So Dreamy

August 2, 2012

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A bonus to not sleeping well = more dreams! I’d say 90% of the dreams I have I enjoy, and there were some fun (and weird!) ones last night! I woke up yesterday saying that my rib muscles and hips were feeling nearly symptom free and things changed for the worse by bedtime. Puzzled. I think the ribs have to do with the baby’s position (because he was clearly under them at bedtime) and the hips – no idea. Sleeping position I guess.

What else is so dreamy? Biscoff. And the crunchy is out of this world! I must locate another jar.

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Overnight oats today were composed of:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 5 chunks of frozen banana (because we’re out of fresh)
  • A sprinkle of the last of our blueberries
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla

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Sips.

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Sweet dreams tonight!

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 2, 2012 at 7:35 am

My roommate has just gone down to the States to visit some family while she’s on vacation, and I’m totally just about to text her and ask her to track down some Biscoff for me because I’ve yet to locate it here in Canada! :) Looks like some very tasty oats. Have a great day Kath! :)

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2 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

I still have yet to try the Biscoff spread. It sounds so yummy. :) Breakfast sure looks like a winner today.

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 2, 2012 at 7:37 am

Isn’t the crunchy flavor the best? I had to ban it from my house while I’m on a training diet… but I’m drooling over your oats in that jar. I wonder if it’s ok with my coach is I eat an entire jar on cheat day… LOL!

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4 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

Yes, but the flavor is the same

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5 Molly @ RDexposed August 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

I’m eating cookie butter with my breakfast. So sinfully good!

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6 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance August 2, 2012 at 7:41 am

I first tried a cookie spread (Speculos) when I was studying abroad in Belgium – brings back so many good memories! That was the first time I had Nutella too :)

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7 Lisa August 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

So what does that stuff taste like? I have seen it at the store. It is wheat based?

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8 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

Yes, cookie based. Not a health food! It tastes like gingersnap cookies minus all the ginger

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9 Emily August 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

Where can I find a box of biscoff?
(love the idea of using the last of the jar in the jar!!)

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10 Ali August 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

Dreaming actually means you’re sleeping well. It occurs during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage which is considered to be excellent sleep!

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11 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

Oh good!

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12 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

I never remember my dreams!!! Occasionaly I’ll remember a snippet but that’s it

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13 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux August 2, 2012 at 8:15 am

I really must go table linen shopping this weekend…I LOVE that placemat!

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14 Khushboo August 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

That jar wouldn’t stand a chance next to me ;)

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15 Sarah August 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

We just saw Biscoff at Walmart of all places. Not where I’d expect to find it! I think I’ll have to pick up a jar the next time I’m there.

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16 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio August 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

Yum yum yum! Biscoff is awesome!

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17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

I can’t believe I still haven’t tried Biscoff spread!! AH!!

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18 Robyn August 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

world market sells crunchy!!

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19 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

Oh sweat!

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20 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

I mean sweet!! haha

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21 Anna @ On Anna's Plate August 2, 2012 at 8:37 am

Sleeping at the end of pregnancy is the worst. You know, I actually felt like I was getting more sleep (and better sleep) AFTER Lila came!!

Breakfast looks lovely!

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22 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

That’s good to hear!

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23 Lisa @bitesforbabies August 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

What is Biscoff?! I’ve never heard of it…I’m assuming you can’t find it in Canada!

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24 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

How was the frozen nanner in your oats? Did it melt and get all goopy? We have 80 bajillion frozen bananas in the freezer because I have a bargain banana boarding problem.

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25 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

A little goopy, but that’s OK with me

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26 Nicole August 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

I have to admit that I hate frozen banana in my oats…it reminds me of boogers!

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27 KathEats August 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

haha gross!

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28 TB August 2, 2012 at 8:42 am

Trader Joe’s sells it but its called Speculoos Cookie Butter: http://traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=561

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29 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

cookie butter is not nearly as good!! (But still good…)

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30 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 2, 2012 at 8:47 am

I haven’t even seen a place where I can get my hands on Biscoff spread- it always sounds so delicious! ….I’m having problems sleeping right now- when I wake up, I can’t get my mind to shut off, the end is just so close I have a BAJILLION (yep, real word ;) ) things on my mind!

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31 Eating 4 Balance August 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

I almost never have fresh bananas in my house. My mom will see me with banana ice cream or banana bread and ask “How did you make that?” Duh! Frozen :)

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32 Catalina @ Cake with Love August 2, 2012 at 8:52 am

Oh Yes, I agree, Biscoff can be really dreamy, and after a bad night sleep, it makes my morning very bright and happy!

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33 Brie @ Coxswain Dilemma August 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

What’s your favorite Tazo? I’m a massive fan of the Refresh. To die for.

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34 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

Earl Grey + Awake!

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35 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

you have me sold on trying the Crunchy version – love the smooth, must try crunchy!

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36 Courtney @ Translating Nutrition August 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

I’m in Belgium and can get my hands on the stuff whenever you want, so let me know if you have trouble tracking down the crunchy kind! Its one of the perks of living here to make up for missing (good, aka trader joes) peanut butter :)

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37 OliePants August 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

I bought a jar of crunchy Biscoff and my sister polished it all off. I wish I had tasted some. She said it was delicious!

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38 Amy August 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

You can buy them at Cost Plus/World Market. I’ve seen them, but have been holding off until I get through my honey almond butter :)

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39 Rachel August 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

I just saw this at the store yesterday, I was tempted to buy it to try but didn’t lol I’ll have to pick some up next time it sounds really good

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40 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

I LOVE that stuff. I put it in my oatmeal or spread it on a banana. YUM!

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41 sam August 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

i love biscoff as much as the next girl…but how is it real food??? :P

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42 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

Most definitely NOT a model ingredient list, but not fake either:

Biscoff 57% (wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, soy flour, brown sugar, leavening (sodium bicarbonate), salt, cinnamon), canola oil, sugar, emulsifier (soy lecithin), citric acid.

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43 Cerissa August 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

Sleeping those last couple months are the worst! I feel for you!
When I was pregnant with my fourth, I ended up at the physical therapist for some muscle pain. She showed me how to prop myself up at a 45* angle while sleeping. Basically, have your husband stuff as many pillows as it takes behind you (all along your back, rear, legs, head) and in front (under hip, belly, legs), until your comfortably facing a 45* angle. Of course, stuff a pillow between your knees and arms. It takes a lot of pillows, but made a HUGE difference for me. Hope it helps!

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44 Neha Sood August 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

Hi Kath, I have a general question about Ball jars. I have been thinking of getting these jars to store all dry items in the kitchen like beans, oats and other grains. I read online that the lids of these containers have BPA.

Since I have seen these jars in your kitchen often, I was wondering if you are aware of this issues and if you have any workaround for the lids.

Thanks !!

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45 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

Hmm I haven’t heard that they have BPA. They are metal, but there might actually be a plastic liner on the inside. I’m not sure. Since the food doesn’t touch it very often, I haven’t been concerned

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46 Lisa August 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

Neha,

I believe you can buy plastic lids for the Ball containers. I use mine to store dry goods too but the food does not touch the lid.

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47 Emily @ www.main-eats.com August 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

I’m POSITIVE I could not control myself around that Biscoff…no to cookie butter in my house-the entire jar would be licked clean in under an hour! Just too good!!!

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48 Mai August 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

LOVE Biscoff! I haven’t tried the crunchy version though.

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49 Megan @ Megan's Munchies August 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

I had some crazy dreams last night! So…do you feel like you dream more while you are pregnant? Just curious!

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50 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Yeah, I think so

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51 Jeanine August 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

We’re obsessed with Biscoff crunchy in our house. Walmart sells the creamy and the crunchy Biscoff for $3.78 per jar which is the lowest price I’ve seen. You can also get it on Amazon but it’s more expensive. I’ve been buying jars for my friends and once they try it, they too are hooked!

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52 Angel7 August 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

I have a lot of different dreams at night as well. I just feel restless from many consecutive nights of not-so-great sleep.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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53 Alison August 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Biscoff spread looks so yummy! Does it taste sorta caramel-like?

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54 Annette @FitnessPerks August 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I need to try Biscoff spread!

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55 Cait's Plate August 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I had oats in a jar this morning too! And so did Meghann! There must be something in the air :)

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56 Marissa@ohhhsolovely August 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

i’ve never gotten around to trying biscoff, but would love to one day! i’ll have to search for it soon!

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57 Lorin August 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I feel as if when I remember my dreams in the morning, I am also more tired. I think it’s because you come out of your deepest sleep or one of the deepest stages of sleep when you are dreaming.

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58 mama August 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I couldn’t wait for that hip pain to go away when I was pg! I actually slept on the couch for the last half of my pregnancy. Our couch was much firmer than our pillow top mattress. Somehow that helped me get some relief! When I think of having a 3rd baby it’s the thing i dread the most! Hope you can find something that helps!

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59 Mom August 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

So fun you posted Biscoff spread this morning. I just got the cookies on the flight to NYC and thought of you, of course!

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60 Julia H. @ Going Gulia August 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I STILL haven’t tried biscoff spread yet, but I HAVE tried that dark chocolate bar they sell at Trader Joe’s that has biscoff spread inside the chocolate. Have you tried it? It’s ridiculously good!

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61 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I haven’t!

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62 Diane August 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I can’t keep biscoff spread in my house, I have no control! It starts off innocently, which a little in my oatmeal or spread on pancakes, but then one day I eat it straight from the jar with a spoon and it “disappears.” I know my limits, biscoff (and nutella) cannot be in my house.

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63 Ashley August 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I bought a jar of Biscoff crunchy on Amazon for $8 or so – with Prime shipping, not a terrible price. It is soo addictive!

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64 Melissa August 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Found Biscoff at Whole Foods in Oklahoma. DELICIOUS! Used a spoonful in a smoothie for my kids when I was out of peanut butter….not as healthy but OH SO GOOD!!! It was a HIT!

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65 Melissa August 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thanks for the tip! I was unaware the OKC Whole Foods carried it.

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66 Erin August 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

Weirdest timing EVER. I haven’t had overnight oats in MONTHS, but I spotted my biscoff jar on 99% empty yesterday, so I decided it was meant to be. I followed your general recipe last night (I totally looked it up), and topped it with bananas and blueberries today. Cue Twilight Zone music :)

It totally reminded me how much I love them though – must keep them in breakfast rotation!

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67 Nicole August 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

I just bought Biscoff for the first time last week (and it was the crunchy kind) and I am SOOOO in love! I saw it on the shelf while grocery shopping and told my husband I wanted to get it because I saw it on your blog. He automatically thought it was going to be some kind of weird health food spread, but of course, one taste and he LOVED it.

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68 Jo Williams August 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

Yeah, I discovered the cookie butter at Trader Joe’s last time I was there. I can only buy a jar every once in a while because I can eat a jar of it in a week!

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69 MommyPage August 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Your oats look delicious and very creamy. That is a great idea to add that peanut butter to them.

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70 Jenny October 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

I’m just curious what else could be used besides chia seeds?? I’m assuming it’s for thickening up?

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71 KathEats October 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

Flax? Yes, just for thickening

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