Home | plain n simple pb + j custard oats and 7 healthy salads to end the year with

plain n simple pb + j custard oats and 7 healthy salads to end the year with

by Heather

If breakfast were in a competition, oatmeal, specifically custard oats, would always take the gold medal.

And why not?  Their warm, wholesome and packed with fiber.  Fiber fills you up and keeps you regular!

Then you add in an egg for protein, vitamins and minerals, not to mention the extra creaminess it adds.  These oats were cooked in just water, but you wouldn’t know that by the looked of it!

Keeping them plain while they cook is a great option, especially when you want the toppings to take over.  I added water + a pinch of sea salt to the oats, but you can definitely punch up the flavor a ton too.

Lastly there are the toppings.  Oh the toppings!  Possibilities are endless.  I went with PB + J flavors here, but there’s actually no jam added on top.  I thawed and mashed frozen strawberries.  Natural sweetness with no added sugar.  Yes please.  Perfect peanut butter on top to finish it off.

How do you like your oats?

Plain n Simple PB + J Custard Oats
Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 frozen strawberries, thawed and mashed
  • 1.5 tbsp peanut butter

Directions

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the oats, water and sea salt.  Allow to cook and  thickened up (about 5-6 minutes), then stir in the egg that’s been whisked with a fork.
  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the egg has fully cooked together and your oats look creamy.
  3. Top with strawberries + PB.
  4. Stir everything together and enjoy!

Check out the full how-to if you want to see how custard oats are made

7 Healthy Salads to End the Year With

As I mentioned in my 16 week update, my eating hasn’t been the best.  Sweets are up, veggies are down. I’m sure I’m not the only one dealing with that this time of year.

Well it’s time to flip flop that!

Through the end of December it’s my goal to share 7 different healthy salads with you.  And I’m not talking just throwing some lettuce on a plate and calling it good. Nope, a lot of these salads with be full meals in themselves.

They’ll all be different from each other, and hopefully all offer something for everyone.

Why salads?

Salads create such a great base for a veggie packed, variety filled meal.  Normally you start with greens, but you sure don’t have to!  I’ll share at least one salad that doesn’t have the traditional lettuce base… as long as it turns out. 🙂

After you have your base, whatever it may be, you can toss in TONS of different veggies, beans, whole grains, fish, meat, tofu, nuts, seeds, fruits, cheeses… the list goes on and on.  Variety is what makes salads so great.  You can change it up every time and not get bored.  Plus variety is good for your body.  Different foods=different vitamins and minerals.  I like that, and since I’m growing a little baby, making sure I’m eating right for both of us is extremely important.

I stocked up on a bunch of veggies yesterday, so I need to get a chopping!  Prepping salads doesn’t happen on it’s own.

Are you a salad lover?  Do you have a unique salad that you love?  Please share!

Heather

Like what you read? Subscribe to the feed or by email to be the first with your hands on new healthy, budget friendly, recipes, pregnancy updates, kitchen how-to’s, hikes, fitness tips and home workouts with some life and home balance thrown in there.

Leave a comment below or email me at gethealthywithheather@comcast.net to connect, ask any questions or share your thoughts.

You may also like

15 comments

Katie @ Raisins&Apples December 18, 2011 - 10:12 am

I’m not CRAZY about lettuce & spinach unless they are piled high with vegetables & toppings. Lately I’ve been going with pears & goat cheese or mushrooms & asparagus!

Reply
Get Healthy with Heather December 19, 2011 - 5:47 am

mmmm fruit + goat cheese is such a good combo!

Reply
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes December 18, 2011 - 10:14 am

I am a oats and salad lover! These custard oats sound great! I love this salad so much! Try it out 🙂 http://lauren-whatlaurenlikes.blogspot.com/2011/09/still-summery-wiaw.html

Reply
Get Healthy with Heather December 19, 2011 - 5:47 am

Thanks Lauren – checking it out now!

Reply
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 18, 2011 - 2:42 pm

your PB & J Custard Oats sound and look SO good! they seem to be so simple, but so delicious and i’m sure filling. i’ve been wanting to try the egg thing in my oats – i think i’ll plan on it for tomorrow’s breakfast! 😉

Reply
Get Healthy with Heather December 19, 2011 - 5:48 am

Oh yeah they sure add in staying power.

Reply
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 18, 2011 - 8:10 pm

I love the idea of salads at the end of December! I’m with you sweets up veggies down! I’m trying to be good, but temptation is everywhere!

Reply
Get Healthy with Heather December 19, 2011 - 5:48 am

I hear ya… temptation is high right now!

Reply
Isabelle December 18, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Love how you mashed up strawberries instead of using strawberry jam…great idea & so healthy!
Can’t wait to see your salads. I eat at least 2 bowls of salads everyday 🙂

Reply
Marie@feedingfive December 18, 2011 - 10:56 pm

I always add at least a half cup of liquid eggs to my oats, it makes them super creamy. I am also hooked on topping it with a big ol’ scoop of almond butter. It fills me up until lunch which is hard to do.

Reply
Get Healthy with Heather December 19, 2011 - 5:49 am

Isn’t it great how filling the oat, egg + nut butter combo is?! Love it 🙂

Reply
christmas came early | Get Healthy with Heather December 19, 2011 - 7:34 am

[…] plain n simple pb + j custard oats and 7 healthy salads to end the year withmy pregnancy: week 16top 10 reasons I love being a group fitness instructorchocolate covered peanut butter cookie dough ballspumpkin chocolate chip bars with cream cheese glaze {secret recipe club} Subscribe by email! Portland Women’s Fitness ExaminerNo excuses, 10 minute workoutLast chance to save big on the Portland Run Like Hell6 strategies to beat workout boredomAdd hikes to your cross training routineSummer skin safetyBecome a faster runner, part 3Become a faster runner, part 2Become a faster runner, part 1Running club spotlight: Clark County Running ClubKeep your workout fun with lungesRun for Japan: Limited entries made available for the 2011 Bridge to BrewsRunning: Creative ways to switch up your usual routeNational Pilates Day turns into a fun, weeklong event at Pacific NW PilatesHealthy weight loss: Choosing the right dietCatch up on your much needed sleep […]

Reply
salmon over caesar pasta salad | Get Healthy with Heather December 20, 2011 - 6:47 am

[…] came earlyplain n simple pb + j custard oats and 7 healthy salads to end the year withmy pregnancy: week 16top 10 reasons I love being a group fitness instructorchocolate covered peanut […]

Reply
quinoa and kale salad with tahini lemon sauce | Get Healthy with Heather December 24, 2011 - 12:04 pm

[…] cinnamon apple oatmeal bakemy pregnancy: week 17salmon over caesar pasta saladchristmas came earlyplain n simple pb + j custard oats and 7 healthy salads to end the year with Subscribe by email! Portland Women’s Fitness ExaminerNo excuses, 10 minute workoutLast […]

Reply
black pepper and molasses pulled chicken salad {secret recipe club} | Get Healthy with Heather February 13, 2012 - 9:02 am

[…] I liked the salad though, and it gave me a chance to add to my 7 healthy salads to end and start the year with! […]

Reply

Leave a Comment