Good morning! I’ve got to make this snappy, as I’m running late, late, late!


First off, I’m glad everyone found my quick thoughts on Motivation to be interesting!  I will definitely expand on this topic tonight, and I’ll respond to your comments when I get a chance.


Secondly, don’t forget about the Athleta contest! $200 worth of sweet workout gear could be yours!


I was craaaaaaaving more savory oats this morning.  My Green Eggs and Ham experiment went so well last week that I decided to give savory oatmeal another try!

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This time, I halved the recipe because my previous bowl of oatmeal was way too large.


"Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?" Savory Oatmeal




For base:


  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoons cottage cheese
  • 1/8 cup chopped raw spinach
  • Pepper to taste




  • 1 slice deli meat BBQ Chicken
  • 1/2 whole egg  egg
  • 1 tablespoons shredded cheese (I used Cheddar)
  • Pepper to taste




  • Combined first three base ingredients in a pot on the stovetop.  Heat on Medium until liquid begins to boil and evaporate off.
  • Add cottage cheese, pepper, and raw spinach to oatmeal, stirring thoroughly.  Turn off stovetop and let stand on burner until oatmeal is finished cooking.
  • Meanwhile, spray skillet with cooking oil and fry egg and chicken.  Move  chicken around constantly so it doesn’t burn or stick.
  • Once egg is done cooking, scoop oatmeal into a bowl.  Add egg and chicken on top.
  • Sprinkle oatmeal with pepper and shredded cheese.
  • Enjoy!


I enjoyed my savory oatmeal with a warm cup of coffee…. of course!


I’m craaaaaaaaaaazy late! Have a wonderful day!


PS – My schedule calls for running (speedwork) tonight!! YAY YAY YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!



  • VeggieGirl October 29, 2008, 5:02 am

    The title of your oatmeal is soooo cute!! 😀

    Ahh, don’t be late!! Have a good Wednesday!!

  • D10 October 29, 2008, 5:23 am

    You always have such interesting oatmeal recipes!

  • Elina October 29, 2008, 5:30 am

    Thanks for you message… your too sweet!
    Your oatmeal looks delicious 🙂

  • therunningaddict October 29, 2008, 5:40 am

    I need to try this oatmeal! I am stuck to the sweet combinations. But this could even make a nice dinner/lunch!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! October 29, 2008, 5:42 am

    we had a similar breakfast!!!! And I like the work “savory” for oatmeal~~~~

  • Meghann October 29, 2008, 6:00 am

    It was too cold to run this morning 🙁 I am a big baby!

    Gina is coming to town this weekend!! She was suggesting First Watch, Yum! Also I need to do some shopping for work pants! None of mine fit me and I am tired of having the ‘saggy butt’ syndrome at work.

  • arielle October 29, 2008, 6:07 am

    You are really creative with the oatmeal. I’m impressed.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina October 29, 2008, 6:14 am

    did you give 1/2 the egg to FH or did you somehow cook half an egg?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 29, 2008, 6:16 am

    rhodey girl – the other 1/2 went to the dogs 🙂

  • haya October 29, 2008, 6:22 am

    that bowl of oatmeal looks yummy – perfect for a breakfast for supper. i’ll have to try that sometime.

  • Meg October 29, 2008, 6:28 am

    Love the title of your oats!

    I need to try some savory oats, but I think I would rather eat them at dinner time!

  • Lee (seeleelive) October 29, 2008, 6:33 am

    awesommeee title- they looks so savory. i was late this morning too, i woke up at 7:55 for an 8 am class so i hopped in the shower and waltzed through my spanish class door around 8:15. Oh my!! :-O

  • Lee (seeleelive) October 29, 2008, 6:34 am

    Elina- i agree with you. my bowl this morning was so sweet i got a horrible stomach ache 🙁

  • Melissa October 29, 2008, 6:52 am

    Hmmm, I tried the savory oat idea a while ago and I was surprised that I didn’t like it at all….but your bowl looks amazing. Maybe I’ll have to try it again!

  • Melissa October 29, 2008, 6:53 am

    **OOPS – sorry for the duplicate

    Hmmm, I tried the savory oat idea a while ago and I was surprised that I didn’t like it at all….but your bowl looks amazing. Maybe I’ll have to try it again!

  • Rose October 29, 2008, 6:53 am

    I love your savory oats options – great protein in the morning!

  • Catherine October 29, 2008, 7:30 am

    Mmmm savory oats look to die for!! And i love the green eggs and Ham reference. 🙂

  • Justine October 29, 2008, 7:49 am

    Hmmm…chicken for breakfast. Not sure I could do that. And I love my sweet oats 😉
    Eek-I still need to submit my entry for your contest!

  • Danielle October 29, 2008, 8:36 am

    Looking forward to your expansion on the Motivation topic. It’s such and interesting and common thing, I loved reading through all the comments from yesterday.

    Good luck today! Sending you thoughts of focused productivity 🙂

  • tfh October 29, 2008, 8:38 am

    Have fun with the speedwork!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 29, 2008, 9:03 am

    good luck on the speed work out you go girl!!! Yummy bfast!

  • jenngirl October 29, 2008, 9:37 am

    I’m loving your savory oatmeal experiments, this one looks especially yummy!

    I just went back and read your post from yesterday and I agree with your goals of working out and being healthy for the long term. I have that same problem of forgetting that it’s the ultimate goal. I’m glad you’ll be expanding more on this later, thanks for such a wonderful post! 🙂

  • Sharney October 29, 2008, 12:01 pm

    Good luck with the speedwork tonight, Caitlin! I have a run scheduled for myself as well 🙂

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