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What Kat Ate #20

Hey my Spectacular Morning Rays of Sunshine! ❤

I’m back for another What Kat Ate — #20!

Thanks to Jenn for hosting this awesome party! 🙂

BREAKFAST: 6:00am


Reese’s PB Cup Oatmeal: Oats, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Cinnamon (optional), and Vanilla extract, cooked with either milk of choice or water and topped with a big dollop of Peanut Butter to melt on top. (I have seriously had this every morning for a long time…. Heheh.)

SNACK: 10:00am


A batch of my Reese’s PB Cup treat and a baked spiced apple, alongside a glass of unpictured soymilk.

LUNCH: 2:00pm


A bowl of lentil soup with black beans and spinach, alongside a bowl of French style green beans (topped with smart balance lite buttery spread) and a sliced orange.

DINNER: 6:00pm


Whole wheat pasta with a mixture of beans (I cooked a bag of 15-bean soup beans in my crock pot and love to eat them just like that), a steamed broccoli and cauliflower, topped (or pretty much drenched) with lots of chunky vegetable spaghetti sauce.

SNACK: 8-9:00-ish

If I’m hungry (or had a really intense workout that day), I’ll have a snack in the evening, i.e., a frozen banana topped with cinnamon alongside a glass of soymilk. (Unpictured.)

My meals really vary depending on the day. My last one is an example of a 5-6 meals a day, while this one is a 4-5 meals a day. It really just depends on my schedule that day and where everything fits. It might also change this next semester since I’ll have different classes at different times and places.

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Green Smoothie Challenge

Btw, Katherine is holding another 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge – 2013 Spring Cleaning Edition. 

What do you do? Just add one green smoothie to your daily eats each day for a week! 🙂

I think this will be fun and a great way to start off my next semester of classes — in a vibrant, energizing green way. Since my classes are starting back up this next week I won’t be able to post about my smoothie every day, but I hope you’ll join me in a little green party action. 🙂

With lots of hugs,

Kathleen

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14 thoughts on “What Kat Ate #20

    1. Hey Paige! I agree — random veggies + spaghetti sauce + whole grain pasta is the best! It’s hard to believe that it’s so easy to put together. 😀

  1. Hi Kat! I’ve just discovered your blog last week and haven’t stopped clicking since! Random question: Can you recommend any online sources or books, for a beginner trying to learn the basics of nutrition and exercise (aside from your wonderful blog of course) ?

    Thanks!

    1. Hey Lori! 🙂 I would definitely recommend you check out http://www.healthcastle.com/. It’s run by RD’s and has a lot of information to help you learn the basics. 🙂 Another source I can recommend is Nutrition by Natalie’s videos on YouTube. She’s a RD with a holistic view of diet, health, and wellness. WebMD http://www.webmd.com/ is another place you can have fun looking around. Fitness — I’ve always loved Jillian Michaels — she’s where I started out. Most of what I’ve learned is from a variety of sources, but http://exercise.about.com/ seems to be a reliable source for proper form, benefits, advice, etc. 🙂 These are just a couple of the resources out there that came to my mind when I read your question. I tried thinking of ones that are free and I find pretty reliable.

      If you have any other questions just let me know! 🙂

  2. I absolutely love eating oatmeal with cocoa powder–not only is it delicious, but it also provides an antioxidant boost as well. That baked spiced apple recipe looks fantastic; I will have to try it out sometime. Your lentil soup sounds delicious as well; it is a great dish to eat when it is cold outside–or anytime, really…I am definitely considering joining the 7-day green smoothie challenge, especially since it is starting to warm up here, weather-wise. Plus, maybe it would inspire me to create some more green smoothie recipes. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

    1. Thanks, Kendra. 🙂 I’m excited for the green smoothie challenge too — I wasn’t able to participate last time, but this time I’m all settles into college life and want to pull out my little single-serving blender. 😉 I hope you had a wonderful Wednesday too!

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    1. Awwwhhh, I’m glad you like them, Madison! Ireallyenjoy doing them too. 🙂 I agree — a candy inspired breakfast that is good for you is always a yummy start to the day!

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