I totally crashed this afternoon. Out of the blue at 2:30pm I was tired, hungry and cranky. The last time I checked I’m not a 2 year old, but I definitely never grew out of the “terrible twos”. Sorry mom.
Anyways, I tried to fight the funk with iced coffee.
But I ended up hitting the PB jar pretty hard.
In an effort to deter (or at least slow myself down) I made a bulky snack – oatmeal with pumpkin. I figured this would fill up my belly and hopefully slow my snacking roll.
I never thought of oatmeal as an energy booster, but when paired with iced coffee – anything is an afternoon energy booster, right?!
In case you care, I eat the weight control oatmeal because it has more protein and fiber.
Even with my heavy snack I still did some damage to that new Banana PB. It has sugar. The banana flavor is mild. I normally hate things that are “banana flavor”, but this doesn’t taste artificial at all. It’s really good!
In other news, I often let days go by before I check my paper mail. Most of the time it’s full of trash that I don’t want to deal with.
Today when I was trying to yank all my mail out of the tiny box a neighbor, who was also getting his mail too said, “You get a lot of mail! That is good!”
Not really, it’s just that I never check it. And I don’t get why that’s a good thing? Doesn’t he just get junk mail too?!
Don’t get me wrong, I like A LOT of MALE – just not the kind he was thinking
Yeah I did.
How did you make the oatmeal + pumpkin?? Sounds delish!
I’m a new subscriber to your blog….I’m lovin’ it!! (Plus, I think you and I might have the same evil addiction to Peanut Butter! Nom nom nom!!
Thanks for the motivation and fun topics!!
I just made the packet of oatmeal as usual, but added a big dollop of pumpkin to make it more food. I also added pumpkin spice. The oatmeal packet I used is sweetened so it didn’t need added sugar. If you are using plain oats, then sweeten to taste.
Amber K says
Checking the mail is the best part of the day! I love sifting through it to see if anything good came. While my chances would be higher if I went only every couple of days, I just couldn’t do that! The possibilities!! I already am bummed when I remember there is no mail on Sundays.
In other words, I have a problem. 🙂
Melissa @ TryingToHeal says
Oh, I finally got to see your post! Yay!
I used to eat that weight control stuff but I guess I dont’ like the price, the stuff in the containers plain is just cheaper.
Glad to see your review on that pb cause i always see it at fresh and easy and contemplate buying it. I guess I’ll just dig into my white chocolate wonderful or dark chocolate dreams instead…
Thanks for letting me know! I really appreciate it 🙂
I really liked the PB. Now I can’t stop!
[email protected] Sweet Life says
I have the same cranky problem in the afternoon. I blame the baby because she gets cranky and then spreads to me. There is only so much whining a human can absorb before getting cranky too!
I loved your last joke. Well done Ma’am.
Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run says
Pumpkin and cottage cheese is a good filler-upper too (with a little pumpkin pie spice). I eat that almost every day as a snack. I need to slow down before I get sick of it.
Oh, and I put peanut butter in my oatmeal too. OMG. THAT combo should be a national treasure. And star Nicolas Cage. (Yeah, I went there.)
I don’t check my mail for days. It’s all junk, why should I walk the 50 yards to my mailbox to see that I qualify for another credit card I don’t need?
Banana pb has me intrigued.
i love banana flavored stuff! probably more than actual bananas. where did you get this little treasure??
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
I saw that banana PB- not sure how I feel about it. I’m pretty picky about banana flavored things, even though you said it’s not too banana flavored. I may have to try it when I eventually run out of peanut flour 🙁
It’s not fake banana flavored, which I like 🙂
Groff's Girl says
Where do you get all of these yummy Peanut Butters????? I want some soooo badly! My options here are: Skippy, Peter Pan, Jiffy and something else. I tried ‘Smart Balance Omega’ but it was not so pleasing! What are your reccommendations for a fellow PB addict????
Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy says
i ate oatmeal for a snack/dessert today too. I ate dinner super early and was so hungry tonight. I added sprinkles to it to make it feel more like dessert 🙂
hahah! I love your blog!!