A Pie I Will Actually Eat.

I hate pie.

There I said it. Now, don’t get me wrong – I have a sweet tooth, but there is just something about that chunky, syrupy gooey fruit crushed between a delicious, flakey butter crust that just makes me want to gag. Pie & I just don’t get along. However, if you remove what I call the “chunkies” in pie (i.e. fruit) then I would be happy to take a slice of your hand ;) Specifically Key Lime Pie. Normally I am all about chocolatey, cheesecakey, red velvety desserts, but Key Lime Pie is the one fruit dessert I adore. Good thing that Key Lime is making a flavor come back in the yogurt world.

Enter inspiration for one of my favorite breakfast combinations as of late!

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Serving: 1 person

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chobani Key Lime Yogurt Container
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Maranatha’s Coconut Almond Butter
  • 1 Honey Graham Clif zBar
  • Handful of Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds, crushed/chopped

Directions:

  1. Combine yogurt, dry oatmeal and chia seeds into a container.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight to allow the oatmeal and chia seeds to absorb the liquids from the yogurt
  3. In the morning, top with crumbled zBar, crushed coconut almonds and almond butter
  4. Enjoy a doughy, fiber filled breakfast!

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What is your favorite type of pie?

A Few Things You Should Know

Pinterest & Instagram Style!

1. Nuff Said. 97670129503980ec3d632e6a3291c85b

2. I know crave burgers constantly. Thanks Dad. burger

3. New Running Obessions

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4. Celebrating 21 Years of Life with this Lady IMG_0016[And no, I will never take another shot for the rest of my life. ]

5. Celebrating a major milestone in the right way

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6. Rushing to Target to get my essentialsIMG_0032

[Love that man...and his voice]

Alright, that’s it for now! Off to study for my last exam…then finals. Whomp Whomp.

Lets Get Cozy

Long story short: I come back down to Virginia expecting warmer conditions after freezing staying at home in Connecticut only to be greeted with 17 mph winds and a high of 18. Yeah – not cool. Although I can’t complain too much. My first day of classes consisted of 1 class that let out early. Naturally, I came back to make a warm breakfast because frigid temperatures really don’t make me excited to be outside. Enter one of my favorite oat bran recipes!

Mocha Almond Oat BranΒ  mochaalmondoats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Oat Bran
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 1 packet sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup Blue Diamond Coffee Mocha Almonds
  • 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter (or any nut butter/spread of choice)
  • Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Combine the oat bran, sweetener and coffee into small sauce pan
  2. Place sauce pan on stove and put on medium heat setting.
  3. While the oat bran thickens, gather the almonds, chocolate chips and spread
  4. Chop almonds
  5. When oat bran is done cooking to your desired consistency place into a bowl
  6. Top with almonds, cookie butter and chocolate chips
  7. Place in the microwave for 15 seconds
  8. Enjoy.

Ahhhh…warm cookie butter & chocolate chips – can’t beat that flavor combo!

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Almost makes the weather acceptable…almost

Vitally Important

Hello Again!

I was MIA last week. I have a good reason though! I was vacationing down in Hilton Head Island. Every two years my family takes a road trip to that place we call paradise. I enjoyed myself to fullest and wish I could go back. Nothing is more calming then the sound of the ocean waves, delicious seafood & German chocolate cake ice cream with the family. I traded my running shoes for slippers & sandals but now it is back to reality for this caffeinated runner.

Did you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day but often the most skipped meal, especially for college students?

I’m guessing you did since this idea has been making headlines news for a few years now. But honestly, it is one of my favorite meals. I’m sure I have mentioned that I could eat breakfast foods all day long. However, there is one “go to” breakfast that never fails to make me smile. It’s not a staple per say, because VitaTops cost an arm and leg, but rather a nice treat. Plus, who doesn’t like cake/muffins for breakfast!?

  • 2 Corn Muffin VitaTops
  • Cinnamon Yogurt [plain greek yogurt + 1/2 tsp. Truvia + Cinnamon]
  • Almond Cashew KIND Bar

Or, are you more of a chocolate peanut butter person?

  • 2 Deep Chocolate VitaTops
  • Peanut Butter Yogurt [Plain Greek Yogurt + 1 TBSP PB2]
  • Green’s+ Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bar

Moral of the story: Make breakfast fun!

Maple Almond Overnight Oats

If you live in the Northeast, you are probably well aware of the major heat wave that hit last week. Yeah, it was a doosey! Waking up at 6:45 a.m. only to see it was 75 degrees was shocking to say the least. I don’t think it is really ever that warm so early in the morning, which is one of the reasons I adore running at home. Due to the “extreme” heat, I only craved cold, uncooked food for most of the day. Breakfast was no exception.

Maple Almond Overnight Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 packing of Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • Maple Yogurt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 Kashi Almond Soft Baked Square

Steps:

  1. Combine milk, oats and yogurt into a bowl and stir.
  2. Let the mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator
  3. In the morning, take oatmeal out of the fridge and crumble the Kashi bar on top
  4. Enjoy :)

Other Toppings

  • Maple Almond Butter (or just almond butter)
  • Sliced banana or strawberries
  • Shredded coconut