Okay, so it’s not really officially fall, but my first bowl of pumpkin oatmeal happened this morning so it has started for me!
I normally reserve Friday mornings for “chocolate for breakfast”, but my bowl of pumpkin oatmeal asked me for a few dark chocolate chips. Who am I to say no?
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup water
- pinch salt
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- heaping 1/4 cup pumpkin
- cinnamon – a ton. 1 Tbsp or so?
- 1 Tbsp TJ’s roasty flaxseed peanut butter
- dark chocolate chips
Pumpkin + pb + dark chocolate = TruLuv4EvR
This bowl and a few steamy cups of coffee were the best way to start this busy Monday.
4 hours later, I was ready for lunch.
Thank goodness for leftovers! I think I have enough for lunch tomorrow, too.
I heated up some of the leftover whole wheat pasta/veggie/ground beef pasta bake along with 1.5 cups of broccoli for a big pasta bowl.
I’ve got some big plans for today and needed a healthy and filling lunch. This fit the bill! Easy, hearty, and a good balance of whole grains, lean protein, and veggies.
Do you love fall as much as I do?
Things I’m looking forward to this fall:
A ton more football.
Sweatshirts, jeans, and flip flops.
Running on a crisp morning.
Chunky sweaters and boots.
More pumpkin oatmeal.
Thanksgiving – my all time favorite holiday.
Hot tea on cool nights.
Changing leaves against bright blue skies.
Fall puts me in the best mood!