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May 23, 2012

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I wanted oatmeal this morning, but decided for the sake of saving time and dishes that I’d just eat up a “dry” breakfast instead. Dry breakfasts are breakfasts that don’t involve using the sink after!!

High Five toast with TJ’s sunflower butter, chia seeds and coconut

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Leftover book club fruit (that I microwaved because it was too cold!)

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And even leftover iced coffee!!

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5 minutes to assemble, 5 minutes to eat, 5 minutes saved!

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1 Molly @ RDexposed May 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

Ugh, packing. Best wishes on that one.

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2 Khushboo Thadani May 23, 2012 at 7:24 am

Jealous about your beach trip, not jealous about the packing :)! Have a great day!

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3 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

A quick, satisfying and very yummy looking pre-vacation breakfast! Packing is always the hardest part of a vacation…what to wear, what to wear! Everything always depends on the weather which can be so unpredictable! Luckily our weekend away getaway weather was unbelieveable! Sunny skies everyday for our biking adventures in Niagara-on-the-Lakes wine country!

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4 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

Woooo- pack! Soooo close!
Dry breakfasts just don’t do the trick for this girl- but golly do I wish they would. I’m such a picky/huge breakfast eater!

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5 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 7:31 am

I agree – wet breakfasts fill me up better

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6 Lace @ Real Food Quest May 23, 2012 at 9:01 am

Do the chia seeds help the pb toast stick with you longer?

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7 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

I hope so

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8 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

I don’t think I’ve ever microwaved fruit – I love it super cold! :)

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9 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

Sensitive teeth can’t handle it!

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10 Roxanne May 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

me too, I nuke it for a few seconds so the “chill” is out, and I don’t have major “brain freeze” in my mouth!

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11 Katie May 23, 2012 at 8:20 am

I heat up my fruit for my oatmeal a little especially during the winter to produce some yummy juices and to keep the oatmeal from going cold too fast. I grilled some pineapple with our chicken and pepper kabobs last night and need to remember to grill more fruit this summer. Of course, cold fruits are so refreshing especially as the weather gets warmer. Sensitive teeth are no fun.

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12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

How was that watermelon? I still haven’t found a perfect one this season, but I did have some amazing pineapple! It was awesome in a smoothie with cilantro and cinnamon. Mexi-smoothie!

Good luck packing!

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13 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

Pretty good!

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14 Kelly May 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

How do you like the straws you’re using? I’m considering them – but worried about a funky taste?

Have a great day!

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15 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

The taste is neutral. I prefer plastic, but mother earth does not..

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16 Ana May 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Try glass straws, I have some and they are awesome!! No taste at all, and they are a lot more durable than you could ever imagine. We have four (and I want to buy some more), and they do really well with my 10 year old – who by they way loves the straws, he doesn’t use any other now :-)
Ana

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17 Katie May 23, 2012 at 7:38 am

Just wait until you are trying to pack up all the baby belongings and gear! Enjoy your day, at least you have an ultrasound to look forward to. Your breakfast looks simple and delicious. I usually enjoy the breakfast making process including the cleanup, but I agree that a dry breakfast is the way to go. I make breakfast in shifts, my husband, myself and then my kids and most of them are not dry. Do you do most of your dishes by hand or in the dishwasher? I tend to end up washing a lot of mine by hand partly because the dishwasher would be full all the time!

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18 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 7:45 am

I put bowls and things in the DW but anything cooked or coffee has to be done by hand

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19 Katie May 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

I tend to wash a lot of things before I put them in the dishwasher rather than just rinse them (a habit I picked up from my grandmother), so I figure I might as well just wash them, dry them and put them away. Or I just go ahead and put them on the table for the next meal or pack lunches for the next day. Dishes and laundry seem to never be completely “done”!

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20 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 23, 2012 at 7:45 am

I am eating pineapple all the time lately – so good!

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21 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh May 23, 2012 at 7:48 am

You just reminded me, I need to UNpack from my trip! Oops. Have a great time!

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22 Jenn@slim-shoppin May 23, 2012 at 7:56 am

Never thought of sprinkling chia seeds on toast – I’m going to try that ;)

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23 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

I have never tried to microwave my fruit, great idea!! Good luck with all that packing!

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24 Lindsey May 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

I had leftover coffee in the same cup this morning! Good luck with packing (my least favorite task EVER…).

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25 Erin May 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

The thought of that much packing is probably not so bad when you throw an ultrasound break in there!

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26 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

Exciting day!!! I love getting ready for a vacation!

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27 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

Sounds like a speedy morning! I think we’ve got opposing preferences on fruit – the colder, the better for me! Good luck with all that packing!

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28 jenna May 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

mmm…that fresh fruit looks so satisfying! have fun on your trip.

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29 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

Are chia seeds like flaxseeds, where you have to grind them up to be able to absorb the omega 3’s?

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30 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

No grinding necessary, which is why I prefer them

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31 Donna May 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

Hope you are taking a jacket/sweater to the beach! It has been unseasonably cool this year. It is 65 degrees here in Charlotte this morning….too cold for a workout in the outdoor pool! BUMMER!

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32 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

Boo. Highs are in the 80 s

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33 Laura Lea@ Beanie Bumbles May 23, 2012 at 8:55 am

I almost always microwave my fruit if it’s been in the fridge! It’s at it best at room temp. Plus much juicier!

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34 Amy May 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

Aren’t you going to say anything about Larbs’ engagement?! How exciting!

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35 KathEats May 23, 2012 at 11:16 am

Wanted to let her announce it on her blog first!! BIG news!!

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36 Amy May 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

She posted it on her blog yesterday. I thought for sure you’d say something this morning! :)

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37 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 23, 2012 at 9:18 am

that’s quite the busy day of packing! ;)

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38 OliePants May 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

I love a quick breakfast. Mine is usually toast, Earth Balance and some blackberry preserves.

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39 Beth @ DiningAndDishing May 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

Proof that a delicious breakfast doesn’t have to take a long time… But some mornings it’s fun when it does :).

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40 Jen Ross May 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

Have fun at the beach! I ate my first batch of overnight oats out of a nearly empty jar of Archer Farms’ peanut/cashew/almond butter and it was delish! And it is pretty darn fun eating out of a jar, hehe.

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41 Jody May 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

That pineapple looks SO good! I am loving pineapple this year now that I am no longer intimidated by cutting it. I saw your sister got engaged. HOW EXCITING!! :)

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42 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles May 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

Have a great trip! Can’t to see your photos! May there be lots of R and R in your near-future!

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43 Annette @FitnessPerks May 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

I don’t love packing……but looks like it’s going to be for a GOOD cause :) Hehe.

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44 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

Im so with you! Pack, pack, pack….

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45 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

Dry breakfasts…love it. I am all about anything that’s a time (or dishes) saver!

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46 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles May 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I was on a dry breakfast kick for a couple weeks, but knew it was only a phase – sure enough, I’m back on messy dish, wet breakfasts!

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47 Erica May 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Have fun on your trip! I totally want to go to TJs now and get more sun butter!!!

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48 Cait's Plate May 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Gah! I need sunflower seed butter in my life again so badly! It’s been nearly a week without it and I’m really jonesing for some!

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49 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

The only thing worst than packing? Unpacking ;)

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50 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

After the packing comes the trip, which makes it worth the effort!

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51 Angel7 May 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Iced coffee sounds good right now, but only if it is decaf! I have been trying not to drink anything with caffeine in it while pregnant, but it can be somewhat difficult at times to only drink water.

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