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Sinful Nutrition - Where every veggie has a dark side

Monday Meals: Bananas Foster Oatmeal

 

 

 

Monday Meals

‘Ello lovahs! How was ze weekend? Mine was pretty laid back spent enjoying some quality time with my bro. Since he travels so much for work, I haven’t seen him since last Christmas so it is always a treat when he comes home. Plus I never know the next time I’ll see him so I try to spend as much time with him as possible.

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As part of one of my goals for this year, I wanted to get back into walking more. So I did just that on Saturday.Even if that means in -3 degree weather.

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Despite my nose running like the white rapids and the inability to feel my legs for a good 20 minutes after I got back, I’d say it was a good hour walk. Fueled by my frenemy, Jillian Michael’s podcast. Hearing her talk about supplements and farting Santa outhouses just made the time fly by.

What wasn’t so good is the fact that I left a case of seltzer water in the front seat of my car from New Years. It looked like an episode of CSI took place in my ‘rolla, except in the form of ice instead of blood. All I have to say is thank god it was just water. Just a friendly reminder that I need to stop being lazy. I know have a towel to take the waters place on my front seat. Here’s hoping that doesn’t spontaneously combust.

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On Sunday afternoon, I did my grocery shopping which let me tell you was probably the worst time to go. 2 PM on a Sunday, you would think the next apocalypse was on it’s way at any minute. People need their rotisserie chicken and deli meats just in case the world goes down. But you know what made it all worthwhile…

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Yes. After about a year of looking, I finally landed my foodie little paws on a kabocha squash. Sure, I could have settled on a buttercup squash 5 autumns ago, but all this hooplah about the kabocha (which is pronounced ka-boke-ah) all over the bloggernet wouldn’t allow it. I can wait to roast this baby up and smother it in peanut butter.

Okay, so blame the cold weather but I know I post a lot about oats. And for good reason I might add. Healthy. Filling. Tasty. Versatile. I could go on forever, baby. Point is, my brain revolves around ways to make it more awesome. #oatsome. #awesomeal. #oatmygosh. #thesearetrademarkedgetyourownhiphashtags.

You’ve seen Almond Joy Oats

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and Fluffernutter Oats

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Even Spicy Black Bean Oats

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And now. This.

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Bananas freakin’ foster oats. Seriously. Can life can any better? Yes. If I woke up to a hunky firefighter whippin’ up some bananas foster oatmeal for me than I guess life COULD get better.

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Creamy. Sweet. And mine. ALLLL mine. But here’s what you do to make your own

banana-riffic batch of heaven.

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Fosters. Australian for beer..(unless you add bananas. Then it’s dessert. Or breakfast in my case.)

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And there you have it. Another addition to the oatmeal arsenal in the form of dessert inspired dishes. Okay, I’m getting too alliteration happy. That’s my sign to skidattle. D’oh!

G’day, mate!

Have you ever had bananas foster?

How about kabocha squash?

Category: Fitness, Life, Recipes, Vegan
  • Katie says:

    Bahaha, send the hunky firefighter’s friend over to my house please! I have one friend who is crazy enough to bundle up and walk with me on Saturday, it felt good. We do 2 laps of a park in our small town and it always feels so good to be done!

    January 6, 2014 at 10:49 am
    • Emily Cooper says:

      You’ll be the first one I call when I meet my fireman!

      Could you even feel your face after that?! Your temps get cold even for me!

      January 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm
      • Katie says:

        Sadly, it doesn’t feel much colder than normal. Thankfully the sun has been out, so its not too depressing.

        January 7, 2014 at 2:02 pm
  • Karey @ Nutty About Health says:

    So happy that you have finally found a kabocha squash!! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it & see how you do it up. I’ve been eating it like crazy since I roasted a big one up last night. Just be warned – too much of it at once can cause a bit of… um, shall we say, gassiness? Only downfall of it (besides sometimes being hard to find).
    Your oats look delicious!

    January 6, 2014 at 9:18 pm
    • Emily Cooper says:

      Thanks! Haha I think my body might be used to it. I’ve had many a bloat babies after eating half a head of cabbage in a day. I guess I should have stocked up while I saw it!

      January 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm
  • Tiffany says:

    OMG I just had to resist licking my computer screen right now! That looks amaze balls and healthy! I know what this girl is having for breakfast tomorrow, and I’m going to have to take a look at that Bowl Full of Joy recipe too. thanks for sharing!

    January 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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