I’ve officially made the switch back to winter breakfasts. Have you guys yet? I love my cereal with fresh fruit and milk, but once it gets so chilly in the morning… a hot bowl of oatmeal is about a million times more appealing.
My absolute favorite oatmeal combination is my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (click for recipe) with some frozen blueberries added in half way through cooking, and 1/2 cup cottage cheese added on top after it’s cooked. SUCH an amazing combination. I promise it tastes better than it looks.
Just stir it all up and enjoy! If you haven’t tried cottage cheese in oatmeal yet… do it. The flavors are amazing together.
In other news, I had a fabulous run this morning around the UNC campus and through Chapel Hill and Carrboro with my friend Genna.
It’s funny — my running buddies were flip flopped this week! Normally I do my Tuesday a.m. track workouts with Genna and Thursday morning runs with Elle. On Tuesday, Genna wasn’t feeling well but Elle wanted to come. This morning, Elle wasn’t able to make it, but right after I talked to her, Genna emailed asking if I wanted to run! Perfect.
Since we knew it would be pitch black when we met this morning, we decided campus was a better bet than our usual Thursday trail. We ran 4.25 miles total and it flew by since we were doing so much chatting! Genna is thinking of going back to school to become an RD once she’s done with culinary school, so she’s been reading my How to Become a Registered Dietitian post a lot lately — it was fun to give her some advice in person, too, besides just catching up on life.
Total time: 39:13. Total distance: 4.25 miles. Average overall pace: 9:14.
- Mile 1: 9:30
- Mile 2: 9:13
- Mile 3: 9:11
- Mile 4: 8:59
- 0.25 nubbin pace: 9:17
Great run! Hard to get out of bed but felt great to be out and about once we got moving, as always.
I’m off to school — have a wonderful Thursday!
What’s your favorite winter or cold weather breakfast?