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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! 🙂


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.


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,


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) ?


    1. Hey Lori! 🙂 I would definitely recommend you check out 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 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 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!


  3. I miss your What Kat Ate’s. Glad to see one in my bloglovin reader this morning! 🙂

    Oatmeal is such a great way to start off the day. Plus with candy, and it’s healthy? Yum.

    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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