Long time no blog.. I know! I’ve been kind of overwhelmed. Although, that seems to have been my favorite phrase over the past year or so. I’m always apologizing to friends when I don’t return texts or emails for days. It’s weird when your on the road, it’s like a time warp. Days can go by and you don’t really notice. I kind of ignore my phone. I guess I figure I can’t be of much use to anyone since I’m not in town, but here’s the kicker, if I don’t respond to someone, it goes on this never ending list in my head, and I’ll think of that thing I’m “supposed” to do every single day, at least once. I guess that’s called procrastination. Anybody feel me ?
Speaking of procrastination,
I gained seven pounds after I got married and I have procrastinated going on a diet until just a couple of weeks ago. I’m jumping on this whole “clean eating” train. I’ve searched a lot of blogs with recipes and meal plans and I’ve learned a couple of things so far. I’ve tried to make quinoa twice and I’ve pretty much decided it’s just not for me, no matter how wonderful it is. There are not many foods that I don’t like, but I’m pissed at quinoa right now. I added everything under the sun to the enormous bowl of quinoa that I made and it still tasted so bad that I decided to fry it in to a quinoa patty and put ketchup and mayo on it. I don’t think the husband was too thrilled about that dinner, but he’s a sweetie, so he ate some. On the other hand, I did find a recipe for overnight oats that I really like: http://www.ohsheglows.com/2013/11/21/my-go-to-travel-breakfast/ Of course, once I made that recipe, I started looking for ways to doctor it up and found a new recipe which included yogurt. I fixed up my new found version of overnight oats and when I dug my spoon in the next morning I was pretty unhappy. The yogurt kind of ruined the whole thing, but I hate wasting food, so here’s where I got creative.. I decided to scoop those nasty oats on to a greased cookie sheet and make “Overnight Oat Cookies.” I sprinkled some brown sugar on top before baking for 15 minutes and it was like lemons in to lemonade ! I definitely think I will make these cookies again. They are full of good healthy stuff and filling as well (but don’t get me wrong they are not oreos). Here is the recipe:
Rosie’s Overnight Oat Cookies
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk (almond/coconut/2% whatever you like ]
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
Maple syrup to taste
pinch of salt
Put all of your ingredients in to a mason jar, shake and put the lid on tightly
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a cookie sheet
Scoop the oats mixture in to a small bowl and mash together until bananas are mushy
scoop tablesoon sized drops on to cookie sheet
sprinkle with brown sugar
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown
Let stand for 5 minutes
You can add all kinds of stuff to your oats before refrigerating.
Here are a few ideas:
ps. I’ve lost four lbs so far by eating clean and I feel pretty good :) Time to eat cookies !