Vanilla Chai Oatmeal

Had you come over for breakfast the other day, you might have wondered why I had a bowl of tea brewing on the counter…


Not exactly your typical tea vessel!  But I had been inspired to make this oatmeal recipe, so tea in a bowl it was!

This is almost a non-recipe.  But it was something I never would have thought of!  I haven’t gotten all of the measurements down yet (mainly tea to oatmeal ratio!) but I wanted to share.

So, you brew chai tea…so far 4oz or 1/2 cup worked best for me.  Let it steep, then add 1/4 cup of oats.  I used quick oats, but I want to try with regular oats too!  Let that sit for a minute.  Then add cinnamon, vanilla extract and your sweetener of choice to taste.  And viola…

breakfast!  This is 1 yellow on the 21 Day Fix.

If you try it out, let me know!  I want to hear about it.

Food find!

I love Steel Cut Oats. I do not love making them, and especially with a new baby I just don’t have the time to wait for my oats! Trade Joe’s has quick cooking Steel Cut Oats, and those are super. However these have them beat!


Packets of microwaveable Steel Cut Oats! So easy. I put in flax seeds. a sliced banana and some sugar free syrup. And that’s breakfast!


I’m exercising again but my face still hurts when I do. So I’m not doing jumps and such. But I’m doing what i can.

Workout yesterday TurboFire Fire 45EZ
Workout today – TurboFire Fire 55EZ




I mentioned a bunch about food aversions the other day.  But pancakes are obviously too good to hate!  I’ve been making them most days of my pregnancy, and they have treated me well.

I bought this set from OpenSky to start me off. Four mixes, all delicious!  The brownies and cookies were loved by all and both pancake mixes made easy, tasty pancakes.  But I eat pancakes more frequently than brownies and cookies, so now I’ve bought a 6 pack of one of the pancake mixes off of Amazon.  I do have a box each of the baked goods mixes in the kitchen and I know where to buy more if I need them.

One of the great things about the mixes are how easy it is to make.  The pancake mixes require only the mix and water!  That’s doable most mornings.  I usually add a mashed up banana, 1/2 scoop of protein powder and a shake of cinnamon.  Blueberries are good too.  They come out excellent almost every time…usually as long as I give the pan time to heat up.  I can be impatient with my pancakes!

Easy, delicious…what else could you want in a pancake?  Likely, you want a picture.  I’ll add one tomorrow!