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Overnight Breakfast Meal

My breakfast today had been waiting for me in the fridge since I prepped it last night. I call this my “overnight oats”. This is how I made it.

BTW, Lily’s is my favorite brand of peanut butter.

You can make this too in a Tupperware or bowl if you like. I just happened to finish a jar of peanut butter yesterday and thought of this as a better way to (really) finish off the few remaining bits of peanut butter in the jar.

The night before, mix

  • half cup of old-fashioned oats (yes, raw oats)
  • 6 oz. of yogurt (I used Dannon Fruit in the Bottom raspberry yogurt, yum!)
  • half a banana, mashed
  • splash of almond milk

top with:

  • diced peaches
  • sliced almonds
  • chia seeds

YUM!!! 🙂

Cover and let the mix sit in the fridge over night and enjoy it the next day for breakfast.

This would be great too when you’re in a hurry for work in the morning and have no time to prepare breakfast. You can just grab the jar from the fridge and take it out with you.

So, what are you waiting for? You’ll never know what you’re missing until you try this! 🙂

#2 Meatless Monday

* For breakfast:

  • Old fashioned oats (oatmeal)
  • Top with oats and almonds
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Half banana
  • Dash of cinnamon powder
  • Chia seeds
  • Splash of almond milk

Oops, I had to use Tupperware. All our bowls and plates were in the dishwasher. :p

* For lunch:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sweet red apples
  • Cranberries
  • Roasted pecans
  • Italian dressing

* For dinner: my version of Spicy Thai Noodles

  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • whole grain thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta (your choice of any pasta)
  • green peppers, chopped
  • green onions, chopped
  • pine nuts, chopped
  • sesame seeds
  • cilantro, chopped (I used dried cilantro but fresh cilantro is better! 🙂 )

Directions:
1.) Combine 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper, 1/8 cup of sesame oil and, 1/4 cup of olive oil. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Adjust your red peppers according to your taste. 2 tablespoons of red peppers will be really spicy (my husband and I like it spicy!). So, if you’re not tough enough, you can use 1 tablespoon or less. Your choice too if you want to omit olive oil and use pure sesame oil instead.

2.) After heating, strain out peppers reserving oil.

3.) Add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup to the reserved oil

4.) Boil your pasta according to package directions. I only used half of the 13.5 oz. package of pasta (serves 2 adults with a little left over for my lunch the next day 🙂 ). We used Barilla whole grain thin spaghetti.

I found this idea on Pinterest that if you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it prevents water from boiling over. It worked for me! 🙂

5.) While pasta is cooking, stir fry chopped green peppers, green onions, pine nuts, sesame seeds and cilantro in a pan until the pine nuts and sesame seeds are toasted.

5.) After pasta has cooked, drain the pasta and put it in a large dish or bowl. Pour oil mixture on noodles, toss until noodles are well coated.

Do not drain the excess oil mixture. Noodles will be served on a separate plate, anyway.

6.) Serve noodles in a separate plate and sprinkle with the chopped ingredients on top.

I ate it with my left over salad (from lunch) on the side.
Yes, that’s our snowflake plate. It’s August and I miss snowboarding season already. :p

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think. You can add chicken or shrimp (like how they serve in Thai Restaurants) but for the sake of Meatless Mondays, I had to pass on those. Maybe next time. 🙂

Ja @Ja on the RUN

August 1, 2012

Quick breakfast that never fails…

Warm oatmeal with peanut butter and banana. 🙂

and for a change (instead of my usual coffee), a cup of hot Apple Cider. 🙂

Good Morning everyone! I’m off to meet my friends at the park for a picnic date.

See yah later!

What’s for Breakfast?

A yummy bowl of warm oats with peaches and blueberries. 🙂


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  • 1/2 cup of whole grain old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of honey bunches of oats with almonds (extra granola, love!!!)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh peaches, sliced
  • splash of almond milk

Plus, my warm brewed coffee!

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THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY! 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!