Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dessert Oatmeal for Lunch

Yesterday, I started the day with a nice green juice containing Romaine lettuce, a cucumber, kale, a lemon, and an apple. A little later I had some yogurt. However, all morning, I couldn’t get an oatmeal idea out of my mind. And the idea involved pumpkin butter and cookies! Yes, cookies. Well, I actually ended up using only one cookie, but still…

The cookie came from the samples Newman’s Own Organics sent us, Hermits. 
 

Here is my bowl of plain oatmeal:



And here is my beloved pumpkin butter.



Here is the pumpkin butter in the oatmeal. I just love looking at it…



And here is the pumpkin butter mixed into the oatmeal with the cookie on the side:



I decided to crumble the cookie on top.



I actually ended up mixing it all together, but I really couldn’t be bothered with taking a picture at that point… It was sooooooo good, and tasted like dessert! And I truly believe it’s okay to eat dessert for lunch a few times per year! But I did make sure to eat plenty of veggies for dinner…

Questions: Do you ever eat oatmeal for lunch or dinner? What is your favorite “dessert oatmeal” creation? And, have you entered the Chobani giveaway? If not, click here.

 
Be well,
Andrea

17 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous of your pumpkin butter. I have been searching everywhere in New Orleans to find some. Can you believe Whole Foods didn't have it?! Just another reason I wish we had a Trader Joe's.

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  2. I never have made a dessert oatmeal. all you bloggers that make these amazing looking treats are killing me. I guess it needs to be on my list

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  3. Interesting and very yummy looking. Love the creative work on this concoction.

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  4. Yum, it looks great. I wasn't a huge fan of their hermits, but my hubby loved them.

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  5. Hermits. I am the only person in the world who has never tried them and NEED TO!
    Green juicing, great work!

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  6. mmmm cookie makes everything better ESP oats, right?? the hermits taste so decadent

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  7. I've never tried pumpkin butter! looks delish!

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  8. Trader Joe's pumpkin butter and oatmeal = lovee. I don't usually eat oatmeal for other meals, although I've definitely thought of doing so and am sure I will at some point. I sometimes eat leftover oatmeal as a post workout snack. Gotta love oats!

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  9. I could happily eat oatmeal for any meal, especially with pumpkin butter and one of those NOO Hermit cookies -- those were my favorite yet : )

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  10. Yuuuum! I really just got into oatmeal and oat bran during the last 4 months, or so. I haven't done much as far as "creativity" with my oats, other than adding peanut butter and pumpkin, or berries. Oats really only sound good to me in the morning, because I need a lot of carbs to get me going! I think I will start being more creative though, like maybe adding some cocoa or nuts and raisins!

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  11. wow I never thought about putting sweets in my oatmeal - since blogging I've started using almond butter in it and LOVE that addition so I'm sure that cookies would be even better! :)

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  12. Even though i'm not an oatmeal eater, this looks REALLY good! I think i'll eat anything with PB and a cookie in it - nice combo!!

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  13. I love sprinkling things into my oatmeal -- fruit, nuts, granola, and yes, even cookies. ;)
    Hey, it's still a healthful breakfast any way you look at it. Well, that's what I tell myself, anyway.

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  14. You know I've never had oatmeal outside of breakfast. I guess it's just the way I'm used to having it. hehehe... It's time to change things around since I do love eating breakfast foods for lunch and/or dinner.

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  15. Brilliant!

    Dessert oats are the best- perfect lunch idea!

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  16. You know I love my oats and your bowl is making me very jealous right now because I'm out of pumpkin butter! Love that stuff but we don't seem to have it in my parts.

    I think one of my favourite bowls is when I pull out the matcha powder and make green tea latte oats. SO good!

    Have a great day, Andrea...

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