Feb 17, 2010

Carbs, Carbs Everywhere

Last night while Santypants was on the phone with T-Mobile for a hundred hours, I prepped my morning breakfast: oats! It's been a while since I've had anything besides oat bran or Fiber One original, and oats were on my mind. I took an empty Oikos container and filled it with the following to soak overnight:
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
When I got to work, I added 1/2 of a banana, sliced. Then I stirred it all up and popped it in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. I stirred after 1 1/2 minutes. It was soooo creamy. I've read about "overnight oats" plenty of times on Kath's blog, but have been sticking with my usual breakfasts. This is a great idea!
After it cooked, I topped the oats with a few dried cranberries, raisins, and a couple of milk chocolate chips! The melted chips make me soooo happy in the morning. I washed it all down with my usual 8 oz of skim milk! 
Later for lunch, I finished up the rest of the chicken salad with more spinach. I snacked on more grapes and an apple.

After work, I zoomed over to Target because I saw in their weekly sale ad that LUNA BARS are on sale! After tasting the peppermint cookie flavor yesterday, I needed MORE! I would much rather eat a Luna bar than a cookie, especially knowing it has actual health benefits. A box of six bars is on sale for $5.79 each, plus you  get an additional single bar FREE! The single bars are also on sale for $1.02. I got 2 boxes, 2 free single bars, and then I bought another one just because I couldn't resist. $12.60 for 15 bars = $.84 each! What a steal!
Dinner was soooooooo good: homemade pizza! This one came pretty close to beating the Prosciutto & Parrano pizza I made in September. Of couuuurse I sweetly asked the pizza man at Whole Foods to roll out the whole wheat dough for me. He looked at me funny this time, as if I hadn't asked him twice before. Maybe he just hates me. Anyway, I brushed the dough with a little bit of olive oil and added sliced mozzarella and Saint Agur gorgonzola.
Then I added a sliced D'Anjou pear...
A few slices of Prosciutto di Parma...

and stuck it in the oven for 15 minutes at 450*. When it was done baking, I topped it with toasted walnuts and drizzled it with honey! AHH!
With all that carb energy I had a dance party in my room with my two friends Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj!

Stop judging.


  1. Yumm...the overnight oats seem to be a good breakfast alternative especially for people who work out alot. Tons of complex carbs.

  2. YUM!!!! That pizza looks amazing. I live in Germany so there is no Whole Foods to help with me healthy eating needs. Does anyone have a great whole wheat/clean eating pizza dough recipe? I am struggling to find one that is really yummy AND easy. Thanks!

  3. hmm love when bananas get all warm in oats, plus the chocolate and other fruits- Heaven!

    I am more impressed with that pizza- Proscuitto, Gogonzola, Pears and Walnuts! AND honey drizzled- I mean seriously- that should be at a pizza restaurant!

  4. love love love overnight oaties! I eat them cold though. Deliciousness. Target=luna sale? Erica=to target today! Thank you for the heads up. I'm going to show Josh this post- he loves Prosciutto- he'd go nuts for that pizza. Promise to email you soon about coffee- one of these days I plan to slow down and have some fun time ;)

  5. taht pizza looks awesome!!! and ovenight oats? is there anythign better i mean really? they look awesomee..the toppings are the best too, dried cranberries are one of my fav oatmeal toppers!

  6. I want that pizza! Nice flavor combination!

  7. wow holy luna bar score! seriously i thought 99 cents was a steal but you got them for uber cheap!

    overnight oats are seriously the answer to every breakfast prayer ;)

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Zevia giveaway - good luck!

    And you got quite the deal on those Luna bars! I love the chocolate peppermint stick flavor :-).

  9. I love the crunch and tart sweetness of bits of apple or the creamy sweetness of pear in my oatmeal. Your cranberries (and walnuts?) look good, too. I do not feel enthusiastic about chocolaty oatmeal.
    Two thoughts: a glass container to soak and microwave your oats may be a good inexpensive investment; regular oats usually cook just as well, especially after soaking. I admit that I am prejudiced against quick oats! They seem so like "oat dust" to me.