Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{WIAW} The Best Overnight Oats

Okay so it's been about two weeks since starting my new plan with Tara and I have learned some things along the way. 

1. Before this, I was eating like no carbs! 

2. I need variety in my meals or else I become bored and tend not to look forward to anything having to do with food. 

3. Protein shakes are wonderful. 

Moving on, here are some of the meals I have been enjoying. 

A dinner bowl consisting of lettuce, carrots, mixed lentils, and al fresco chicken sausage, sprinkled with feta cheese. 

My best lunch yet: coconut oil steak tips with a hummus and mango salsa wrap, carrots and avocado on the side. Ben took part in helping me with the steak and he loved them as well!

A dinner of chicken (cooked in olive oil!), fava beans with feta cheese and a big ol' bowl of kobocha squash topped with ketchup. 

My post-workout shake consisting of water, chocolate protein powder, Bikram Balance greens powder and peppermint stevia!

A full breakfast of eggs with feta cheese, carrots on the side and a bowl of oats with chia seeds. 

Lunch: salad of carrots, peas, mango salsa and shrimp!

I finally got around to making my own almond butter and it was highly successful! I even decked it out with my own homemade wrapper. 

Been drinking tea lately...gingeng energy to be exact. Heavenly. I love Yogi Tea because of all the nice sayings on their bags. The beauty in you is your soul.

I have even been getting creative when it comes to oats! Here's my favorite way to enjoy overnight oats. 

Strawberry-Peppermint Overnight Oats

What you need:

1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Museli
1/3 Cup Coconut Almond Milk
1 T Chia Seeds
Frozen Mixed Fruit
Peppermint Stevia

Mix all ingredients together in a mug and let sit overnight. Wake up the next morning excited to eat the best oats ever!

Another Dinner of salmon cakes, a side of avocado and some carrots. I'm pretty sure I ate a whole bowl of kobocha squash after this too!

As for my workouts...they were something to get used to. I was not too happy about having to do higher reps as I usually go for heavy with few reps, but I'm better with it now and actually have been seeing improvements in my tone!

One of my workout you can see I like to make sure I cross everything off! Haha. 

Favorite song at the moment: David Nail-That's How I'll Remember You


  1. Drinking calories is still so scary for me. I'm convinced I won't feel full and they are not 'worth' it. I LOVE smoothies and know in reality I need to gain so, so what, if I'm not satisfied it's still ok to eat! I think I am going to challenge myself to a smoothie...

    1. I know what you mean, it's still pretty scary for me too, but they're not so bad and they do fill me up most of the time! Definitely challenge yourself! You can do it<3