the chocolate covered queen 😉 )

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 small mashed very ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used safflower)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • dash of salt

Preheat oven to 380 degrees. In a blow, combine dry ingredients and then add in the wet. Pour in one ramekin. After 18 minutes of baking, turn the oven on broil for about 3 minutes, not longer than 5. When you pull out your super cute blueberry pie, add whatever toppings you want. Personally, I am on a blueberry + coconut kick, but that’s just me.

Have you ever gone blueberry picking?

Cinnamon Roll Oats

4 Jun
Because you can never have enough fun with oatmeal

Incase you missed out on Wednesday’s Banana Split Oats, you can find them here.

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup 1 minute oats
  •  1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 T PB
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 T cinnamon, or more 😉
  • 1 T maple syrup,
  • toppings:  plain coconut yogurt for the “icing”, maple syrup, and even more cinnamon!

 How to make it

  • Bring milk and water to a boil
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients (minus the topping obviously) and reduce heat.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Scoop into your favorite oatmeal bowl and get crazy with the toppings!

So sweet, and so satisfying


I’ll be back tomorrow with a full FM recap. I plan on taking my camera this time!

What do you want to see pictures of?

Skip Easter Dinner…

25 Apr

Did everybody have a happy Easter?

Easter breakfast consisted of my first ever BOATMEAL CAKE!

Flavor of choice? Banana Bread! 😀

I didn’t really feel like making anything too special for dinner. I actually spent my Easter studying for finals and writing a final essay. Sounds fun, right?

I did however have time to make dessert. That’s just a must.

As I was writing my final paper I thought I would share a piece with you.

“Topic of choice” essays usually led to something along the lines of “Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet” research papers. As much as I write about this topic, you think I would just recycle old papers and turn them without having to do any work. For my own sake, I mix them up a bit. One time I wrote about the dairy industry, another time I wrote on factory farming. Now, I’m just combining them all together muhaha. Anyway back to my research I wanted to share!

The plant-based diet includes a wide variety of whole foods consisting of beans, whole-grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, along with products made from these natural foods, such as tofu, tempeh, and meat analogs. Those who believe plant protein is inferior to animal protein may be surprised to learn that plant proteins contain the same 22 amino acids as animal proteins. The meat and dairy industries spend billions of dollars to project their message right into your shopping cart through television commercials, magazine ads, and grocery store ads. These powerful industries even recognized it was important to teach young children “good nutrition”  at a very early age. Since the end of World War 2 they spread their protein message to our nation’s youth by providing schools across the U.S. with colorful charts of the “important food groups” that emphasized meat, dairy products, and eggs. For the decades following World War 2, one simply could not ignore the emphasis on protein.

Interesting, eh? It goes on to say that protein deficiency only occurs in 3rd world countries (if any) because of the lack of food. Basically, if you have food, you have protein whether it be a grain or a bean.

On to other news,
Alexandra has awarded me with the…

The Rules:

1. Post this award with the picture and name of whoever awarded it to you

2. Do the stuff

3. Award to 7 others and tell them you did so

The stuff:

1. Name 3 things that are lying right next to you

2. Name 2 foods that you cannot live without

3. Name 1 thing you did today

Three things next to me:




Two foods I cannot live without:

Nut butters!


One thing I did today:

Zumba! & Coffee/tea with the Zumba girls.

& Tag your it? You know how I feel about tagging people, tell them Whitney sent you.

Well, I’m off to get ready for the day and TAKE MY FINAL MATH EXAM. Holy cow, I’m on the borderline of passing that stupid class. Stress? Wish me luck!

Carrot Cake Batter Overnight Oats

10 Apr

Good  m o r n i n g  bloggin’s!

I have some bad news: You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to eat these overnight oats!

I know, I know, you wish I would have posted this last night so you could have it for today, so sorry! 😉

Good news: This makes a super quick breakfast for a Monday morning!

While I was making carrot cake the other day I had quite a bit of leftover supplies. You know, carrots, coconut, pineapple and pecans.

Although I sort of burnt the carrot cake (hey! it’s still yummy on the inside…) these oats made up for it big time.

I don’t really have exact measurements for the ingredients but I’m pretty sure throwing all these stuff together until it looks like this is a good idea.

Instant oats, coconut milk, carrots, coconut, pineapple, chopped pecans and cinnamon.

After the fact I thought about adding maple syrup. That would be good!

Have a lovely Sunday!