Lately

January 26, 2013

There has been a lot of delicious eats going on behind the scenes over here. Here are some of my meals to share –

Starting with….breakfasts!

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Yogurt, blueberries, banana, whole wheat cinnamon bread, sunflower butter, buckwheat

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Whole wheat cinnamon French toast with drippy sunbutter, bananas and coconut

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Frothy coffees! I heart foam.

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Pumpkin overnight oats with buckwheat and coconut (post on buckwheat coming up!)

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More French toast… a day I woke up starving!

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Hot whipped banana oats with blueberries, honey peanut butter and….buckwheat! #foodoftheweek

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Lunches have been vibrant and delicious as well:

Salad with goat feta, avocado, Whole Foods lemon hummus, veggies and walnuts over power greens (a mix in a tub I found at Whole Foods) with olive oil drizzle. Plus toast with peanut butter on the side.

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Turkey + cheese + pickle sandwich with a salad on the side

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A really, really green smoothie with just three fresh ingredients: orange, spinach, banana. Plus a little water to get the blender going.

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Smoked trout on a salad with veggies, olive oil, honey, avocado and toast

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Greens with herbed turkey, homemade mozzarella, spinach-feta spread (that Karen made), and Nut-thins!

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Cute enough to eat!

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1 Rebecca January 26, 2013 at 9:06 am

The beauty of breakfast!
Is your buckwheat toasted or just raw? I’ve got a whole bag to use up :)

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2 KathEats January 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

Raw!

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3 Jeri January 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

Doesn’t Mazen bring a smile to your face when you need one? Half asleep and he made me smile and wake up! Thanks Mazen

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4 Laura January 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

I really enjoyed this post! I was wondering though what type of pumpkin you used in your overnight oats (is it canned and if so what brand), because I have found that the ones I try taste really unnatural and processed.
thanks,
Laura

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5 KathEats January 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

I use canned, Libby’s. It doesn’t taste the same as real roasted, but I’ve acquired a love for it

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6 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite January 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

I love that you added an orange to your smoothie instead of the usual almond milk, did it make it a little more tart/sweet? And the pickle sandwich = amazing!

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7 Julie January 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

What kind of coffee do you drink. It looks so good. Is it decaf?

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8 KathEats January 26, 2013 at 9:33 am

Local Ethiopian decaf from Shenandoah Joes. Best decaf ever!

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9 Kimberly January 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

What makes it local if its Ethiopian? Not trying to be rude!! I just was curious. Thanks!

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10 KathEats January 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

The coffee shop is local and it’s locally roasted

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11 Katie @ SkinnyMinnieMoves January 26, 2013 at 9:38 am

frothy milk on coffee is the bEST

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12 Victoria January 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

Kath,

Mazen is so cute! I can’t get over how big he is getting:) How do you get him to smile in all your photos??

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13 Stephanie @ Steph's Miles January 26, 2013 at 9:48 am

The best part about spaced out blog posts is you can display all your wonderful, beautiful meals at once! The smoothie looks so healthy and wonderful!

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14 Shannon P. January 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

I love the food update posts every few days. This style of posting gives me a lot of great ideas for a week’s worth of breakfasts/lunches and it helps me plan my grocery list. Thanks, Kath!

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15 kalli January 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

can’t wait to hear about the buckwheat and yes mazen is so adorable!

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16 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 26, 2013 at 10:21 am

Everything looks delicious, per usual! ;) I wish I ate breakfast late enough to have some sunlight for my photos, but I’m always hungry right when I wake up and the winter dreary-ness doesn’t help anything either.

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17 Anna @ On Anna's Plate January 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

I love it that you’re still taking pictures of most (all?) of your meals. Old habits die hard. :-)

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18 Sara @ fitcupcaker January 26, 2013 at 10:42 am

Your french toast inspires me!

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19 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

Such tasty looking food!

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20 Elizabeth January 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

Hey Kath,
You food looks great. I was just wondering if you would do an exercise post soon? I was wondering if you are back to Body Pump? I was always impressed that you kept up with the class during pregnancy!

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21 KathEats January 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I am back when I can get to the gym. And back to old weights! My biceps are even stronger from carrying Mazen around. I’ll try to do a workout post. That would be fun.

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22 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) January 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

I’ve been on the same smoothie kick lately! Except I’ve been using kale, because strangely enough, I’m craving the strong, earthy taste that it lends.

Love your breakfast shots, as always! :D

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23 Carrie January 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Have you tried whole foods jalapeño hummus? It’s soooo good. I’ll have to check out lemon…

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24 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

He’s getting so big!! And adorable as ever!

And that green smoothie is a reminder I need to do some more of those these days!

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25 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I am to the point where I don’t need much in my green smoothies anymore. I used to have to load it up with nut butter, banana, and protein powder to make it taste good. Now the ingredients are very simple. :)

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26 Shel@PeachyPalate January 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Love buckwheat, so good in overnight oats or cooked as pudding with cocoa powder and banana! :) Do you melt the SunButter or is it just that the Trader Joe or WholeFood’s brand is more drippy than the actual SunButter brand?

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27 KathEats January 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm

That’s just how it is!

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28 Lisa January 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Yum yum yum.

I forgot to soak my oats overnight a couple times this week and the result was tummy upset. I really think the overnight soaking process is what allows me to eat them!

Mazen is getting so big! :)

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29 Emily @ Life on Food January 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I haven’t had French toast in forever. I would love a slice for tomorrow!

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30 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

This post makes me want to eat more greens! I really need to try some juices now that I have a vitamix.

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31 Anna R January 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Looking forward to the buckwheat post!

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32 Pam January 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Still love your food posts! Looking forward to the buckwheat recipe :)
Now I am craving French Toast even though it’s 4 in the afternoon ;)
Love the pretty view from your window (1st photo) and as always a super cute Mazen picture (last photo), yay!

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33 Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

That green smoothie looks like perfection….need to go make one right now.

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34 Emily @ www.main-eats.com January 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Yum!!! Your breakfasts look so amazing!!! Well…all of your food does! : )

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35 Jess. January 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

After seeing this post, there is going to have to be french toast on the menu for brunch tomorrow :)

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36 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Mmm that oatmeal looks incredible!! I think tomorrow morning is going to consist of a giant bowl of whipped banana oats. :)

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37 Kayley Ray January 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Hey Kath, I have a question about the smoked trout. I buy smoked trout frequently (the Trader Joes brand) and I was curious as to whether or not the nutrition facts included the oil the trout was packed it. Do you know if it does? Thanks!

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38 KathEats January 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I think they have to be unless it says drain before use, which I’m pretty sure it doesn’t. So my answer is yes, but I’m not 100% sure.

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39 Erin January 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I buy this all the time too! Given that the package contains roughly 1.5 servings at 90 calories each means there’s about 135 calories per package. There’s usually at least a tablespoon of oil in the tin, which would have 120 calories on its own (as all pure fats and oils do). This leads me to believe that the Nutrition Facts are for the fish just removed from the oil.

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40 KathEats January 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I wonder if it accounts for oil residue? Maybe not…

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41 Erin January 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Probably not..? Who knows. I just pat most of it off and then stuff it in my face and enjoy :)

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42 Mikael January 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Loved this post format Kath. Very aesthetically pleasing to see all of your meals lined up together – and packed with super foods :)

I think a Weekly Workouts post where you summarized the week’s activities would be fantastic as well, perhaps with a little information about what you’ve found best for weight loss, what’s most convenient with Mazen, what activities make you hungriest, easiest with breast feeding etc.

Really pleased to see new posts from your everyday too :)

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43 S.P. Gass January 26, 2013 at 8:43 pm

The sandwich looks good. Did you put any spread on it?

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44 KathEats January 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Just some mustard

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45 Katherine January 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I love french toast! yours looks great!

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46 Lisa January 27, 2013 at 12:57 am

Hi Kath
I enjoy reading your blog and at the moment love buckwheat so really looking forward to your post soon! Keep cooking and tempting us with meal suggestions! All the best Lisa

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47 Lindsay January 27, 2013 at 2:41 am

This post inspired me to go whip up something delicious in our kitchen! Lately we’ve been loving roasted pork, LOTS of veggies, and warm, cozy soups, perfect for the cold weather in Seoul;) Maybe a little kimchi thrown in too…I did here from all the Korean women that seaweed is supposedly great for new moms, maybe because of the iron content? Anyway, roasted seaweed is so delish if you haven’t had it yet!

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48 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well January 27, 2013 at 8:30 am

I’m seriously appreciating the amount of peanut butter used in your breakfasts. Doin’ it right, girl! ;)

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49 Karen January 27, 2013 at 8:39 am

Hey Kath – I can’t figure out the confusing comment feature (maybe I don’t have the plug-in?) at the Real Health forum, but just wanted to say that your latest video on mindfulness was excellent…loved the very specific, personal examples you and your mom identified. and shared. I do wish these entries were a bit longer, but I think with this latest one, you guys are onto a winning series. Truly insightful and thought provoking :)

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50 KathEats January 27, 2013 at 9:46 am

Thanks so much Karen!! I know the comments are tricky (if working at all) and Real Health is aware of this. We wish the videos were longer too, but they call the shots : )

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51 Mom January 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Thanks!

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52 vidya January 27, 2013 at 9:03 am

I am loving these “lately” posts lately :D Kath, do you remove the seeds from orange before blending?

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53 KathEats January 27, 2013 at 9:31 am

I didn’t!

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54 Tiffany January 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Hey Kath,

Your post inspired me to make french toast this morning. What did I do wrong…it was not very good! I used 1 slice of whole wheat bread, 1 egg, 1/8t vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and cooked it on the skillet :(

I was thinking its maybe because you use flavored baker bread…that might make the flavor more delicious?

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55 KathEats January 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

What did you not like about it?

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56 Tiffany January 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

It didn’t really taste like the french toast I’ve had before. It was kind of bland. I topped it with sunflower butter too.

Did I leave an ingredient out?

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57 KathEats January 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hmmm. It’s a healthy recipe so it shouldn’t takes decadent like restaurant French toast. I blame your bread – maybe add more cinnamon/vanilla or a coconut crust – something to jazz it up?

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58 Tiffany January 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I think it was my bread too…I wish you guys mailed your delicious great harvest breads :)

Thanks for the ideas! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday

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59 Tracy January 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Tiffany, did you add salt? That can make a big difference in flavor IMO!!

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60 Alex @ Raw Recovery January 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I have been on a huge pickle kit lately. My sister got me hooked on them. She eats them in place of chips with sandwiches and I find myself using them to get rid of cravings for salty food :)

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61 Anne @ eatcleaneatreal January 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I love my IKEA brother but for some reason I have forgotten about it recently. You reminded me it was tucked in my drawer and I just whipped up a tea “latte” with 1% organic milk, celestial seasonings cookie dough sleigh ride tea and a few drops of stevia. YUM!!!

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62 Anne @ eatcleaneatreal January 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Oooops, I meant to say IKEA frother, but my mac autocorrected to “brother.” Oops. I figured you would get the idea anyway ;)

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63 Vidya January 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Mazen is a baby doll in this picture. Cute like a button.

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64 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes January 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Yum! Your pictures are beautiful!

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65 Kelly Kurcina January 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Yum!! Loving the green smoothies these days. My family and I gave dairy and meat (a challenge w/ teen boys) and really noticing HUGE health benefits..More green smoothie recipes would be awesome!

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66 Avery Hudson January 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Hi Kath! I have recently been in a greek yogurt kick and absolutely love to create a yogurt bowl similar to the ones you make for my morning breakfast. I love how they power me threw my mornings! I was wondering what your favorite greek yogurt brand is. I dont have a WF or a TJ where I live sadly but we do have a Fresh Market, so I’ve been trying out the Chobani 0% and the Oikos 0%. I like Oikos the best so far but I was wondering if you have another type of greek that you particularly like or would recommend for me?! Thanks so much!

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67 KathEats January 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Oikos is my fav! Both in flavor and the organic principles behind it.

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68 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance January 28, 2013 at 3:43 am

I can not stop buying the smoked trout from TJ’s!! SO deliciously addicting and the past add-in for salads :)

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69 KathEats January 28, 2013 at 3:44 am
70 Jogalog January 28, 2013 at 4:26 am

I am so impressed by anyone who can make such delicious looking breakfasts, especially with a young baby. I usually just end up with a slice of toast.

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71 Fran@BCDC January 28, 2013 at 6:31 am

Haven’t made overnight oats in a while…I must do it again soon!

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72 Liz @ iheartvegetables January 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

I love the way your yogurt bowls are filled with so many delicious things!!

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73 Joanne January 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

You weren’t kidding – that’s some good eating. Love blueberries in anything :)

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74 Meredith January 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

There are few things better in this world than drippy peanut butter…

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