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February 2, 2013

Some delicious eats of note!

Breakfast

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Yogurt bowls with mom. We had this two days in a row because it was so delicious. Greek yogurt with Whole Foods wheat waffles, buckwheat, citrus and banana fruit salad and sunbutter. We were skeptical of the combination of cereal, yogurt, citrus and seed butter, but my gosh it was good!

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Hot whipped banana oats at sunrise

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French toast love with almond butter, bananas and buckwheat

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Yogurt, fruit and sunbutter with the new Great Harvest Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola. This stuff is GOOD and available online if you’d like to try it!!! It’s a toasty, cinnamon granola with whole almonds, dried cherries and bits of really delicious bittersweet dark chocolate.

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Lunch

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Leftover chili with toast + clementine

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Salads with beans, hummus, goat cheese, fruit salad and toast

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Salad greens topped with olive oil, honey and salt plus avocado, cheese, leftover noodles and a No Bull Burger

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Leftover brown rice with leftover pinto beans, a baked sweet potato, leftover quinoa salad, tahini dressing and homemade goat cheese! DEE-licious!

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A tasting plate with some of my mom friends – quinoa salad {recipe to follow}, fruit salad, cheese + crackers and bread with hummus. I had about twice this much due to lots of hunger!

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Dinner

Loaded baked potatoes. Topped with kidney beans, tomatoes, bacon, cheese and Greek yogurt. Simple salad on the side.

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Split pea soup (this super easy favorite recipe of mine) with Dakota buns and goat cheese

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A medley of brown rice, cooked bok choy, pinto beans, baked sweet potato and tahini sauce.

Tahini Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp warm water

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Workouts

Squeezed in some good ones this week!

  • Sunday: Gym time with Matt – running, elliptical and weights (mom baby watched)
  • Monday: Bad weather/stuck inside
  • Tuesday: 4.5 miles walking in sunny, warm weather!
  • Wednesday: Pump Challenge weight class + biked there and back
  • Thursday: 4 mile trail walk
  • Friday: yoga class + walking

Happy Boy

Mazen’s favorite meal of the week was a furry play lettuce leaf! Look at him trying to wave!

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1 Leslie February 2, 2013 at 10:44 am

It all looks delicious and inspiring. I struggle with wanting salads for lunch but never feeling like making them. When I shop today I need to fill my cart with lots of veggies. Any tips on lunchtime salads?

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2 Carly @ Snack Therapy February 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

Yogurt bowls never ever get old. They’re the best!

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3 A farmer in the dell February 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

I love the yogurt bowl combinations! And that tahini sauce sounds great!

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4 Alison February 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

Yum! That all looks so good! Those yogurt bowls do look super delicious with all those flavors and textures. And Mazen is so adorable!!! :)

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5 Leah February 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

Hey Kath–question about your whipped oats. I’ve been reading old posts of yours and you used to do 1/3 cup oats, water, milk. Are you still using the portion or are you back to the suggested 1/2 cup of each? I usually do 1/2 cup with 1 cup water, banana, PB, and raisins, but it doesn’t seem to keep me full for more than 3 hours, so I can’t imagine only 1/3 cup serving!

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6 KathEats February 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

I do 1/3 a cup when I’m going to add mix-ins/toppings, so it comes out about the same as the 1/2 cup portion size. It sounds to me like you need some protein. I make my oats with milk + chia seeds, which add a lot more protein + fat than using just water as you do. Give it a try and see if it keeps you full longer?

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7 Leah February 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Thanks for the quick response! I will try that this week :-)

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8 Lucy February 2, 2013 at 11:24 am

Your oatmeal gets me every time! What is it about your oatmeal picks produce a safe happy response lollll

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9 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

Gorgeous meals! Everything looks so colorful and balanced. I’m not sure if I like your new layout… :( I like the three columns better!

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10 Jennifer February 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

I never thought of using bacon in my split pea soup. I’m actually making it this week and bought ham hocks for a smokey flavor. I’ll have to try the bacon next time. Sounds delicious!

Mazen is beyond cute! I just love that age. It’s so cute to see them try to wave but they are waving to themselves. (haha)

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11 Katy February 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

YUM your eats are making me jealous!

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12 Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Looks like good eats indeed! And I don’t see any “trying” about that wave at all– he’s doing it!! :-) Go Mazen!

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13 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes February 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Great week of workouts! It’s so fun to watch little ones grow and change :-)

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14 Tracy February 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Waving back at you, Mazen!! Hi cutie!

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15 meghan February 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

hey kath,

i’ve been reading for over two years and don’t intend to stop- i love your blog. and i don’t mean this as mean-spirited criticism- hopefully just constructive critique…

i don’t particularly care for your new form of round-up type posts. something seems a little off. there’s no flow to a day or week.. and it ends up being pretty picture heavy with very little context. i totally understand posting less. but i think you might be better served to just do your previous style of post… less often. still only cover one day, but do it 2 or 3 or however many times per week you’d like. alternatively, your other ideas of topical posts would be great- those have a subject to make them cohesive, as opposed to this type of post, which strikes me as a little scattershot and chaotic.

just one voice though… obviously, maybe others disagree!

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16 Joana February 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Well… I agree with Meghan!
Love the blog, but miss the previous format. The one day postings were nice. I feel like it has been your style of posting and showing meals that attracted us all here, and what made your blog unique, showing who you are. Now things seem a bit awkward as you are trying to change the format so drastically. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it is you.
On the other side, I totally understand your reasons and as a loyal reader will always be here to cheer you up on whatever adventures you decide to share with us!

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17 Jen February 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Haha – the thing is I’m sure whatever Kathy does there’s going to be somebody who disagrees with it! It’s hard to win. This is new…maybe she’s just experimenting and things will change again in the future. I don’t think she’s set anything in stone….playing around is how you find what you do and don’t like. I call it “growing pains”. Plus, her original intent was to be able to just blog less and spend more time with baby at this stage.

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18 Hope February 4, 2013 at 8:48 am

But, Jen, how will she know how the new format is going if people don’t tell her? That’s how you learn. Someone has voiced their opinion in a very nice way in order to be helpful to Kath.

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19 sara @ fitcupcaker February 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm

how cute is he…Im thinkin about makin stuffed potatoes now for dinner next week!

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20 Allison February 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Just wondering at what age you plan to start Mazen on some solids?

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21 KathEats February 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Closer to 5.5/6 months

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22 Hayley@ PBrunnergirl February 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I am currently having a yogurt bowl for lunch! All your pictures inspire me to make my food beautiful too! The split pea soup is a must try for me this week!

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23 eliza February 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I would LOVE a post about how you handle leftovers…
I admire your resourcefulness and how you seem to not waste any food.
I was wholly intrigued when you mentioned leftover stuffing from Thanksgiving (frozen) and I would love to know how you store/manage your leftovers so as to keep them fresh and flavorful. I imagine your freezer must be enviously well-stocked plus very organized.
Perhaps you can give us a peek inside?
Love your new format…rock on!

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24 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco February 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I second this, Eliza! I would love to see a post about keeping/using leftovers. Too often they go to waste around here…

Love your eats, Kath! They’re also so well topped.

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25 Kimberly February 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Yes, a leftover post would be great! I would never think to combine a salad, some leftover pasta, a burger and some honey together, but it looks so interesting. Maybe a post on how you come up with all of these different creations.

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26 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Awww!! Maze is so freaking adorable! Love the wave!

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27 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for adding the tahini dressing recipe, I was going to ask about it!

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28 Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body February 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I love how you show us what you do with your leftovers… I’m terrible about ignoring them and then having to throw them out when it get’s scary looking.

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29 Mom February 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I’m waving too, Maze!

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30 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) February 2, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I love all of your meals! And split pea soup is my absolute fave. It’s literally one of my comfort foods! :D

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31 Chelsea February 3, 2013 at 12:11 am

Just a little feedback for you. I like this style of food post. We get to see what you’ve been eating and working out without you having to post it after every meal. I think this recap over the course of several days is a good idea.

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32 Jen February 3, 2013 at 3:27 am

Agreed!

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33 Catherine February 3, 2013 at 7:33 am

Agreed! This is exactly what I was hoping you would do!

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34 Lisa February 3, 2013 at 1:21 am

Looking forward to the quinoa salad recipe it looks great and Im sure it would taste delish!

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35 Allie February 3, 2013 at 4:37 am

Not sold on the greek yogurt. Not trusting these dairy products after the whole cottage cheese and oats thing haha

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36 Emily @ Life on Food February 3, 2013 at 6:43 am

This is a good reminder that I need to vary my workouts way more than I do. Your week looks fun to me.

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37 Susan February 3, 2013 at 8:01 am

So glad you are blogging every once in awhile! I’ve missed the daily blogs, but totally understand that it’s very time consuming and little Mazen needs you more! You are very lucky to be home with him and blog less often. So, thank you for sharing – love it and look forward to more!

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38 Daniela February 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

I love how you mix so many different things in your dishes it all looks so amazing and delicious. You’re like a master mixologist.

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39 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite February 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

Your food always looks so beautiful! Alwaysssss.

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40 Emily @ www.main-eats.com February 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

YUM! I wanna come eat with you guys! : )

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41 Lisa @bitesforbabies February 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

It’s a given that the food looks delicious and that you take amazing pics but I have to say, I’m loving your dinnerware! I need to invest in some myself…I’ve been looking on sale racks and such but can never seem to find anything that catches my eye! Sounds crazy but it’s true-I’m jealous of your dinnerware! lol!

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42 Maria Tadic February 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

These look so yummy! Do you have the recipe for your whipped banana oats anywhere? I’d love to try out a nice oatmeal recipe!

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43 KathEats February 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm
44 Alexa February 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Where did you get those cute stuffed vegetables?

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45 KathEats February 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

IKEA!

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46 Alyssa February 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I’m happy you’ve been able to be so active even with a little guy! Even though you haven’t been able to run much, it will come back in due time :-) And you’ve convinced me I must get a frother!

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47 Vidya February 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the info on buckwheat. Kath did you try finger millet flour? It is also supposed to be super nutritious and especially good for babies. So you can start feeding it maze as well once he is on solids. I make a yummy porridge with it but want to see what all creative ways you use to incorporate it into your food:-)

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48 KathEats February 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I haven’t heard of that!

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49 Vidya February 4, 2013 at 3:55 am

It is very common in India. It’s highly nutritious and Gluten free!! You can find it at any Indian stores. Check out this link for detailed information. http://www.vahrehvah.com/indianfood/ragi-or-finger-millet/

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50 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance February 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I wish No Bull Burgers delivered, they look so tasty in all of your photos!

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51 Amanda March 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

They do! I ordered two packages recently. And they’re just as tasty as Kath makes them look! :-)

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52 Amanda - Small Home Big Start February 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Love the new header!

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53 Britta February 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

Where’d you get the high chair and what brand is it? I love that bright green color.

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54 KathEats February 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm

It’s the OXO Sprout! We love it so far, although only have experience with play food. The straps are very easy to get him in and out of, and of course I love the color. Matches our drum light!

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55 Ellen February 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

When I scroll down the comments, I see a lot of people telling you they like the new format. I don’t think my comment was disrespectful, I was simply telling you I didn’t like that type of post. Was my comment really blocked?

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56 KathEats February 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I’ve always said it’s not what you say but how you say it. I found your comment (“super boring”) to be quite rude for something I put a lot of time into. I appreciate the feedback, but maybe “not as helpful as other posts” would have gotten the message across a little nicer?

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57 Avery Hudson February 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

IIIII would just like to say that I LOVE the new format of your blog! Everything looks fannnnntastic. I look forward to reading your posts everyday!!

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58 Alex @ Raw Recovery February 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I love those two bowls in the very first picture! Oh gosh, they are so cute!!

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