Oats & Tea!

Happy Saturday Blog World!!!  I know I’m excited, so I bet you are too! 😉

Being at home for a few days, I’ve had to improvise with my favorite breakfast…oats!!

My standard bowl of oats includes:

1/3 cup quick oats


1/3 cup canned pumpkin

lotsa cinnamon 🙂

1/2 tsp splenda (or regular sometimes) brown sugar

1/8 cup SF Maple Syrup

1 tbsp or so Skippy Natural Super Chunk

I’m a volume eater, so the pumpkin definitely packs a punch in that department 🙂

However, we have no pumpkin at home…noooooooo!

So, I’ve improvised and came up with this


1/2 cup (little extra staying power) quick oats

1/2 smushed banana

lotsa cinnamon!

1/8 cup SF Maple Syrup


1 tbsp Skippy Smooth

I haven’t had REGULAR Skippy in sooooooo long (hydrogenated oils people!!) but it was what was on hand so I had some…tasty, but I much prefer the Natural version…and chunky of course. 🙂

I’m not sure if it’s my microwave at school vs. the one at home or the type of oats (I buy store brand, home buys Quaker) but the oats here are always much more chewy and delicious…I’ll hafta look into that.  Any thoughts?

Had a cup of Lemon Lift decaffeinated tea w/a spot of Splenda alongside the oat bowl


I LOVE the quote on the side of this mug…

dance as though no one is watching you

love as though you have never been hurt before

sing as though no one can hear you

live as though heaven is on earth



Have a FANTASTIC SATURDAY everyone!! 🙂


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristie
    Feb 21, 2009 @ 17:25:47

    Hey Michelle! Thanks for reading my blog. Yours is looking good so far! I love finding new food blogs to read, even though I can never manage to read them as often as I would like. There are so many great ones out there eh? 🙂 I’ll be sure to keep coming back to check out yours though.

    That IS a great quote. I need to keep it in mind more often.


  2. cleanveggiex3
    Feb 21, 2009 @ 18:07:26

    yummy oats!!


  3. balancemycake
    Feb 21, 2009 @ 23:22:33

    Kristie~ Thanks for stopping by!! I think your blog is great and I hope to see you around more often! 🙂

    CleanVeggie~ Thanks!! 🙂


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