Savory Oats, Bland Lunch

Yay!  I have a few minutes left of my lunch break to blog today!!!

Breakfast today wasn’t what I planned, but it turned out well.  I’ve been seeing people make savory oats for a while, but I hadn’t tried it yet. I wanted eggs and grits –  but somehow I only had about 1 spoonful of dry grits left!

So, instead of making sweet oatmeal as usual, I tried my hand at Savory Oatmeal.

Before breaking my poached eggs (poaching courtesy of Nick this morning – and they were perfect!):


and after breaking.


Mmmm….I love the runny yolks.

For my savory oats, I used:

*1/3 cup multigrain hot cereal

* 2/3 cup water

* pinch salt

* 2 poached eggs

* ff swiss cheese stirred into cereal

Of course, the obligatory fruit


and a cup of milk.


If you’re wondering, yes I usually use the same cups in the morning. Usually always one of our Hokie cups – for some reason, I don’t like using our glasses very often. I don’t know why? I just always use these plastic Hokie cups from the football games.

Plus an unpictured cup of coffee at work – it looked the same as yesterday!  Same mug and everything.

Lunch today wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great. I’m trying to use up leftovers – it was just a little bland, but I guess I wasn’t thinking very clearly when I woke up this morning and packed my lunch. I should have added some more seasonings or something.

Some leftover roasted chicken over bulgur:


peas, for a green


And, of course….clementines. Which I won’t put up today since they’re pictured every day!

Gotta get back to work, but I’m planning on this snack this afternoon to fuel me through running after work:

Dried Hawaiian snack mix of raisins, banana chips, papaya, coconut, dates!, and 1 Tbsp raw cashews.


Check out that big hunk o’ coconut!

See you at dinner!  I’m excited for it  :)

Don’t forget to send in your submissions for the Blogger Secret Ingredient contest this week! Check out Sarah’s blog for more info!


  1. you’re a hokie?? My bf’s family is from Pulaski and they’re all huge fans!! (plus I grew up in NOVA and many of my friends went there :-) )

    lovely eats!

    • Fit:

      I am one now! I grew up in Chesapeake, VA – but now me and my husband live about 30 minutes from Blacksburg. I work at VT, and he’s a grad student here. How cool! Pulaski is pretty close to us!

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  3. i love these! so easy to make!

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