Morning!  We’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.  🙂


Healthy Tailgate Time!


It’s time for another Healthy Tailgate, sponsored by Arnold Bread!  Nothing like tailgating in South Florida, huh?! 🙂


October 10, 2009 Tailgate Menu


  • Appetizer:  Apples Slices, Stacy’s Cinnamon Pita Chips, and Pumpkin Dip


  • Entree:  Grilled Asparagus and Cheese “Hot Dogs” on Arnold Bread buns


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


  • Side Dish:  Fruit Salad


We’re watching the game (which starts at 7 PM) and then driving home.  It’s going to be a loooooooooong night.


Go Canes!



  • mags October 10, 2009, 8:19 am

    oct. 10 tailgate menu 🙂
    have so much fun!!

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

    Did you mean the 10th? 😀

    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 good—you don’t need chicken fingers when you have all those tasty options. And using coconut on your oatmeal is such a good idea—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! 😀

  • 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. 🙂

  • 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. 😉

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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! 🙂 have fun

  • Susan October 10, 2009, 2:22 pm

    I love the looks of that pumpkin dip! I saved it for future use 🙂 Have fun!!

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

    LOVE the healthy menu 🙂 Sounds like you’ll have a blast!! Enjoy 😀

  • 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? 🙂
    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! 🙂

  • 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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