OIAHJJ

January 29, 2010

Oats in a Hugh Jass jar!

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My Costco PB jar has come to an end. [And so has our Costco membership! We didn't renew since we're moving and there isn't one in Cville :*( Sam's Club it will be]

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The Mix

  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
  • Pinch salt
  • Half banana
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin, stirred in at end
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 EGG WHITE, stirred in at end ( <– not so sure I really liked this. It made the oats kind of slimy! I will give it another try another day though)
  • Mix My Granola Cinnamon BLAST!
  • Costco PB residue

SUPER filling!!

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She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore.

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Bringin’ back the Friday dance!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 29, 2010 at 6:43 am

Happy Friday Kath! :)

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2 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 29, 2010 at 6:46 am

NOO, why did I have to read this post when I can’t have lunch for another 1/2hour!? The oats look DELCIOUS!! I want some!!!
I’m so doing oats in a jar this weekend….
Have a great day!

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3 Karla January 29, 2010 at 6:48 am

Yay for Friday!!
That looks like PB Galore in a jar!!

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4 Marisa (Loser for Life) January 29, 2010 at 7:00 am

Mmm….good lookin oats!

Enjoy your Friday, Kath!

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5 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 29, 2010 at 7:22 am

Wow, that is one HUGE jar. Love it! Heading downstairs NOW to make my PB-n-banana oats. :D

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6 christie @ honoring health January 29, 2010 at 7:23 am

I sitr in a whole egg at the end but the key is that it has to be really hot and you have to let it sit for a minute or two and then stir again.

Happy Friday

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7 Mara @ What's for Dinner? January 29, 2010 at 7:29 am

Happy Friday!!!
The key to the egg white in the oats thing is to mix it in before you think you actually need to and to let it cook a bit…

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8 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 29, 2010 at 7:30 am

Yay for Friday :)

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9 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 29, 2010 at 7:31 am

Hope your Friday is a little more relaxing than the rest of your week! Have fun today!

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10 Jil January 29, 2010 at 7:31 am

Aww looks like a hot air balloon!

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11 Emily Eats and Exercises January 29, 2010 at 7:46 am

I actually add my egg whites right at the beginning with the oats, water, milk, and banana. I just make sure I stir right away so you don’t get any scrambled egg. I think it makes it sort of fluffier that way (and with more protein which I like) but not slimy.

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12 Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 29, 2010 at 7:47 am

I’m surprised you didn’t like the egg white. I know some people add it add the end of cooking, but I add mine at the beginning with the oats and liquid of choice. I want my egg COOKED. I think it comes out much creamier this way. Just make sure you keep an eye out on the oats and stir because you don’t want pieces of egg floatin’ around.

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13 Emma January 29, 2010 at 7:52 am

I agree with some of the above comments: add the egg white either at the beginning or in the middle, so that the sliminess is avoided. I started adding egg whites to my oatmeal about a month ago, and I haven’t turned back!
PS- Yesterday Quagmire’s head was in your coffee, and this morning it’s Stewie’s head!

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14 Kath January 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

LOL! Yay Family Guy!

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15 Lara January 29, 2010 at 7:53 am

I also add my egg/egg whites in earlier more towards the beginning of cooking and simmer gently for longer. You need to keep stirring it too.

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16 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 29, 2010 at 7:59 am

Yummm!!! I can’t wait to have a jar to make some OIAJ soon.. it’s been too long! But I have so many nut butters it takes me forever to get to the bottom of one. I have a nut butter addiction.. I buy too many :)

As for the egg whites, I think it would help if you started them at the beginning. I’ve tried it once and I did it wrong and I ended up with pieces of cooked egg all throughout my oatmeal… there are few things in life as gross as that. I couldn’t eat oats for days. SO i’ll stick to my regular non-eggy oats!

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17 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 29, 2010 at 8:02 am

We go to Sam’s up here in PA…it’s not as good as Costco (or so I hear), but it’s okay! They have good produce in the summer :-)

YAY for Friday!!! Your mug looks filled to the brim!

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18 Jenna January 29, 2010 at 8:07 am

Oiaj look fab!

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19 SB January 29, 2010 at 8:09 am

You know that old saying: Friends don’t let favorite bloggers shop at Walmart (or Sam’s Club- same thing). Or something like that.
My husband and I watched this Frontline special http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/walmart/ a few years ago and haven’t shopped in a Walmart or Sam’s Club since. Please watch it. I love your blog too much to have to stop reading it because I start seeing Adam’s Mark labels on your peanut butter ; )

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20 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 29, 2010 at 8:10 am

It’s funny how oats in a jar are always so super filling! And tasty…love that mix! :D

HAPPY FRIDAY! :mrgreen:

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21 Leo @ Cupcakes In Paris January 29, 2010 at 8:11 am

I tried my oats with an egg white stired in at the end lately too and didn’t like it either. To get more protein from my breakfast, I tried replacing oats by a quinoa/ amaranth mix. It tasted really awesome! And had 8g of protein per cup!

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22 Simply Life January 29, 2010 at 8:12 am

I haven’t tried the egg whites in my oats yet – not too sure what to think of them yet!

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23 Leah Z January 29, 2010 at 8:23 am

when i make my oats with egg whites, i make sure and stir them in while they are still on the heat, and that allows them to cook all the way. If you just stir them in and take them off the heat, they won’t cook and will remain slimy. you want to see little flecks of egg before you remove it from the heat!

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24 VeggieGirl January 29, 2010 at 8:25 am

I put my egg whites in when I add the water (and count it as part of the liquid). That way it cooks along with the oats, makes it fluffier, and you don’t have scrambled eggs and oatmeal. It is a good way to add some protein.

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25 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life January 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

I seriously need to try oats in a jar!

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26 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) January 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

Mmmmmmm nummy! Happy Friday Girl!

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27 megan January 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

yum, it looks so good! I haven’t had breakfast yet, and you’re making me wish I had oatmeal!

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28 Kelly January 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

I just had my “overnight oats” for the third morning in a row. You motivated me to try this and I love mine with Pumpkin. Not sure if I can try the egg whites yet based on the comments on sliminess.

Happy Friday and I love Costco, I know you will miss it!

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29 Phyllis Malone January 29, 2010 at 9:04 am

I’m afraid you’ll be greatly disappointed in Sam’s Club compared to COSTCO. We only have Sams but shop Costco when we are in a larger city which has COSTCO. Then I stockpile – especially almond butter – I’m addicted. Happy Friday.

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30 Paige(Running Around Normal) January 29, 2010 at 9:11 am

Happy Friday! Time to get a smidgen of relaxation in :D
I like to stir my egg white (when I use one) in at the beginning. That helps it cook more and not be so slimy.

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31 Jennifer January 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

You have a lot on your plate right now, but this will pass. Moving, new schedule, all of that is very stressful. It is wonderful to see how you continue to eat healthy and exercise through all that — I need those tips, as a full time working mother of two very young boys, I was interested in seeing how you were going to manage, and you are providing me with lots of great ideas. Thanks!

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32 Katelyn January 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

Hmmm, love the oats in a jar…sorry no Costco, but the Club is certainly better than nothing =)

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33 holly January 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

add the egg whites in at the beginning or as the water/milk is boiling, that way it gets fully cooked and uber-creamy!

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34 Nick January 29, 2010 at 9:20 am

Now I’ve seen this quite a few times now but do you cook it in the jar? Is that safe with the plastic and whatnot?

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35 Kath January 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

No!!! You cook in a pot and then pour in :)

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36 rustique January 29, 2010 at 9:21 am

I put the egg whites in at the end then microwave it for a minute so it’s fluffy. Always does the trick!

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37 Ariffa January 29, 2010 at 9:27 am

no faiiir! the costco pb at my cotco is like TWICE the size of that jar, and we only get ab/ pb from costco so I can never have oiaj unless I was very very hungry.. lol

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38 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

Try putting in the egg at the beginning so it has time to cook–>less slimy, more creamy

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39 Lauren January 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

I’m definitely dancing because it’s Friday!

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40 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale January 29, 2010 at 9:31 am

Try giving the egg whites a beat first, like as if you were going to make meringue. Once they are nice and frothy, stir them in… they are way less slimy this way, and add nice volume!

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41 Jessica January 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

your coffee made me think of a hot air ballooon (but not balloon boy)

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42 Lauren @ Eater not a runner January 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

Looks delish! Love the Friday dance :-)

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43 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle January 29, 2010 at 9:48 am

Maybe the egg needs to cook more? I found adding the egg white really poofs up the volume, but no slime! Happy Friday!!

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44 Sarah January 29, 2010 at 9:48 am

No Costco??? Does not compute! Ah well, starting your own business will definitely compensate! Happy Friday!

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45 Nutririous Foodie January 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

I like Sam’s… my mom has a membership to Sam’s, Costco, & BJ’s (well they own a business) but she has certain things that she likes at each one… it cracks me up :)

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46 Nutritious Foodie January 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

Opps… I guess I need my coffee.. I typed the name of my owl blog wrong

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47 Danielle (Coffee Run) January 29, 2010 at 9:56 am

I think I’m the only person in blogland who hasn’t tried OIAJ
Happy Friday!

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48 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

ooh it looks like an alien head in your coffee sort of!

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49 Katharine January 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

Enjoy your Friday! (I’m not sure I’d like egg whites so much, either. The thought creeps me out a little. But maybe I’ll give it a shot.)

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50 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) January 29, 2010 at 10:06 am

OIAJ are the best way to eat oats!! :)

Check to see if there’s a BJ’s in the city that you’re moving to. I hear Sam’s Club is basically a giant Walmart and not worth the membership.

Jenn

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51 Heather (The Single Dish) January 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

TGIF for sure!!!

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52 Susan January 29, 2010 at 10:19 am

Looks delish Kath! However, I think singing OIAHJJ to the tune of DIAB is a little more challenging….

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53 Kristen January 29, 2010 at 10:20 am

there is a demented smiley face is the bottom of your PB jar. lol =]

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54 Kelly January 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

Looks yummy! I’m nearing the end of the jar of my AB and I can’t wait! It’ll be my first OIAJ experience!

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55 JENNA January 29, 2010 at 10:23 am

hmmm…this egg whites in oats makes me skeptical. I don’t think i’m on that boat yet! lol

have a great friday!

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56 Allison K January 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

My peanut butter jar was in the same state this morning, and it’s the same size as yours. Sadly I was lacking hte long spoon and Oats in a Jar would ahve been a highly messy affair! Have a great Friday!

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57 Heather January 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

I’m a Costco member but we have a Sam’s just as close. I’ll be interested in what you think and how their product selection compares.

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58 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

mmmmmmm…OIAHAJ sounds GOOD! so sad about the costco membership…but sam’s club isn’t that horrible! hope you have a great day today :)

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59 Kate, RD January 29, 2010 at 10:47 am

I’ve been following your blog for a while now, but this is my first comment! I’ve been an RD since 2003 and just love your posts about the things you’re doing in your rotations – great stuff! If you are ever in Chicago on a Friday, you should tune in to the NBC morning news…they have dance Friday every week. You’d love it:-) http://tiny.cc/jlWHU

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60 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) January 29, 2010 at 10:51 am

I’m not much a fan of egg white-oats… but yours look rather tasty regardless.

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61 Ashley January 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

Slimy? Really?? Oh man…I stir them in 2-3min before done and let them puff up. Love the fluFF! :)

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62 Adrien January 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

ahh my oats were in a huge jar this morning too! minus the egg white though- I don’t feel too good about that combo– anyways, happy friday!

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63 Stef January 29, 2010 at 11:31 am

oats in a costco jar = sheer brilliance!

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64 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 29, 2010 at 11:44 am

I’ve never added egg whites to oatmeal. I always let the nut butter be the protein. But I’m intrigued.

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65 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) January 29, 2010 at 11:49 am

I like adding my egg white at the beginning of cooking – and whisk it with the milk I’m cooking my oats with. It takes A LOT of stirring, but it’s worth it to me, and so fluffy at the end!

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66 Megha January 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

hey kath

i see brewandbake.com has been suspended. any chance of getting a copy of the wholewheat pizza crust tht was posted over at the blog?

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67 Kath January 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Yes, sadly, brew + bake is a gonner. Blame matt! I’ve asked him to type up the WW pizza dough recipe for KERF. Waiting patiently myself.

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68 Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I heart that you use cloth napkins!

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69 La January 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

We almost finished a jar of maple pb in my house … I hid it so I can have OIAJ tomorrow morning!

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70 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm

just went to costco for the first time recently. it was so scary crazy packed!!! but i still wanna go back….didn’t get to pick up any PB!!!

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71 Therese January 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I decided to try your oats-in-a-jar yesterday and I LOVE it! I think this shall be a tradition! Man do I love my oats! Thanks for the idea!

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72 Annalisa January 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

We have BJs Wholesale and Sam’s here — they both do free one day passes with a college ID – maybe Costco has the same policy?

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73 Hannah January 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Funny, I thought that looked more like Broccoli Coffee :)

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74 Kel January 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I love the egg white in my oats. I just started it this week.

Like others have said, I add it midway, and stir stir stir. They make them even fluffier than the banana does!

I am soon to be at the bottom of my Costco jar too. I had OIAJ this week with both almond butter and sunflower seed butter from Trader Joes. Put a scoop of TJ’s pumpkin butter with that. To die for!

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75 Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling) January 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Costco peanut butter is the best!!
They also sell Maranatha Almond Butter in giant jars. I’m running out to get some this weekend, very necessary.
Hope that Sam’s club has yummy organic peanut butter too!!

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76 Gabriela January 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

So exciting about the snow and Matt’s snow day! I still have to make it to a Great Harvest, the bread looks amazing. There aren’t any in NY or PA!

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