Limelight

April 3, 2012

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I woke up running to the kitchen to make oatmeal!! Part of that was mad hunger, and part was just pure excitement for strawberries, cottage cheese and Sunbutter! I was also extremely thirsty and had to chug a mug of water first thing.

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Today’s exciting bowl contained:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • Splash vanilla, stirred in at end
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese, stirred in at end
  • Toppings: Nuts About Granola and Sunbutter!

We had a little bit of oatmeal soup going on, but I like it that way : )

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Oolong tea today, in a lemon-lime theme.

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Another breakfast bites the dust.

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 3, 2012 at 8:19 am

Looks yummy! Love the tea towel too!

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2 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

sounds like a tasty mix! i still need to try cottage cheese in my oats… i’m kind of nervous! haha.

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3 KathEats April 3, 2012 at 8:23 am

Don’t be!! It’s my favorite!

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4 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

Lol sometimes I wake up on the weekends, and because I don’t want to get out of bed right away, I’ll lay there for a bit. But before I know it, I’m practically running to the kitchen as you described because I’m so excited about breakfast! Have a great day Kath!

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 3, 2012 at 8:23 am

I love all your tea towels! And your patience, there’s no way I could set up a photo shoot before eating my oats – I like to dig in right away while they’re piping hot!

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6 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 3, 2012 at 8:25 am

I thought you were going to have made lime oats with this title. I couldn’t imagine that being good… LOL!

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7 Amanda @ Dogs, Chocolate and Fruits & Veggies April 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hey Kath, I am wondering if you can really taste the cottage cheese? I am not a big fan of it by itself, but do not mind it when I use it in a dish like Mac N Cheese. I would like to add it to my breakfast for extra protein, but am hesitant to add it to my oatmeal!

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8 KathEats April 3, 2012 at 8:28 am

Yes, you definitely can taste it. It’s more like a cheesecakey flavor and not the straight-up pungent cottage cheese taste like if you had a spoonful. Start with just 1-2 tbsp and see how it is

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9 Amanda @ Dogs, Chocolate and Fruits & Veggies April 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

Ops sorry, just saw the comment above!

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10 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

I love the lime tea towel! It’s so cute and really sets the mood for your breakfast this morning. :)

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11 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen April 3, 2012 at 8:28 am

Considering the name of my blog, I like the first line of this post ;) I also had oatmeal this morning, but my journey to the kitchen was more like hobbling in still in sleepy mode than running.

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12 Miranda @ working mom works out April 3, 2012 at 8:28 am

Haha! I remember waking up hungry and thirsty! But then again, I think I was thirsty my entire pregnancy.

The oats look beautiful!

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13 KhushbOo April 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

I’m convinced my inability to sleep in is due to the anticipation of breakfast :)

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14 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde April 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

That oatmeal looks amazing! I don’t like cottage cheese on its own, so originally I assumed I wouldn’t like it stirred into oatmeal. But for some reason, this morning I remembered how much I LOVE an orange-flavored cottage cheese dish that my family makes, and realized that I might actually enjoy it added to oatmeal. A whole new world of possibilities – now I’m excited! :)

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15 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 3, 2012 at 8:37 am

Looks delish, per usual!!

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16 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

The anticipation of breakfast is what has always encouraged me to get up in the morning! As a child, I loved my stewed prunes/1/2 a gratefruit and a bowl of cereal. Over the years, I have moved to combining my fruit and cereal together…much like you do! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…and my most favourite…a win/win!

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17 Becca April 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

I have never tried cottage cheese. I see it in so many dishes that sound really good but I’m always nervous about not liking it. Maybe this will be the weekend that I finally try it :) for some reason it just doesn’t sound appealing on its own.

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18 Cait's Plate April 3, 2012 at 8:51 am

All your strawberry oat bowls are just make me CRAVE a big bowl myself! In the next couple of days that will definitely need to be my breakfast!

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19 katie @KatieDid April 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

Can’t say I’m ever running first thing in the morning until my coffee is flowing through the veins ;)

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20 Sheri April 3, 2012 at 8:55 am

Hey Kath,
love your blog so much :) find it so inspiring. You are so organized. Do you think you could do a post on how you organize your meals (meal planning) and grocery shopping etc.? You always have so much variety, and was wondering how you keep it all organized.

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21 KathEats April 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

Thanks Sheri! I do need to write this post…I’ve done so many tidbits here and there, such as the grocery shopping strategy in this post: http://www.katheats.com/sweating-in-my-sweater

Really my plan is to have no plan but a pattern each week. I’ll put this on my list!

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22 Sheri April 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

thanks for that link :) please only put it on your list if you have time. I know how being preggo is and getting ready for babies is a lot of time. nonetheless, if you do have time, would love to read about it.

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23 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming April 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

I definitely look forward to break fast every morning! I made a frittata this morning and it was delicious.

I really need to try chia seeds! (Mental note to self to pick them up in the grocery store)

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24 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings April 3, 2012 at 9:06 am

I like my oats a little on the soupy side as well. Looks great! :)

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25 kathleen @ the daily crumb April 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

i too get way too excited about breakfast immediately upon waking up :) your oats look delicious!

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26 Candice @ Outdoor Chirp April 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

No matter what I can’t make my oats as awesome as yours lol

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27 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach April 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

Man I could really go for a hot bowl of soupy oatmeal right now! I went to spin before work and ate a budi bar for breakfast. They’re awesome BTW – you should check them out! They usually keep me full for hours, but I’m not used to working out before work and I’m so hungry!

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28 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 3, 2012 at 9:58 am

I remember being so thirsty when I was pregnant…I was chugging water nonstop!

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29 erika April 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

Hi Kath, I have a question regarding caffeine while pregnant. I am not currently expecting, but that is down the road for my husband and I (at least, I am hoping so!). BUT, one thing I am a tad concerned about is that I adore all coffees and teas, and I know caffeine is a no-no. Did your Doc say that caffeine-free was ok? I know there are still *small* amounts of caffeine still, but does that matter?

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30 KathEats April 3, 2012 at 10:40 am

Caffeine isn’t a no-no, but it’s advised to stick to 200mg or less per day. Caffeine free tea is totally fine, so is decaf coffee. I drink black tea (40mg-ish) without hesitation, and I’ve had several cups of regular coffee – just one at a time and not everyday. But the research says 1 cup a day of regular is still fine (just not a grande from Starbucks!)

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31 erika April 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

Ah thanks for shedding some light on that subject!

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32 natasha e April 3, 2012 at 11:41 am

Starbucks actually has a size for hot drinks only called “short” that isn’t on the menu but is the perfect size for me: 8 ounces.

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33 Antonia @ healthinspirations April 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

Your breakfast looks delicious as always. I also had strawberry oatmeal this morning and wanted to add some cottage cheese, but forgot. I’ve seen it here before and I’m a big cottage cheese lover so I’ll have to remember the next time I make oatmeal. Thanks for the great idea though…you’re my inspiration when it comes to healthy and delicious breakfasts :)

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34 Laura @ She Eats Well April 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

Love your dishes this morning, especially that cheery yellow mug. I, too, would absolutely love a grocery post. You seem so well prepared…and your meals each have many different ingredients and looks so fresh!

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35 Heather @ Run Eat Play April 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

Your oatmeal always looks so delicious! And I love that towel!

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36 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

Sometimes cottage cheese grosses me out…. haha ;)

Love the lemon/lime theme!

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37 Björg April 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

I like that cup, so eastery :)

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38 Megan @ Megan's Munchies April 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

Your breakfasts always look amazing!!

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39 Leslie April 3, 2012 at 11:53 am

This post makes me happy. So glad there is someone else that excited about breakfast! And nut butter and oats in particular! Love your blog :)

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40 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

This has nothing to do with your breakfast, but I teach fifth grade and the word “limelight” was one of our vocabulary words last week!

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41 KathEats April 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Haha fun!

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42 Shana April 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I didn’t even like oatmeal until I started reading your blog. Now I crave it! This morning I had a strawberry oat bran bowl with chai spice. It’s such a comforting way to start the day! Thanks for posting such great pics to inspire real food eating!

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43 Angel7 April 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Being pregnant, I am parched almost every morning, and need something to quench my thirst right away.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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44 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets excited about breakfast!

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45 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles April 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I like to rotate all my nut/seed butters on oatmeal in the morning – but I’m always sad when I run out of sunbutter and move on to almond butter, etc haha! Looks super yummy!

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46 Lissa April 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Hi Kath! I love reading your blog and trying new things to make my diet healthier…esp love the breakfast posts. One dilemma I haven’t quite figured out yet…what do you do with the other half of the banana!? It always winds up going brown and I hate throwing it away. So I either wind up using the whole thing (too much) or leaving it out altogether. What do *you* usually do?

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47 KathEats April 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm

It goes right in the fridge – still in the peel – to be used the following morning!

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48 Jen April 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I wanted to ask if you keep it in the peel or not. Does it go brown without?

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49 KathEats April 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I just keep it on so I don’t have to wrap it in anything. It doesn’t really turn brown in one day

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50 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 4, 2012 at 7:35 am

Your oats sound delicious, as always!

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