Hello my loves ♥

Do you ever get in food ruts? Eating the same thing everyday either due to ease of preparation, you have all the ingredients, or simply because you like the meal? Well obviously I do. (my nutritionist agrees with me!) There are certain foods and meals that I tend to fall back on when I either can’t think of what I want, or simply because it always sounds good.

Now I don’t think a food rut is bad all the time. As long as your not eating twinkies and ding dongs everyday, I see no problem in having a repeating meal.  Goodness knows I have plenty.

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Rut #1 Oatmeal

hazelnut chocolate oats topped with fresh blueberries, strawberries, banana and a big glob of Nuttzo peanut butter.

There are so many ways to dress up oatmeal, you could probably eat a different bowl for a year, two years, three years!

Why not even make your oats a piece of art?

vanilla latte chocolate overnight oats. topped with soy chocolate pudding, fresh strawberries, banana and pb puffins for the crunch.

And let’s not pretend you have to eat oats only out of a bowl. Oats in a jar anyone?

cinnamon vanilla overnight oats in a strawberry rhubarb jam jar topped with cinnamon crunchies and a spoonful of almond butter. iced soy chai tea for a little side refreshment.

And let’s not stop at just a change of location. You can bake these bad boys too.

best little baked snack EVER.

Oh and just in case you didn’t think I was serious about loving oats.

My food ruts don’t end at oats. Oats are only the beginning

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Rut #2 greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit

plain greek yogurt mixed with unsweetened cocoa. topped with fresh peach, blueberries, banana, pineapple, cherries and cinnamon puffins for the crunch. sprinkle of cinnamon love.

kid themed greek yogurt fruit mess. strawberry greek yogurt topped with fresh kiwi, blueberries, cherries, banana, golden raspberries. oh and some organic baby puffs.

The fruit just keeps on coming.

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Rut #3 Salad Beasts

i'm not even going to pretend like i remember all i put into these!

 My point is yes variety in your diet is great and I believe necessary, but I also believe if you like something, it satisfies you, then it shouldn’t matter if you eat it everyday. Twice a day even.  Because why change and just be left unsatisfied and probably end up eating more. Or making the dish for a later meal. (story of my oatless mornings)

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Random confession of the day: I watched the entire season of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends in one sitting on Netflix. Yes I’m a child at heart.

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Do you have any food “ruts”?

What are your current favorite dishes/recipes?