Happy Thoughts

May 16, 2012

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I went to bed thinking happy thoughts about a big bowl of cold, crunchy cereal last night.

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So this morning’s breakfast assembly was a no brainer: WF Honey Bunches, half a banana, chia seeds, raisins, and creamy milk.

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Plus two giant glasses of H2O – soooo thirsty in the mornings!

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Have a happy day!

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 16, 2012 at 7:31 am

Cold cereal is the best in the mornings. It always puts a smile on my face for sure. :) Happy Wednesday!

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2 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 16, 2012 at 7:36 am

Yummy looking breakfast! Time for mine!!

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3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 16, 2012 at 7:39 am

I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who goes to bed fantasizing about breakfast!! Mine was a green smoothie and watermelon this morning… delicious! Have a great day Kath!

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4 Katie May 16, 2012 at 7:41 am

Your breakfast looks so simple yet so delicious and nutritious. Cereal definitely doesn’t have to be bland or boring with a few fun additions. Where did you get your bowl? Happy Wednesday wishes to you too!

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5 KathEats May 16, 2012 at 7:50 am

I believe it’s from TJ Maxx

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6 j3nn May 16, 2012 at 7:46 am

A bowl of crunchy cereal with crisp, cold milk is a very happy thought indeed. :)

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7 Molly @ RDexposed May 16, 2012 at 7:46 am

I have a thing about soggy cereal. I don’t know if I could handle setting up such good shots of my bowl of cereal without it getting soggy.

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8 KhushbOo May 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

I always look forward to brekkie :)

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9 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

Might be your prettiest bowl yet! I made overnight oats for breakfast and I definitely think about them all night long after I prep them!

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10 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not May 16, 2012 at 7:54 am

Lol – glad I’m not the only one who goes to bed thinking about breakfast!

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11 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

Sometimes a bowl of cereal is just the perfect thing…I find myself craving that combo all the time!

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12 Kerry @ Totes My Oats May 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

I love a nice cold bowl of cereal in the warmer weather!

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13 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

Your breakfast looks delicious, I went to sleep thinking about the mango banana muffins that I baked last night, I had one for breakfast on top of my oatmeal! :) Have a good day!

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14 Cait's Plate May 16, 2012 at 8:16 am

That’s funny – I woke up with cheerios on my mind but I didn’t have enough milk so I had to go oats instead! Love the raisins addition to the mix :)

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15 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

Mmm looks yummy :) have a great day!

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16 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 16, 2012 at 8:35 am

Looks like a refreshing way to start the day! Have a great day Kathy!

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 16, 2012 at 8:40 am

Apparently I couldn’t go to bed thinking of cereal.. I was eating a massive bowl at midnight. :)

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18 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

Breakfast sets the tone for the day! I look forward to it the most! One of my favourite breakfasts as a kid was Weetabix…I would soak two pieces of Weetabix in milk and then mix it all up sprinkled with Demerra sugar…like a cold oatmeal or let them float in the milk like ‘boats’…just like my mom did when she was a little girl in England. In the winter, I would warm the milk and then add the Weetabix…that really brought out all it’s yummy flavour! Have you ever tried Weetabix? I know I used to have to bring it over the border when I visited my american friend…she fell in love with it when she lived her for a few years.

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19 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

That’s really interesting about the Weetabix… I just bought some for the first time and mixed it with some other cereals. It turned to complete mush and I was not a fan (I do like it dry over yogurt though).
BUT, i like your idea of soaking it and sprinkling sugar on top I’ll have to try that!!

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20 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

I really need to try chia seeds just on top of things – I always cook them in my oats!

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21 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 16, 2012 at 9:05 am

Happy breakfast!! Enjoy your Wednesday!

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22 Christine @ BookishlyB May 16, 2012 at 9:13 am

I used to have happy thoughts about cereal when I was letting myself eat those with cartoon characters on the front… Now that it’s 4 grams of sugar or less the thoughts are less happy.

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23 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

I know I’ve said it before, but I have that exact same bowl (I think I found it at Marshall’s). Though I have about 30 different bowls, I prefer that one over the rest. I went to get it out of the cabinet this weekend and it had a huge chip in it! I was heartbroken. Time to go find another!

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24 Michelle @ Esculent Dreams May 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

i love going to sleep thinking about my plans for breakfast the next morning! granted i usually eat the same thing lol but still~

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25 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

You have the best collection of antique spoons and linens. Love that spoon!

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26 Megan @ Megan's Munchies May 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

Happy Wednesday Kath!

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27 Jeri May 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

Hi Kath! Well you introduced me to something new again that I love now!! So remember the first is avocado (because of the nachos), but now it’s nut butter. Right now all I have it just Peter Pan crunchy. But this is where the “NEW” like comes in. I added it to my oatmeal. I did it awhile back with some fresh strawberry slices. It was like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But I still added my normal brown sugar. Well today I dared to be different! I just added the P-nut butter and guess what!?! NO SUGAR! Nope not once single granular of the sweet white stuff. I know there is sugar in the p-nut butter, but that was major for me. It tasted just like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie. So thank you again, for making my taste buds enjoy this new healthy lifestyle!

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28 KathEats May 16, 2012 at 11:24 am
29 Angel7 May 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

Cereal is the breakfast of choice for me most mornings.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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30 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

Breakfast looks delicious! I always put add ins in my oatmeal (what I went to sleep thinking about for breakfast this morning) but not as much in my cereal. The banana and raisin combo sounds great!

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31 Laura Rios May 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Hey! My name is Laura and I am knew to your blog. I am very interested to read the blog of a registered dietitian. I have been thinking about going back to school to get a degree in it, but it is such a huge commitment…..I’m not sure. There are just SO many varying thoughts about nutrition out there….plus it is something that would keep me interested for work.

Do you mind to give me your professional opinion? :-)

So every morning I wake up and do about 35 minutes of yoga. Then here is my breakfast every weekday:

3 egg whites scrambled with spinach, topped with hot sauce and organic salsa
2 slices of wheat bread (which I just started getting from the farmer’s market! yay to no preservatives!). Recently I have been topping it with about a TBSP of pumpkin butter and sprinkling it with cinnamon. SO good with my coffee. That is at about 5:00

At 8:30-9:00 I have 1/2 a cup of plain, nonfat greek yogurt w/1/2 a cup of chopped fruit and a granola bar (again, homemade…really trying to stay away from preservatives)

I’m SO confused as to whether I eat enough or too little because I really have issues losing any weight. I do anywhere from 30 minutes – 2 hours of workout a day. I mix it up a lot but my passion is running.

Check out my blog if you have some time. It needs work, but I just started it:-)

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32 KathEats May 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Hey Laura,

Unfortunately I can’t offer individualized nutrition advice over the internet. But best of luck to you.

Thanks for reading!

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33 Laura Rios May 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

Sorry! I didn’t even think about that! Makes total sense! Thank you.

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34 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Haha I had the opposite thought! I started thinking about cereal so much before bed that I had to pour myself a bowl. I feel like it would have tasted better had I let the anticipation simmer overnight ;)

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35 Sara May 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Hi Kath,
Looks good! What are chia seeds and where do you find them
In a grocery?

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36 KathEats May 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

They are seeds like flax seeds that have protein and omega-3s, among other nutrients. They are fun for their texture and gelling ability. Look for them in the bulk bins at Whole Foods and health stores

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