I feel organized today – most of my work complete, to-do list reviewed, a new jewelry sorting system underway, dishes done, things at right angles…. 8)
Started the day with a mini pancake and jam –
If you want to know how good my sense of smell is:
This morning I walked into the Y and thought there was the faintest smell of ginger cookies. Just a hint, like there was some distant oven baking some in the locker rooms. When I got up to the scanner and said hello to my lady friend who works the 5 a.m. shift I said “It smells just like ginger cookies in here!” and she smiled and pulled out a little baggie of 3 of them from behind the counter and said a man had given them to her earlier. Now had they been baking IN the Y, I wouldn’t think too much of it – most people can smell baking cookies! – but these had obviously not been baked that morning (unless the man made them at 4:30 a.m.) which means I sniffed them out dry. Too bad so many people like onions – I can smell them a mile away 👿
Anyways, I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster, 16 on the funky elliptical with a good magazine, and 10 minutes abs (still loving the ab roller!) and stretching. 426 kcal burned.
You suggested, I listened! Almond butter:
SOOOO good in oatmeal. I love almond butter but hesitate to buy it because it costs about 125% more than the natural PB I buy. But I decided for the sake of variety to buy a jar when I saw that my grocery store now makes a little bit more affordable store brand. I’m hoping to make it last a looooooooong time!
Served over rolled oats made with 1/2 skim milk, 1/2 a banana, cinnamon, brown sugar, ground flax and walnuts –
With Butter Toffee Coffee –
Breakfast kcal ~450 + 100 for pancake = 550.
Off to two classes and physio lab. I have a fun lunch packed!!! Another navy bean pita with some fun sides. AND it’s going to be 58* today!! Bring on spring!
Have a nice Monday!
haha, I too go over my to-do list every morning and such – glad you’re feeling organized and energized for the first day of the week!
My, you DO have a heightened sense of smell!! That’s funny that you could smell the ginger cookies from so far away, haha.
SO thrilled you tried almond-butter – not only does it have more nutrients than peanut butter (more fiber, calcium, iron; other essential nutrients), but I find that it has a richer, smoother taste/texture. yum!
It’s going to be 40°F here – practically summer weather!! :0D
Good Morning! Does anyone know what post had Kath’s daily routine? I remember she listed out what time she did everything. I can’t find it. Thanks!
I was just wondering do you use flax on your oatmeal everyday? Is it alright to use it everyday?
Hey Kath! Just wanted to let you know I made my first spaghetti squash this weekend and then ate it last night with your little eggplant/shrimp/zucchini recipe. It was delicious. I added about half a serving of whole wheat pasta to mine, because I was a little hesitant about the squash. But, I was wrong! It was delicious and filled me up completely! Thanks for the idea!
hey Kath, I love your blog! I was just wondering what kind of peanut butter you use. Thanks!
Hey christie- I thought I’d chime in to answer your peanut butter question because I’ve seen it asked (and answered earlier)….kath buys the store brand Harris Teeter all natural peanut butter (no high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils…etc). Its the all natural store brand at her harris teeter grocery store. Hope that answers youur question even though its not kath 😉 have a good monday…and really when looking for a good peanut butter, just look for all-natural brands that have no added sugar, no hydrogenated oils..etc. Just look for the shortest ingredient list…JUST PEANUTS :)!!
hi kath =) what kind of food scale do you use? I’m trying to figure out what kind to buy and there are just way too many choices out there. which functionalities would you say are the most important to look for when choosing? thanks =)
I’m so glad you tried 100% natural almond butter! IT is ALL I use now and like another reader said- much healthier for you!
I love almond butter on toast. It’s really good. I think my favorite is still peanut butter though…can’t beat it.
Kate from CK says
Check out FAQs under “why use a food scale?” You will find the information you are looking for there. Have a great Monday!
A nice bowl of oatmeal sounds fantastic right now! and with almond butter, even better! At the Whole Foods I go to, it is twice as much as regular natural PB so I have not given it a try yet. Maybe next time though….
Jen (the Simpsons quote girl) says
have you ever tried cashew butter? ah, so heavenly!
kate — thanks for pointing that out =) I revise my question, then =P which model did you buy, then, and are you happy with it? any major complaints with it? thanks =)
You can look in Kath’s Amazon list of “favorite foods” for links to her HR monitor, scale, and foods! Look at the “Kath’s favorites” on the right hand side of your screen.
Again, sorry I’m not Kath ; ) But I hope I helped!
I smiled when you wrote you wanted it to last a long time because that is what I was hoping I could do as well. Where I live, it cost about 300% more than natural PB! I was eating it little by little but after my mother in law stayed with us (hubby and me) for a couple of weeks during Christmas, I found the jar half empty!! She really liked it too! I had to be at work for some of the days so I really did not know what she was eating for breakfast but know I do… 😉 I see it as still being half full!
This is random, but has anybody else noticed a significant price drop in FAGE yogurt? I usually pay between $1.79 and $1.99 for it, hence why it is a once in a while treat, but the other day when I was shopping at Fresh Market, it was priced at $1.25!!!! I asked someone who worked there if it was a sale price and he said no, that the price was permanently dropped. Just thought I would let others know in the event the price drop is happening elsewhere (I am in Alabama). While it is still not inexpensive, I am always happy to save some money.
the husband says
The most important features of a food scale are the ability to measure ounces and grams (and preferably able to measure the ounces in decimals, not fractions), and it needs to have a “tare” or “zero” button.
Karen L. says
Kat – Thanks for the tip on Fresh Market’s price on Fage! Whole Foods’ price in my area is still $1.99 for 5+ ounces, so I’ll need to check out the competition. Love that stuff–so rich tasting!
to Kath, the husband, and other pot people:
are oats made on the stove top significantly different/better than nuked?
i’ve always made everything (steel cut, rolled, multigrain) in the microwave for convenience and time’s sakes (i don’t want to wash a bowl AND a pot, and i’m assuming it does taking longer, right?) and it always turns out really good. if it does taste different, i might just have to give it try… (sorry this is a repeat post from yesterday)
the fage yogurt was $1.25 at my fresh market too but they were out of stock and there was a sign that said their shipment from greece was delayed due to factors out of their control!
To Alex re: Flax on oatmeal:
There’s no reason NOT to use it every day provided you count it toward your daily allotment of fats. It’s a healthy fat, so it’s good for you, but like all fats you don’t want to go crazy with it. I use 1 – 2 tbsp just about every day, and 2 tbsp is the standard serving to count as 1 fat serving. Hope this helps.
the husband says
Stop typing “Anonymous”!!! it makes it confusing to respond to questions – make up a name for goodness sake!
i’ve never tried microwaving oatmeal, except for the instant kind in a packet. comparing those to stovetop rolled oats, my guess is that the stovetop makes it creamier and softer. perhaps the absorption happens too quickly in the microwave? who knows – i doubt the flavor is much different though.
I haven’t noticed a drop in the price of Fage, however I’ve noticed many other brands are now coming out with greek-style yogurt. Trader Joe’s carries not only a large (affordable) tub of 0% greek yogurt, but now has flavored varieties as well. I think other brands are starting to catch on to the fact that greek yogurt is pretty possible and are following suit. I love using mine in place of cream cheese in spreads and some of the mayo in chicken salads. Yum!
Anoynmous – I usually always make my oats over the stove. I personally find it makes it easier to control the texture, but if you find you’re enjoying them in the microwave and that works for your lifestyle I wouldn’t overthink it.
Emily – I’m not kath, but I bought a basic digital food scale from Crate and Barrel for $30 and love it. The brand name is Salter and it is very easy to use and switches between grams and ounces. Better yet, you can zero it out to account for any containers you’re using. I’m a pretty avid home cook and have been using this for a year without problems or want for anything more advanced.
So if I have walnuts on my oatmeal would you use 1 tbsp of flax instead of 2?
I definitely found the stovetop oatmeal to be creamier and more tender. I was just getting sick of how freakin hot the microwave made the oatmeal. I would have to let it cool at least 5 minutes before I could even think about eating it. Adding milk would help a little but it would never fully absorb and would become runny rather than creamy.
So by my watch, stovetop wouldn’t take much longer than the microwave because it was the right temp to eat after letting it sit covered for a couple minutes.
I haven’t tried making a big batch ahead of time and then refridgerating it… I don’t freeze much either… I get weirded out by the thawing process…
So here’s a question for Kath – when you reheat your oatmeal do you nuke it or warm it up on the stove again? I’ve seen posts where you make it the night before, jenna does this too, so was just wondering what you do to it in the morning!
And you should just make up some fabulous name or something!
This question isn’t necessarily for Kath, but for others that might be in a similar position (or have been). Okay, so about 2 years ago I lost roughly 25 lbs. I basically cut out all fried foods and switched to low fat or no fat everything. I have gotten to a point, and been at this point for while, where I’m too thin and need to put on weight. I’m fine with this. I just want to get to a happy weight for me. I’m 5’3”. I have struggled with food control issues in the past but I’m making changes every day. Has anyone had to put on weight? If so, how did you do it? Did you find it hard to say, okay, now I need to stop with the “extras”? I am just looking for hints and advice in this. I don’t want it to be done by eating junk. Thus, the reason I check out Kath’s blog. I like a good approach that is healthy and contains good food. Thanks everyone!
Alex – yes indeedy, if I were you that’s what I’d do! I’m not sure about chopped walnuts, but 4 walnut halves is one fat serving. Maybe 1 tbsp chopped equals half a fat? Measure it out and see, but it sounds to me like 1 tbsp chopped + 1tbsp flax equals a nice healthy fat serving.
Here’s the old one I typed out:
Here’s my morning schedule:
4:50 – Alarm goes off
4:52 – Alarm 2 goes off
5:00 – Out of bed after 2-3 snoozes
5:30 – Leave for gym after getting dressed, eating toast and checking email
5:40-6:45 – Gym.
6:55-7:15 – Shower, make-up, get dressed.
7:15-7:45 – Make breakfast, eat breakfast in the dining room with husband <3
7:45-8:30 - Blog, get lunch that was packed the night before, brush teeth.
8:30 - Leave for Winthrop
I LOVE having done all that before I really start my day’s work. It means I can relax in the evenings and enjoy a leisurely dinner!
At night I go up to bed between 8:30 and 9 and try to be asleep by 9:30.
I think flax in oatmeal is a great daily addition (Dr. Oz has it daily!) because of the essential fatty acids it supplies since so few things have omega-3 in the modern American diet. I have about 2 tsp of flax in mine each morning, often combined with 10 grams or so of walnuts (about a tbsp?). I wouldn’t have more than 2 tablespoons of flax (a serving) or so a day on a regular basis just to keep fat intake at or under 30%, but I think getting a daily dose of omega-3’s is great for the body. Thanks to Beth for her good advice too.
SO glad you liked it!! I could eat a whole one plain I love the buttery taste so much, but I don’t think my stomach or intestines would like me much for it!
I haven’t tried cashew butter because it’s another super expensive one. Maybe if I win the lottery some day…. or perhaps I’ll just splurge and get it some time!
Thanks for the Fage tip! I’m SO GLAD to know it’s coming down because I love it but don’t buy it often because of the price. I can get a whole tub of plain yogurt for the price of 2 Fages. So sad when you think of things that way. But it’s my favorite kind of yogurt!
I think oats on the stove top are creamier and plumper than in the microwave but the taste is basically the same. Yes, it’s another pot to clean, but I think it’s worth it because the temperature and texture are perfect. Like Ryane said, the microwave tends to make it SO hot it’s hard to eat whereas the stove top is more even cooking. Try adding half skim milk/half water – that’s how we get ours so creamy.
When I make it in advance, I always add some milk and fluff it up with a fork, then microwave. It’s not quite the same as stove top fresh, but stove + microwave reheat is better than just microwave in my opinion.
Thanks for all the great comments!! I’m glad you guys are talking amongst yourselves too – I’m learning a lot from reading!!
Until this morning, I always nuked my oatmeal. Well, I tried it on the stovetop this time and it was SO good. I added sliced banana when I put the oatmeal in, and it really seemed to flavor it more than when I just add it to my post-nuked oats. I topped it with a sprinkle of brown sugar, some granola, almond slivers, and dried cranberries. Oh, and I used 3/4 cups of water and 1/4 of milk. Best oatmeal I’ve ever made!
I’m going to have to try stovetop oatmeal. I always microwave it because I’m in a rush in the morning but I’ll try that sometime soon.
Kath, I have a heightened sense of smell too. If something is even the least bit frostbit, I get grossed out and it’s all I can taste. Even salad mixes get to me sometime. If even one leaf in there has started to wilt and get gross, it’s all I smell. I hate to waste food so I have to search through it to find the stinky lettuce. haha At least the ginger cookies smelled good! They certainly sound good.
I was a microwave oatmeal fanatic until last week when I had time to try stove top! it made so much more oatmeal and it was so so so good!!I boiled the water while taking a shower, then added the oats and let them simmer for about 10 mins when drying my hair! so easy and now i can never go back! haha good luck
p.s. I used to be underweight in high school bc I cheered on two teams- in order to gain healthy weight I drank a lot of homemade smoothies and milkshakes (w low fat yogurt and milk) and boost. Also, I added about 100 or so calories extra per week with pb, nuts, and an extra snack and it slowly came on for me!! good luck
Jen (the Simpsons quote girl) says
Yeah, any nut butters other than pb are splurges for me too. But it’s totally worth it and no one in my house eats it but me so it lasts a long time! Some day…macadamia. I’ll start that lottery roll now. 🙂
I couldn’t get my rolled oats to stop exploding because of the amt of time they needed to cook. They would bubble over the whole microwave despite stopping and restarting to let them rest (so messily embarrassing in the office microwave), so I switched to stove top.
Hi all – I am new to the blog, but I certainly appreciate Katherine’s very detailed account of her daily intake and activity.
The question – are slow cooked oats better than instant? The answer is YES.
In order to be processed into “oatmeal”, oat grains must be cleaned and then toasted, this produces an oat kernel called a groat, which is the nutrient dense part of “oatmeal”.
Steel Cut Oats (Scottish or Irish) are groats that have been “cut” into two or three pieces and this is why their cooking time is longer than for rolled or instant oats. They are full, nutty in flavor and very creamy as folks have added.
Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (Quaker “slow cook”) are made by flattening the groats with a roller, but still better than instant though.
Instant Oatmeal is processed even further (altering the integrity and substance of the groat) and then to compensate for some of the missing calories (and creamy and nutty taste) salt and sugar is added.
Your first step to put on weight is probably to stop reading this blog. It has been brought up before, and I would like to add that this blog could contribute to obsessive eating behaviors. Kath counts each calorie she consumes; I feel like this is not healthy for someone who has lost weight to the point of being underweight. I am not pointing fingers or blaming Kath (it seems to work for her and she’s at a healthy weight). I am just concerned for you.
On the oatmeal topic – I definitely agree with stove top is better! It really doesn’t take much longer if you’re only making one serving, I use a 1 qt. saucepan and do a water/milk combo. The microwave heats up my bowl and my oatmeal too much, and it always seems to puff up and spill over, so I’d be cleaning two things anyway!
i had to put on 20lbs (recovering from an eating disorder) and i ate healthy. what i did was i focused on reading my body signs and added about 500 extra cal a day for a nice steady weight gain. that way i wasn’t like “oh! woah! i gained 13lb in a week!” i ate alot of nuts (protein and good fat), drank smoothies (wonderful for nutrients plus you can add things like flax, soy, whey, etc. to really add calories and nutrients w/out leaving you uncomfortably full), indulged in milkshakes (calcium plus just yummy!), and anything that i felt was good and i felt good about eating. another important part of weight gain that not many people address is you can put on FAT or you can put on MUSCLE. i maintained my exercise regime all through weight gain (though i limited myself to about 30 min a day and did less intensity). i was pleasantly surprised when i grew a great gluteous maximus from all the exercise + eating i did! hope this helps and good for you for wanting to reach a “happy weight!”
the husband says
Wow, Taylor, how rude. Honestly, would you say that to someone in person? The internet makes flamers of us all…
And don’t you think if someone is trying to gain weight then planning their calorie intake to be (healthily) above their net to be the most effective method? After all, by not counting calories she ate too little!
Maybe you should stop reading this blog.
Letterman, ana is right in that a good way to gain weight is by adding lean muscle. Although as women we do need some body fat for our bodies to function for what they are made to do (have children, menstruate, etc) muscle does weigh more than fat. You can do this easily by maybe cutting out one of your regular cardio sessions a week and adding in 3-5 weight lifting sessions (include upper body, lower body, and core muscle groups). Also, up your calories by a few hundred calories, making sure you are increasing your lean protien intake (chicken, fish, beans, eggs, nuts) and healthy fats (nuts, olive oil, flax) etc. You want to make sure it is a gradual process because the in the same way that it is not good for you to loose weight too fast, you shouldn’t gain it too fast either. If you have any other questions about the working out, I would be glad to give you some tips (I’m a fitness instructor 🙂 )and the rest of the people that read this blog are very knowledgeable as well. But I don’t this that “stop reading this blog” is great advice. Kath is a good model for healthy eating, just know that your portions/meal frequency may be different.
Jeez, that was defensive. I didn’t think Taylor’s comment was rude at all, and actually I agree with her. The emphasis on calorie counting could be detrimental to someone with an eating disorder, and I speak of this from a point of expertise. It’s not just Kath’s blog – those struggling with disordered eating should really consult a professional – in person – rather than perusing the internet. It could severely hamper their recovery.
P.S. The husband’s comment “Maybe you should stop reading this blog” is a little too much like all the finger pointers over at Cristin’s blog. Just a thought.
In addition to the above tips to gain weight, you should also talk to your doctor. I say this because I know someone who lost weight and ended up underweight due to a hyperthyroid. Plus, it’s just good to get a check up for your overall health. I was also underweight at one point after losing weight and I went up each week by 100 extra calories per day to prevent shocking the body. This helped me find my happy weight and increased my energy a ton.
Also, just because a person is “underweight” does not mean someone has an eating disorder.
Someone could be over estimating their calories, be extremely active or busy, or just have a very thin body type. I think we should be a little bit more sensitive when discussing such a disease, as its very serious.
Yes I would say that to someone in person. As I said, I am concerned for someone that obviously has an unhealthy obsession with food. She should stop reading the blog because it will only fuel her obsession with everything she puts in her body (which is what got her into the shape she is in).
I never at any point said anything rude about Kath, the blog, or Letterman. I even said that what Kath is doing seems to be working well for her.
What was rude was your comment to me to stop reading the blog. In addition, what is the comment “the internet makes flamers of us all” supposed to mean? Last I check “flamer” was a derogatory word for a homosexual.
Husband, please watch your tone. I am a dedicated reader of this blog and enjoy it thoroughly.
Uh, flamer is also someone who “yells” (loosely speaking) or otherwise speaks rudely on the web. Just sayin.
I agree with Grace. Just because someone is thin, doesn’t eat chocolate, measures portions, watches what they eat, counts calories, exercises every day, is a strict vegetarian, etc. doesn’t mean they have an eating disorder. Eating disorders are diseases that should be diagnosed and treated by professionals. To casually suggest someone has an eating disorder is not only inappropriate, but is offensive to those who do have the disease.
What IS a healthy relationship with food anyways? Does anyone have one? I do not claim to have a perfectly healthy relationship with food, as I think these people are very few and far between in our society, but I do claim to be happy and content with my own eating habits and lifestyle that work for me.
One thing I’ve wondered for a while now: why are measuring cups widely supported and applauded yet food scales are associated with controlled, obsessive eating? They are the same concept! You just have less dishes to wash using a scale.
We are introduced to the socialization of food the minute we are born – for some of us, it takes years and years to UN-socialize the habits we observed or were taught as children. There is so much more culture to food consumption than chew and swallow. Must I have an “eating disorder” simply because at age 25 I have not disconnected myself from the society in which I live and eat purely based on my metabolic processes? And therefore use outside measures, such as calorie counting or portion control, to help balance society and hunger?
We need to stop throwing around this term.
That is an excellent and mature response.
Unfortunately, there are always going to be people who judge you (and others like you) because you don’t eat exactly the way they do, and it makes them worry and/or defensive. This is one of the biggest reasons I think people fail at eating healthfully, because they listen too much to people (spouse, mother, whatever) telling them “you don’t eat enough!”
Just worry about yourselves, people.
Thanks, Beth. I have only heard people say it (meanly) to gay people. Sorry!
the husband says
I really apologize, I misread your tone. I’m just getting tired of the daily messages criticizing this and that about our lifestyle and I mistakenly thought you were adding to it. I’m really sorry. People seem to forget that there are human beings behind this blog and will ruthlessly say anything (flamers). I used to marvel at celebrities on talk shows when they’d say “I don’t really pay attention to reviews of my work or tabloids” but now I know exactly how they feel (and I’m very VERY humbly suggesting that we’ve attained some minor degree of celebrity in a tiny niche here). Sorry again.
No problem, husband. Keep up the good blogging.
First off, let me just say thank you to those of you with supportive comments on my weight gain question. I do not see any reason why Kath’s blog isn’t an appropriate place to be. 1) She eats balanced meal and that’s what I want to do 2) she listens to her body, yet another thing we all should do 3) she eats what she craves in moderation, this I will be doing minus a little less moderation
Would you rather someone that wants to put on healthy weight do it by getting balanced food ideas on a blog like this or by eating junk and doing it the unhealthy way? Plus, if I were not looking at this blog I would not have gotten the positive feedback from some of you. I wanted some advice. Have I seen a doctor? Yes, and they said my weight was fine so long as I was healthy and after a complete physical I was completley healthy. So do I have to gain weight according to my doctor? No. Do I want to gain weight because I want to have more self confidence, more energy and learn to appreciate good whole, non fake foods? Yes. So please, don’t criticize someone for wanting to do something positive.
Thank you Kath and Matt for your diplomacy. It’s greatly appreciated. 🙂
That was such a nice sweet response to a heated topic on multiple blogs! You have helped my sisters and i so much on new eating ideas, etc. and now we are able to share them with our significant others, coworkers, etc. You should see how many people are eating steel cut oats at my work now in the morning since I showed them your blog. Even in my apartment, we make a big batch on the weekends, divide it into individual portions and voila!, breakfast taken care of! It must be hard to get the bad comments with the good, but thanks to you and “the husband” for sticking with it! It has been such a fun addition to my internet reading! I know people are always looking for others, i am a big fan of dooce.com and amalah.com.
Ruby Red Vegan says
I’m also glad to see you tried almond butter! I usually have almond butter instead of peanut butter – especially because it is higher in calcium! It’s perfect in oatmeal and on grilled almond butter & banana sandwiches. Another favorite oatmeal combo of mine is almond butter with sliced bananas, a chopped dried Turkish fig, and vanilla extract. 🙂 Almond butter is such an exciting subject, hehe.
Measuring cups and spoons are “widely supported and applauded” (I put that in quotes because I don’t think most people feel that strongly about something like a utensil) because they are most commonly used to measure out food when, for example, making a recipe – not to make sure you have exactly 1.5 tablespoons of walnuts on your yogurt, or something (just using an example). Food scales are more associated with obsessive behavior because that’s what most people use them for. It’s definitely not the same thing.
And also, the fact that you are running a food blog and opening your lives to the world comes with a certain degree of consequence. I’m not sure that you can really demand what your readers can and can’t say. I mean, you can say whatever you want, but so can your readers!
Kath, you are so popular these days! Next thing we know Oprah is going to do a feature on you! You’re going to be the next internet sensation turned celebrity…like Tila Tequila (minus the bisexual reality show thing). Seriously, how awesome would that be if you got your own TV show!
Food scales are often used when measuring for recipes in the “foody” world. In Europe, food scales are quite common. Most health profs suggest measuring out portions whether with a measuring cup, spoons, or even a food scale. Obesity is an epidemic in this country and I applaud Kath’s good example of portion control! Eating healthy not only helps your body but your whole world can improve just by taking care of yourself!
Thanks for your response 🙂 I didn’t respond personally because I thought Grace, Sarah, Ana and Mel all gave you great advice. I agree that you should work on eating healthy, calorie-dense foods. Kudos to you for realizing junk food is not the way to go!
Wow. What a wonderful comment to read – thank you. I’m SO glad oatmeal is the new “cool” food 🙂
Now that would be fun!! I would probably faint if I met Oprah – she’s one of my heroes. (Not that I think there’s really a smidgeon of a chance I ever meet her 😉 )
Glad to know the Europeans know the hassles of washing measuring cups! They always do seem a step ahead of us…
I really appreciate the detail you put into this blog (especially the caloric estimates!) Your details have really educated me on portions, healthier meals and helped me lose weight! Please don’t stop.
I have a quick question, this may be a stupid question, but I am only just beginning to get into cooking and really don’t know much about it at all and basically need everything spelled out for my exactly! I tried to make the oatmeal pancake this weekend. I just need to clarify- do you just add the oats and egg whites (along with the spices) or do you actually make the oats (microwave/stove) and then combine it with the egg whites and spices? Help for the cooking impaired!!
You add them dry!
hk (hope) says
hi kath! the taboulli looks delish! YUMM, shrimp is definitely an ingredient I neeed to do more with, I’ll let you know what I come up with. I too was hoping you could continue to include the calorie count for your meals and snacks. not to reintroduce any conflict, but it’s been helpful in the past. I know you stray away from posting your total daily intake (as mentioned earlier), but I do like to be able to gauge snacks…etc. i do understand the opposition, just voicing a personal appreciation for the numbers…of course, whatever you feel comfortable with. thanks! nighty night