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Overnight Oats Make A Comeback

How does it happen that the days I think I’m going to get so much done and have some free time always end up being the craziest? Today started out with an easy morning but once noon rolled around it was nonstop until I got home at 7:30.

I slept in until 8 and then made a breakfast that I haven’t had in months…overnight oats! I have been doing a lot of yogurt/fruit/granola recently but I’ve missed having the oats mixed in with the yogurt. It’s a totally different texture than the granola combo. I only let this sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes this morning and it was still perfect. I did oats, chia seeds, plain Greek yogurt, skim milk, dried cranberries, golden raisins, apples, bananas and cinnamon. Topped with a little bit of apple butter and a lot of sunflower seed butter.

I trained a client at noon and then taught a lunchtime yoga class at Charlotte Athletic Club. I rushed home and ate half of a bagel with peanut butter, honey and banana while I got ready for a photo shoot!

Here is a sneak peek! The amazing Wanda Koch offered to shoot some new photos that I can use for my blog and social media. We did a fun theme of hybrid yoga/run. She sent me this preview and I can’t wait to see the others! ย (And yes, I know I need a hair cut. ;))

After the photo shoot I had an appointment and then taught BodyPump at the Y. I was so ready for dinner when I got home and was craving scrambled eggs. I made a quesadilla with eggs, black beans, cheese, sour cream and salsa. If you’ve never tried scrambled eggs in a quesadilla, you must! A big salad on the side because I needed a big dose of veggies.

What are your favorite quesadilla fillings?ย 

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  • 1
    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 19, 2012, 8:58 pm

    Totally recreating that quesadilla soon!

  • 2
    Kim January 19, 2012, 9:26 pm

    You look gorgeous in your photo! I don’t think you need to cut your hair at all!

    So from your shoe collection it looks like you also wear the brooks Adrenalines…do you recommend any of those Nike shoes in that pile for running? I need the support that the Adrenalines provide.

    I love adding veggies (peppers, mushrooms, olives) and chicken! And smothering guac all over it

    • 3
      Jen January 19, 2012, 9:28 pm

      thank you so much for the compliment!

      i used to wear adrenalines but after many years just switched to an asics stability shoe. the nike’s were my photographers so i can’t give a review on those.

      i LOVE guac!

  • 4
    Jen January 19, 2012, 9:27 pm

    matt – your eggs on tortillas made me crave it!

  • 5
    Brooke @ Exercise For Fries January 19, 2012, 10:27 pm

    mmm. Your post just motivated me to make some overnight oats! Sounds so good, hope I can hold off until morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 6
    Katy January 19, 2012, 10:37 pm

    Can someone please explain overnight oats to me? They are on so many health blogs and I’m obsessed with yogurt and granola so I think I should try this? Also your meals are always so varied and awesome ….I need to copy!!!

    • 7
      Jen January 20, 2012, 6:10 am

      i wrote a post about overnight oats with instructions on how to make them. check it out! you’ll love it!

  • 8
    lau January 20, 2012, 3:20 am

    You look amazing !

  • 10
    Amy January 20, 2012, 6:31 am

    Great picture!

    You seem so busy! I don’t know how you keep up with your teaching schedule!

    I love your playlists. Any chance we can get a new one soon? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 11
      Jen January 20, 2012, 10:11 am

      my teaching schedule has been a little hectic lately since i have been helping out with a lot of sub requests!

      yes to a new playlist! i have some new good ones! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 12
        Amy January 21, 2012, 7:02 am

        Thank you…looking forward to your new playlists!

  • 13
    Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) January 20, 2012, 6:53 am

    What a fun picture! I have never thought to incorporate scrambled eggs in a quesadilla but it sounds fabulous! Will add that to our dinner menu next week! Thanks for the idea! My favorite fillings are grilled chicken or steak, bell peppers, grilled onions, black beans, spinach and a little cheese.

  • 14
    Britton January 20, 2012, 6:58 am

    I love that picture!!! What a cute idea!!!

  • 15
    Emily B. January 20, 2012, 8:24 am

    Just found your blog- it’s wonderful! I too am a peanut butter fanatic- PB toast is pretty much my breakfast staple, especially since I’m a morning exerciser. Is there a way to subscribe to get new posts via email?

    • 16
      Jen January 20, 2012, 10:12 am

      thanks for reading! glad you found me!

      i don’t have an email option…i have been meaning to add one though. stay tuned!

  • 17
    Jenny January 20, 2012, 8:53 am

    that picture of you is seriously awesome! can’t wait to see more :)!

    • 18
      Jen January 20, 2012, 10:12 am

      thank you so much!

  • 19
    ashley January 20, 2012, 9:02 am

    Gorgeous picture, Jen!

  • 20
    ashley January 20, 2012, 9:07 am

    Hit submit too fast! We LOVE quesadillas and usually have them about twice a month. My favorite fillings are seasoned shrimp w/ peppers and onions or goat cheese, roasted red pepper, and chicken. Now I’m dying for a quesadilla….

    • 21
      Jen January 20, 2012, 10:13 am

      i love shrimp in quesadillas too…and goat cheese. yum!

      happy friday friend!

  • 22
    Linsie January 20, 2012, 10:08 am

    Awesome photo! Can’t wait to see the rest! What a neat opportunity! I’ve never tried eggs in a quesadilla, but that sounds so good! I usually just go with plain cheese and chicken…not the healthiest! Love your blog:)

    • 23
      Jen January 20, 2012, 10:15 am

      cheese and chicken is a good combo in my book! try the scrambled eggs thoughโ€ฆitโ€™s delicious!

      thank you so much for reading!

  • 24
    Heather @ girlyeverafter January 20, 2012, 2:21 pm

    I love adding loads of veggies and cheese. I figure one evens out the other, then top with sour cream and guac!

  • 25
    Alaina January 20, 2012, 9:11 pm

    I’ve done the egg in a pita and it was so delicious! I’ll have to try it in a quesadilla.

    A couple of weeks ago I had a quesdilla that was filled with chicken, cheese, cilantro and topped with tomato salsa and mango salsa! It was the best quesadilla I ever had. ๐Ÿ™‚

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