Pumpkin Oats & Leftover Pizza

Yeah I know…not the most original title. What can I say…the creative juices aren’t quite flowin’ like they usually do this evening. 😉

When it comes to my weekday lunches, most of the time I already have an idea of what I’m bringing the night before, so I go ahead and get things all packed and ready to go. Last night, however, I could not, for the life of me, decide what I wanted.

So when this morning rolled around, and I had to try to figure out what in the world I was in the mood for, the only thing I could think of was…


Pumpkin Oats! Good ANY time of day! 😛

I thought about just eating them cold, since they had already been “soaking” for about 5 hours, but the little chill in the air today called for some warmth at lunch time. 😉 You’re looking at these pre-micro, but I promise…they looked the same after!

In the messy bowl:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • Raisins
  • Cinnamon & Pumpkin Pie spice
  • 1/2 crumbled piece of Honey Raisin Pumpkin Banana Bread
  • On the side – 1/4 cup reduced-fat granola


Ok, ok…we all know by now that they don’t look pretty; but they’re just so darn tasty! Before starting up the blog, I actually used to eat oats for lunch quite frequently. They’re quick, easy to prepare and pack, and always totally delicious.

Later in the afternoon, before heading to BodyPump, I snacked on some veggies & the best honey crisp apple I’ve had all season!


Sometimes I forget just how good they are during apple-picking season. What a difference…YUMMM! 😛



BodyPump today was awesome. I upped my weights on the squat track and the shoulder track…my body pretty much feels like jell-o. 😯 But perhaps even more exciting than that: I was able to do some run/walk intervals today for 20 minutes! I alternated 2 minutes each of walking @ 4.5mph & running @ a slow but steady 6.0mph. It felt pretty good, so I was beyond thrilled and already “pumped” by the time “Pump” started. 😉


Thank youuuuuuu leftovers!! :mrgreen:


Since I already have a lot on my plate this evening (no pun intended 😉 ), I planned ahead of time on having the rest of my leftover pizza from Monday’s dinner.



After a quick minute in the micro, followed by a little extra heating in a skillet on top of the stove, these babies were ready to go. And ohhhh were they amazing.


I think I need this pizza in my life at least once a week. 😉

The rest of the night is going to be spent baking some banana muffins for the hubby, doing a little packing, and hopefully at least 15 minutes of NOTHING on the couch. Keeping my fingers crossed!

**Have you checked out Rebecca’s Blog Bake & Make Sale yet??? I have some delicious cookies up for bidding…and it’s all for a really great cause! Are they going to head YOUR way?? 😉

Question for the Night:

How long do you keep leftovers around before you toss ‘em?

Baked Goods for a Great Cause

Ahhhhh where does the time go?!?!

Sorry my friends, there’s no time for me to post breakfast this morning, but I will tell you that I am enjoying the last piece of my Honey Raisin Banana Pumpkin Bread as I type. Can I just say…why did I not think to spread it with some peanut butter BEFORE it was all gone?!? GAH! 😳 It’s phenomenal.

Alright, so since I pretty much already have one foot out the door as I type this, let me quickly pass along a very important note to you all this morning.

My friend Rebecca over at Rosey Rebecca is having a Blog Bake & Make Sale for a really great cause.


Rebecca is raising money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – an illness I’m sure has affected almost anyone reading this post in one way or another. So if you’re looking for a way that you can help out a truly phenomenal cause, AND possibly win yourself some baked goodies in the process, be sure to go and check out the sale!

Rebecca’s Blog Bake & Make Sale

All of the money earned from the bake sale will go straight to The American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Aaaaaand, just so you all know…there may just be some cookies up for bidding made by “yours truly”! 😯

Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Cookies anyone?!?!?! 😛

What are you waiting for?!? Go check it out!

Question for the Morning:

Have you ever bid in an auction before? Have you won?

Well, if not, today’s your chance to answer YES! 😀