My First WIAW Post

13 Feb

Thank you Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this great What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) link up!


The breakfast that I am about to share with you is one of my absolute favorite recipes. Growing up, I always enjoyed a bowl of Quaker Oatmeal whether it was in the morning or for an afternoon or nighttime snack.

Did you eat Instant Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar flavor too?



Although Dinosaur Eggs oatmeal was great, in my teen years, I began adding in toppings of my own to Quaker’s Old Fashioned Oats, the best foundation for so much. Through trial and error, I found what I did and did not like.  The recipe below is what I’ve been making every day that I can!

At night, I add  a 1/2 cup of Old Fashioned Oats, 1 cup of 1% milk, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 packet of Truvia, and 1/4 of a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to a medium sized bowl. I mix these ingredients together and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.

After taking the oatmeal out of the microwave, I mix in 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds, cover, and put into the refrigerator. Chia seeds take on a thicker, gelatinous texture when mixed with liquid. This is something I have acquired a taste for and quite enjoy!


In the morning, I add in about a cup of frozen wild blueberries and then, a little bit of a lot:  flax and pumpkin seeds, raisins, and mini chocolate chips. I top with a couple spoonfuls of Chobani Non-Fat Plain Greek yogurt. Enjoy cold or warm! I like to add a little bit more Truvia and cinnamon in the morning. If you try this recipe, play around with amounts to see what you like best!


My mom and I go through blueberries like it’s our job!

When mixed together:




This oatmeal is a good source of healthy fats (from the seeds), complex carbohydrates (from the oatmeal and blueberries), and protein (from the 1% milk and Greek yogurt). It holds me over, and I always feel like I’m eating a big ol’ desert rather than something ridiculously healthy!



Sandwich: Ozery Bakery Inc. One Bun Multi Grain Whole Grain bun with Chunk light tuna mixed with Chobani non-fat Greek yogurt and Cedar’s Garden Vegetable Hummus, mozzarella cheese, avocado, spring mix lettuce, and tomato

On the side: Spring mix lettuce, carrots, Organic Everyday Value no salt added 365 Black Beans, and some fresh strawberries



100% pure pumpkin mixed with Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt. Toppings include a crumbled VitaCake, pumpkin and flax seeds, and raisins.



A Wild Alaskan caught salmon burger with Annie’s Organic BBQ sauce on top.

The side includes a sweet potato with Chobani Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt and a spring mix salad with Organic Everyday Value no salt added 365 Black Beans, avocado, and tomato!

Today, I think I consumed a little bit too much fish and will be adding soy or other sources of protein for future days I make meatless meals!

I hope everyone is having a great day filled with good eats! 🙂

16 Responses to “My First WIAW Post”

  1. pickyrunner February 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Hhaha dinosaur eggs. I never had those but I’ve heard of them before. I don’t even know what’s in them! I have vitacakes sitting in my freezer that have never been eaten but I need to try them some day.

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

      Hahah when you first open the packet and pour into a bowl, you’ll see sugar eggs mixed in with the oatmeal. When you cook the oatmeal, the eggs “hatch” aka melt into little sugar coated dinosaurs. VitaCakes are an awesome snack. I have one almost everyday with soy nut butter…they would go great with PB too!

  2. quartercenturysouthernliving February 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Will you come make my meals for me!? Just kidding. Kind of. But seriously, this all looks great 🙂

  3. Kaitlin February 14, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Congrats on your first post!

  4. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen February 14, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I really want to try chia seeds. I’ve heard so many great things about them and they are so healthy too. They would go great with my oats. I actually never liked oatmeal all that much as a kid but I have since learned to love them! 🙂

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

      A few weeks ago, I tried them for the first time. Since then, I’ve tried them in oatmeal and yogurt. I would like to do some experimenting with them in smoothies! Let me know if you try them! I use Bob’s Red Mill Chia seeds. I love oatmeal too!

  5. Emily February 14, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Wow I forgot all about Dinosaur Eggs!!! Haha I love salads with black beans & avocado too. I usually add a little lime juice too, so easy.

    Out of curiosity (because I’m nosy!), are you doing meatless meals for a specific reason or just to switch it up?! I’m a vegetarian, so either way I’m a fan 🙂

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      Haha…they’re a throwback for sure! Lime juice is a great idea for salads! Thanks! Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of tofu and other soy products, and fish. I find that when I’m making a meal, I’ll go for that rather than chicken, lean turkey, or beef. I still do have a turkey sandwich for lunch or chicken for dinner every now and then. I really enjoy vegetarian meals!

  6. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and February 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I always WANTED to like dinosaur eggs (because I LOVE dinosaurs) but never really did. I dont think I even liked oatmeal until adulthood, now I’m pretty obsessed. Yours sounds great, except for the blueberries. Blech! A blueberries place is in a muffin or pancakes 😀

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

      Haha! Hey, we could make a dinosaur egg version of our own? I’m pretty obsessed with oatmeal too! I enjoy blueberries in muffins and pancakes too!

  7. practicinggrace February 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Yayy first WIAW. That breakfast looks so good, that kind of hodgepodge concoction is my favorite in the morning or for a snack. Bon appetit!

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

      Thanks Grace! Hodgepodge concoctions sure do make the best breakfasts and snacks! I love experimenting!

  8. jessiebear February 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    welcome to WIAW! haha I totally forgot those dinosaur egg oatmeals existed!

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

      Thank you, Jessie! Haha! Bringing back the Dinosaur egg oatmeal days! I only have to wonder what kinds they have for kids now- definitely nothing as cool as this!

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