Pumpkin Oats & Leftover Pizza

Yeah I know…not the most original title. What can I say…the creative juices aren’t quite flowin’ like they usually do this evening. ;)

When it comes to my weekday lunches, most of the time I already have an idea of what I’m bringing the night before, so I go ahead and get things all packed and ready to go. Last night, however, I could not, for the life of me, decide what I wanted.

So when this morning rolled around, and I had to try to figure out what in the world I was in the mood for, the only thing I could think of was…

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Pumpkin Oats! Good ANY time of day! :-P

I thought about just eating them cold, since they had already been “soaking” for about 5 hours, but the little chill in the air today called for some warmth at lunch time. ;) You’re looking at these pre-micro, but I promise…they looked the same after!

In the messy bowl:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • Raisins
  • Cinnamon & Pumpkin Pie spice
  • 1/2 crumbled piece of Honey Raisin Pumpkin Banana Bread
  • On the side – 1/4 cup reduced-fat granola

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Ok, ok…we all know by now that they don’t look pretty; but they’re just so darn tasty! Before starting up the blog, I actually used to eat oats for lunch quite frequently. They’re quick, easy to prepare and pack, and always totally delicious.

Later in the afternoon, before heading to BodyPump, I snacked on some veggies & the best honey crisp apple I’ve had all season!

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Sometimes I forget just how good they are during apple-picking season. What a difference…YUMMM! :-P

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Workout

BodyPump today was awesome. I upped my weights on the squat track and the shoulder track…my body pretty much feels like jell-o. :shock: But perhaps even more exciting than that: I was able to do some run/walk intervals today for 20 minutes! I alternated 2 minutes each of walking @ 4.5mph & running @ a slow but steady 6.0mph. It felt pretty good, so I was beyond thrilled and already “pumped” by the time “Pump” started. ;)

Dinner

Thank youuuuuuu leftovers!! :mrgreen:

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Since I already have a lot on my plate this evening (no pun intended ;) ), I planned ahead of time on having the rest of my leftover pizza from Monday’s dinner.

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After a quick minute in the micro, followed by a little extra heating in a skillet on top of the stove, these babies were ready to go. And ohhhh were they amazing.

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I think I need this pizza in my life at least once a week. ;)

The rest of the night is going to be spent baking some banana muffins for the hubby, doing a little packing, and hopefully at least 15 minutes of NOTHING on the couch. Keeping my fingers crossed!

**Have you checked out Rebecca’s Blog Bake & Make Sale yet??? I have some delicious cookies up for bidding…and it’s all for a really great cause! Are they going to head YOUR way?? ;)

Question for the Night:

How long do you keep leftovers around before you toss ‘em?

Comments

  1. briana says

    A quick question, do you sweeten your oats with anything?? I checked out the bake sale and lost my cupcakes im sad! :)

  2. says

    I think those oats look delish! I hate it when things don’t look as good as they taste, but with those ingredients you listed, I don’t doubt the awesomeness of that bowl! =)

  3. Laura says

    Hi Courtney! It’s Laura from Troy the RPI grad student…(I’ve commented before). I have some big news for us Troy residents. Did you know they opened up a Co-op in downtown! I’m so excited!

  4. says

    i usually only like leftovers the day after… maybe sometimes one day after that if it’s a soup or something – i’m funny about meat leftovers tho, those are definitely day after or freezer time!

  5. says

    Oh man, that pizza…I die! (I hate that phrase, but nothing else adequately conveys how amazing that looks right now!!!)

    I usually wind up with a lot of leftovers, seeing as I’m only cooking for one most days. I try to use them as a meal within the next 2-3 days though…I like to use up what I can before starting on another big meal that I know I’ll have leftovers of…otherwise it gets kind of overwhelming.

  6. says

    I love pumpkin oats and one sad thing is I have yet to get to the grocery store to pick some up.

    Leftover pizza is amazing in every way possible. I keep leftovers for awhile. I love leftovers and I hate wasting food.

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