I had my first experience with overnight oats today! Let me tell you… I was not disappointed.
When I saw Heather‘s post about her peanut butter pumpkin overnight oats, I knew I wanted to make them. However, I didn’t have an open can of pumpkin and I didn’t really feel like going to the garage to get one at night (yes, I’m lazy!) I opted to make her peanut buttery oats instead.
I made a few changes based on what I had:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup water (I had no milk!)
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp peanut flour mixed with water
It was SO nice to be able to grab my breakfast and go this morning!
Deeeeelicious. So thick and creamy! I used instant oats- all I had- and you would never be able to tell. I’ll definitely be making these again. Thanks, Heather!
I wanted to make sure I was properly fueled for my little after school activity, so I snacked on an apple in my car between classes.
And after my last class at 12:20, I had a black bean burger on a sandwich thin.
Then, I changed into my running clothes and ran home really quick. Literally. I ran home from school!
My sister didn’t get out of class until 3, and she had a doctor’s appointment right after. Rather than wait around or waste gas by going home and then picking her up later, I snuck in a long run!
It’s actually 7.5 miles from school to my house, but it was so hot and I was so dehydrated I turned off my watch when I hit the 7 mile mark and walked the rest of the way home. It’s 75 degrees today! Combined with little shade, a lot of hills, and low energy, I was dragging by the end. I couldn’t wait to be home!
I slammed a few cups of water and some pumpkin yogurt as soon as I walked in the door. I was still hungry after, so I made Carrie‘s one minute protein cake and topped it with dessert hummus. I was inspired by Evan‘s snickerdoodle hummus, but out of laziness / lack of ingredients, I simply blended half a cup of chickpeas with applesauce and pumpkin pie spice.
Both were delicious- especially together!
Dinner was leftover frittata, which was eaten in the car on the way to class at 7. I ate almost all my food in the car today, ugh! I’m lucky I only have one night class, but still 😦
Now I’m snacking on Cheerios and granola. Anthropology stimulates me appetite, obviously.
Today was my first time trying protein powder, and I was pleasantly surprised! I’m too cheap to buy a whole tub of it, so when I saw some single serving packets at Vons I grabbed two of the chocolate ones. I don’t remember the brand, but it has 18 grams of protein for one serving. Not too shabby!
Since I’m a vegetarian, I get asked how I ‘get my protein’ ALL THE TIME. I don’t know why cutting meat out of my diet has everyone I know all hot and bothered about my protein intake- no one seemed to care before- but people seem legitimately concerned about how much protein I eat.
There are a lot of ways to get vegetarian protein-
- Nuts and seeds
- Dairy products
- Cereals and food grains
While I don’t eat all of these every day, I’ve been making an effort to include more protein in my diet. It’s a huge factor in keeping me full, which is essential. I hate feeling hungry!
There are all sorts of crazy ways to find out how much protein you should be eating, but I aim for at least 65 grams a day. Lately, I’ve been exceeding that goal. Just for kicks, I totaled up how much protein I’ve had today. 90 grams! Not too shabby for a vegetarian whose protein consumption is questioned 🙂
What’s your favorite source of protein? If you’re vegetarian, do people ask you how you get your protein all the time?