Pumpkin Dip Oatmeal

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Another use for the glorious Pumpkin Dip!


Pumpkin Dip was the star of my oatmeal this morning (actually, I had breakfast at 11:30 because I slept until 10!).  This dip is amazing, and thank goodness we have leftovers!  CanÒ€ℒt lets this go to waste.  πŸ™‚


My oatmeal contained:


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




Things to do (can you tell I want to exercise and NOT sit at my desk all day?):


  • Run 2.0 miles
  • Bike with the Husband
  • Yoga in the living room with the Husband
  • Mop the floors
  • Laundry
  • Work on Operation Beautiful book
  • Groceries
  • Dye my hair 
  • Study Anatomy


I think the outdoor exercise will have to wait until laterÒ€¦.


Did Central Florida not get the memo that itÒ€ℒs autumn?! πŸ™


WhatÒ€ℒs the weather like where you are?



  • Justy2003 October 11, 2009, 11:59 am

    I hear you on wanting the cooler weather! I’m in Houston and we finally got some! It was in the 90s last week, then we got a cold front and it’s currently in the 60s. I’d prefer 70s, but it still feels better than the nasty humid weather we’d been having! I’m currently sipping hot chocolate to keep me warm πŸ™‚

  • Shelly October 11, 2009, 12:01 pm

    I feel your pain! The heat index in New Orleans was over 100 for the past couple weeks (the Temp. hovered around 94 every day). I’ve been miserable! It’s finally cooled down this weekend, so hopefully Florida will get the cold front soon. My 9 mile run yesterday was wonderful, thanks to it being 78 and drizzling. I was so happy b/c going fast felt so effortless compared to how it is when it’s hot outside!

  • MegaNerd October 11, 2009, 12:02 pm


    Not too much longer… you will have seasons again!

  • Bernadette October 11, 2009, 12:03 pm

    Hey Caitlin,
    You make even a non pumpkin lover like me want to try this dip!! It looks delicious!!

    I just finished reading the book Thrive by Brendan Brazier and thought it might be something you’d enjoy… I devoured the book in 2 sittings and thoroughly enjoyed it, some good info in there! Just thought I’d share.

    • caitlin October 11, 2009, 12:09 pm

      i really want to read thrive! i heard there are some great natural “goo” recipes in there. is that true?

      • Bernadette October 11, 2009, 2:45 pm

        Yes there are!! There are also recipes for energy bars, salad dressings and smoothies to name just a few. I’m going to try one of the energy bars and salad dressings today, I’ll let you know how it is. His approach to food and the body’s recovery after exercise is quiet intriguing… I’ve been incorporating small changes in my diet ever since reading it (which I’m currently re-reading) I highly recommend it!!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 11, 2009, 12:03 pm

    We have about the same temperature here in Phoenix, but no humidity so I am very thankful for that!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 11, 2009, 12:06 pm

    Sitting in my chilly NYC apartment, your weather report sickens me haha. I could use some warm pumpkin oatmeal!

  • Bronwyn October 11, 2009, 12:08 pm

    Sunny fall weather. There’s a crispyness in the air, and the leaves are all red/gold/yellow/orange and green. Just gorgeous! I can’t wait for my run later today. πŸ™‚

  • Ellen October 11, 2009, 12:13 pm

    mmm, i could go for some pumpkin right now! i am currently in rome, and it’s plenty warm. i think around 22 deg celsius. i’m ready for fall clothes πŸ™‚

  • Mary October 11, 2009, 12:14 pm

    We had a dusting of Snow in Minneapolis!! It is a chilly 33 today and I am trying to figure out when to go pound out my 10 miler!! It usually isn’t this cold till end of Oct! The breakfast looked great!!

  • Kristina October 11, 2009, 12:22 pm

    49 degrees and sunny in NE Ohio! Perfect sweater weather πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 11, 2009, 12:31 pm

    I love that leaf bowl your oatmeal is in. I can’t believe how hot it is there!

  • Harriet October 11, 2009, 12:34 pm

    40-50 degrees and very autumnal in england, perfect!
    hope autumn gets to you soon!

  • Kim October 11, 2009, 12:41 pm

    I am jealous of your warm weather. It is 25 degrees and a little snowy in Denver. Brrr!

  • jen trinque October 11, 2009, 12:51 pm

    Oh, Caitlin, you’d love it where I am! In the mountains of NC (Just over the hump from your mom!) it’s about 67, sunny, and gorgeous. The leaves are stating to change, it’s lovely! My run this morning was great but I need to go back outside and talk a walk because it’s so beautiful!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 11, 2009, 12:57 pm

    I love being able to use leftovers in new ways. I like to add chili on top of salads.

    Right where I am its cold and has been super rainy although right now it’s just breezy.

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 11, 2009, 1:01 pm

    My weather right now is 52 degrees outside. I realized reading on Jenna’s blog (eatliverun) that I needed to hit up some shops for new sweaters and pants for the fall. I am in Ohio and it is lovely but chilly.

  • Amanda October 11, 2009, 1:02 pm

    It’s 55 degrees and sunny here… the high is supposed to be 60. It’s a perfect day for horse racing at Keeneland. πŸ™‚

  • Teacherwoman October 11, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Sounds like you got a busy day ahead of you! Maybe you could give me about 25 degrees and our temps will be the same! LOL. It’s currently 37 degrees here, with a high of 38. LOVELY!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now October 11, 2009, 1:05 pm

    The weather here is pretty nice and cool. I’d be happy if it stayed like this for the rest of fall!

  • TanyaS October 11, 2009, 1:11 pm

    Its 0 degrees here in Western Canada with a fresh dusting of snow this morning. I need to get ready for my 5 mile road race next weekend, but definately having trouble getting motivated to get out there.

  • TanyaS October 11, 2009, 1:12 pm

    Thats 0 degrees Celsius for all the Americans that just gasped!

  • Whitney October 11, 2009, 1:19 pm

    It was in the low 30s this morning when I handed out Gatorade at the Chicago Marathon! I’ve decided to run in next year!

  • Nikki T October 11, 2009, 1:21 pm

    Welcome to Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada where it’s a balmy -5 degrees C with some (beautiful) white ground cover!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) October 11, 2009, 1:23 pm

    Looks amazing! Share some of your sunshine with me! It’s in the 50s here!

  • Niki October 11, 2009, 1:29 pm

    Yum! That Pumpkin Dip sounds so good!! It’s in the low 60’s here today! Perfect weather if you ask me!

  • Jenna October 11, 2009, 1:35 pm

    I think Minnesota got their winter memo too early. Yesterday there was SNOW on the ground in Minneapolis. Not cool!

    Pumpkin dip= sounds amazing. Totally something I would love. I will definitely try this.

  • Priyanka October 11, 2009, 1:40 pm

    The pumpkin dip looks good! It is 64 F here in Knoxville, TN. Perfect!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 11, 2009, 1:46 pm

    Well the weather where I am is snowy and about -4 degrees Celsius … only going to get colder πŸ™

  • Julie October 11, 2009, 1:56 pm

    It’s a beautiful fall day here in MA. It’s in the lower 60s with blue skies and sunshine πŸ™‚ Nice and chilly!
    What color are you dying your hair?!

    • caitlin October 11, 2009, 2:02 pm

      “dark golden brown” according to the box LOL

      • Julie October 11, 2009, 6:33 pm

        I dyed my hair a dark red brown a few weeks ago! Dark is very in, very fall.

  • sarah (ghost world) October 11, 2009, 1:58 pm

    are you really dyeing your hair? it’s already so pretty! of course i am sure it will look good no matter what, but just so you know i always admire your long dark hair — i really like it!

    • caitlin October 11, 2009, 2:02 pm

      aww thanks sarah. its naturally a light brown, and i do like it darker. it’s definitely lightened up after running in the sun so much!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) October 11, 2009, 2:00 pm

    I slept in too! I usually do a little bit on the weekends, but not this much. I guess our bodies just needed it!

  • Abby (Abby's Vegan Eats) October 11, 2009, 2:01 pm

    That oatmeal looks delish!! As for weather, perfect fall day in NC.. blue skies.. mid 70s. πŸ™‚

  • Allison October 11, 2009, 2:05 pm

    Not to brag, but…. it was 49 degrees and cloudy when I went running this morning (9am). I wore capris and a long sleeve shirt and my fingers were cold. Right now it’s 55 degrees and the high today is supposed to be 63. Beautiful, Arkansas fall weather.

  • Christy October 11, 2009, 2:23 pm

    HOT here too!!! I have to get up and run no later than 9am.. if not, it’ll either rain or be waaayy to hot for a workout!

  • MelissaNibbles October 11, 2009, 2:30 pm

    It was 35 degrees when I went out to run this morning in Boston (it was 5am though). I decided not to run outside and went to the gym instead. I had to use an ice scraper to get an inch of ice off my windshield. It’s too early for scrapers!

    Enjoy your busy day!

  • angieinatlanta October 11, 2009, 2:33 pm

    Pumpkin dip sounds phenomenal!

    What color are you dyeing your hair?

  • Megan October 11, 2009, 2:41 pm

    It was a crisp 40 degrees this morning in Madison, WI when we ventured out for the Diabetes Walk. The sun was shining so that helped. It snowed yesterday, I’m not ready for that yet!!

  • Jess October 11, 2009, 2:42 pm

    Right now it’s about -7C (18F). Yesterday morning I stupidly tried to run with my camelbak and it froze solid so I had to cut my run short. There was a windchill of -18C(0F). It kind of sucks.

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) October 11, 2009, 2:49 pm

    Just as hot here (Miami) as Orlando, I’m sure. Where is the fall weather? It’s too late in the year to be this humid!

  • Niki October 11, 2009, 3:00 pm

    Today it’s been about 36F (“feels like 22”). Brrr!

  • Alyssa October 11, 2009, 3:07 pm

    Right now it’s 37F in MN and we’re supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow during the morning commute tomorrow, gross! If you want to give up some of your warm FL weather I’m sure we would appreciate it πŸ™‚ I like your hair, but I hope the dying turns out great! πŸ™‚

  • Erin October 11, 2009, 3:31 pm

    Boston is about 60 and sunny! Beautiful fall day!

  • Aggie October 11, 2009, 3:39 pm

    Oh it’s so stinkin hot isn’t it?? It makes me just want to stay indoors, and I don’t like that! At lease we are still getting used to the pool.

    Loving that pumpkin dip, I think my little guy will enjoy dipping his apples in it!

  • Trish (girlatgym) October 11, 2009, 3:41 pm

    I am waiting to do my workout too. It’s hotter than all heck over here by Tampa. I sat in the pool for a while and was still hot!

  • chandra October 11, 2009, 4:16 pm

    I think Florida and Iowa need o have a little chat – Florida thinks it is still summer and Iowa thinks it’s winter already! We had snow yesterday, which thankfully melted already but it’s only 40* outside and that’s pretty much been our high this weekend!

  • Claudia October 11, 2009, 4:22 pm

    Another Wester Canada girl here. It’s -3 Celsius, with the windchill factor feels like -7 Celsius. That’s 26 and 20 in Fahrenheit. Definitely makes outside exercise seem ugly.

  • Laurel October 11, 2009, 4:46 pm

    I think central Florida got the same memo as north Florida… it is stinkin hot! I had to run at 7 am through the thick soggy humidity!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 11, 2009, 4:52 pm

    Where did you get the Pumpkin Dip?

    Tell me about it, I about died doing a 4 mile run outside yesterday morning at 9am here in Orlando, it was already over 80 degrees at that time. =O

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

  • emily October 11, 2009, 4:56 pm

    So fun, what color are you dying your hair?

  • April October 11, 2009, 5:01 pm

    It’s COLD! We got snow on Saturday πŸ™ I need to move to Florida!

  • stephanie p October 11, 2009, 5:23 pm

    So jealous of the warm weather! It is 31 in Chicago right now… πŸ™

  • Jocelyn October 11, 2009, 5:25 pm

    eee the weather here is in the -1 range …and snow soon. EEEE. Yummy lookin breakie πŸ™‚

  • Lizzy October 11, 2009, 7:59 pm

    amazing breakfast!

    today was a cool crisp fall day! πŸ™‚

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope October 11, 2009, 8:14 pm

    I’m in St. Pete and the only way to say it: it is hot as shit!! I am so SICK OF IT!! I get in my car and I see this:

    ok, my rant is over. Sorry, the heat is getting to me!!lol

  • Jenna October 11, 2009, 8:54 pm

    your oats look devine!!
    where i live, well it is about half the degrees of 88! it is cold!! brrr.

  • maria October 11, 2009, 9:33 pm

    Pumpkin oatmeal is going around, apparently.

  • Julie @savvyeats October 12, 2009, 12:12 am

    I love your leaf bowl. It is sunny and 70 where I’m visiting in Cali, but it snowed yesterday at home in Wisconsin!

  • Jessica October 12, 2009, 3:35 am

    Ahh i cannot get enough of all the pumpkin-themed EVERYTHING!! Fall is here, and I love it πŸ™‚

    Pumpkin-y oats + coffee sounds absolutely amazing right now. Hope you had a nice day with the hubz!!

    Oh! And it’s pretty warm here during the day….but at night Arizona is starting to get chilly!!!!!!

  • Paige October 12, 2009, 7:45 am

    OOh, that oatmeal looks good! I used the pumpkin dip I made Friday in my oatmeal! It was really good. I don’t think it’s the same pumpkin dip you have, but it was great, nonetheless.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 12, 2009, 9:27 am

    In Kentucky this morning, it was 45 degrees and I think our high is going to be in the 60’s. Sorry for the unseasonably hot weather down there! That’s no fun, but I’m not ready for the cold yet either πŸ˜‰

  • Stephanie October 12, 2009, 10:17 am

    In North Georgia today it was 62 this morning and has been POURING since 4 am. πŸ™

  • Althea October 13, 2009, 2:30 pm

    Can I please just tell you how much I LOVE that leaf bowl!? Everytime I see you use it, it really makes me want one. It looks so festive! Where is it from and how can I get one?? πŸ™‚

    • caitlin October 13, 2009, 2:31 pm

      aww i got it at marshalls two years ago! maybe you can find a similar one? the leaf bowls are really popular!

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