Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Quickie!

Dirty minds ;)

This post has nothing to do with the bedroom. I just had a couple of quick things to share...

First off, I mentioned turning, ahem, 30 this week, so AGE has been on the brain. I read this article today, and liked it. I don't think it's the end all of workouts, but worth a read. I actually do circuit training 2 times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and really love it. I also started taking Pilate's this week and I AM IN LOVE! It's very relaxing, but I can tell it will change my body over time. If you haven't tried it, do.

Secondly, I am LOVING this fall breakfast. It tastes like warm apple pie, and if you think this is any comparison to the dried fruit pieces you get in oatmeal, well... you have to try it.

Here's what I use.

1 packet of instant oatmeal. (Something like Maple and Brown Sugar or Plain. I use Quaker Oats Lower Sugar Maple and Brown Sugar.)
However much skim milk you like to make your oatmeal. I like mine really thick, so I only use about 1/4 of a cup. You can always add extra milk at the end if it's too dry.
1 small apple
2 tsp Splenda Brown Sugar

  • Peel your apple, then cut it into chunks. Put your apple in a microwave safe bowl, and cover with a paper towel. Heat for 3 minutes.
  • Mix your instant oatmeal and milk in a separate bowl, and heat in microwave for 2 minutes.
  • When both are finished, combine the apples and oatmeal. Top with splenda and mix it up.

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 255
Fat: 2g
Carbs: 52g
Protein: 6g
Sodium: 296mg

This yummy fall breakfast will keep you peppy and full all morning. Enjoy!


  1. YUM! I eat oatmeal nearly every morning (I use the old-fashioned oats kind and truthfully, it cooks in 5 mins and is SO much yummier than the instant kind, IMO). I'm definitely going to try it with an apple like you suggest, yum!

  2. Where are you taking pilates? I'd love to try it!

  3. Wow, I should not have read that article. It has people in their forties doing two hours of exercise a day, six days a week (or something like that). When would you work? And therein lies how people drop out. These unrealistic expectations. I work out an hour a day five days a week. That is the maximum I have the time and interest for, and I am in elite shape. Size six, 12% body fat. You do not have to workout more than that. If anything, workout harder not longer.

  4. I made this for breakfast the other morning and Elena and I both gobbled it right up!! :) Thanks!