Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Eats

Happy Valentines Day to all of my friends and family!
My Valentine is in Germany right now so Bella and I are celebrating our human mother/puppy daughter love. Does that sound weird? Whatever, I love her and we are celebrating. Carrots for her, "chocolate" oatmeal for me.
Speaking of which...

I've been a little bit of a rut lately with my eats. It's pretty annoying, but too much of a good thing is still too much :( I need to make a change and add some more variety, but before I do, I thought I'd share a few pics of the foods that have been making me so happy...

First up is my absolute favorite nut butter. I've had a couple friends and fam ask me what the heck I'm talking about so here it is my lovelies.



I use about equal parts of each: raw almonds, unsweetened coconut and unsweetened carob chips. They sell sweetened ones, but trust me, they're sweet enough as it is.

Then just process for a very long time..

Until it looks a little like this!

I should warn you - this is very addicting. Serious. In fact, after my Valentine's treat tonight, I am detoxing from it for a week. Maybe.

Next up is my fave snack, Kale Chips. Well, let me rephrase. My favorite snack ever is Mexican Restaurant tortilla chips, but because my waistline won't let me eat those every day, these are actually a great compromise. Besides, salads get boring and this is a great way to get my greens in. And last but not least, granola. Mmmm so good. With Greek yogurt, yum; on top of oatmeal, so yum. Granola is just darn tasty and I love it. Here are just a few pics to show how simple it is to bake up some granola goodness. I don't really have a specific recipe that I use, but each time I bake it, I'll just google something like "simple granola" then cut down on the honey, and up cinnamon. Another good spice to use? Pumpkin pie spice - great for more of a dessert granola.

A little into my rolled oats - more if you really want that sweet crunch.

I love cinnamon - I'm convinced that it will change my life. Well, it's at least supposed to be pretty good for you. A little nutmeg...And some chopped walnuts for good measure.I baked mine at 350 until golden brown. I think it was around 15 minutes?
My very favorite way to eat granola.
Greek Yogurt
Granola
And a Drizzle of Coconut butter
I am hoping that writing this little post will help me mourn the loss of nut butters and oats for a week or so, while I try my best to start incorporating other foods again because, although I know it's not good to eat oats and butters for breakfast and dinner, I kinda sorta have been and it needs to stop!
Does anyone else struggle with food ruts?? It happens to me way too often!

2 comments:

  1. I am coming over to eat everything that you have just posted. It all looks so delicious!

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  2. Awe thanks Annie! The nut butter is finally gone and I've vowed not to make it again until I bring some to a friend in PDX @ the end of the month!

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