I’ve been running (4 miles – hot!) and packing and eating. Forgot about blogging!!
Today was a special day…one that comes around maybe 10-12 time a year. The end of a Sunflower Butter jar!!
I filled it with milk, yogurt, oats per the overnight oats recipe plus chia seeds, blueberries, raspberries, a little banana and Cville Cluster! I actually put this together two nights ago and had a smoothie yesterday instead. I can vouch that it was delicious and turned out fine, but it seems a leeeetle bit old.
Vanilla mint tea on the side – really liked this!! Golden Moon coming to OpenSky.
Time to pack some more. SO excited for my new phone on my travels! What a great way to break it in. I also found a cool alarm feature called Morning Rise (or something similar) where the alarm starts to play pretty music lightly 5 minutes before you wake up. Sweet!
Also downloaded Business Calendar that is really cool and prettier than the stock calendar. I’m using the Simple Calendar Widget too – so pretty!
Hopefully see ya from Philly!!
Erika @ The Teenage Taste says
Have a great time at HLS, Kath! 😀
Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing says
I definitely need to pack still, ha 🙂 Hopefully I’ll see you in Philly!
Sweet and Savvy says
I have never had OIAJ with Sunbutter.. So Jealous!! 🙂
I can only imagine your excitement.. I get pretty excited when I come to the end of a nut butter jar!
I have yet to try overnight oats. I have wanted to for a LONG time, but have never got er done. 🙂 *Vows to do it today*
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
I LOVE when it is the end of a sunflower seed butter jar!!! YUmm.
Enjoy your trip-safe travels! And have fun with that phone 🙂
Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories says
Mmm sunbutter! Thanks for reminding me I need to go buy some!!
Cait's Plate says
The end of the Sunflower Butter jar is always bittersweet – so exciting because it means oats in a jar but also so sad because it’s the end!
Safe travels to Philly!!
Krissy @ Shiawase Life says
Safe travels, Kath! And forgot to blog? LOL…
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat says
Can’t wait to get to the bottom of my jar – have a great time!
lynn @ the actor's diet says
my hubby has been forgetting to save the end of nut butter jars for me. grrr!
Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me says
See you soon!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
Gotta get me some of that Sunflower Butter!! So delish looking. Have fun at Philly! Sad couldn’t make it this time around 🙁
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I’ve had my sunflower seed butter for about 4+ months now…can’t finish it!
Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says
Crud, now you’ve got me wanting a new phone- ASAP!!! ….Have fun!
Kristin @ STUFT Mama says
I have yet to try the Trader joe’s Sunflower Butter, but I had a Natrually More jar this morning that I am really excited about. My oats are in there and I’m trying really hard to patiently wait for them. 🙂
Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance says
What! That feature reminds me of those machines that play whale sounds and wilderness while you sleep to help ease your mind haha
Holly @ The Runny Egg says
I love that blue mug — so short and squatty! (is that a word?)
I’m meeting my parents in Bristol,VA tomorrow (halfway point btwn our town & theirs – Richmond!) b/c they’re getting my girls and keeping them for a week! I said all that to say that she’s making a trip to TJ’s for me today to get me some SSB to bring tomorrow. Too bad they’ll be driving through Cville too late tomorrow evening to hit GH! OH, and I had some OIAB this morning after a 5-mile tempo run and the only yogurt I had to use was Pineapple Chobani. Next time I’m getting to the bottom of one of my TJ’s SSB jars, I’m totally going to recreate today’s version. Man, I’m excited already! Have fun in Philly!
[email protected] says
Yummm OIAJ…one of my new favorite breakfasts! And even THAT you make look pretty with your photography skills!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
End of the jar days are the best! I am thisclose and I can’t wait!
See YOU in Philly 😉 safe travels!
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] says
Beautiful blue mug… Safe travels and have a wonderful time @ HLS =]
Courtney @ Translating Nutrition says
It cracks me up when I see you write “per…” As a fellow dietitian it gets me every time 🙂 Per MDs orders…enjoy your trip!
Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio says
Safe travels! Enjoy your new phone.
I hate to say it, but I made overnight oats with a banana and didn’t like it. I don’t know why, but it wasn’t appealing. I need to try it again without the banana.
[email protected] says
OooO traveling mercies to you and have fun Kath!
That alarm sounds way better than mine—the one that just starts BLARING at 5:45 am ; )
Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled says
Overnight oats are the best and I eat them like 3 – 4 times a week. Yum!
Have a great time at HLS! I’ll be joining you next year!
“only 10-12 times a year”…hahah 🙂
Johanna B says
Must find interesting nut butters soon. Predicting OIAJ in my future.
CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com/ says
Travel safely!!! Starbucks in the hotel lobby so I’m sure you can get some wi- fi 🙂
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
Sounds like a busy morning! I need to pick up TJ’s Sunflower Seed Butter again… SO good.
Hope everything goes great with your trip there!
I did not know that Trader Joe’s has Sunflower Seed Flower. I will have to get a couple jars of it.
Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet says
I saw you yesterday at Great Harvest, but you were in a meeting so I didn’t want to disturb!
Have a quick and safe trip and I can’t wait to meet you at HLS 🙂
I saw you!! Sorry I couldn’t say hello.
Wait.. it takes you a month to get to the bottom of a nut butter jar? Or just a sunflower butter jar? I may have a breakdown if it is the former because I swear I go through at least 2 a month.
Yeah, cause I have other jars going at the same time
Aine @ Something to Chew Over says
Yum! I have a near-empty jar of peanut butter that I’m dying to use 🙂
Safe trip and enjoy HLS!
Lynda @ healthy hoboken girl says
Safe travels…I’ll be at the HLS too. Can’t wait to meet you!
Enjoy your new phone.
If I were Homer Simpson I would say “mmmmmmmmm Sunflowerseed Butter!” And when the jar is empty I would let out a very loud, “D’oh!” Yep I am a nered!
Joyce @ Jranola Joyce says
love me some sunflowerseed butter!
Cait @ beyond bananas says
Only 10-12 times a year?? I devour Ssb! To the point where I can’t use it for oiaj bc there is not a smudge left!
I made my very first overnight oats in that same jar last week and loved it. Currently eating overnight oats in a small mason jar @ work. Yummy! Thanks for the idea and safe travels
Question: Do you refrigerate your sun flower seed butter? I noticed this morning that the Trader Joe’s brand says to refrigerate but the SunButter brand does not (says not necessary/preference on the Web site).
I do not! I don’t think any nut butters need it unless you don’t want much separation. I like it runny
Awesome, so I have nothing to fear! Since you said you go through 10-12 jars per year, it sounds like we go through them about the same rate. Glad to know I can safely leave it in the cabinet for a month and it’ll still taste great. I like mine runny, too. 🙂 Thanks for responding, Kath!
Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous says
I have a brand-new Sunflower Butter jar at home waiting for me to try! I have high hopes for it since it is so popular with all of the bloggers!
Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats says
Mmm! Oats in an almost empty jar is my favorite breakfast to wake up to! 🙂
Katie @ Peace Love and Oats says
I’ve found the same thing: overnight oats are best the next day, the day after is fine but just not the same. Have a great weekend! So jealous!
Balancing Sylvia says
Just bought my first jar of Sunbutter thanks to you, Cait and Allie always raving about it. It’s funny because I thought it was drippy because you put it on your oats but it turns out it’s just really really drippy. 😀 Have a great day Kath!
Have a wonderful time! I have never tried Sunflower butter but I am hoping to soon! Tried to make my own once=fail.
Sounds like my sunrise alarm clock that slowly turns the light on over 30 minutes!
Molly @ RDexposed says
I had someone tell me they follow the blood type diet and can’t have sunflower seeds. My immidiate thought: no sunflower butter then?!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
Haha I’ve never tried having 2 day old overnight oats… and I don’t think I’d want to! 😛
Have a safe flight!
I’ve forbidden myself from buying Sunflower Seed butter, because I kept going through entire jars in two days with a spoon. 🙁
Cvile Cluster has become my absolute favorite snack in the world!! I bought the bundle a while back…haven’t tried the pancake mix, but have had the oatmeal & I’m almost through the whole bag of granola. LOVE IT! I was starting to panic b/c it was getting low. Wondering when it would be back on Opensky….so I thought I’d check the site and there it was! I just bought the Groovy Granola & Cville Cluster combo a few minutes ago. Yey!
Love those mugs, but I wish the were bigger:(
I’ve been making a big batch of O.N.Oats so I don’t have to make them day after day. I make them in the big yogurt tub and then take out a portion. They seem great days later still. Love them with cacao nibs!
Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine says
TJ’s sunflower butter is so so so good. Maybe even better than peanut butter on occasions? I didn’t even think that was possible 🙂
Haley Peterson says
Hi, Kath! I found your blog a month or two ago through another food blogger’s website and I absolutely love everything you do. I want to become an RD in the future and I can’t tell you how inspired I have been by all of your meals (especially breakfast–favorite meal of the day!). Some of my favorites are overnight oats and all your delicious oatmeal combinations.
After I started reading your blog, I went to my local Trader Joe’s and bought a jar of sunflower seed butter (it was something I have been meaning to try anyway) and now I’m hooked! I have been slowly eating my way through the jar and I can’t wait for until I reach the end so that I can make overnight oiaj just like this. 🙂
Thanks for all the great recipes inspirations!