Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oatmeal envy...

For the past week or so, I have become addicted to blogs that have pictures of their healthy menus on display. Kath Eats Real Food, Angie all the Way, Finding Radiance, and Incredible Shrinking Family are just a few that I tune into daily. One thing that I have really become interested in are the oatmeal recipes. They look so yummy and filling.

So today at work, while I was trying to avoid the vending machine and stay on plan, I spent a lot of time looking at recipes and food ideas. I decided to go to the store after work to stock my cupboard. I wrote a list of a few thing I wanted to try. So I get to Kroger, and start stocking up. I found ground flax, thanks to Irene posting a picture of it the other day so I knew what I was looking for. But there were still some things I couldn't find, like Almond Breeze and Larabars. So I stumble up on the "organic" section of the store, and BINGO, there were all these products that I had been trying to find forever. Even Greek yogurt (which I bought at Publix and still haven't tried).

I made really good decisions on healthy food that could be made into quick meals, like boneless skinless chicken and lots of different kinds of beans. I also chose whole wheat bread and hamburger and hotdog buns, which I normally don't do because they cost more. I felt very confident about the food in my basket. So much so that when I ran into a co-worker who I go to Weight Watchers with, I showed off the healthy fare in my basket! Ha!

So I get home, eat my healthy dinner, and still have 6 pts left. For a bedtime "snack", I decided to make a small portion of oatmeal, just to see how it would turn out. So I went on the Kath Eats Real Food site, watched a YouTube video in which she prepared her oatmeal, then set off to my kitchen to do it myself. As you can see from the picture, it was a success! Very yummy! It was oatmeal with pumpking and butterscotch chips and coconut sprinkled on top. I forgot to add flax, but I'll do that tomorrow. It killed that craving I was having for something sweet. I was so proud, and thought I would take a picture just for kicks!

I stayed within my points today, so I am very happy about that. I have everything planned for tomorrow, so hopefully I won't stumble.


  1. Oh gads, it is making my mouth water !!! I have been meaning to try oatmeal with butterscotch chips for the longest time, but I keep forgetting to put them on the shopping list ( and these days if it does not go on the list I never remember it). Butterscotch and pumpkin together sounds like oatmeal heaven !!! Putting butterscotch chips on my list RIGHT NOW !

  2. That would make a great dessert. I love anything butterscotch.

  3. That looks so delicious. I love following all the food blogs. It give me some knowledge on how to get healthier. Keep up the good work. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I have been reading your blog for the past few days, and you really make me laugh, and trust me, lately that is what I need! In reading your blog, even though you are going through so much at the moment, I love that you still have humor and a good attitude, because that takes courage! Keep up the good work!!

  5. Glad you had oatmeal success!!


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