Tuesday of Champions

Happy Tuesday guys! So I am pleased to see that 99% of you agreed with me yesterday about blaming Ronald McDonald for tempting kids to eat junk food. That is just craziness to me!! 🙂

Today is already starting about fabulously! I love that! 7:45am and already in a GOOD MOOD…sweet! I had an awesome workout so that is obviously helping!

Workout: 7 miles @ 7:57 pace followed by 20 minutes cool down on the elliptical!

Okay…and I have to pat myself on the back because my breakfast this morning is BANGING! I made blueberry steel-cut oats on Sunday in the crockpot and then this morning I mixed it up with some peanut butter and I felt I was eating a PB&J sandwich for breakfast! NICE!

BLUEBERRY STEEL-CUT OATS

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 3 T. brown sugar, packed
  • 1 (8 oz) package frozen, unsweetened blueberries

Mix everything together, EXCEPT blueberries, in a crockpot. Cook on High for 4-5 hours, stirring every hour. Pour in blueberries and stir to mix. Eat right away or store for the week! (like me)

Sorry my oatmeal pictures always look bad...Heather you are probably cringing aren't you?

Dinner last night was pretty awesome too. Since we had nothing but seafood, seafood and more seafood last week at the beach we opted for chicken tonight! I went easy with it and simply baked it up with this yummy marinade:

  • 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. light clover honey
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh basil (or 1 tbsp. dried)
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper

Combine lemon juice, honey, oil and garlic in food processor and blend for about 30 seconds. Stir in basil and pepper. Pour over chicken pieces and marinate six hours or overnight. Bake or grill, basting frequently. (I baked mine for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees) Twas nice! 🙂

Stupid camera....sorry my pictures are so blurry today! UGH!

I served it alongside some fresh steamed asparagus (topped with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper) and we were both happy campers!

HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: Flaxseeds are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Try regularly consuming flax seeds by sprinkling  them on your cereal, salads, yogurt or adding to smoothies! I love to sprinkle mine into oatmeal…swoon!

What’s your favorite way to add flaxseeds into your diet?

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36 Responses

  1. I love flax in shakes, but I really love using it in muffins and homemade granolas. I love the nuttiness!

  2. Your oatmeal looks like blueberry muffin mix; which is ok in my book!! Yum!!

  3. Great run! I rarely use flaxseeds. I am kinda scared of them, but have heard great things. I need to start secretly adding this to food items such as muffins….mmm

  4. I love sprinkling flax on my yogurt. It gives it such a nice texture.

  5. I put a little flax in many things… but I learned you really have to slowly introduce it into your diet… otherwise things may get ugly! lol

  6. I love blueberries in my oatmeal. I usually add ground flax to my oatmeal as well as in my baking – like pizza dough, breads, etc.

  7. I love flax in oats and smoothies! Yum:)

  8. I love flaxseeds. I stir them into my oatmeal. I tried flax-encrusted sweet potato fries and those were good too. Nice and crunchy!

  9. i add flax to my oat bran and my salads sometimes.

  10. I have fallen in love with steel cut oats myself! I put flax in anything when it can’t be identified by others in my house! I love the stuff! Have a great day!

  11. I put flax in my smoothies every morning.
    Your food always loks so good Kelly. I think you should come cook for me!!

  12. I love sneaking flax into recipes and into my oats!

  13. Yum yum yum! You are making me crave seafood at 7:15am. I love to stir flaxseed into my oatmeal in the morning. I got this great Trader Joe’s blueberry flaxseed that tastes sooooo good. Take care & I’m glad that you already got a great run in!

  14. Mmmm breakfast sounds GREAT! I love adding flax to my oats in the am!

  15. I love flaxseeds too! I eat a T each of them and chia seeds everyday. Yogurt, cottage cheese, protein shakes, protein pancakes, and oatmeal are usually the way I get them in. Breakfast of champs!

  16. the oats look amazing- i haven’t tried the crock pot method yet!

  17. I am adding mine to my smoothie today 🙂

  18. I don’t use them…but should…hmm – muffin mixes? How many servings of oats is that? 1 or 2?

    • The entire recipe above makes 6 cups and usually Keith and I will get about 6-8 servings from a batch. Pictured above is about 1 cup ot cooked oatmeal.

  19. ok so i’ve only used flax in strawberry muffins one time, and they were delish! i should really bust them out again, lol. YUM bloob oats, i want some!! hook it up! happy tuesday to you 🙂

  20. i haven’t tried it yet, but Tasha (the clean eating mama) puts them in her smoothies, which i want to try soon!

  21. I don’t eat flax often, but when I do it’s usually blended in smoothies! 🙂

    Glad you had a great morning run!

  22. I take a flaxseed oil supplement every day.

  23. definitely in oatmeal or on top of greek yogurt! love the nuttiness it adds 🙂

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  24. that is a great way to start the day! can’t help but feel good when you have a great workout and a great bfast! love flax sprinkled on salad!

  25. I like to add flaxseeds to baked goods on the rare occasions that I bake!

  26. What a great Tuesday run! That chicken looks so good!

  27. I make blueberry oats all the time, love them with some almond butter and flax seeds on top!

  28. Those oats look amazing!!

    I think cookies is my favorite thing to add flax to…love it!

  29. I use flax oil for my pancake syrup or I use ground flax in my salads 😀 Also as salad dressing!

    I’m going to try that marinade. Garlic is always something I forget at the store.

  30. I love flaxseeds in baked everything, but I always forget about it. I’ll be all gung-ho about it for a month or so and then completely forget it exists. Thanks for the reminder though. I’m making banana bread tomorrow and there is flax seed in the fridge!

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