Happy Wednesday! How’s the week treating you guys? I’m definitely dragging. Midterm season is officially upon us. Yayyy. Thanks to Jenn for the food party!


This morning I got in a quick treadmill run. The good news? My feet are still cooperating. I guess this ‘no processed food’ business really is doing something? The true test will come when I start half training soon!

Breakfast was leftover banana egg white oats with yogurt stirred in.


I apologize that everything I eat is in a cup. I then topped it with some berry compote.


Plus a little crockpot oatmeal-but more on that in a minute! 

Lunch was eaten outside in the beautiful weather-although I think we’re getting rain soon!


Brussels sprouts tossed in balsamic dressing plus a turkey burger.

And this:


I definitely thought this was a blood orange, so I packed it in my lunch. Upon further inspection, it was clear something was up. It was a Meyer lemon! Meyer lemons are a cross between oranges and lemons, and I was convinced to try it anyways.

Yeah, it’s still just like eating a lemon. 

So, yesterday, we made applesauce in my roommate’s crockpot. Since it was out, last night she put in the mixings for baked oatmeal, which I HAD to try this morning, as it smelled amazing. When I returned from class, she was fiddling with it a little more. She added all kinds of things-banana, raisins, cinnamon, dates, egg, pumpkin.


After cooking all day, the texture was more like a sticky pudding-very soft.


Then, we tried to make a quick bread type of deal out of it by adding more egg and coconut flour, and cooking further.


It baked a little on top, but it was just too wet for bread. The texture because a thick, stick to your rips custard type of deal. Definitely good, but not really resembling oatmeal or quick bread! But still a great snack on a cold (ish) afternoon!

Dinner was at the dining hall. After talking about fats on here yesterday, and talking this morning about how fish oil is the ideal type of fat, I was pretty excited to see fish at the dining hall that didn’t appear to go off my project!

Plus, I was ready to load up on veggies!


Tilapia, a simple spinach salad, cabbage salad, mushrooms, and some type of potato dish.


And a baby plate of cilantro rice, more potatoes, and green beans.

Plus a little bit of applesauce.


It was a good day of food! But not going to lie, there are only so many ways you can do oatmeal, bananas, and yogurt. I’m getting so tired of them! I think I’m going to try to go to the dining hall for eggs tomorrow, but still not the most exciting option!

Any good ideas for breakfast that have no sugar and are easy? (As in dorm friendly…)


9 comments on “WIAW-Oatmeal, Oatmeal, and More Oatmeal

  1. Ryoma Sakamoto

    I’m sorry to have kept silent for such a long time.
    It was a busy day in the activities of volunteer and photographer.
    It is the job of shooting tomorrow.
    I will introduce Awa dance typical of Japan “beautiful dancers”.
    Arigatou always!

  2. Christine

    Mhmm everything looks delish! It’s midterm season for me too and I’m not looking forward to exams. Ugh. You’re on the quarter system as well, right? 🙂

    1. Aurora


  3. Bree

    Personally I will never stray from my love of plain Greek yogurt with some honey or agave for sweetener and organic granola (you could make your own!) or else nut butter on top of a slice of Ezekiel bread heated up by a hair dryer…you did say dorm friendly right? Haha, it works though.

    1. Aurora

      Haha hair dryer-I love it!

  4. smilemilegirl

    I wish I had more ideas. That oatmeal sounds really good- even after all the experimenting!!
    I can’t believe you ate the orange/lemon.. I could never ever eat a lemon. My sister loves them though and would probably eat them by themselves.

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