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Drop A Few Hints

by Courtney on October 2, 2012

I am so not into vegetables today.

I don’t know what it is but I am juuuust not feelin’ em.

One thing I am feelin’ though? Oats in a jar. Big time.


Heyyy, did you notice my little Halloween guys back there? I put up the rest of our Halloween decorations last night and these cuties are definitely my favorite.


But really, I love all Halloween decorations.


Ohh, the things I would do if I actually had a mantle over a fireplace to decorate (damn you, Pinterest). Someday.

But back to the oats…I totally forgot that I had another empty PB jar to use (this one was actually ours, not from a friend) at breakfast, so I decided to use it for lunch.


I made up some of my recently-favorite Pumpkin Custard Oats and I don’t know WHAT happened, but this batch ended up wayyyy more voluminous than usual. I never fill up to the brim of an empty PB jar?!


Hey…I’m not complaining in the slightest. Winking smile

I topped off my OIAJ with some Love Grown Foods granola which, actually, brings me to a couple quick things…

First, I’m still waiting for one more winner to come forward from my Love Grown Foods granola giveaway. Make sure it isn’t you!

SECOND…I’m going to be a bit of a tease right now. Sorry…

I just found out yesterday that Love Grown is getting ready to launch a brand new product in the next couple of months. You GUYS…it sounds so awesome. And I wish I could share it with you now, BUT, Maddy did say that I could drop a few hints about the New Love Product for ya, sooo…

  • It is PACKED-FULL of nutritional benefits!
  • It contains NO Sodium!
  • It is perfect for ON-THE-GO

Do I have you intrigued yet?!? Any guesses? Smile


On another note, I’m SO looking forward to heading over to my parents’ house later tonight for dinner. Word on the street is that mom made homemade mac and cheese and I. Am. Pumped!

Hope everyone’s having a great Tuesday!

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1 Maria October 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Trail mix? Of course that seems too obvious?


2 Linz @ Itz Linz October 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Ah! All these teasers about Love Grown!! Can’t wait to find out what it is!! Oatmeal??
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3 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian October 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

hmmmmm….I’m gonna guess granola bars? <3 Love Grown!
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4 Erica { } October 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Gluten free protein bar of some sort?
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5 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Those oats sure do look yummy! :) Hmm..I wonder what it could be? I’m thinking oatmeal?
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6 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction October 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I have been craving lobster mac and cheese for the longest time! And your oats look incredible..yummmm!
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7 kim@hungryhealthygirl October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thanks for reminding me….I have an empty sunbutter jar that needs to be filled to the brim with pumpkin oats. I’m thinking the new product is some kind of cracker or maybe a cookie.
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8 michelle kim October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I’m totally intrigued and looking forward to their new product!
Love the Halloween decorations! Super cute :)
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9 Rachel October 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

OMG I have so many nut jars empty haha it’s driving my Dad crazy lol I think I’ll have OIAJ tomorrow :D
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10 Alysha @Shesontherun October 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I’ll guess blueberry chia :)
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11 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I’m thinking granola bars or cookies – I’m sure they’ll be amazing!
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12 Michelle@Peachy Palate October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Did you make the custard oats and leave them in jar overnight or just let em cool and stir em in?
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13 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I made them this afternoon…and barely let them cool before adding them to the jar :)


14 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Love Grown Granola Bars? That would be pretty awesome if that is in fact what their new product is!

Have you decorated your car for Halloween? I walked past a car on my way to the grocery store the other day that was so decked out it was unREAL. They had a gigantic spider that covered the whole roof of their car, the dashboard was covered in some black fabric, there were skeleton lights strung on the dash…it was insane. I’ve never seen anything like it. Maybe that could make up for your lack of a mantle? Hahaha.
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15 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Hahaha that’s hilarious! But I think I’ll keep my car as it is ;-)


16 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Bars? :)


17 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Homemade mac and cheese?! Yum! Not sure if it’s been as rainy in NY as it has been in PA, but that sounds like the perfect meal for this evening!
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18 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I’m thinking a Love Grown foods BAR?! :)
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19 Kristen @ notsodomesticated October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Yum … enjoy the homemade mac and cheese!! I made homemade chili for dinner, and I can’t WAIT to dig in! It’s perfect for this overcast, somewhat chilly day! :)
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20 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I’m guessing granola bars!
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21 Natalie October 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Everyone is talking about this, and it’s driving me crazy! Ok, here’s my guess…trail mix?
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22 Meghan @ After the Ivy League October 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I’m not always in the mood for veggies either…but I am definitely always in the mood for oats! Yours look delicious!
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23 Annette@FitnessPerks October 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Trail Mix or a good granola bar!
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24 Lauren @The Homeostatic Mindset October 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Mmm, I’ve never had oats in a jar, but I think I need to! :)
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25 Kelsey Y. October 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Wishing I was headed somewhere for dinner…especially with homemade mac and cheese!


26 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom October 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I hope it is a granola bar!!! I just discovered the awesomeness of Love Grown a couple weeks ago but I am HOOKED!!!
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27 Lyric @ cheap budget expensive beauty October 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Im guessing granola bars!!!!!!!
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28 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I’m loving all of your Halloween decorations! I wish I had more storage space so that I could buy more decorations, but most of my extra closet space is devoted to Christmas decor… only a few more months until I can start breaking it out, though!

Ooohh and my guess is granola bars.
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29 Julianna @ Julianna Bananna October 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

i am totally craving oats in a jar now!!
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30 Chelsea @ GlitterAndSweat October 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

is oatmeal in the jar of pb?? MMMmmmmmm mac and cheese sounds so good right now!! Hope you enjoy your dinner at your moms!
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31 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Haha yes, but it was an almost empty jar ;-)


32 Colleen G October 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

What is the recipe for oats in a jar? And why use an empty peanut butter jar-I’m intrigued.


33 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Oh I just use my regular oatmeal recipes (today was the pumpkin oats linked above). The reason for the jar is so you get to soak up the rest of the yummy peanut butter! A little weird, yes. But don’t knock it til ya try it! ;-)


34 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl October 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Sounds like a great dinner! Mac & Cheese is my ultimate comfort food! :)


35 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy October 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Granola bars?
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36 Alicia October 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Your Halloween decorations are so awesome! I agree with wanting a mantel as well! So many things that can be done!
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37 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate October 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I know what it is :)
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38 Emly Teal October 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

The on-the-go element narrows it down a bit, so I’m going with granola bars as well?? I’m in the same boat with the whole vegetable thing today too…there’s always tomorrow!
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39 kayla October 3, 2012 at 3:11 am

I’m going to guess a dried fruit bar?


40 Alyssa October 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

Hi Courtney,

Firstly – I love love love your blog. I have kind of a silly question inspired by the photo of your breakfast haha. I eat the same peanut butter as you (Skippy Natural) because it’s the only Natural Peanut Butter than I can seem to like – but I know the ingredients list includes palm oil and sugar -do you know, is this still better than regular Skippy? The question is kind of just for my benefit / curiosity. hahah. Thank you!


41 Courtney October 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

Hey Alyssa! Thanks so much for reading :)
I’d still consider the Natural Skippy to be better than the regular kinds, which have more additives, including hydrogenated vegetable oils. Palm oil is a saturated fat, and is not found in all natural PB’s (most that don’t have it require mixing), but I’m okay with that.


42 Alyssa October 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thanks so much Courtney :)

Now I feel more informed in my choice ;) hahah.


43 Courtney F October 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

It is time to finish off some Peanut butter, so I can have some OIAJ!!!! That is my mission!
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44 Becka @ simplybecka October 3, 2012 at 11:04 am

My guess is a granola cookie maybe, individual packed for on the go ease. Yum. Love their granola.
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45 Amanda @ Sistas of Strength October 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

Eating oats in a jar as I read your post…. :)

Have this post-workout (includes a scoop of protein) and enjoying it more than any human should probably enjoy food. haha
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46 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets October 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Oohhh! I think it’s an oat bar! Can’t wait to hear about it, you tease! ;)
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47 Bek @ Crave October 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Tell them to come over to Australia!
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