Pumpkin Lumpkin

October 30, 2010

All I wanted on the agenda this morning was a kick-back bowl of breakfast enjoyed with some House Hunters. Mission accomplished!



Strangely despite the near-freezing temps (and still no heat turned on in here) I decided yogurt and cereal sounded really good.


I do not recommend preparing breakfast next to an open box of Oatmeal Squares. I think I had half my breakfast before sitting down! [Thanks to Allie for the exciting birthday gift!]

Crunch crunch


The Mix

  • ~2/3 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares on the bottom of my bowl Meals and Miles style! I loved putting the cereal on the bottom and yogurt on top – it was much easier and more fun to eat!
  • ~2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • ~1/3 cup pumpkin
  • Pumpkin butter
  • Chia seeds
  • Half a banana
  • Coconut butter drizzle (the peanut kind by Tropical Traditions I received to sample)


The bold and the beautiful:



The bears were quite energetic after I gave them their honeycomb yogurts:


Today we have a picnic planned and dinner with my uncle and cousins coming to town!

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1 Steph October 30, 2010 at 8:24 am

I’ll have to try the cereal on the bottom! I always put mine on the top and the dang cereal is always trying to escape from my bowl.


2 holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 30, 2010 at 8:36 am

I hope it warms up a bit for your picnic!

I love Househunters — what a lovely way to spend a morning!


3 Alina @ Duty Free Foodie October 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

Love House Hunters on the weekend! We had a fire going in the fireplace last night. It ups the temps quite a bit until we turn the heat on.


4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

It is so cold here too… I had to break down and turn on the heat!


5 christina cadden October 30, 2010 at 8:48 am

Love that chair and those bears are so cute!


6 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 30, 2010 at 8:48 am

I love picnics, even in chilly weather! Have fun!


7 Meg October 30, 2010 at 8:49 am

I want some honeycomb yogurt and to play with the bears! 😉

It’s FREEZING here in Maryland, so I can only imagine what it’s like in VA as well. Yikes! Bring on the hot bowl of pumpkin oats 😀


8 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

A picnic sounds so much fun! Have a great day!


9 Krystina (Organically Me) October 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

I never thought to put cereal first, I should try it.


10 Meaghen October 30, 2010 at 8:59 am

I love oatmeal squares. I always forget how much I love it. It’s definitely my favourite non-sugary cereal!

We haven’t turned our heat on either. I’m using my laptop on my lap as a heater! :)


11 Heather October 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

I always layer cereal on the bottom of the bowl – love the crunch at the end! Quaker Oatmeal Squares are one of my favorites as well.

No heat here as well – that’s what sweats and blankets are for.

Enjoy your picnic!


12 Camille October 30, 2010 at 9:03 am

I loove cold, bundle up mornings :) Stay warm!


13 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 30, 2010 at 9:09 am

Mmm…that is a perfectly wonderful breakfast! I love oatmeal squares. 😀


14 Marisa @ Loser for Life October 30, 2010 at 9:10 am

Mmm…cereal on the bottom!

Have fun on your picnic!!!


15 [email protected] October 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

Your breakfast is Halloween-colored! 😀

Just sayin’.

PS: I think I love the smallest bear the best. He’s got my style down pat.


16 Casey October 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

Kath, have you seen the pumpkin spice granola at Trader Joe’s? I’m not sure about the nutrition, but it’s delicious!


17 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 30, 2010 at 9:39 am

It’s GOOD!!!! I’ve seen the same granola in bulk sections too.


18 Kath October 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I haven’t!! I’m not near a TJ’s anymore. Is it worth seeking out!?


19 Casey October 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I like it :) I’ll send you some if you want me too! TJ’s just opened in Greenville, so excited!


20 Kath October 31, 2010 at 8:10 am

Aw you don’t have to. I will look for it!


21 Allie October 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

I’ve never tried yogurt with cereal, but that sounds yummy!


22 Easily Inspired October 30, 2010 at 9:18 am

Just started following the blog! I love your pictures. I mean, how do you make breakfast look this pretty? Amazing! Oh, and the thing that jumps out about these pictures to me is your spoon. I want one!


23 Kath October 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Welcome!! And thanks!


24 Gina October 30, 2010 at 9:19 am

I always put yogurt and cereal together, love it. And I know what you mean with oatmeal squares, I’m so bad with mindlessly munching on them too!


25 Eating Bird Food October 30, 2010 at 9:33 am

Oatmeal squares are so addicting!

Have a fun Saturday.


26 Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) October 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

I love Quaker Oatmeal Squares too! Obsession.


27 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 30, 2010 at 9:39 am

I need a lock/duct tape for my box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares. Once you pop you never ever stop!!

Honeycomb yogurts…hehe


28 notyet100 October 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

perfect combo,..


29 stacey-healthylife October 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

Relaxing on a weekend morning is the best.


30 Maddie October 30, 2010 at 10:02 am

I love cereal and yogurt together but I have never thought of putting in the cereal first! I will do that from now on. Have fun at your picnic. Picnics are always fun :)


31 The Wife of a Dairyman October 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

Your bears have been busy little things haven’t they?! Cute! I’m the same way with an open box of cereal….sometimes that is my breakfast- dry cereal with me cup of coffee:) Have a great picnic!


32 Natalia - a side of simple October 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

Perfect Saturday morning.


33 Simply Life October 30, 2010 at 10:22 am

Looks like a great breakfast!


34 Grocery Goddess Jen October 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

I had prepared overnight oats for this morning…but couldn’t do it and had to have warm oatbran, it was just too cold! Your breakfast looks delicious, though.


35 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

cereal on the bottom! kath, you teach me something new every day!


36 Amy K. @ onehealthypeanut October 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

Cereal and yogurt was my favorite breakfast for about a year and a half. I had it every day and it never failed to get me out of bed in the morning!!!


37 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

Cereal on the bottom is the best- they don’t all fall out when you stir it up! Hope you have a great day!!


38 Namaste Gurl October 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Mmmmm, sounds like a lovely fall- type breakfast– I’m all about autumnal eats :)


39 Food & Other Things October 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Sounds like a relaxing morning! Have a fun day!


40 Kiran October 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Yummy breakfast to begin a wonderful weekend :)


41 Dee October 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

OH! My co-worker just introduced me to these squares! I need to try some!


42 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Cereal + yogurt is my favourite breakfasts other than oatmeal. I’ve got to try those oatmeal squares soon!


43 Hannah October 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I thought that cereal who wholemeal gnocchi at first and I thought “pasta with yoghurt? That might actually work!” 😛


44 Meghann November 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Cereal on the bottom is the only way to go. 😉


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