kiwi berries!

All I wanted this morning was oatmeal!  In my new bowl. 🙂  I haven’t had oatmeal in what feels like weeks!

I started with my normal oatmeal base – oats, bananas and flax seed and worked from there.

In the mix today:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oatbran (this seems to make the mix creamier – sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxmeal
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp NUTTZO (so delicious and crunchy)
  • 1 tbsp chocolate peanut butter
  • sprinkle of maple granola

Oatmeal really does fill me up for hours.  With all of my smoothies lately, I have been wanting a mid-morning snack, or have been ready for lunch by 11-11:30.  Today, I was full right up until lunchtime.

Speaking of lunchtime…

I brought a variety of orange and green goodies today.  Let’s find out what they were!

First up, a salad with spinach, carrots, chickpeas, almonds and hummus (as dressing).

Then, a leftover piece of Red Pepper, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pizza from last night.

Still really good!

Then, some fruit – Kumquats & Kiwi Berries!

It was a great mix!  I know that I always seem to say that I love my lunches, but I really do.  I try to find a variety of things and to change it up often, even if it is just a different topping for a salad.  Eating the same thing everyday gets boring!  I only ate a few of the pieces of fruit because I am stuffed – so they will resurface in a few hours, I am sure.

What are kiwi berries?

I picked these up at Whole Foods this week!  No, they are not local, but I love kiwi’s and just needed to try these little guys.  Kiwi berries are a small variety of kiwi fruit, about the size of a grape, that have a smooth, edible skin.  They are fuzz-free, so can just be eaten as is (although, a lot of people do eat the fuzzy brown skin of a kiwi, I have never tried it!).  They are super juicy, sweet and packed with flavor,  Too bad this little package costs a whopping $4.99!  A little ridiculous if you ask me, but I was happy to try them out once.

Kiwi berries are good for you too!  They are rich in vitamin C, high in fiber and a great source of potassium, vitamin E and magnesium.   I really liked them.

I’m planning to hit up the gym after work tonight to hit the weights, but I have trouble keeping up that motivation when I just want to get home for dinner and to do stuff around the house.  Maybe if I let all of you know that I am going, it will make me stick to the plan!

See ya tonight!

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2 Responses

  1. Hope you went to the gym!

    I love your new bowl- where did you get it? and where is your spoon from because thats cute too!

    I wish I could stay full til lunch but it doesn’t matter what I eat I still need a snack haha

  2. They are both from Crate & Barrel! They have great summery colored stuff their right now – for cheap!

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