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!

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

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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!]

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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)

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The bold and the beautiful:

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

Love that chair and those bears are so cute!

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

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

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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 :D

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

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

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

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

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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! :)

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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!

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12 Camille October 30, 2010 at 9:03 am

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

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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. :D

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

Mmm…cereal on the bottom!

Have fun on your picnic!!!

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15 Nelly@CrazySexyFit October 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

Your breakfast is Halloween-colored! :D

Just sayin’.

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

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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!

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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.

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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!?

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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!

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20 Kath October 31, 2010 at 8:10 am

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

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21 Allie October 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

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

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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!

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23 Kath October 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Welcome!! And thanks!

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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!

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

Oatmeal squares are so addicting!

Have a fun Saturday.

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

I love Quaker Oatmeal Squares too! Obsession.

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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

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28 notyet100 October 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

perfect combo,..

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

Relaxing on a weekend morning is the best.

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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 :)

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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!

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

Perfect Saturday morning.

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

Looks like a great breakfast!

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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.

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

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

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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!!!

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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!!

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

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

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

Sounds like a relaxing morning! Have a fun day!

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40 Kiran October 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Yummy breakfast to begin a wonderful weekend :)

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41 Dee October 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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

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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!

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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!” :P

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44 Meghann November 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Cereal on the bottom is the only way to go. ;)

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