Good morning! Itâ€™s a beautiful, sunshine-y day outside.
Ahhhh. James is like an old man who wants to sit outside and feel the warm sun on his skin all day. 🙂
Last night, I made up some Pumpkin Yogurt and put it in the fridge to chill out. I really wanted to try my hand at overnight oatmeal.
As you all know, Iâ€™m obsessed with granola and yogurt. I know my granola of choice isnâ€™t that healthy, and Iâ€™ve kind of always avoided looking at the ingredient and nutritional information too closely because I donâ€™t want to be disappointed when I realize Iâ€™m basically eating a candy bar in granola form. 🙂
My favorite granola, Heartland Granola Cereal, has a short ingredient list, whole grains, 4 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein (yay!). However, the ingredients are: whole grain rolled oats, evaporated cane juice, expeller pressed canola oil, defatted wheat germ, oat flour, brown rice syrup, molasses, salt, natural flavor, and soy lecithin. Thereâ€™s a whopping 13 grams of sugar in 1/2 cup!
I think overnight oatmeal might be there perfect way to fulfill my yogurt and granola craving without all the extra sugar!
To make Overnight Pumpkin Yogurt Oatmeal, last night I combined the following ingredients in a bowl and put in the fridge:
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- Squirt of agave nectar
This morning, I added flax, almonds, 1/2 a banana, and blackberries to the mix.
I really enjoyed the mix! It was very similar in taste to my regular Pumpkin Yogurt and granola, but it just tastedâ€¦ better. Healthier!
Iâ€™m off! I am simultaneously preparing two freelance articles (AKA Iâ€™m swamped), and Iâ€™m meeting Ryan for a lovely lunch. Then, itâ€™s time to hit the gym. If my tricep feels fine and the weather holds, Iâ€™m going to swim and then bike, but if not, Iâ€™ll just run again.
The triathlon is almost here! I dreamed about it last night! (Itâ€™s on March 14.)
When buying food, what part of the nutritional facts and ingredient list do you look at? I always read the ingredient list and check for trans fat and high fructose corn syrup. I also check for any meat ingredients in stuff like soup. I donâ€™t typically care about added sugar, but maybe I should.