Pumpkin oats are just like pumpkin pie – especially when you overload the pumpkin. The mixture gets a really smooth consistency. This bowl was filled with Coach’s Oats, milk and water, plus chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla and about 1/2 a cup of pumpkin. Topped with coconut and melted Barney Butter (<—BB melts like no other nut butter on the market)
Consumed with some hot coffee and a side of baby pajamas!
This morning Matt, Maze and I met Karen + Andrew at the gym for a family workout. I did some ellipticaling, some stairmastering and some upper body weights, plus we walked there and back. A great hour and a half of movement that left us all rejuvenated.
Maze got his workout batting his toys!
Back at home, we made healthy salads for lunch with some produce from our garden – carrots and kale! I feel a little weird eating carrots from our garden because you really do watch them come out of dirt. And then you eat them. I have to remind myself that all carrots come from dirt!
They sure were pretty though…
Trader Joe’s trout love!! I will be forever sad if they ever discontinue this product. So everyone go buy some to keep it going!
Our salads were topped with the above plus some kalamata olive spread from Thanksgiving, smoked cheddar and some cubes of Cville Crunch bread. Honey and olive oil for dressing.
Check out Matt’s bowl – somebody likes bread!!
This afternoon we chilled out while we had a few visitors. Hannah Banana came to meet Mazen and brought a Llama for him!
Karen had fun teaching him what “soft” means : )
Our friends Francesca and Sam also came to visit. Always fun to catch up with them!
I had every intention of making today my “back to healthy eating” day until …Karen brought Thanksgiving dinner to our house!!
Gahhhh it all was SO good!!
I had a plate of this and that, and it tasted even better than the first time around.
Plus a small glass of vino. She left the cranberry sauce for me – yay for cranberries for breakfast tomorrow!
We had TONS of dessert left, but now most of it has been “taken care of.” Waste or waist, right? Before we tossed it, I had slivers of my favorites. I actually didn’t finish this whole plate – my stomach knew it wasn’t the real Thanksgiving and didn’t make enough room!
Uncle Brain is now on a flight back to New Orleans and won’t see Mazen again until this June! Sad! We will miss him.