Oatmeal Twins

Lately, I have been trying to find ways to add veggies and protein to Andrew’s diet. He is not a carnivore in ANY sense, so I try to add it when I can. And Andrew loves them!

Adding meat without him knowing is next on my list haha

This week I found ANOTHER way to add a veggie and some protein to Andrew’s breakfast. Oatmeal

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Andrew’s Protein Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cranraisins
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

I added a little milk after it was cooked.

He ate the whole thing!  (although it might have been too big of a portion, next time I’ll go with 1/3 cup of oats)

Question for you:
Do you try to hide veggies?

How do you get protein in your diet?

Spring cleaning

I started my day feeling a little under the weather, so Andrew and I started our day with matching oatmeal

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Andrew and I started the day with a two mile walk around the park with Andrew and coffee. We even saw two bluejays

After our walk, Andrew had a friend over and I attacked the house

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I cleaned the basement, the coat closet, the kitchen, you name it…it got cleaned

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you can walk in now! haha. no joke.

basically, I was trying to stay busy so I wouldn’t eat a ton of food!

My only break was lunch while watching Modern Family

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After dinner, we headed back to the park for tennis and baseball

We are getting a lot of sunshine, exercise, and quality time this week 🙂

Question for you:

Have you started spring cleaning?

Do you watch Modern Family?

Pumpkin pie Oats

Pumpkin Pie Oats

Ingredients:

-1/3 c oats

-1/3 milk

-1/3 c water

-1/2 banana

-1 egg white

-1/3 c pumpkin

-cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice

-toppings: cranraisins, granola, agave nectar, peanut butter

Directions:

-Heat oats, milk, and water on stove top till it boils. Then lower heat and add remaining ingredients. Had goodies to the top and enjoy!

Adapted from sweet tooth sweet life

No “oat” oatmeal

No “oat” oatmeal

serves 2

Ingredients:

– 1/4 cup walnuts

– 1/4 cup pecans

– 2 tbs ground flax seed

– 1 tsp cinnamon

– dash of nutmeg (I used pumpkin spice)

– 1 tbs almond butter (I used PB)

– 1 banana mashed

– 3 eggs

– 1/4 cup almond milk (I used soy milk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

1.) Add walnuts, pecans, flax seed, and spices to food processer and pulse (stop before it becomes a powder)

2.) Whisk egg and almond milk in a bowl until it is like a custard

3.) Mashed a banana and almond butter and then add to custard

4.) Add nut mixture to custard.

5.) In a medium saucepan, warm the mixture will it is the desired consistency. Stir frequently

6.) I topped w/ strawberries, 1/2 a banana, and agave nectar

I was worried this was going to be too “nutty” but it was DELICIOUS. I really wanted to eat the whole recipe 🙂

 

Temptation Island

I am NOT talking about the reality TV show, I am talking about the NICU

Today was my first day at work after deciding what to “give up” for Lent. (although I’m really not giving up anything. Unless you count cookies, cakes, candy, and computer time.)

Anyway, first thing I walk in this morning to find donuts in the nurses lounge. I’m not a HUGE donut fan (I mean, Ill eat them! haha) but they aren’t something I crave. But at 6:30 when you are tired, you will eat anything. I ignored them.

I ate a half bagel thin, PB, and 1/2 banana before coming to work. So I didn’t NEED anything.

Breakfast came around 10am: Oatmeal, cinnamon, and banana

While eating my breakfast, someone brought in cookies. COOKIES AT 10 AM COME ON!!!! They kept staring at me. Saying “just try a little piece”. NO THANK YOU. When I was done w/ my oatmeal, I left the lounge. Putting distance between me and the cookies. It worked.

Midmorning snack: cashews

Mom update: I talked w/ her this morning and she is sounding much more alive than yesterday. it must be all the yummy things I got her! 🙂

Everyday, I have to walk by the dieticians office to get to the nurses lounge. And you know what they have, Candy. LOTS OF CANDY! I see it everytime I walk to the lounge, office, or front desk. But today, I resisted all of it.

Lunch: Mini Lasagna Cups, sweet potato fries and ketchup, and pudding cup

Snack: Apple slices (I wasn’t even THAT hungry, but I knew I needed something to get me through to the end of my shift)

Dinner: Shrimp Pasta

Before leaving work: Got a call from Andrew’s doctor at 4:55pm. When I called at 5:05, it said they had left the office. If they even tell me he is positive for strep or flu, I might scream

Question for you:

ANy plans for this weekend?

 

three days!

Breakfast with the little guy was oatmeal again. Its in the 40s here!!!

My oatmeal: oats, PB, banana, cinnamon, and a scoop of pumpkin.

I tweeted this morning about whether or not I should go back to bed or go to yoga….

krissyswim16:go to yoga? or go back to bed?

Well I told myself, YOU’RE GOING!
And it was totally worth it. I even tried a new pose (we used the wall though, which helped A LOT!)

I wasn’t too impressed with it

On the way home, I got a 300 calorie pumpkin spice latte. Im not sure if it was worth it, but MAN it was good!

Then lunch. Good o’ pasta, broccoli, peppers, chicken, and parmesan cheese

And dessert was a chocolate pudding with some cinnamon pita chips. It was DELCIOUS.

 time to get Andrew from school, do homework, and then I cleaned up the Lego mess……and I found that the red spray paint SPREAD PAST the drop cloth I put down. AWESOME. So for an hour I was scrubbing that off the laminate floors. (it still looks pink. darn it)

Dinner was thanks to trader joes pizza dough. Love that stuff and my picky eater does too!

I had a side of acorn squash and he had carrots

I added corn to my pizza- DELICIOUS!

 we got Ted Drews ice cream. (my weakness) and watched the cardinals game at my parents house, with my parents, nephew, and andrew

I defiantly ate way to much ice cream. Deep breath- moving on.

THREE DAYS TO THE HALF MARATHON!!!!!

Question for you:

Have you started eating/drinking warmer things now that its cold outside?

(I guess I shouldn’t talk. I ate a whole galloon of ice cream after dinner and it was 48 degrees outside haha. But the oatmeal and coffee this morning was awesome!)

End on a positive note, w/ a joke

Today started out with a GREAT day off work. Instead of going back to bed, after taking Andrew to school, I headed straight to the gym (best decision of the day!)

But first we made apple cinnamon oatmeal because it was in the 40s here! Even Andrew wanted this (instead of his usually cereal..blah)

I also had a pumpkinspice coffee. The first was good, but the next tasted really watery, not sure why

i did 2 miles of intervals and then 2 miles of inclines. Nice and sweaty

Home for a shower and off to run some errands! It was time to get things checked off the TO DO LIST and find a brown dress for my halloween costume!

Target for groceries and odds and ends. I picked out a wedding card.

(rewind)

This weekend, my son will be going to a wedding for his uncle on his dad’s side. I have been very emotional, crying at songs and for no reasons what so ever. This may seem weird. You might think- Kristen. You guys aren’t together. Why would you so emotonal.

Well. These people were at one time going to be my family. I gave them my heart. And when you break up with someone, you also lose their family. So when events like this come up, my heart still says- You should be there, but you’re not.

Its very hard for me, and probably will be for some time to come (yes we have been separated for 2 years, but tried again this summer)

ANYWHO. today I also found out that Ian (my son’s dad) will be taking a girl with him to the wedding. But hey. I only cried about three times today- thats progress haha

so picking out a wedding card was hard. I think I stood there for 5 minutes before I even looked

 I eventually got one, hit up Marshalls, Goodwill, Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond, and finally Walmart. Where I found my halloween dress for 9 BUCKS!

I also found a fuel belt for 7 bucks at Marshalls!!!!!!!!

 I was so excited! And then I munched on the whole bag of this!

Of course dinner was the highlight of the day with acorn squash. recipe to come tomorrow!

 So. I didn’t eat AS MUCH as I could have, but I did ok. But for dinner I wanted a glass of wine (just one of the days)

Well….I don’t have a bottle opener. BUMMER!

 

But dont worry, I found another bottle

 And then I spilled my glass……

Insert  deep breath, and a refill (of more wine haha)

And dessert while watching Ghost Adventures

 

To brighten my day, I watched Ellen

Joke of the day from Ellen:

Why couldn’t the pony sing?

Because he was a little horse!

haha I had to laugh- LOVE ellen!

QUESTION FOR YOU:

What isyour favorite joke?