Oatmeal with Superberries

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Superberries. The opinions and text are all mine.
 
I touched briefly on my January meal plan how I am trying to get back in the swing of healthy eating in 2016 and I have to admit that for the most part I am staying on track.  I have been working hard to keep my eats healthy and my meal prep on point.  I can’t say that it has been super easy though – my schedule is crazy and I have to carefully plan meals and snacks.  One of my favorite meals is oatmeal due to the fact that it has lots of fiber, keeps me full, and provides me with great energy.  But I have to admit that plain oatmeal gets boring so I have tried to spice it up.  Enter the Superberries Aroniaberry.

 

Superberries Aroniaberry 3

 

The aroniaberry is a berry that is native to North America and is FULL of antioxidants and polyphenols.  Scientists have found that Polyphenols, Flavonoids and Anthocyanins can suppress or neutralize free radicals and may prevent oxidative events in the body, a key factor in healthy aging, and boost our immune system.  A berry to enhance my immune system?  YES PLEASE!  I am currently suffering from the pediatrics plague so any boost in immunity is greatly appreciated 😉

 

Research has also shown that consuming aroniaberries after your workouts can help muscle recovery and oxidative stress that occurs during exercise.  Since many of us are committing to a more active 2016 this is a perfect complement to an increase in activity.  Banish the sore muscles and enhance your capabilities along the way.

 

I made my oatmeal super simple but full of flavor – I used 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 2 packets of stevia, and a handful of frozen aroionaberries.  Delicious!

Superberries Aroniaberry

 

I have to admit the aroniaberries were a little earthier than other berries I love and not quite as sweet.  But adding in a little stevia to my oatmeal did the trick.  I am sure that these berries would be a great addition to smoothies for an added boost of superberry goodness.

 

Superberries Aroniaberry 2

 

Superberries is offering 25% off all six packs thru January 24, 2016 so if you want to boost your immunity, minimize oxidative stress, and start 2016 off on a healthy foot you should check them out 😉 You can use the codes BERRIES25in, CONCENTRATE25in, or Chews25in!

 

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WIAW

Happy Wednesday!!  I am super pumped because tomorrow is my LAST day of my psychiatry rotation.  I swear I hear angels singing 😉  I have so much I want to say on the 5 weeks I have spent in behavioral health but I will save those for another day because today is what I ate Wednesday with the lovely Jenn!

WIAW

 

Breakfast

Scramble Egg Cups

I snagged this new product from Evol at Target last weekend and I was super excited to give it a try.  I am a huge fan of Evol so I had high expectations.  Fortunately it did not disappoint and it was perfection in a cup.  It was essentially the perfect comfort food that made waking up at 5AM a little teensy bit less painful.  Served with a  large cup of coffee on the side.

 

Morning Snack


Morning Snack


Another Target score … the new Chobani fall pumpkin flip.  OH EM GEE.  This was flipping (<–har har har) amazing.  I think it was the bits of pie crust that took it over the top.  I served it up with more coffee because one cup is simply not enough.

 

Lunch

Lunch

 

Meal prep for the win because I certainly didn’t want to think about having to pack it.  Lunch consisted of peas, roasted sweet potatoes, and parmesan crusted tilapia from Sams club.  PS these are the containers I use.

 

Post-Workout

Beachbody Performance Recovery

 

Yesterday I did 5X400m repeats for a total of 2.5 miles and lifted back so I was pretty smoked after my workout.  I am totally digging the new Beachbody Performance Line Recovery shake.  It shakes up nicely with water and has a smooth rich taste.  I also snacked on a Quest bar on the way home.

 

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner was a delicious combination of spinach and onion chicken sausage, veggies, and brown rice.  I am totally sharing this recipe ASAP because it was so good and so fast to make!

 

There you have it!  Another day of eats.  I am off to relish in my short work day and daydream about all the things I am going to do on break

 

What did YOU eat today that was delicious?

 

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WIAW

Happy Wednesday friends!  Anyone else a tad thrilled that it’s already halfway through the week?!  I somehow managed to take photos of all my eats yesterday just in time for What I Ate Wednesday with Jenn!  I am feeling pretty good about how my eating has been going.  Meal prep has gone well and I have actually been sticking to my plan.

 

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

I managed to make a really good breakfast – a whole wheat English muffin, scrambled egg, thinly sliced cheese, and a slice of nitrate free bacon.  Iced coffee + coconut milk creamer on the side!

 

Snack #1

Snack 1

 

We had a break between patients so I snuck to the lounge to study a bit and have a good snack.  Sliced apples and Blue Diamond dark chocolate almonds.  Perfect balance to get through the rest of the morning.

 

Lunch

Lunch

 

Lunch was grilled Greek chicken, steamed broccoli, and 1/2 a sweet potato.  Side of berries for a touch of sweetness.

 

Snack #2

Snack 2

 

I picked up this seasonal Larabar this past weekend and am glad I did.  I loved the hint of pineapple but the texture of the coconut wasn’t my favorite.  Still a good overall flavor!

 

Dinner

Dinner

 

Dinner was from the freezer – Alexia roasted vegetable medley and a parmesan crusted tilapia.  Love having both of these on hand for days that get out of control.

 

There you have it!  A complete day of eats :)  Off to a busy day of call with my OB – we will be taking care of any acute OB/GYN patients so it should be interesting!
 

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WIAW

Happy Wednesday friends!  I have had a great week so far in OB … Monday I even got to see my first vaginal birth!  It was crazy being on the other side of birth since the only deliveries I have been present at were my own.  Fun fact?  I worked with the doctor that delivered Bryn!  Any-who … I am working hard to stay on track eating wise so I am linking up with Jenn for WIAW to stay accountable!

 

Breakfast

Early morning blogger fail … I forgot to snap a pic.  I had sausage, egg white, and cheese on an English muffin.  I bought some of these Simple Truth breakfast sandwiches from Kroger and they have been great on mornings where I can’t get my life together.

 

Snack #1 & 2

snack

 

Between patients I snacked on some Blue Diamond almonds which tided me over to lunch.  Before grabbing lunch though I hit the gym so I chugged a protein shake before hand so my stomach wouldn’t grumble while lifting weights.

 

Lunch

Lunch

 

I had a super long lunch due to patients canceling so after the gym I went to Atlanta Bread Company to study and eat.  I got French onion soup and a grilled cheese with a side of hepatitis 😉

 

Snack #3

Snack 2

 

I got home from work around 3:30 so while running around getting some chores done before getting the girls I had some pretzel thins and hummus.

 

Dinner

Dinner

 

 

Dinner was from the freezer … parmesan crusted tilapia and Alexia Harvest Blend sauté.  Love always having these on hand in the freezer for nights I just don’t feel like cooking but want to eat healthy.

 

Overall I feel ok about my eats yesterday.  They were a little carb heavy so I need to do a bit better planning out my meals.  I have been thinking for awhile about trying my hand at counting macros and seeing how it works for me.  We will see!  Off to work for the day :)

 

Do you count macros?  How do you like it?

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Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

Happy Friday friends!  Sorry for the radio silence this week … I think the long hours of Internal Medicine caught up with me.  By the time I got home each day I had just enough energy to throw together dinner and play with the girls before crashing hard.

 

The mornings have been coming super fast too with my 5AM wakeup calls.  While I normally like to scramble some eggs I also have been chowing down on some oatmeal because it’s fast and filling.  I recently got some Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk and it’s the perfect addition to my morning oats.

 

Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal 2

 

This fun concoction includes:

 

Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal

 

I seriously loved this combo and it’s been in regular rotation this week when I needed to mix things up.  The coconutmilk almond milkcombo is also fantastic in smoothies!  Super refreshing as the temperatures start to rise :)

 

Any-who … I hope you all have a great weekend!  I have tomorrow off but work Sunday so mine is going to be pretty short.  Happy Friday!

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