Twice The Joy

January 13, 2012

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Overnight oats for two!

Notice how the man version is leaning towards the woman with his masculine spoon –

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His had:

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And hers:

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Matt and I are off on an adventure this morning!

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1 Janelle January 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

Good morning kath ! I had overnight oats to :) have a great Friday the 13thb, oooooo !

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2 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

Good morning! Have fun on your adventure!

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3 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

I love it!! too cute!

Y’all have fun on your adventure!! Happy Friday.

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4 khushboo January 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

Haha is Matt’s spoon flirting with yours? ;)

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5 domesticallyinept January 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

Yum!

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6 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love the his and hers breakfast! Cookie butter sounds amazing! Have fun on your adventure! :)

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7 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

Mmmm both sound delicious! I still have yet to try cookie butter…but everyone seems to love it! If only I had a trader joes!

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8 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

How nice of you to give Matt a “manly” spoon. I don’t know that I’d have shared cookie butter though. ;)

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9 Molly @ RDexposed January 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

I love making oats for two! I say to the boyfriend, “I made you breakfast because I love you and for your cholesterol.” Not sure how much he appreciates that.

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10 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

So cute! I already ate breakfast, and you made me hungry again!

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11 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

Both great looking breakfasts!

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12 kelsey January 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

So cute! I haven’t had overnight oats in SO long, but I might have to soon!

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13 Heather H @ Run Eat Play January 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

Love the oats in those jars! Have a fun adventure.
I need an adventure.

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14 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

So cute! Have a great day :)

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15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

Oooh have fun! Can’t wait to hear about it!

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16 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

Can’t wait to hear about this adventure!! Haha and I love the guy spoon

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17 Sarah@The Flying ONION January 13, 2012 at 8:44 am

I love that you guys shared similar breakfasts this morning. Do you guys tend to eat a lot of the same types of breakfasts or does it always vary?

Have a lovely morning! :D

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18 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Well most mornings he eats bread at the bakery :) But on the weekends or special occasions we eat the same thing

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19 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

Try as I may… my fiance just doesn’t care for oatmeal. He is a bagel or muffin man all the way!

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20 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

I can’t get Greg to go for overnight oats. Don’t know why- they are awesome! He is just not an “oatmeal guy.”
Way to leave us with a cliff-hanger. Have fun on the adventure!

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21 diana January 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

Sadly I cant really eat sugar or carbs..Do you mainly eat oatmeat for breakt or do egg type dishes too? I will take a look through your recipes

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22 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Diana,
There seem to be two kinds of people in the world: those who prefer carb-y breakfasts and those who like savory eggs, veggies, and things. I’m definitely in the card group – in fact, most of the time eggs sound horrible to me first thing in the morning but I love them for lunch and dinner! I do eat them on occasion, but most of my breakfasts revolve around oats or whole grains.

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23 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 13, 2012 at 9:00 am

Was the spoon’s position purposely arranged like that or just on accident? haha
Have fun on whatever adventure you’re off on!

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24 Ida January 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

SEXY oats! That’s what my hubby calls them. Watch out! hahahaha

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25 Katie January 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

I love it when my husband lets me make breakfast for him! It doesn’t happen often…have fun on your adventure!

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26 faith January 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

Have an amazing trip!

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27 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

Adorable! And love how the “masculine spoon” is leaning towards the woman ;)

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28 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

Have fun! Looks like you’re off to a great start!

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29 Dee January 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

too cute! love how bright it all looks!

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30 Michelle January 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

Yum…I want some:)

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31 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

I love having breakfast ready and waiting for me in the good! Happy Adventures!

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32 susan January 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

I have read your blog for several months and really enjoy it. I like it because the meals are fairly simple, there is a variety of foods, and yet healthy. My question is, I would like to loose some weight and I know you are a R.D. – any recomendations besides the obvious (sugar, fat, junk)… Would you jump start and do South Beach, would you eliminate certain things? I tried to write down all I eat, but that is a pain in the neck. I am a pre-diabetic and this is the year I want to become healthy and fit – I’ll be 60… Thank you so much for any input – I appreciate it and don’t want to take too much of your time. Have a nice weekend!

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33 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hey Susan,
I would definitely not recommend any diets out there – with maybe the exception of Weight Watchers because it doesn’t eliminate food groups. My recommendations would be:

Cut way back on sugar and desserts – have them only at special occasions or ‘worth it’ times
Cut way back on alcohol – same criteria as desserts
Get rid of/donate the junk food in your house if it’s tempting you (it will either be waste or waist!)
Move for an hour everyday – this can be walking in short 10 minute sessions or more intense gym sessions
Focus on the quality of foods you eat – eat real food! Choose an apple and almonds over a Clif bar or a piece of quality dark chocolate over a cup of fat-free ice cream.
Eat veggies at every lunch and dinner (and consider reading the book Superfoods HealthStyle
Sip water, tea and seltzer – use milk and juice (and alcohol and sodas!) sparingly
Have a protein, carb and fat at every meal/snack
Create a flexible meal plan and do a bit of prep on the weekends if you’re very busy
Stock your fridge with your favorite whole foods

Good luck!

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34 susan January 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Thank you so very much for your suggestions – I appreciate it. I’ll actually be going to Whole Foods this weekend…

Have a wonderful trip and weekend!

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35 Cait's Plate January 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

Can’t beat that breakfast (and I love Matt’s spoon. I want that flatware!)

Have a wonderful adventure guys :)

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36 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

Oooooooh I love adventures! I like to think every day can be an adventure…today’s adventure involved trudging through the snow with the wheaten terrier we are taking care of. I think he found every stick out there and investigated every tree and telephone pole. We’ll have another adventure date this afternoon. Have fun on your adventure!

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37 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

If I handed my husband oatmeal in a jar he’d look at me like I had 3 heads.

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38 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

Look forward to hearing about the adventure!

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39 Kavi @ Lab to Fab January 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

Love the masculine and feminine spoons!

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40 Mom January 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

Good luck and have fun on your adventure!

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41 Krissy @ Shiawase Life January 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

Enjoy your adventure!! :D I really want to buy Coach’s Oats, saw them at the Costco in hawaii when we were on vacation but haven’t yet found them locally (even at the Glen Allen Costco)….

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42 Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open January 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

Beautiful pictures this morning! <3

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43 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Finally tried o o i a j! It was pretty good…but I don’t know if I love it cold….?

Have fun!

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44 Angel7 January 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Great breakfast for a morning adventure :)

It is finally snowing here–YAY!!!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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45 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

i need to try mine with cookie butter!

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46 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

Gah even your oats are cute! You guys are so sweet. Enjoy your adventure :)

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47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I haven’t had overnight oats since the start of the cold weather… but this post is making me crave them!

Have fun on your adventure today. :D

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48 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Love the his and hers overnight oats! have fun on your adventure! Cannot wait to hear about it.

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49 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Can’t wait to hear about the adventure!

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50 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings January 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

And on a Friday?? Good for you :) Have fun!

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51 Emily January 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

An adventure!? I can’t wait to hear about it! :)

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52 Christine January 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Jealous! I mindlessly threw out my peanut butter jar and completely forgot to make overnight oats in it :-(

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53 Lousi January 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Could you tell me what Coach’s oats and Cookie butter are?

Thanks!

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54 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Sure!

Coach’s Oats are steel cut oats that have been cracked so they cook up super fast. They have the hearty texture of steel cut but the cooking time of rolled. http://coachsoats.com/

Cookie butter is a Trader Joe’s product that is like a peanut butter but tastes like gingerbread cookies. It was inspired by Specloos aka Biscoff spreads. It’s not a health food, but it is incredibly delicious. Think chocolate ganache texture.

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55 Lousi January 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thanks, Kath! The Coach’s oats sound amazing. I live in Canada, so there is no Trader Joe’s here. I’ll have to try some the next time I’m in Philly visiting relatives!

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56 [New Balance] Nicole January 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Cute post! I just tried over night oats the other morning and they were pretty good!

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57 Steve June 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I’m not sure anyone will see this or not, hopefully. I am interested in using mason jars to make the overnight oatmeal in the mornings (brilliant idea btw) i was wondering though, i’ve never used mason jars before. i’m reading about sterilizing them, is that necessary if i plan on just using them to make overnight oatmeal? or is that only for people that are canning/preserving food for a period of time?

obviously, i’ll give them a good rinse with soap and hot water before using them, but just curious if that extra step of sterilization is necessary.

stupid question i know. thanks for any feedback

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58 KathEats June 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm

If you’re just using them like a bowl, washing properly or dishwashering should be just fine. If you’re going to can or jam in them, you do want to sterilize.

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59 Steve June 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Great! thanks for the quick reply! love this site!

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