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What Kat Ate #5!

Hey my Beautiful Blueberry Honeysuckles! 😀

Thanks for all of your comments on my Homemade Sun Butter. I’m so glad that so many of you are addicted to nut/seed butter as much as I am. He-he (*evil laugh*). jk!

Here’s another What Kat Ate! I love how Jen is making this a veggie-filled month of February!


Protein oats (with soy nuts) with cocoa powder and cinnamon (so, pretty much my homemade protein powder, but not in crushed form) and a low sodium V8 on the side.


Morningstar Grillers Chick’n with a flatout with my homemade sun butter and apricot preserves alongside a green smoothie (forgot the precise ingredients, but it had a non-dairy milk of some type with lots of kale, either a banana or an apple, and a few other ingredients).


Yep. Another Peanut Butter Banana (but this time with a sliced Kiwi).


A Veggie Delight from Subway (I had the 9 grain wheat with tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, olives, red onion, and bell peppers) with dark chocolate chips and almonds (unpictured) on the side for dessert. 😀


Both Sarah and Julianna (along with many other lovely individuals) tagged me with the 11 Questions.

Here are the survey “rules”:

#1: You must post these rules.
#2: Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
#3: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

  1. Are you a shoe or purse person (you have to pick one)? SHOE! I can get tired of purses easily, as while I’m shopping they get in the way. I still love purses and they are really cute, but I would probably use a cute pair of shoes more than a purse.
  2. What is your favorite book?
  3. What’s your favorite quote from a movie? Hmmm, I love Star Wars “Luke, I am your father;” How To Train A Dragon “Thank you for nothing/you useless reptile;” Scar’s first scene in The Lion King: “Life’s not fair, is it!? …”; “What is he doing? He’s expressing himself…” from The Seeker; the “Mrs. Darcy” scene at the end of the Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice; and, ooopps! He-he, I guess that’s more than one. 😉
  4. Do you think you can dance? Ha-ha, yep! 😉 I like to do ballroom. Not that I’ve taken lessons, but I always love learning whatever I can from my friends who take ballroom. I also really like line-dancing.
  5. Have you ever had a penpal? Yes I have! Well, she was more of an email-penpal, but I still keep up with her. 🙂
  6. Would you rather text or call? I usually just text since I have unlimited text, but I think calling is better when I can. If I had to put them in categories of good/better/or best, I’d say: text is good, calling is better, and in person is best.
  7. Which place in the world would you like to visit the most, and why? Egypt: because Cleopatra was such a strong woman (first Ptolemy ruler to actually learn the Egyptian language – and I do NOT believe she killed herself; Octavius must have had her killed. Why on earth would she leave her children unguarded??!!) and I have always loved learning about the ancient Egyptian culture.
  8. What were your career ambitions at age 9? To be a ballerina. Ha-ha, that did not happen.
  9. Who’s your favorite Spice Girl? I don’t even know WHO the Spice Girls are. Nutmeg is one of my favorite spices though. 🙂
  10. Dream kitchen or dream master suite? Dream Kitchen of course! 😉
  11. What’s your favorite salad ingredient? I really like chickpeas on my salads.

Questions to Answer:

  1. What is your biggest goal/dream right now?
  2. What is your favorite color?
  3. What’s your favorite kind of music?
  4. Do you have any fears or phobias?
  5. Do you like getting manicures?
  6. Favorite meal of the day?
  7. Would you ever wear bright pink toe-socks? 😉
  8. What’s your favorite color?
  9. What has been the best moment in your life so far?
  10. Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
  11. What time do you go to bed?

Bloggers I Tag with the questions:

  1. Mellie @ Eat Read Move  
  2. Danielle @ Sweetness Plus
  3. Sami @ Freckled Foodie
  4. Mary @ Fervent Foodie
  5. Whitney @ Vegan Sunshine
  6. Emily @ As Dreams Become Reality
  7. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
  8. Carlyn @ Not The Normal Teenage Fare
  9. Kayla @ Little Miss Healthify
  10. Mallory @ Have Your Cake
  11. Katie @ Chocolate Covered Katie


Would you wear bright pink toe-socks? I might if I was convinced to….

What are some of your favorite ways to add extra fruits and vegetables to your daily eats? I love to blend up greens in a smoothie, pill them up on sandwiches, sneak them into muffins,

Favorite food eaten today? Fave food pictured above? I’ve been loving my homemade sun butter – the jar is almost OIAJ worthy. Though, I also finished a jar of peanut butter yesterday and didn’t make it an OIAJ, so I guess it depends on my mood.


Balance With Self · Goodies · Health And Nutrition · My Life

Some Things Can Be Deceiving.

Hey My Fruit Loops!

Thank you for all of your comments on my last post — my Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal. I love it SOOOOO much and haven’t wanted anything else besides that for the past couple of weeks for breakfast. When I wake up, that is what I want. At least I am listening to my body. I’m thinking that waffles may be in my near future, but they will have to be for a morning where I have the time to make them. I have been so busy with school starting again — I just don’t have the time in the morning. And with my early morning youth religion class starting this Monday, I really need to get to bed earlier. That part hasn’t really happened much, but I’m adapting my body right now to waking up earlier. I’m doing 6am this week, and next week, HELLO 5 o’clock). I have considered waking up at 4 am so I can be REALLY awake for my class, but I don’t know. I’ll have to see what my body says.

Here are a couple of things I’ve learned over the past few weeks.

Little sisters grow up just as fast as you do.

My sister and I got ready for her first dance! This one was one of the dances our church holds. She asked me to curl her hair for this special occasion, so I used my flat iron and that did the trick! She really enjoyed the dance and so did I. 🙂

Elizabeth had so much fun at her birthday party. We played games, had pizza, cake, and ice cream, and just had a blast. 🙂 And yes, I had regular pizza (though the one I got was a Kashi) and ice cream — I’m more of an ice cream person than cake. Cake just didn’t sound good, but the ice cream did. So I had some. The flavor I picked was Banana Nut. With all of the Bananas with Nut Buttah I eat, no one was surprised. 😉 And I’m sure none of you are either.

Oh, and gifts. What was on of her favorite gifts?

Fruity Pebbles.

Haha, some things never change. 🙂

Frozen Fruit is AMAZING in the summer.

Especially since it is hot outside and these keep me nice and cool. A Frozen Strawberry Banana Bowl topped with my Vanilla Spice Almond Buttah. Frozen Bananas and Frozen Strawberries are some of my favorites!!! 😀

Some things can be deceiving.

Let’s take this watermelon as an example.

What it is? Is it even a watermelon at all?

Well, it makes for nice ears! 🙂

Hehe, I must have had a growth spurt. 😉

Cantaloupes are more closely related to squashes than watermelons!

This is a volunteer cantaloupe plant that grew in our backyard. Look at how cute he is!

He looks more like a squash than a waterMELON to me!

And that has been a couple of the things I’ve learned throughout the past weeks. This week has been a lot of fun, too. Some of the places we went to included the Zoo (where I made the special effort to see ALL of the kitties there :)), the Witte Museum (and saw the Amazonian Exhibit, though my favorite part was the HEB Treehouse), Subway (so good!), and the Food Bank. I just got home from the Food Bank this afternoon and let me say I’m tired! It was pretty hot in the warehouse and the heat just sucked out all of my energy. But nevertheless, I really enjoy doing service, so this was such a great opportunity to do just that.

What’s your favorite frozen fruit? For me, it’s frozen bananas, strawberries, and grapes!

How do you usually cut your cantaloupes/melons? I usually just do it horizontally, but this once I did it vertically and what a surprise I received! 🙂

How early do you wake up in the morning? This summer I have been waking up at 7 am (I found I couldn’t sleep in past 7 or 8 — I would just toss and turn trying to go back to sleep, but knowing I wouldn’t fall back asleep — I just can’t stand doing that, so I just get up) this summer, and that has really messed up my body’s clock, which had been used to 5 o’clock the whole school year. But now, I’m getting my body back on schedule, and it’s feeling good!