March 2, 2013

I enjoy writing these lately posts – it’s fun for me to look back on my whole week myself! I’m not photographing every meal (like a rainy cold morning when I just want to eat my oatmeal already) but it’s still fun to see a snapshot of a week’s worth of food. I export all of my lately photos into one folder and sometimes don’t even remember eating the meal! Ha!


Breakfast highlights included…


A slice of toast with Wild Squirrel nut butter and a banana log of slices plus some Noosa yogurt – more on this in an upcoming post! It’s incredible!


Overnight oats in a jar! My absolute favorite way to wake up : )


Hot whipped banana oatmeal with sunbutter and Cville cluster


Two eggs, grapefruit and Great Harvest Irish Soda Bread with buttah. LOVE ISB!! This breakfast was a change from the norm and so good.



Favorite lunch of the week – a sandwich with a fried egg between Dakota bread slices, a salad with spinach, veggies, avocado, goat cheese and maple sesame almonds and a really orange orange.


Another day I did a different spin on egg and toast = French toast for lunch. Topped with some sunbutter. I couldn’t resist! (By the way, I recently bought crunchy Sunbutter instead of Trader Joe’s brand and really can’t tell much of a difference – both are so, so good).


Plus a big salad on the side with cheese, peppers, carrots, spinach, olive oil, salt and an avocado with polka dots!


Another day I had a new kind of smoked trout: Cole’s Lemon Smoked Trout


Smashed with avocado and served with corn chips


[Can you tell it was a dreary, rainy day?]


Plus this salad of veggies, greens, almonds and Dakota bread pieces.


Here’s a sunny day salad! Leftover chicken, leftover dijon green beans, avocado, greens, olive oil and Irish Soda Bread!



This dinner was all oven – roasted sweet potato wedges, roasted chicken drumsticks and radicchio “chips”


The radicchio didn’t quite chip like kale does, but it was pretty crunchy!


Black bean enchiladas on a typical Tuesday. Served with Greek yogurt guacamole and side salads. We’re going to re-make these with a slight variation and homemade enchilada sauce and develop a recipe


Another night we had herby roasted chicken thighs


Boneless thighs with a sprinkle of Italian seasoning, rosemary, Garlic Gold nuggets and salt/pepper, plus a spritz of olive oil from my Misto. Roasted for about 30 minutes at 400*.



Served with a Great Harvest Rosemary Garlic roll and green beans


Happy Weekend!

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 2, 2013 at 8:40 am

I LOVE Irish Soda Bread. I tried making one last year and it only kind of worked. I’ll have to try again this year or at least get out and buy one before the stores sell out. 😉


2 Kayley Ray March 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

I LOVE Noosa yogurt! I discovered it several months ago and it almost tastes too good to be true! It reminds me more of cheesecake than yogurt!


3 Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating March 2, 2013 at 9:04 am

Your breakfasts look amazing lately – as always!


4 Christine @ BookishlyB March 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

I LOVE Noosa and was eating 1/2 a container at lunch everyday until I really paid attention to the nutrition facts- isn’t it a little high in fat? Or am I just being picky? Also, is it Greek?


5 KathEats March 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

Yes I think it is full fat, but unless you’re eating a tub everyday, I think that’s fine. I have it featured in an upcoming post


6 Andrea J March 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

Noosa is a local brand (Boulder, CO) so I’ve been eating it as a ‘treat’ for years. The strawberry rhubarb is the best! It is full fat, and it’s considered ‘Australian’ style, but definitely thicker like Greek.


7 Monica March 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

I have been getting my milk delivered from Morning Fresh Dairy for 10 years. I have been eating their Noosa yogurt since it came out. It is so delicious. I love it and it has less sugar than most. You can’t be afraid of fat. You body needs it! Great shout for Northern Colorado!


8 Lynn @ the actor's diet March 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

Was just saying how I haven’t had Irish soda bread since I was a waitress at The Joshua Tree inNUC back in 98. Ate so much of it then I haven’t touched it since!


9 Lynn @ the actor's diet March 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

NYC. Oops.


10 Debi March 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm

In Murray Hill? So much fun.


11 lucy Lincoln March 2, 2013 at 10:44 am

i think plain full fat yoghurt is more ‘real food’ that low fat yoghurt because its not been played around with! nothing added, nothing taken away- just as it is. Also, in greece and places like Sardinia they have full fat either strained yoghurt, or full fat raw cheese and they all seem to be in excellent health! i trust full fat dairy products!


12 Jola March 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

Recently I can’t get enough green beans on my plate. They are delicious! :)


13 Anon March 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I love Soda Bread! As an irish lass, I eat it almost daily for lunch or breakfast or for a supper snack! Is Great Harvest’s Soda bread brown or white? In Ireland we have a few staple variations. Traditional soda bread can be white or brown, -plain and baked in a round with a cross cut into the top. Sometime bakeries for fruit soda bread too, which is white soda bread with plump raisins added in. Other than that it’s plain and simple – flour, buttermilk, baking soda.


14 KathEats March 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Ours is 50% whole grain, so maybe it’s tan!? : )


15 Anon March 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm

haha, actually yes now that I think of it we do often make it half and half! 100% wholegrain can fall apart too much!


16 Debi March 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I love Noosa. Moved to KC a year ago and ate it throughout my pregnancy. Excited to see what you have to say about it.


17 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane March 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I shouldn’t read this before I eat breakfast (or brunch I suppose, it’s still before 11am here though!), it’s like going to the grocery store hungry!


18 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I love when looking back at the photos is almost like a surprise, a reminder of what was; that you may not even have remembered otherwise! Very cool. And good for you for ‘just eating your oatmeal already’ on cold, rainy days & not worrying about the pics anymore!


19 Shel@PeachyPalate March 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Lots of yummy eats! Totally digging grapefruit at the moment. I slice it up with the skin on and sit it under the grill/broiler for 5-8 minutes…so good warm!


20 Dimple Snatcher March 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

i ADORE noosa ypgurt. i love the mango!!! its heavy on the sugar for me though, so i eat it as a dessert type treat


21 Elizabeth March 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Love your meals! You inspire my weekly meal plans each week! Do you guys do meal plans or is it more of a what your feeling and what you have on hand? Thanks!


22 KathEats March 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

we do a loose meal plan


23 Sarah March 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Could you explain this more please (the loose meal plan)? Do you go to the store more than 1x a week to accomplish this? What staples do you find it important to have on hand?


24 KathEats March 3, 2013 at 9:51 am

Here’s a link to my groceries page which explains it a bit more : )


25 Kim March 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I recently just proclaimed my love of Noosa…strawberry rhubarb I can’t seem to get enough of


26 Kathy W. March 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

3 containers of Noosa in my fridge–this is one of those yogurts I can happily eat in place of ice cream. So so good.


27 robin March 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Do you use salad dressing?


28 KathEats March 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

Just olive oil


29 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I need to bake an Irish Soda Bread with raisins…does yours have cinnamon in it? I thought I read somewhere that Trader Joe’s Sunflower Butter is actually supplied by SunButter…have you heard that? My mom is going to bring some Trader Joe Sunflower Butter back from her trip to the States for me to compare. Could be why you could not tell the difference. :)


30 Meme March 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

It is made by the makers of Sunbutter, so just the same!


31 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I don’t know what it is, but your oats always look creamier/fluffier than mine! I wonder if cows milk versus almond milk makes a difference? Or the type of oats? Probably the oats, since I use Trader Joe’s GF oats which have a different texture than most others I’ve tried


32 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm

What a lovely post…reading your blog is like reading a fresh new magazine. They both make me so happy. 😀


33 Kristin March 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

We’ve been loving the Noosa something fierce the past few months–that stuff is awesome!!!


34 Pam K. March 3, 2013 at 2:25 am

Can’t wait to see the recipe for the black bean enchiladas with the yogurt avocado sauce…sounds delish.


35 Christine March 3, 2013 at 8:24 am

Noosa yogurt is the best yogurt I have ever had! Strawberry rhubarb is my favorite flavor. It is absolutely so fresh.


36 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet March 3, 2013 at 8:50 am


The sandwich and salad look delicious! I don’t remember the last time I had a sandwich! Happy Sunday :)


37 Mandy March 3, 2013 at 9:54 am

My fiance and I love noosa but I can’t buy it very often because it isn’t cheap and it doesn’t last very long in the house.


38 Allison March 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

They even sell Noosa at Target now . . . it’s really taking off.

Just wondering . . . how old is baby now and when do you plan to start some solids? Will you discuss how that goes here and some ideas on the things you feed him?


39 KathEats March 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

He’ll be 6 months this week and we just started solids – he loves avocado!


40 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

I’ve been perusing all of your past NYC excursion posts, as my sister and I are planning to head there for a weekend getaway this summer. I was wondering if you remember or have info to share on the place that you stayed and if you found it really accessible to some of the locations you wanted to hit? Like you, we’re totally into walking, so a little distance isn’t a big deal. We’re just looking for affordability, food, shopping and fun!

Thanks, Kath! 😀


41 KathEats March 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm

We stayed at the Gem hotel and liked it. Small rooms but good prices. I think there are several… Ours was on Houston I think?


42 Antonia @ Health Inspirations March 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I love these “Lately” posts, they remind me of the old days when we got to see everything you ate :)


43 Emily @ Life on Food March 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm

That last photo of chicken looks so yummy. I love when everything can go in the oven for dinner.


44 Amy March 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Speaking of sunflower butter… I have a funny story for you, Kath!

I am Canadian, but I was recently in the USA. I went to a Trader Joe’s to buy the TJ’s Sunflower Butter that you rave about. On my way home, however, the airport security made me confiscate it! They said it was a “liquid” and since I didn’t have any checked bags to store it in, I had to throw it out. BUT before I threw it out, I of course opened it up, ate a couple of big spoonfuls, mmm. From the few bites I had, it was great! Thankfully, it was similar enough to SunButter (which I can get in Canada) so I wasn’t too, too sad about having lost it.


45 KathEats March 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Ahhhhh! How sad! Glad you got in a taste!


46 Liz @ iheartvegetables March 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Wow that irish soda bread sounds amazing!! Your meals always look so wonderful!


47 Sara March 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

No offense, Kath, but I really don’t enjoy the lately posts. Taking photos of your food for the weekend and displaying them in random order (even if the food photography is nice) isn’t really that interesting — I prefer the kind of posts where you do some kind of analysis (like the nutrition post earlier this week) or at least tell a story. Otherwise, it’s just kinda like looking a food flipbook – I hope you’ll be doing more contextual posts in the future –


48 Cecelia March 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Gee, I got several salad ideas from this post and just went out and bought the Noosa Yogurt. Delish! Maybe you need to read it again!


49 cvd March 4, 2013 at 9:12 am

In my experience, any sentence starting with “no offense” will usually offend. Please keep this in mind.


50 Louise March 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Delicious looking meals, Kath. I’m going to look for Noosa yogurt. I’ve never heard of it before and now I’m interested in tasting it.


51 Babs March 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

It looks like you got in a good amount greens. I really need to find some salad inspiration.


52 Gina @HealthLoveandChocolate March 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Oats in a jar are always my favorite way to wake up too. All your meals looks delicious as usual!


53 Margaret March 4, 2013 at 3:11 am

Wow some delish looking food this time ! must try the french toast with nutbutter and banana.
I just tried a simple meal that you might like, bake a sweet potato, scoop out the cooked inside and mash in a bowl with finely diced bits of pepper, onion, celery, carrott, or what ever you have or feel like, mix it all with a nob of butter, return to shell, and sprinkle with grated cheese, put back in oven 15 -20 minutes…..YUMMMM


54 Jan @ J Cooks Healthy March 4, 2013 at 4:41 am

Yum yum and more yum! That Dakota bread looks really really grainy and delicious. I’m yet to try sunflower butter but it looks so good on lots of your photos I think it is time to give it a whirl :)


55 Lisa @bitesforbabies March 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

I can see you’re a fan of avocado…doesn’t everything taste better with avocado??!! Have you ever tried making avocado egg salad? Yum!


56 K March 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Haha! I always tell my husband that peanut butter and avocado go with anything and everything! :) I have just recently converted him to smashing avocado for his tuna sandwiches.


57 Tonya March 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

Loving the variety of posts. Keeps it fresh and interesting by not being bogged down to one style of posting. Like one reader said above–it’s like a magazine!


58 cathy March 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

How do you make your dijon green beans?


59 KathEats March 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I cook them and then toss in Dijon mustard, lemon juice and dill


60 Miranda March 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Do you refrigerate your Trader Joe’s Sunbutter? The container says to, but I don’t want it to be stiff. First world problems, I know.


61 KathEats March 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I break the rules… No


62 Mommypage March 27, 2013 at 11:46 am

Your overnight oats in a jar looks delicious! It seems so easy to make, especially for those busy mornings. Plus, the jar makes it easy to take breakfast on the go!


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