Sunday, June 12, 2011

Peanut Butter Oats

I have been so inspired by food blogs recently. Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries constantly dares me to try new foods and eat what I truly want (aka intuitive eating) & Chelsey @ Clean Eating Chelsey shows me that variety and unconventional approaches really do pay off and bring unsuspectingly amazing results (aka grilled chocolate & banana muffins). I never really explained my food journey (mostly because I type-casted this blog as a style blog so early on) but I have always struggled with my weight (since middle school). About a year ago I joined Weight Watchers which, helped me get to where I am now, but in a way the program ruined me. I keep track of food/activity "points" in my head and find it hard to break into new routines with nutrition & fitness. Well, yesterday I threw out my little weight watchers notebook (with my detailed food entries and corresponding point values) and decided that by following bloggers like Chelsey and Megan (and a ton of other great ladies) I will keep track of the healthy foods I eat, but only to monitor my variety, not to "tally" my intake.

With all that said, I forced myself to do something completely different for breakfast today. I made Peanut Butter Oats! 
1 Cinnamon Oatmeal pack // 1/2 Banana // 1 spoonful of chunky peanut butter // 1 spoonful of grape jelly // a few shakes of cinnamon

The oats were filling & melty-gooey (word?) and I will definitely be trying this again. It was weird to eat something much less voluminous (I am a portion eater, the bigger the better in my mind) but I was more filled eating this than my usual breakfast :)

Do you guys have any healthy food/exercise blogs you follow? Please leave them below! Happy Sunday!


  1. I'm always inspired to make more oatmeal meals by all those blogs (I love both the blogs you mentioned btw). Meals and moves is another great one because she talks about food and workouts!

    Check it out!

  2. I dont really know any health/fitness blogs :-( however that loooks SO good! Im really considering makinging that right now haha

    x mordrian

  3. I love oatmeal-it really does fill me up every morning! My mom is health junkie, she should have a health and fitness blog haha! I've learned everything from her.

  4. I love my google reader because of all the blogs I follow. I like Kath Eats real Food, Gourmet Runner, Carrots "N" Cake .. among other ones.

    I like to follow both more personal blogs and more generalized blogs.

    Oats look yummy!

  5. Thanks for these suggestions. I just checked these blogs out! I love "oh she glows"....other than that I stay mostly on fashion blogs, but I'm always trying to eat healthier!!

    Aesthetic Lounge

  6. Great way to enjoy oatmeal. Thank you for sharing:)