Trapped Banana

January 31, 2012

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HELP! HELP! She is saying.

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Made me feel so guilty for chowing down :(

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An overnight oats delight made with 1/3 cup Coach’s Oats (I prefer rolled oats for overnight versions but I am out and CO work ok – just chewier), 1/3 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, pinch salt, cinnamon, 1/3 cup frozen mixed berries, half banana, Morning O’s on top and Wild Squirrel PB swirl.

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Hot cup of COFFEE to warm me back up!!

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GOSSIP GIRL – omg. The first ending really surprised me. The second ending surprised me more, but made sense. The third ending, however, I’ve been guessing for a loooong time. Is is true!?!? [PS. Don’t spoil anything in the comments!] It was a good episode!!

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It’s a beautiful day!!

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1 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) January 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

Minus the berries, our breakfasts match. :) . . . Salt is essential!

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2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 31, 2012 at 9:46 am

Lol, sadly I don’t watch Gossip Girl but it sounds like it’s got you pretty captivated!! Happy Tuesday Kath! :)

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3 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 31, 2012 at 9:46 am

It WAS a great episode! Who needs the Bachelor?

Beautiful breakfast bowl! :)

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4 Angel7 January 31, 2012 at 9:49 am

Coffee in the morning is sooo good, especially with lots ‘o milk! It helps warm me up from the cold.

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5 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

Have not seen gossip girl since middle of season 2! Wonder who’s sleeping w who now?!?

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6 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

I’ve got to get on this Gossip Girl thing – everyone it talking about it today!

Anything cheerio-esque makes for such a satisfying breakfast. Looks delish!

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7 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

I really need to get Wild Squirrel peanut butter! Looks so yummy! Glad you enjoyed your show. Great endings are few and far between these days.

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8 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

Beautiful sunny day here too…pretty will all the snow that fell overnight! Love the glass bowl and your trapped banana! Oatmeal breakfasts with a hot cuppa tea are truly my most favourite part of the day!

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9 Melissa @ HerGreenLife January 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

Yay for beautiful days! I like that bowl — simple but nice.

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10 Liz January 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

Oh I have to try the pintch of salt! Yummi breakfast as always!

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11 Khushboo January 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

Love how volumous a bowl of Cherios is!

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12 Rachel January 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

Gossip Girl was NUTS. Last night TOTALLY made up for some of the lame episodes of late.

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13 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

poor banana! Haha. And I haven’t watched Gossip Girl in about 2 years, but apparently it’s getting good?!?!

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14 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 31, 2012 at 10:00 am

Every time you use that towel I fall more and more in love with it. I need to go accessory shopping! :)

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15 Anna @ On Anna's Plate January 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

I love the backdrop cloth here– such a cute pattern!

I stopped watching GG a while back…but it sounds like things have gotten good!

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16 ~Christy January 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

Cute little bowl of goodies! I’ve never watched gossip girl…perhaps I’m missing something?? ;)

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17 Samantha January 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

<3

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18 Cait's Plate January 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

GAH! I shut it off before I finished the episode and now I’m going to be DYING to know what you’re talking about all day!!!

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19 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 31, 2012 at 10:23 am

Gossip Girl was so good last night!!! I cannot wait for next week’s episode!!

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20 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

I like your breakfast bowl… or jar. :)

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21 Mai January 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

great looking breakfast as usual.
enjoying mine as i’m starting gossip girl!

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22 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

Ahhhh dying to see Gossip Girl! Maybe I’ll have to have a cuppa OO while watching :)

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23 Lara F. January 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

Your breakfasts always make me smile! A nice way to start the morning. :) I agree on the first two endings of Gossip Girl, but I didn’t see the last one coming. So excited to see what happens next!!

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24 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

ah I haven’t watched GG yet, hoping to catch up tonight!

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25 Sarah January 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

I have never gotten into GG even though way back when I read the books. Did you read them too?

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26 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I didn’t..

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27 Maura @ Running to Saks January 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

That GG episode was insane! I’ve always been a big fan of series (including the books way back when) but that episode was probably my favorite. I totally agree on the 3 endings!! I wasn’t entirely shocked by the third one (not sure if it’s completely true) but I cannot wait to see what happens next week!!

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28 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

The combo of hot + cold cereal is the best. Perfect balance of textures. :)
Enjoy another day of this insane weather- tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer! I can’t handle it! :)

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29 Christine January 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

Yea, so glad gg was good last night. I won’t be able to watch until Friday- ugh the suspense ;) xoxo

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30 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

breakfast looks great!! Have a wonderful and warm Tuesday!

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31 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

Trapped banana…haha! I took a bunch of photos of sweet potato french toast sticks in glass jars the other day that are up now and had some trapper taters. I felt like writing the help, I’m trapped message on my pics, too. Lol :)

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32 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I stopped watching GG last year but this post has me intrigued!!

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33 Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl January 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Love the glass dish! Your oats look so yummy. Love banana in mine.

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34 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach January 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I haven’t tried overnight oats yet, but the idea is growing on me. I’m looking forward to trying it as soon as things warm up… in like May (brrrr Boston winters)

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35 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Pretty dish!!

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36 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 31, 2012 at 12:38 pm

There’s three endings?! What?! Please explain this! I haven’t been keeping up with gossip girl lately…

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37 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 31, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I love you for anthropomorphizing a banana in something other than a sexual manner. This makes you awesome.

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38 Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Mmmm just had overnight oats almost like yours too, but I’m still craving some…it always does that to me b/c it’s so addicting!

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39 Cat January 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Kath- You breakfasts’ always look sooo good! You also have an amazing, toned body! Something I wish that I could have any given day! I was just curious, since you are an RD, do you know, on average, how many calories are in your oats? I have been eating Plain Greek yogurt and 1 cup of blueberries every morning for the past 2.5 years and love it! but of course would love to eat something else and feel satisfied… although, I am NOT hungry after my meal. I love the variety of the breakfasts you eat! I have celiac so restrict myself from ALL wheat/gluten items… even if they say “gluten free”. thanks! :)

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40 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Hey Cat,
I believe one should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, so I start my day out strong. I also don’t snack between breakfast and lunch. I used to have smaller breakfasts (much like yours) but I would always need a snack at 10-11am. I decided one day just to put all my eggs in the first breakfast basket and what-do-you-know – I didn’t need to think about eating again until lunch. I really liked that! My breakfasts are usually around 500 calories, give or take sometimes. They have a combo of protein from dairy, fruit, whole grains and fats, most often from chia seeds and nut butters. This keeps me full for 5 hours and works in many forms (smoothies, oatmeal, overnight oats, breakfast yogurt bowls).

Good luck!

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41 Laura @ She Eats Well January 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I cannot keep up with this crazy story line on GG! It has me totally into it, more than ever. I couldn’t believe the endings either. I am so confused about the XX – Blaire relationship. I just can’t really see it in comparison with XXX and here…they’ve got such good chemistry. Ah! I cannot wait for the real ending. I have absolutely no idea what happens.

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42 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I edited out the names – don’t want to spoil it for anyone!! But yeah, surprising!

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43 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Hahah that bowl is awesome :)

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44 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Ahhh! Now I REALLY need to catch up on Gossip Girl!!

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45 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Those overnight oats made me start CRAVING a bowl of cheerios. HA! :)

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46 Tiffany January 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

your breakfast looks amazing as usual! I stopped watching gossip girl 2 years ago and now I’m so behind and intrigued to know what’s going on!! Funny side note…my grandma whose 80 would watch gossip girl with me! She loved the show and still watches it from time to time! haha too cute.

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47 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

awww how cute.

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48 Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever January 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Never got into that show. Um may I please steal all of your linens and dishes?

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49 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming January 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm

“trapped banana” made me smile :)

Gossip girl is AMAZING! I love looking at their clothes and fashion sense :)

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50 Sneakers2Sandals January 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

You have the prettiest table cloths, mats, dishes, mugs…ect…where do you get all these pretty goodies?!

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51 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

All over the place! Pier 1, Target, Crate + Barrel, specialty stores

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52 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I adore that table cloth! It matches my kitchen perfectly. These oats look so good. I love putting granola on mine for crunch. I think I may make overnight oats for tomorrow to have a change up from tofu scramble and protein pancakes.

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53 Samantha January 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Gossip Girl was a shocker for sure!

I LOVE all of your dishes, tablecloths, napkins, etc. So lovely.

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54 Gloria January 31, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Your bowl of oats looks delicious :) Last night’s GG was crazy! I don’t think I can wait until next week for another episode…

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55 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Looks like a good breakfast!

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56 Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets January 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I can’t wait to catch up on gossip girl. i am 2 seasons behind.

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57 Alice January 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Is today’s breakfast in a WECK jar?

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58 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Yep!

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59 Amy Kaye January 31, 2012 at 10:35 pm

oh my gosh! I’m so glad you are still into gossip girl because all my friends have given up on it! it’s still my guilty pleasure :) things are getting crazy- just when I think something will resolve everything becomes even more screwed up! why can’t those two just be together?

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60 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 31, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I want to steal that bowl — love it!!

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61 Dominique February 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I just got around to watching Monday’s episode now and whoa! I couldn’t believe the ending. I kind of don’t want it to be true since I feel like it’s spoiled a little bit of the mystery.

Your overnight oats look delicious. I’ve kind of stopped having them since I’m now commuting to work (45-60 minutes). I don’t want to keep them in my lunch bag that long without some kind of cooling system going on.

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62 Verenique B October 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

now in this variation of the overnight oats do add the frozen berries in the mix to sit over night or in the morning?

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63 KathEats October 3, 2012 at 9:26 am

I usually add them at night so they have time to thaw in the fridge

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64 Lauren Paradis January 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Kathy where is this glorious mug from (that your coffee is in!) it is beautiful!!!!

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65 KathEats January 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm

It’s one of our Great Harvest mugs made by a Virginia potter

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