Strawberry Fields

February 18, 2012

I picked up some organic strawberries yesterday and at first bite they tasted better than any strawberries ever have! Like strawberry flavor magnified. 

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The flavor of fruit + berries seems to be more potent than ever, in a really, really good way. Berries are something that I’d normally buy only on occasion this time of year due to the higher price, but they’re so good for me and for my mouth, that they’re worth the cost.

I took a few swigs of this guy before breakfast too. It was so good! Kind of like melted sorbet. High in [natural] sugar, so I wouldn’t down a whole bottle in one sitting (unless it was the base of the meal and combined with fat + protein) but great to have shots of when I wake up parched. There are beets + tomatoes involved too – veg plus!

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Breakfast was deliciously doughy overnight oats

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  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Blueberries, strawberries, banana
  • Pinch salt, pinch cinnamon
  • Almond butter

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Plus tea! Still loving the Adagio Peach Oolong.

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I’m headed to the bakery for a meeting, and then I might head down to Hillsborough early – we’re expecting snow tomorrow and of course it’s the one day I’m traveling!!

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1 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! February 18, 2012 at 8:31 am

I can’t wait for berry season! I have been buying frozen strawbs all winter…but they’re just not the same as fresh!!!

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2 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

You are so right about how good berries are early in the season. I was shocked at the deliciousness of my strawberries this week. Must be thanks to the unseasonably warm weather?

Have a great weekend!

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3 Kori February 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

Mmmmmmm berries. =D I cannot wait until they’re in season! I hope you have a fabulous day, Kath!

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4 Cara Craves... February 18, 2012 at 8:49 am

Safe travelling! Have fun!

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5 Jocelyn February 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

Love fresh strawberries and blueberries :)

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6 Cait @ Beyond Bananas February 18, 2012 at 9:02 am

I tend to only buy berries in the summer for price reasons, as well. I don’t usually buy organic berries either because we are on a budget. Winter oats usually get frozen berries. My favorite is the very cherry blend from Trader Joe’s… cherries are the best!

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7 Amelia February 18, 2012 at 9:08 am

Your breakfast today looks so good that I want to jump through my screen and eat it! I was going to have something similar, but after making Kevin eggs, I decided on a veggie omelet. It was good, but didn’t satisfy my craving for a thirst quenching breakfast. Oh well, lesson learned to listen to my gut next time! Have a WONDERFUL Saturday. :)

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8 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 18, 2012 at 9:09 am

I love fresh berries. I was so excited when there were blackberries 2/$3 the other day. I HAD to get them. And they taste pretty darn good too! :)

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9 Allie@LiveLaughEat February 18, 2012 at 9:10 am

Can you imagine if BERF disliked oatmeal and made you nauseous? The horror! Good thing that’s not the case. I’m getting impatient waiting for summer berries.

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10 Mary February 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

I loved strawberries when I was pregnant too. One day at work there was a fruit tray sitting on a table and I sat there and ate every single strawberry off of it – I just couldn’t stop :)!

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11 Lisa February 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

Breakfast of champions!! My kind of breakfast-looks delish!

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12 Lisa @bitesforbabies February 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

Breakfast of champions! My kind of breakfast-looks delish!

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13 Morgan February 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

Sounds so good! Your breakfasts always make me hungry :)

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14 Mindy February 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

Lately I’ve been enjoying my berry stash too!

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15 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

I do love Odwalla juices. Naked juices are good, too, if you’ve never tried them!

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16 Katie February 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

Yum! I can’t pretend like the berries we get here in England are any good now, but hopefully once summer rolls around :)

I had a quick nutrition question for you. Because of diabetes in my family, my doctor advised me to check out the Insulin-Resistance Diet in order to ward off possible future problems. It mainly involves limiting carbs to 30grams within a two hour period and always pairing that with at least 15grams of protein. I was wondering what your opinion as a nutriotionist was on it? Cheers!

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17 KathEats February 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hi Katie,
This sounds wise to me. 30 grams is 2 “servings” of carbs, and I think you’d find it to be pretty do-able. And I almost always try to eat protein and fat with carbs at meals, so that’s also probably more natural than you think. Focus on real food and watch the sweet just a bit – that’s the hardest part.

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18 Katie February 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Thanks for your reply! Day One and so-far-so-good!

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19 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles February 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

Fresh berries are beautiful natural sweetners that pair so well with morning oatmeal! Looks yummy as always! Have a great day! Up in Ottawa for Winterlude and it is beautiful and sunny! Can’t wait to hit the slopes tomorrow!

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20 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City February 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

I miss berries so much!! Your overnight oats always look so pretty, mine just look like a mess :P

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21 Life's a Bowl February 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

I picked up two things of strawberries earlier in the week [thank you VDay for making strawberries BOGO] and they are AWESOME! Great waffle topper :D

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22 Khushboo February 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

I always justify expensive produce with all that it is adding to my health :-)!

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23 lynn @ the actor's diet February 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

if you moved to LA, you could have sweet strawberries all year round for $2/pint! and free babysitting too.

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24 KathEats February 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hah!

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25 Angel7 February 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

Strawberries are my fave, along with blueberries!

I wish snow was in the forecast!

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26 Amy February 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

just FYI, tomatoes aren’t a vegetable

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27 KathEats February 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Technically, no, but I count them as one.

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28 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

Always love the overnight oats! Excellent

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29 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

Those overnight oats look especially delicious! I love strawberries and bananas together

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30 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 18, 2012 at 11:20 am

Good luck on your travels and hopefully there’s no snow for you to deal with on the roads when you’re driving.

Tastes like melted sorbet but in a juice? I can handle that :)

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31 Cait's Plate February 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

This post just decided my breakfast for me I think! (Except I stupidly didn’t have the foresight to make overnight oats last night!). Regular oats or yogurt it is! :)

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32 Emily@ thedoodlebug February 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

That’s so funny about the strawberries, I’m glad I’m not the only one! I’m pregnant too, and for a few weeks in a row I ate a TON of strawberries. At least it’s a good thing to crave! Have a good day, Kath!

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33 Jenny@vegetarianhatesvegetables February 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

It’s amazing how some tastes are magnified during pregnancy. Just your body telling you you’re doing the right thing!

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34 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Despite their cost, fresh berries are something I just cannot give up in the winters! I always have at least one kind in my fridge. :P

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35 Erica February 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

mmm what a beautiful breakfast bowl! I hadn’t purchased almond butter in a while and just got some yesterday. I cannot wait to open up the jar!

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36 Ellie@Fit for the Soul February 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Dang, strawberries sound good right now~! Can’t wait for the patches to open up :) Have a great day and take care!

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37 Michelle (Better with Berries) February 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Those strawberries look amazing! I can’t wait until we’re in full-on berry season.

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38 Megan @ Megan's Munchies February 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I definitely have to try that Odwalla drink!

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39 Kerry @ Totes My Oats February 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I’ve been buying berries too! Can’t get enough of strawberries and blueberries right now. Enjoy your weekend!

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40 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

It’s sooo nice out right now (50s and super sunny)- perfect weather for a long walk with the dog! I wish it would stay- I’m at the point now that I just don’t want the snow to come at all. Maybe it won’t… Either way, safe travels! :)

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41 allison @ thesundayflog February 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

whole foods’ strawberries? we just got the organics in, and they’re on sale for $3.99. from mexico, but no doubt the most delicious strawberries I’ve ever had!! i’m assuming that’s where you snagged yours :)

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42 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I can’t wait for summer, if not just for the berries alone :D

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43 Kalee February 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm

This looks yummy! I am going to try it tomorrow because I couldn’t get used to overnight oats. This looks less thick so I think it may be perfect! :)

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