WIAW and Fall Morning Porridge

November 16, 2011

The weather in Atlanta has been a touch bi-polar this week.

overcast, rainy, and warm?

Last week was pretty cold and this week it’s rainy and pretty warm. I’m not complaining about the warm, but I’m sure this contributed to my not feeling well the other day.

Thank you all for the “Get Well Soon” wishes, it’s really helped! Also, thank you for the new job comments. I’m really excited to start this new chapter!

Now to WIAW!



I’ve tried to be better about incorporating more fruits in my diet so my breakfast I started off on the right foot.

Fall Morning Porridge

If I had known the weather was going to be warmer I would have had cold cereal, but this was perfect. I made a huge batch of this porridge ahead of time to heat up in the mornings and it’s almost gone. I added blueberries, dried cranberries, walnuts, almond milk, and honey. (Recipe is below)

We were out of coffee so I made a cup of green tea.

Yogi green tea Kombucha

I’m not one of those people that swaps tea for coffee and it has the same effect. I need my coffee everyday, but I keep this Yogi kind on hand and prefer it over other green teas.


In keeping with the fruit theme I opted for a fruit smoothie from Arden’s Garden.

Fruit smoothie!

In this I had pineapple juice as my base with blackberries, strawberries, bananas, and raspberries. I had some hummus and pita chips to go with it, but I was running errands and didn’t think to take a picture. And my car is a “No Phone Zone” while I’m driving so it wasn’t going to happen. (Ok, so I realize I was eating and driving, but I’m not perfect don’t hate me!)

I love these smoothies,  and this is my 2nd in the past week. If they weren’t $5 a pop I’d get one twice a week, but I’m better off making them myself and saving $.


After the gym I came home to make dinner for one. Travis was working late so I made some asian brussel sprouts and asparagus(recipe to come), whole wheat farfalle with light alfredo sauce, and a side of grapes. I know the grapes may seem random, but it’s part of the fruit them right? And they’re my favorite!



The alfredo sauce I used was the new Classico Light Alfredo Sauce I got as part of the Foodbuzz tastemakers.

Light Alfredo Sauce

I love alfredo sauces but usually serve them on the side of my meal because they’re too heavy. I don’t like sauces to over power the dish and a lot of alfredo sauces do just that.

When I received this sauce in the mail I wasn’t sure what to make, but just decided to go plain and add it to pasta just in case it was too heavy. I didn’t want to dump the jar into a lot of veggies and it be ruined so sticking to whole wheat pasta was the plan.

I was pleasantly surprised at how light the sauce was and will try it next time with shrimp or chicken. It’s just the right amount of creaminess and not heavy at all.

Do you have any foods you need to get more of in your diet?

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1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm

This weather is driving me crazy! It looks cold outside and the leaves are falling, yet it was warm and muggy yesterday morning. I was WAY over-dressed for my run. Suppose I shouldn’t complain… it will be freezing in no time!


2 Kelly November 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

The weather here is nuts. One day it is in the 50’s and the next we are in the 80’s. My thermostat doesn’t know what to do! Grrrr!


3 Brittnye November 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Hi! New Follower here.

I must say nothing can compare to how bi-polar Texas weather is. It was 83* on Monday, today it was 59* It’s a constant roller coaster. Glad your feeling better.

I’m a Oatmeal fiend and your picture looked amazing, I’ll have to try walnuts in mine soon.


4 Jessica November 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Finally, a light Alfredo sauce! I need this immediately!


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