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And They're Off!

After waking up an hour earlier four days in a row to get my workouts done, I found myself up early on Saturday, my rest day no less. Really not thinking that's very fair. I almost went ahead and did a short cardio just 'cause. I talked myself down though and made steel cut oats instead. I am not sure I have a super healthy day ahead of me. So I wanted to at least start off on the right foot with eats. I made Peanut Butter and Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal. I wish I would have thought to have put in some raisins to make it more like a PB&J! Oh well, sock that idea away for another day. This recipe made 2 servings.

Peanut Butter and Banana Steel Cut Oatmeal
2 cups water
1/2 cup steel cut oats
Dash of salt
Healthy dash of cinnamon
Splash of vanilla
1/8 tsp (or less) stevia
1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter per serving
1/2 banana per serving

Combine ingredients up to stevia in sauce pan. Let simmer on low until oats are cooked. Approximately 25-30 minutes. Stir in peanut butter and bananas to serve.
For lunch we're (as in Jason and I) are meeting my mom and sister at this great little place called Cafe 1217. They have soups, sandwiches, and also a case filled with salads and entrees (like tamales and such). They rotate out the menu monthly. They'll have vegetarian items for sure, so maybe lunch won't be too terribly unhealthy. I'll also be packing some Kashi bars and maybe almonds in my purse for later snacking.

Not sure if I'll be back today or tomorrow. Check out Oaklawn Race track if you get a chance. It's been around since 1904! Have you ever gone to the horse races?


  1. I am going out tonight and know I will NOT be eating the healthiest stuff either-good idea to have a healthy good for you b-fast. I am gonna do the same!

  2. fitandfortysomething Hope you have a great evening tonight! By the way, your veggies last night looked great!

  3. Good Morning Heather,

    We love peanut butter and banana oatmeal, and I haven't made it in months. Thanks so much for the reminder. I know what I am having tomorrow.

    Growing up near Chicago and now living in Baltimore I have been to my share of horse races. The Preakness is a zoo every college kid goes to in the area. Think concert but with horses. I am a little too old for it now, but I enjoyed it years ago.

    Have a great weekend!

    talk to you later,

  4. Hi Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean ! Hope you're having a great weekend. For some reason I have really been wanting bananas and peanut butter. That banana was staring me down this morning!!!

  5. Ooooo I love the races!! It looks like you guys had a fun time!

    Ok, this veggie cake looks really great. Was it tasty??


  6. Hey Kris | the veggie cakes were really quite good. Slightly sweet from the sweet potato and carrots, but not overly so. I think they would be awesome with a roasted red bell pepper coulis too. We always have a good time at the races whether we go with a large group or small group, win or lose.

  7. Wow, you are better than me with sticking to your rest day! Good for you :-)

  8. Jessica @ eatdrinkbreathesweat I seriously almost did HiiT 40/20. I did good though and just took the day and enjoyed. It made yesterday's workout that much better I really do believe.


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