As promised, I’m here to share my pumpkin oatmeal recipe I mentioned on Monday. I found cooking oatmeal in the slow cooker brought out more flavor from the oats, pumpkin and spices I used. Definitely a recipe I’ll be using often.
I’m also showing you what else I’ve been eating to keep myself on track.
I may have gone a little bit overboard with the pumpkin this week. But hey, tis the season, right?! And there was a pumpkin extravaganza at Sprout’s!
This pumpkin spice tea has been helping keep my sweet tooth satisfied. I feel like I need to drink something warm in the morning and this makes my stomach happy.
For my snacks, I’ve made sure to make enough hard-boiled eggs for the week. And I also got around to making hummus. There’s nothing like homemade hummus. I found some mini who wheat pita breads at Sprout’s as well.
Fall and winter are my favorite seasons to cook and bake. I don’t mind spending a cold afternoon in the kitchen whipping up foods both healthy and a few treats. I actually find it easier to not put on weight during those times because I have more control of the ingredients that I put in my food.
Another pot of vegetable soup was needed this week. It tastes great and I’m not tired of it yet. It takes me a while to get tired of certain foods. And when I do, I simply change it to something that I love. It is necessary to love what you eat without overly restricting yourself. If you don’t like it, don’t eat. Find out what flavors you enjoy and go with it. Experiment and make it healthier.
I am not perfect. I am just trying to eat healthier because I know I feel healthier and stronger. And that is a feeling I love. Yes, I have the occasional glass of wine. And I enjoy going out for fro-yo with my family. I won’t beat myself up over it. You do what you can with what you have and what you know. One meal at a time.
I am linking this post to What I Ate Wednesday with Jenn at Peas and Crayons.