Pep In My Step

April 23, 2012

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I slept pretty well last night, but I’m still so tired! I could easily go back to bed if I had all the time in the world. Instead there are things that need to be done!

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I hoped a bowl of oatmeal would put some pep in my step – a delightful mix of whipped banana oats with strawberries, granola and almond butter.

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I hope you all had delicious breakfasts as well! Want to talk about food some more? Today’s BERF post is all about it.

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1 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 23, 2012 at 8:27 am

I had a good night sleel as well, but I am so tired that I think I will fall asleep at my desk, I hoped my breakfast would wake me up but nothing helps, and I hate coffee! :(

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2 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} April 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

Hope you’re able to get everything done today Kath :) have a great one!

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3 Jacqueline April 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

At least it looks like breakfast was worth getting out of bed for! Love the crunch mixed in with the oats. Hope you find energy throughout the day!

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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

love the purple bowl with that tablecloth (or napkin?)!! i always make sure to have a delicious breakfast… it’s my favorite meal of the day after all. :)

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5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

I wanted hot oats this morning soooo bad but ran out of time. It was 40 degrees when I woke up! I need summer to get here and stay!

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6 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

Ugh I HATE days like that! So weird how sometimes you can get less sleep and feel fabulous and then some days you get plenty and just can’t wake up!

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7 Cait's Plate April 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

Now that’s my kinda breakfast :) Looks delicious and hope it does the trick to give you the boost you need!

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8 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

If that doesn’t put a pep in yo’ step, I don’t know what will! :-) Happy Monday!

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9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

Cute purple bowl! Is that new?
Have a fabulous Monday! My breakfast is delicious and featuring coffee that I anticipate will be refilled any minute… ;)

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10 Anna @ On Anna's Plate April 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

This morning was a two-cup coffee morning for me, definitely. Hope your pep kicks in soon!

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11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 23, 2012 at 8:49 am

I hope that oatmeal gets you going! Have a great day Kath!

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12 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

Now that’s how you start a Monday off! Great night’s sleep and a perfect bowl of oats. Have a great one Kath!

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13 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

It has been a 2 cup morning for me too. I think it’s from all the rain. Enjoy your day Kath!

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14 KhushbOo April 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

Love that the straw & bowl match :)

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15 mary @ minutespermile April 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

matching straw and bowl! hope you get your to-dos done!

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16 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

Your morning breakfast colour palette is sure ‘peppy”…love the purple bowl with the green striped cloth! Quite delish!

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17 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats April 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

Question about putting granola on oats: Do you find it gets soggy? o.O Or do you not mix it in?

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18 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

I don’t mix it in… It stays crunchy on top

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19 kathleen @ the daily crumb April 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

gah! i had the WORST night’s sleep… would have stayed in bed all day if it was up to me!! enjoy the day, kath :)

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

I could easily go back to bed, too! But there’s too much to do, I agree! :)

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21 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde April 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

I love your purple bowl and matching purple straw! Hope you find some extra energy, or that you’re able to squeeze in a nap sometime :) I enjoyed today’s BERF post a lot!

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22 Annette @FitnessPerks April 23, 2012 at 11:23 am

I feel just like you too–I could totally go back to bed, but alas, life and work calls ;)

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23 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

A good bowl of oatmeal always gets me started in the morning.

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24 Grace @ Grace Dishes April 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Your breakfast looks so yum!
I had a frittata for breakfast this morning with leftovers from this weekend.

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25 j3nn April 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

It’s strawberry season, alright! Now I want strawberry oat muffins, as if I’ve ever even had one. haha

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26 Amanda Cowan April 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’m just curious about your portioning for your oats. I find that if I try to eat more than a 1/3 cup (dry, which I think makes about a 1/2 cup prepared or so.. maybe a little more) that I just feel too full, uncomfortably so. Which makes it hard to add fun toppings. So I got to wondering about your portioning because your bowls look so full! But maybe you’re using small bowls??

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27 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I use 1/3 a cup and plump it up with banana + fruit. I have a big stomach!

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28 Amanda Cowan April 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Well that’s just about what ends up being perfect for me, leaving room to plump it with the goodies. I think my bowls must be bigger than yours, so it makes my 1/3 cup plus goodies look smaller. btw- I added strawberries for the first time today (and we just opened our first bag of chia seeds) and they were delish warm in the oatmeal. Even my husband liked it and he’s not a huge oats fan but I make him switch it out from eggs twice a week for his cholesterol and blood pressure… Although he keeps teasing me about the chia seeds, talking about how FULL he is.. since they plump up so much..haha.

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29 KathEats April 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

:) My bowls do range a lot in size. My Pottery Barn ones (the one lunch salad is coming in a few mins) are much bigger

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30 Angel7 April 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I need some pep in my step!!! I might have to take an afternoon nap while our daughter is napping.

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31 Sarah @ Fresh Living April 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Thanks for the whipped banana oats recipe. I’ll definitely be trying that this week!

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32 Johanna B April 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I don’t normally comment on your bowls (tho’ I do like them) but this morning I am enamored with the photo of your purple bowl and the strawberries peeking out of your oats. Be-a-u-ti-ful!!!!

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