Nourish What Counts Giveaway

Happy Tuesday! Let’s back up to yesterday…

I had an evening shift at work so I ate dinner before. I made a massive egg scramble and roasted veggies. My afternoon snack was a piece of toast with PB so I opted out of bread in this meal. It’s a miracle.IMG_5801

I also baked some pumpkin protein bars that were inspired by Jamie Eason’s recipe. I don’t think I’ve ever followed a recipe now that I think about it…IMG_5807

Ben actually liked them! (In hindsight I’m not too happy about this because I wanted them all for myself.)pumpkin protein bars

When I got home from work I had some yogurt and cereal. We have ice cream in the freezer and I had this –> today is full of miracles!IMG_5805

Then, I stayed up too late watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion. I can’t get enough of that train wreck. And why is everyone so freakin’ mean to each other?!

This morning I caught up on emails while nursing my drink…IMG_5812 (533x800) (533x800)

And 5.75 miles later I had more eggs. IMG_5816 (800x533) (800x533)

I’m sure I’ll turn into an egg soon. I just hope it’s a Cadbury Crème egg Winking smile

I forgot to draw a winner for the Orville Snack Pack! (Check out the comments for a ton of great snack ideas!!)

The winner is: Jessica: jessicaterry2@ email

You still have time to enter the Vega contest here.

February is National Heart Month and Quaker Oats has offered to donate $500 to my local American Heart Association if we get 100 comments on this post. Quaker_NWC_Logo_4cp_Med

The partnership between Quaker and the American Heart Association is to educate women on how to Nourish What Counts. We’re busy, but you can do something good for your heart in just five minutes a day. For ideas check out the Nourish What Counts page on their site.


And FIVE of you will win a box of Quaker’s new Heart Healthy cereal just for commenting!

How do you nourish what counts? Does heart shape cereal taste better than O’s? Do you wear red on Valentine’s Day?

Contest ends tomorrow 2/8 at 8am PST. Open to residents of US and Canada.Quaker is providing me with a $250 donation to my local American Heart Association chapter; my opinions are entirely my own.


  1. Danielle J says

    I make sure to get enough sleep! Heart shaped cereal tastes infinitely better 😉 Will not be rockin’ red on V Day.

  2. says

    Sleep is so important! If I don’t sleep enough I can’t nourish my body properly.

    On V-Day I usually wear something pink because I don’t own anything red.

  3. Julie says

    The pumpkin bars look amazing. Is there a recipe that I can have for those?

    I have never had heart shaped cereal, but I think it would taste better. :-)

  4. says

    I’ve made those bars! I really liked them. My husband claimed he did not, but then managed to eat all but two. :)

    I wear red or pink on Valentine’s Day!

    And Cadbury Creme Eggs are my favorite Easter candy, so I wouldn’t mind turning into one, either.

  5. Autumn Rae says

    I don’t wear red on Valentine’s Day….I actually go to great lengths to make sure I am not. Yes, I am a party pooper.

  6. Amanda says

    Man, what a miracle filled day for you! I consider it a success when I forget about the ice cream in the freezer….hey I have ice cream in the freezer….

  7. Elizabeth says

    I wear red when I can, with my hair and eye color red is not the most flattering on me, but I will wear it for a cause!

  8. Amy says

    I love oats! I could probably eat them every meal if my stupid gestationally diabetic body would allow me. It won’t. Boo. And I’d totally go for Os over hearts. :)

  9. says

    I nourish what counts by being sure to put these things first. Like my relationship with my husband, some days it is more difficult to be purposefully vulnerable and transparent and kind, but that doesn’t give me any excuse, so i need to make every effort to nourish even if that day he doesn’t.

  10. Kaelin says

    To nourish my heart and body, I eat oatmeal for breakfast and drink lots of water all day. And get to bed early every night for much needed sleep!

  11. Stephanie says

    Anything tastes better when its in a fun shape! For example, at Christmas, my boyfriend made my eggs in a basket with a Christmas tree cookie cutter. It was awesome. Hopefully I’ll get some valentines eggs in a basket with the heart cookie cutter :-)

  12. says

    Sleep, H2O, and vitamins…also some regular cardio thrown in here and there. I would say, especially strung on a string around your neck so you look festive for V Day and you have a snack in proximity at at all times. and sometimes.

  13. Diana S. says

    I try to eat clean and drink plenty of water. Yes, heart shaped cereal definitely tastes better!!! Not a fan of red, but might do hot pink nails for V-Day.

  14. Allison says

    My kids actually like those protein bars, which really says something. The heart shaped cereal would be awesome for valentines day.

  15. says

    Well obviously heart-shaped cereal is the best! :) I’ll probably wear either red of pink on Valentine’s Day. Since I’m on the company culture committee and we’ll be decorating for V-Day I might as well get into the full spirit of it!

  16. Caitlin Fernandes says

    I have NO idea what I’ll be wearing on Valentines Day, but I bet I’ll be eating oatmeal for breakfast. 😉

  17. says

    I kind of want to go find that cereal just to eat it with the hubby on V-Day.

    Also, I totally stayed up late watching the RHOBH Reunion Part 2. What I don’t understand is that they all act like they like each other on the show and then hate each other on the reunion (Adrienne, I’m talking to you. Although I do like your purple-y/blue dress sleeve ensemble.)

  18. marie says

    OF COURSE heart shaped cereal tastes better than plain ole’ o’s!!!


    I nourish what counts by sharing heart-healthy meals, like oatmeal topped with walnuts, with my sweetie.

  19. Katie M. says

    I don’t purposely wear red or dress up for valentines. Maybe my husband and I are Valentines Day version of the Grinch?

  20. Meg S says

    I am enjoying water aerobics right now to get my exercise in.

    As for red? Does pink count? I have no red maternity shirts so that will have to do ;-p

  21. MrsCrystal says

    I like to go against the norm for holidays, but I’ll wear some red pumps.

    Heart or circle, I’ll still eat them!

    And I nourish my family with prayer; nourish my body with fruits, vegetables, mixed nuts, and exercise; and nourish my sweet tooth with peanut butter and fro-yo.

  22. Maren says

    How great! I think red looks ugly on me, so I rarely wear it! Maybe I’ll wear it this year on Vday! I bet the hearts taste better than the o’s for sure!

    I eat quaker oats for breakfast almost everyday!

  23. maija says

    if the heart cereal tastes anything like the oatmeal squares, i could clear an evening (okay, two hours) to take down a box. hurray for aha!

  24. says

    Where the heck can I get this cereal. I love quaker cereals, but I have never seen this kind before. If I could win, I would be exstatic. I dont really celebrate Valentine’s day. My dad always gets me flowers and chocolate, but that is about it!

  25. says

    I think anything shaped into something cute always tastes better :) especially if it’s minature size.

    I won’t wear red on Valentine’s day, but I’ll definitely wear pink! I’m more of a pink person than a red person :)

  26. Yin says

    I nourish what counts by trying to sleep early and exercising for at least 20 minutes. Heart shape cereal makes eating interesting 😀 I wear red on Valentine’s Day if I remember 😉

  27. says

    I nourish my body by drinking a homemade green machine juice everyday — it’s loaded with vegetables and fruits and we all know how important consuming those are!
    Heart shaped cereal — how cool, I can only imagine they taste better than O’s!
    Sometimes I wear red on Valentine’s Day, this year I will.

  28. says

    I nourish what counts by eating lots of veggies (important for vegetarians, after all…). Heart shaped cereal, while cool, will taste the same as all other carbs—fantastic!! If I wear red on Valentine’s Day, it’s only by coincidence!

  29. Angie says

    I nourish myself with exercise, healthy food, and time to relax. Also, heart shaped cereal DOES taste better than regular ole O’s!

  30. Em says

    Ah I love trying new cereals! Especially when it’s free – so hard to drop $4-5 on a new food you may or may not like.

  31. Lindsay says

    I am a hopeless romantic, and love Valentine’s Day, therefore you can bet i’ll always be rocking a pink shirt and bright red fingernail polish for the big day. And yes, obviously heart shaped cereal tastes wayyy better….it’s made with love :-)

  32. says

    What “counts” for me is living a healthy and happy lifestyle. I nourish it through eating well, exercising, and taking time to appreciate the healthy relationships I have with family and friends.

    I will likely wear red or pink or Valentine’s… 😉 Any other day of the year, that might be a faux-pax!

  33. Pam says

    First thing in the morning I gulp cold water mixed with Chia seeds and Spirulina powder. The smell and taste are not the best, but my skin is clear, my hair shines, and I have not been sick all winter.

  34. Denise P. says

    Yay for hitting 100!

    Yes heart shaped cereal is tasty. I have yet to try this one, but another brand makes one that is quite irresistable.

  35. says

    It’s also a miracle that I skipped out on bread at dinner tonight…but I did supplement that void with wine. Carbs are so good no matter what form them come in.

  36. Amanda W says

    I stay happy. I keep my baby happy, I keep my husband happy, I keep my body happy and in return they keep me happy. It is work and it ain’t all sunshine and roses all of the time, but it is the biggest puzzle piece to staying healthy for me. It makes every thing else so much easier.

  37. says

    I nourish a healthy lifestyle by exercising, eating well, and listening to my body! Of course heart shaped cereal is better and of course I wear red on valentine’s day :)

  38. VanessaG says

    I nourish my body trying to listen to it better. I give it yummy, healthy foods and give it ice cream as well. I love to run and I enjoy reading my Bible. I think you need to feed your body and soul. :) Yes I wear red on Valentines day. I’m a 1st grade teacher so Valentines day is….pretty crazy with 21 seven year olds.

  39. Heather says

    What counts is a strong body, so I nourish mine with healthy foods and challenging workouts! I haven’t tried heart shaped cereal, so I can only assume it tastes better than O’s. I will probably wear pink on Valentine’s Day, because I have more pink clothing than red.

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