Just turn me into a pumpkin
My very fav-or-ite combo:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup 1% milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 a cup pumpkin, stirred in at end
- 1/3 cup cottage cheese, stirred in at end
- Vanilla + cinnamon, stirred in at end
- Crunchy coconut granola
- TJs pumpkin butter
- Cacao bliss
- Naturally Nutty Vanilla Sunflower butter
FORGOT the pinch of salt and can totally tell a difference!! Also went bananaless, which I have been doing more and more when I intend to go heavy-handed on the pumpkin. I don’t miss the sweet.
Grog + Christmas Blend Decaf
It’s a bat hanging upsidedown!!
Nutrition On The Go
I’ve been enjoying listening to my nutrition podcasts so much. It’s made me really feel more embedded in the medical field to be thinking about nutrition on a clinical level and listening to some of the research 🙂 I have to read my latest ADA journal too…
I’ve found a number of podcasts and am weeding through them. What’s interesting is that all of the RDs/MDs advocate different eating styles: high animal proteins (organic ones), high plant proteins, high fat, low fat, vegan. However they ALL agree on a few things:
- VEGETABLES and fruits
- Plant emphasis
- Real Food
- Cut out sugar and processed foods
Listen for yourself and see if you agree/disagree:
Also check out RD411.com. AMAZING site with so much information for RDs and anyone interested in nutrition!
I didn’t have time to make oats this morning but I was craving them so I did. Now I’m late!!
Happy rainy Tues !
Yummy! Those look like the perfect way to start out off this very rainy Tuesday! They look much more appetizing than the cereal I am currently eating. 🙂
christie @ honoring health says
I agree about the pinch of salt, it just seems to bring everything together.
I recently cut out sugar and never realized how much sugar is in everything. I feel so much better, though and I don’t get cravings the way I used to.
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
yummy looking bowl of oats!!!
salt is the key 🙂
Have a great day !
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! Looks delicious!
Yes – sugar. My nemesis. Need to work on cutting that out!
I love all of your toppings! And thanks for the links to the nutrition podcasts — it sure is interesting, the different types of eating styles they advocate.
Thanks for the nutrition on the go tips!! 🙂
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
I can always tell when I skip the salt, too! It makes it so much better. 🙂
Lily @ Lily's Health Pad says
Haha, I was just wondering the other day why so many recipes call for a pinch of salt. I never can tell the difference if it’s been added or it hasn’t been added. I guess a lot of people can though.
You never can tell when it’s added. But once you’ve been doing it, you can REALLY tell when it’s subtracted. There’s no flavor!
Sugar is definitely an issue for me. Once I have it, I keep craving it! I definitely need to cut back on it!
Marisa (Loser for Life) says
Thanks for the links to those great podcasts; looking forward to checking them out.
Love your rustic bowl!
“Katherella” — hehe
I’ve downloaded a bunch of those podcasts to listen to on the way to school and internship. Can’t wait to listen. At least RDs and MDs agree on SOMETHING 🙂 Love RD411, use it often.
Have a nice day!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
I love pumpkin in my oats too. I think I’ll be turning orange soon.
Madeline @ Greens and Jeans says
The pumpkin shortage has just now been affecting my local grocery store! I’m very jealous of your oats this morning!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
Ooh, I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to. I like the Nutrition Diva, on i-tunes, but hers are only 10 minutes at the longest (it’s called “Quick and Dirty tips”).
I have that mug!! With an “A.” 🙂
Lauren @ eater not a runner says
I love your K mug and pretty bowl!
Love how you mix all the nut butters!!
Fit Lizzio says
if you turn your head to the right it kind of looks like babar or some type of elephant haha
Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) says
I have a couple cans of pumpkin stockpiled in the pantry that I’m afraid to break into, knowing that when they’re, they’re gone until October! 😉
Simply Life says
ooh another new one for me – sunflower butter! sounds great!
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
Definitely cut sugar out last week, and while I still want things like brownies, I dont feel like i NEEED them anymore
Danielle (Coffee Run) says
Thanks for the podcasts! It’s important for “RD-to be”s to be updated 😀
I really need to cut down on the amount of sugar I eat. It’s so hard! I guess it’s worth it though. and hopefully i’ll start wanting it less and less.
Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind says
Loving the RD411 site! (Is it weird that I get pumped up about sites like this? ;))
Very nice looking breakfast. I can’t wait for my parents to bring up my mail this weekend so I can read the ADA issue myself as well!
Thanks for the resources as well, they give me something to do when I finally get some down time from classes. I can’t wait to get into more RD related courses instead of GDRs. >.<
Yay for pumpkin oats! I’m going to try them this week 🙂 So excited!
It is ca-RAZY how many different professional opinions there are about diet. Which makes me skeptical about ALL OF THEM! But vegetables, fruits, real foods–I can get behind those. But I’m not giving up my cookies 😉
That looks absolutely delish! (Again.)
Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries says
i am in pumpkin-rationing mode, and your breakfast is tempting me to break into the libby’s stash!
Beautiful pumpkin oatmeal! I always fail when I add the cottage cheese–what’s your secret?
I think the points you highlighted are the base for any healthy diet, and then what we chose to focus on from there (protein, whole grains, healthy fats) really depends a lot on our fitness goals, genetics, and lifestyle. I know I feel much better on a higher fat and higher protein diet with a judicious amount of healthy carbs. Regardless, I love vegetables.
I use Organic Valley 2% and stir it in at the end. What do you mean you “fail?”
Cait (Cait's Plate) says
Ugh – I LOOOOVE those pumpkin oats. And that bowl. They get me every time 🙂
Thanks for the birthday message!!
Have a happy Tuesday and stay dry!!
Laura [Real Meal Steal] says
Cool! Thanks for sharing these podcasts. I’ll have to check them out and add them to my morning commute too! Keep up the good blogging during your very busy schedule! 😀
Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com says
OoohI can’t wait to listen to some of those podcasts – I love hearing about all that stuff. I competely agree with what Rustique said – it’s like there’s a basic building block of what we should eat, and then the proportions of those foods change from individual. I personally find high protein works for me, but I know other people who prefer high fat, or high carb – we’re all still healthy tho!
You inspired me this morning with my oats – I had 5 toppings on, instead of two!! Your oats look amaze as always 🙂 Have a great day! (It’s worht running late to get the good old oats in I reckon :p)
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
Your coffee looks like a map of the US!!!!
Cyclist Kate says
After being pulled in every direction by all of the various nutrition advice out there, I came to the same realization as you a couple of years ago: essentially, one of the few things that we know for sure is that fruits and vegetables are good for you, so eat a lot of them. Beyond that, I’ve had to figure out what works for me. So as much as I appreciate and am fascinated by nutrition research, I take things with a grain of salt these days.
Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle says
Thanks for the synopsis points- It gets so confusing with so many people saying their way is the best and only way. Some days, I eat mostly vegetarian, other days, I have lots of meat, sometimes it’s more carbs. Variety and balance.
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
Love that bowl!
Too many experts, with too many opinions. As long as you’re staying active and eating real food (most of the time!), it’s really quite simple. I just look to my elders and others who have lived long, healthy lives for words of wisdom, then improve on it if possible. 😀 There’s nothing better than observing experience for guidance!
Oats are totally worth being late, in my opinion. I’m sure you’d agree! 😉
Thanks for the information and resources – I’m snowed in here in Maryland, so that’ll be a great thing for me to check out today!
Have a great Tuesday 🙂
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
YUM, pumpkin oats! My absolute favorite!
As for nutrition, I am definitely of the opinion that everyone is made different so it is not a “one size fits all” kinda thing. Genetics, environment, the list could go on as to what influences what is right for people in the way of nutrition. I agree with the basics, but I think you have to find what works for you and your body as far as protein, fats and carbs.
Beth @ DiningAndDishing says
I never add salt to my oats but perhaps I’ll give it a shot. How does it alter the flavor?
Nutritious Foodie says
I would consider being late to work for my oats… specially if iti s Pumpkin oats 🙂
Have a great day!
so thats your favorite combo huh? ive been wondering what is…
Jessie (Vegan-minded) says
Yum, that oatmeal looks perfect! The trio of butters sounds delicious together. 🙂
Love that bowl. 🙂
Teri [a foodie stays fit] says
That is quite the bowl of oats! Yum!
It’s raining in Charlotte?? I’m jealous – we were supposed to get rain in Winston but nothing yet! Where did you get your cute coffee cup? Anthropologie?
It wasn’t quite raining when I left 🙂 And yep to the mug.
[email protected] says
I will definitely be listening to those podcasts! Thanks for the link!
It’s rainy here too, yuck!
I was really craving a smoothie this morning and had no time, but I made one anyway and was running late haha!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
Even though I’m not in the nutrition field or medical field I love reading or listening to things on the topics. It helps me feel more informed when making decisions.
Paige(Running Around Normal) says
So jealous you are able to get pumpkin! I can’t find it at ANY grocery stores in my town. Oats look good and worth it 😀
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
those 4 points are great things to agree on! thanks for the links, i’ll be listening today 🙂
Allison K says
I need to get some podcasts that I can listen to at work!
Janna (Just Flourishing) says
Thanks for the links! I will definitely have to start listening to some of those podcasts on the go!
Thanks for posting those Nutrition links. I’ve been toying with the idea of becoming and R.D. or nutritionist (I recently graduated college, but with a totally unrelated degree) so I’m definitely going to download some of those podcasts and check out that website. I’m hoping something will help make my decision easier!
Michelle O says
hey as someone who has worked in a “healthy” cafeteria, and as a nutritiony person in general, how do you feel about michelle obama’s new anti-obesity plan? i think it sounds great! (although seeing a whip-smart lawyer lady reduced to planting vegetables and wearing j crew is a disappointment for feminists….but that’s another story)
Perhaps it isn’t a disappointment to Mrs. Obama…..
Isn’t part of feminism having the wonderful CHOICE of either working as a lawyer or being a mother and wearing j crew? How about both? Feminism is to me about celebrating women and all their amazing talents and them having the choice to do whatever is best for them!
To be honest I’m so not up with the news these days…
Ally (Exercise and Pies) says
Your oats always look so pretty!
Glad you’re enjoying your podcasts so much 🙂
I made some pumpkin oatmeal last night and it really does hit the spot. Yum!
All of the observations you’ve drawn from your podcasts are the exact points Michael Pollan makes in “In Defense of Food.” I’m not sure if you’ve read it, but if not, it’s definitely worth checking out!
I have and loved it!
I love RD411! My teacher sent me the website last semester and I’ve seen a few diet tech jobs on there that were really tempting to apply to! Just gotta wait till I graduate 😉 The site is soo full of useful information, and being the nutrition dork I am, I could sit around all day and read about what the latest in nutrition is…have a happy tuesday!
That tiltled bowl is terrif!
I’m in love with that bowl!
Julie @SavvyEats says
Yay, more new podcasts to check out! I prefer to run listening to podcasts over music, so I can’t wait to check some of these out!
Rainy Tuesdays are less than fun!
I’m trying to finish up a longgg audiobook right now, but after that I think I’m going to look up some nutrition podcasts for my ride to and from school. 🙂
Thank you so much for the podcast suggestions! I’ve been looking for some to download.
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
Interesting podcasts. They are always changing their minds so I never know what to believe… well I know what I believe, all things in moderation and a balance, but scientifically… will they ever come to a consensus? Me thinks no.
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
thanks for the nutrition links! always looking for new podcasts for when i walk and sit in traffic.
Kath, will you write an oatmeal recipe book? Please? Please please?
Kristilyn (My 29th Year) says
Yum! Your oats look delicious! I just picked up some Cacao Bliss today and can’t wait to try it – maybe with some pumpkin oats!
The Brunette says
AHHH, so jealous that they’re still stocking canned pumpkin in your area!
The link “dishing up wellness” is amazing! Thank you so much for passing that on. So much good information from real down to earth people.
LOVE your analysis of the suggestions of the RDs and MDs!
Thanks for giving us some podcast ideas. I’ve been wanting to listen to more that were geared toward nutrition, so your little list will help me. 🙂
Also…OH MY GOD. I ordered the Naturally Nutty Butter Toffee PB from your OpenSky store recently after you made it sound so appetizing! Hubs and I got it tonight and couldn’t wait to try it, so we put a little bit on a piece of Ezekiel bread and went to town.
Everyone should buy that stuff! Fabulous! 🙂
Great podcast suggestions, I’ll check them out! Someone else mentioned the Nutrition Diva podcasts which I really like, too. The lady who does that one has an M.S. in Nutrition and she seems really up to date on research.
WOW pumpkin in porridge!!!
OMG how have I not done this yet? my two favourite foods combined into one meal!!!
Thankyou Kath! Will be trying this ASAP!!!
Is it weird that I NEVER put salt in my oatmeal? I try to eat a low sodium diet most of the time though, so I really taste salt when it’s in stuff.
I just found your blog and I’m hooked! I got my associates degree in nutrition and I work at a nursing and rehab center. Going back to school to be an RD. It’s so exciting to be able to relate to all of the things you are doing in school! 🙂