Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WIAW: The Bowl Runneth Over

Why hellooooo there. (<----read in a British accent)

It's Wednesday, and I'm excited, can you tell?! Only because I took way more meal pictures than usual, because I was just that excited to share with you. And I actually cooked most of it. And because I like food, but that was sort of a given.

Lez go.
Thanks for hosting, Jenn!


First, let's just take a moment and accept that there will very, very, very seldom be a WIAW without oats featured. I figure that if I was destined to be tired of them, it would have been a long time ago, because oatmeal has been my breakfast nearly every day for two years.

Not to say I haven't gotten a little more creative or figured out a method for them. Buh-bye watery, lukewarm, *coughcough* fewcaloriesaspossible quick-cooking oats (don't you hate that?!), helloooo fluffy, warm, creamy, stick-to-yo-ribs oatmeal!

Peek-a-boo cherry!

The secret to avoiding a watery (or lumpy), bland mess is packing in as much flavor and texture as possible. Nix the 1-minute processed oats, get yourself a container of good old-fashioned oats, and pull out a pot for 5 minutes. It will change your mind forever, I promise you. In this bowl was: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 banana, 1/2 cup chopped frozen cherries, a pinch of salt (SO important), dash of cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla. Topped with a big 'ole scoop of Barney Butter.

Can you tell I enjoyed this one?

One morning I enjoyed breaking the fast with a lovely mixture of overnight oats in a Subutter jar. I tried to make it overflowing, but it didn't quite make it! Oats, cinnamon, vanilla, plain Greek yogurt, nectarine, and Sunbuttaaaahh.

Do you think I should start taking more pictures with fabric underneath? I think the wood grain of the table is rustic and pretty, but sometimes it gets repetitive. Opinions, please!


So my favorite salad of the week has been a combination of these lovelies:

Greens, baked beans, avocado, brown rice, cherry tomatoes, carrots. It's like a summer barbecue in a bowl! Dude, no, it needs corn. Corn would make it even better.

You see why WIAW is so awesome? Inspiration.

Squash, zucchini, and onion quiche every day for four days. Simple is best!

Post-run I had this huuuuuuggeee smoothie that was deliciously refreshing! I think the addition of lots of ice made it over the top?

Milk and almond milk, frozen cherries, banana, handful of spinach, ground flaxseed, honey, tbsp of protein powder, vanilla, dash of salt. Topped with Trader Joe's brand of Cheerios. Yermeh.


I've been in charge of dinner pretty much every night for the past week and a half, and I went all out. Or at least I planned to. I just really like simple combinations, I guess!!

I needed to make something really, really easy one night, so fish was on the menu. Broiled tilapia (seasoned with olive oil, salt, white pepper, and lemon juice), green beans from a can, and brown rice sprinkled with parmesan cheese. I win.

I decided to jazz it up one night and make Cassie's Penne Rosa with Shrimp that I'd been eyeing for while.

She wins. When I ate it, I was actually a little jealous I didn't come up with it myself. :) There were no leftovers!

Sensible Snacking

Ermahgerd, sneerrrrrkkkkkssss.

Bagel with peanut butter and banana {post workout}.

Banana+spinach smoothie whilst watching Friends {post workout}

Larabar {post workout} This isn't my picture, so here's the source.

Voskos vanilla bean Greek yogurt with crumbled apple oatmeal muffin and a sprinkle of nutmeg {post workout}

Anndd a Justin's Peanut Butter Cup with a banana {midnight nighttime snack}. Mom got the other cup. :)


  1. Ha Ha, you had me dying reading your description of oats. Too funny girl :)

    1. I try. ;) Thank you so much for visiting!

  2. All of that food looks sooo good! Lots of good eats :)

  3. Yummy eats!!! I have to admit though I'm not a huge fan of the Larbar. I know that everyone in the blog world loves them but there's just something about their texture that throws me off.

    1. I totally agree about the texture - I actually didn't like them until I started refrigerating and freezing them. It firms them up a little bit, and that was more appealing! Thanks for stopping by!