Morning!  Weโ€™re leaving soon for another University of Miami football game.  I had a yummy and stabilizing breakfast:


First up: COFFEE!


And banana oatmeal:


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: coconut, almonds, flax


I feel a little sore from my long run yesterday, but my knees feel fine!  I slept like a rock though.  ๐Ÿ™‚


Healthy Tailgate Time!


Itโ€™s time for another Healthy Tailgate, sponsored by Arnold Bread!  Nothing like tailgating in South Florida, huh?! ๐Ÿ™‚


October 10, 2009 Tailgate Menu


  • Appetizer:  Apples Slices, Stacyโ€™s Cinnamon Pita Chips, and Pumpkin Dip


  • Entree:  Grilled Asparagus and Cheese โ€œHot Dogsโ€ on Arnold Bread buns


  • Side Dish:  Vegetarian baked beans (not homemade; Iโ€™m too lazy and the canned ones are too good!)


  • Side Dish:  Fruit Salad


Weโ€™re watching the game (which starts at 7 PM) and then driving home.  Itโ€™s going to be a loooooooooong night.


Go Canes!



  • mags October 10, 2009, 8:19 am

    oct. 10 tailgate menu ๐Ÿ™‚
    have so much fun!!

  • christie, honoring health October 10, 2009, 8:22 am

    Did you mean the 10th? ๐Ÿ˜€

    have a good time!

    • Caitlin October 10, 2009, 10:29 am

      what day is it? LOL

  • Ellen October 10, 2009, 9:10 am

    Your healthy tailgating menu is so impressive and inspiring! Everything sounds so goodโ€”you don’t need chicken fingers when you have all those tasty options. And using coconut on your oatmeal is such a good ideaโ€”I’m definitely trying that!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 10, 2009, 9:10 am

    your menu looks fantastic! have a great time!

  • Jenna October 10, 2009, 9:22 am

    have yet another fun time at the game chica!

  • AshleyLauren October 10, 2009, 9:36 am

    The pumpkin dip sounds delicious!! Have fun!!

  • Biz October 10, 2009, 9:50 am

    Have fun at the game – tailgating is so much fun, but I’ve only done it at baseball games! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • emily October 10, 2009, 10:15 am

    have fun! pumpkin dip sounds yummy.

  • Simone @ P:T October 10, 2009, 10:21 am

    I miss tailgating so much! Living in nyc, you don’t really get to tailgate…granted I only went to Redskins games–aka, the deadskins–but still, SO FUN! Have fun at the game and those canned veg baked beans ARE amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lindsay October 10, 2009, 10:28 am

    Your tailgate menu sounds great! Have fun at the game!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 10, 2009, 10:30 am

    I’m going to make some oats for this week and reheat them all week. I even have bananas since the blogosphere says it makes them so yummy!

    Enjoy the game!

  • Tina October 10, 2009, 10:58 am

    Sounds like a great tailgate! I’ve never been to one, but I’m thinking I should do that before football season is over! Especially for my school–footballs not really our thing haha.

  • Jolene ( October 10, 2009, 11:01 am

    I hope you have a fun day, and come out with a WIN!!!! The menu sounds healthy and delicious.

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay October 10, 2009, 11:15 am

    If you ever want an easy but delish homemade vegan baked bean recipe, let me know….just requires opening a few more cans ;p

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) October 10, 2009, 11:26 am

    What a healthy and fun tailgate menu!! Sounds fun :)I’m going to bet not MANY pple will be going gourmet! lol

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama October 10, 2009, 11:41 am

    Great tailgating menu! Sadly, all mine would consist of is beer – lol. No seriously….
    Healthy eating!

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 10, 2009, 11:42 am

    I’ve never tailgated before, but that sounds like fun. I have a secret love of vegetarian hot dogs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sara @ Activegal October 10, 2009, 12:02 pm

    Your tailgate sounds delicious! We are NC State fans here so we always pull for teams in the ACC! Hope you all come out with a WIN!!

  • Stephanie October 10, 2009, 1:05 pm

    sounds like fun, and i love the healthy tail gate eats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Evan Thomas October 10, 2009, 1:51 pm

    I wanna tailgate with you guys, you know how to eat!

  • Bec October 10, 2009, 1:56 pm

    have a great time at the tailgate and the game!

  • Lizzy October 10, 2009, 2:01 pm

    love the healthy tailgate again! ๐Ÿ™‚ have fun

  • Susan October 10, 2009, 2:22 pm

    I love the looks of that pumpkin dip! I saved it for future use ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun!!

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, Healthy living blog :) October 10, 2009, 2:40 pm

    LOVE the healthy menu ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds like you’ll have a blast!! Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Aggie October 10, 2009, 2:52 pm

    Love the healthy tailgate! I showed my carnivorous hubby your healthy tailgate from last week and he thought it looked great! Have fun in Miami!

  • Niki October 10, 2009, 3:11 pm

    Have fun! The menu sounds delish!

  • Kristine October 10, 2009, 3:13 pm

    everything sounds so good on your menu! especially the pumpkin dip! hope you and the hubs have a great day!

  • Julie October 10, 2009, 4:22 pm

    Pumpkin dip? Sounds delish.

  • Jennie October 10, 2009, 5:01 pm

    What brand of beans do you buy? I love baked beans too and am too lazy to make them myself.

  • Shelly October 10, 2009, 6:48 pm

    You made the pumpkin dip!! How was it? And will we be seeing pumpkin dip topped oats tomorrow? ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve been chowing down on canned baked beans this week! For lunch I top a little brown rice with the baked beans, then add chopped tomato, green onion,cilantro, sprouts and a drizzle of BBQ sauce. It’s a nice change from my usual black beans and rice with salsa, which is my lunch time staple.

  • Nicole October 10, 2009, 8:02 pm

    Asparagus “hot dogs” sound so good! I’ll have to try that. What brand are those dishes? We sold them at the first store that I worked in and I can’t remember the name. It’s a cute and inspirational line.

  • Andee (Runtolive) October 10, 2009, 8:46 pm

    Love the healthy tailgating menu, have a great time

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 10, 2009, 9:45 pm

    I’m loving the healthy tailgate ideas. It is giving us so many great ides!

  • maria October 10, 2009, 10:10 pm

    Looks like a fun day ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 10, 2009, 10:29 pm

    Ah very inventive and healthy . . . I always love new vegie meals!

  • Anna October 11, 2009, 1:01 am

    Would you believe I’ve never tailgated before? It’s not really my thing, but I’d definitely come to yours- that menu looks killer!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 11, 2009, 9:32 am

    Great meanu! Where did you get the Pumpkin Dip, I want to try it with the pita chips.

    =) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after 100+ POUND weight loss)

  • Jane October 12, 2009, 9:53 am

    Hi Caitlin, is the coconut you put on your oatmeal sweetened or unsweetened? Thanks!

    • caitlin October 12, 2009, 9:56 am

      that’s sweetened but i prefer unsweet for obvious reasons. i can only find it at whole foods, though, so when i was there last week i stocked up on a big bag!!!:)

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