WIAW: Oat Porn, Fancy Salads & Mangos

Comin at ya 2 weeks in a row with WIAW shenanigans! Everyone really seemed to enjoy my post last week on what I eat in a day (judging by the amount of page views ;))so I decided to do another one today!

As always thanks to Jen over at Peas & Crayons for creating this trend where health/food bloggers share their daily eats. I love being introduced to new food dishes, flavor/ food combinations, and small/local businesses that create healthy products. I hope you find some new food inspiration from my post!

Here’s a recount of what I ate and did yesterday!


lake

I was lucky to start my day with a morning run along the lake. This usually never happens (since I usually start class at 8 and it is dark early in the morning), but my professor cancelled class because of the snow storm that was headed our way. Even luckier for me- the snow storm never hit & I was able to get in 5.5 miles before class- woo! I actually attempted taking a picture down by the lake (which I also never do since I hate stopping) to document the gloomy, green water.

Nextup: Breakfast

bananacocoats

This was my bowl of oats from yesterday- Gluten free rolled oats, flax seed, cinnamon, cooked on the stovetop and topped with coconut sugar and banana! Not seen- another cut up banana under the oats!

Here’s some more oat porn from the past few days!

applecocoats

Cinnamon-coconut sugar-apple oats- Totally loving on the coconut sugar lately! It sweetness up oats naturally, and has a low glycemic index which is awesome. My best tip for using sugar is just to top it on your oats, instead of cooking with it. That way you will use less, while actually tasting the sweetness more!

bluebanaoats1

Fresh blueberries on oats are amazing!
blueberrybanoats

But frozen blueberries are also pretty darn delicious! They warm up/ melt in hot oats and make it taste like a blueberry muffin-yum!

mangosnackplate

Lunch time plate! I have been loving mangos so much lately. I have lucked out at the store with some delicious ones!

beetcarrotorangejuice

Also had some of my beet-carrot-orange juice! It is so zingy and really left me feeling energized.

pear

Snack time! Fruit is my go-to snack. I love how portable it is. You can always fine me with an apple, pear, or banana in my backpack.

butternutsquashsalad

Dinner: Ginormous salad featuring butternut squash and grapes. I had a delicious salad similar to this while out at a restaurant last week, so I decided to recreate it! The salad at the restaurant had arugula, pearl onions, butternut squash, grapes, quinoa, and a grape vinaigrette. I made mine with an arugula-radish-kale mix, roasted red onion, roasted butternut squash, brown rice, grapes, and a grape vinaigrette! It was amazing and I think I came pretty close to the original dish.

mangosnack

Post dinner snack: More mango! Can’t go wrong with these delicious tropical fruits.

 

Which bowl of oats do you most want to eat? What are your favorite foods of the moment? Do you prefer to run/ workout in the morning or evening? Let me know in the comments!

9 comments on “WIAW: Oat Porn, Fancy Salads & Mangos”

  1. All of those bowls of oatmeal look fantastic! Will you come over to make me breakfast in the morning!? 🙂

    1. Anytime- breakfast is my favorite meal of the day- and I LOVE cooking for other people!

  2. Hannah Crippen says:

    Morning workouts all the way! I’m so proud of myself when I get up to workout in the morning haha

    1. I’d workout in the morning every day if I could! Too bad we don’t live closer- we could be gym buddies 🙂

      1. Hannah Crippen says:

        UGH that would be the BEST!!

  3. Your oatmeal concussion looks AMAZING! I need to give that flavor combination a try- I am curious about the coconut sugar!

    I’m a morning exercise kind of gal. If it doesn’t happen in the morning… it probably ain’t happening.

    1. I absolutely love oats with coconut sugar on top! It gives it such a delicious sweetness! And I agree on the morning workouts- love to exercise earlier rather than later! if its past 6- it ain’t happening for me!

  4. That salad sounds incredible! I love roasted anything.

    1. It was delicious! i love roasted foods as well- love when foods are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!

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