A Delicious Start

Good morning!

Happy Sunday 🙂

This is going to be quick because I’m off to get dressed real fast, meet Jessica for coffee and head to church. Thank goodness I can wear jeans to my church 😉

I had the most delightful bowl of pumpkin oats this morn’!


mmmmmm I used 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup organic pumpkin pie mix, 1 small naner, blueberries, almond butter, cinnamon and maple syrup. Twas yummy!

My right quad is a little tight from yesterday….mentally noting myself to do some downward facing dogs and stretches later!

See you in a bit!

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  • Jenna
    September 6, 2009 at 9:19 am

    that looks like a great breakfast!!

  • Leianna
    September 6, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Pumpkin oats sounds amazing, have to try that this fall!
    I love being able to wear jeans to church too, not to stuffy, just praising the Lord in all our jean glory!

  • Evan Thomas
    September 6, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Those oats look like the best! I was wanting some pumpkin this morning but I didn’t feel like opening a new can lol

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    September 6, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Gosh your loving your pumpkin lately! Have a lovely pumpkin day 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 6, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I need to get some canned pumpkin. I didn’t make a list yesterday when I went to the store shopping. I picked up lots of other good stuff but totally forgot my main reason for going…the pumpkin!

    I used to wear jeans to church…before I became the pastor. 🙂 Occassionally I still do while on vacation at the beach. Now I have to wear my uniform each sunday (Salvation Army).

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    September 6, 2009 at 9:45 am

    A perfect start for a Sunday. 🙂

  • Emily
    September 6, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Ok, now I’m seriously craving pumpkin oats, Jenna!

    I also love wearing jeans to church. 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 6, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Totally agree that those oats sound AMAZING! I’ve never tried maple syrup on mine, but what a great addition. Have a fun morning!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    September 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

    yummy bowl of pumpkin oats!!

    have a great Sunday!

  • Jenna
    September 6, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Way to kick off a fall Sunday on the right and correct foot with some pumpkin oats. My mom just pulled out some PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS she had left over from the freezer- my favorite muffin recipe of all time.

    Also- read that you found the PB&J Larabars at Whole Foods yesterday, I am on a mission to find those babies!

  • Angharad (Eating for England)
    September 6, 2009 at 10:05 am

    My quads and hamstrings are super tight from running yesterday! Think I will go with you and do some yoga stretches later…they make everything better! And on that note, I might need to go and copy that breakfast of yours!!

  • Jenny
    September 6, 2009 at 10:09 am

    that breakfast is faboosh.. Happy Sunday, girl 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    September 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Ironically, my quads are tight today FROM yoga, haha 😉

    Enjoy the church service!

  • K
    September 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Ahhh pumpkin, tis the season 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    September 6, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Mmmm…I’m gonna have to have pumpkin oats now! I love reading blogs before breakfast =)

    Have a GREAT day!

  • SallyH
    September 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Love the idea of pumpkin oats, but am curious: are you cooking the oats with the pumpkin or adding them in after you cook the oatmeal or are you not cooking it at all and eating it more like muesli?

    • jenna
      September 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm


      I cook the oats and then right before I eat it I add the pumpkin 🙂


      it does! Sort of “spicy” and you can taste nutmeg and cloves.

  • Chelsea
    September 6, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I can’t thank you enough for introducing the idea of pumpkin in oatmeal. It’s a wonderful food marriage, like peanut butter and chocolate. I, too, had some pumpkin oatmeal (sprinkled with berries and a tad of maple syrup) after a 6 miler this morning. Some scrambled egg whites (little extra protein) + basil+ sprinkle of reduced fat mozzarella on the side and you have a great recovery meal.

    Happy Sunday!

  • Lizzy
    September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

    happy sunday girl! 🙂 hope church is amazing!!!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    September 6, 2009 at 11:23 am

    That maple syrup looks delicious in there! It reminds me of Elf when Will Ferrel dumps yummy syrup over his spaghetti lol. Maple syrup is just too darn good!

  • Amari
    September 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Wow pumpkin oats, how clever and festive! This looks like the perfect breakfast to get in the mood for fall!

  • Adriane
    September 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Yay pumpkin oats! They remind me of fall. Have a great sunday!

  • devan
    September 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    you are definatly good at photographing your oats!
    they look the bomb!

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    September 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    hmmm pumpkin and blueberry, interesting

    does that pumpkin ale actually taste pumpkiney ?

  • josh
    September 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    your approach to diet is very intriguing. I googled “eat to run” and it yielded this site number one. I would imagine you have a rather large bill at the grocery store with the sorts of things you are eating. It really bothers me that adding whole foods and not eating everything processed takes such a toll on my wallet. I wish better, healthier foods were more readily available to everyone. Adios.

  • Cara
    September 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Pumpkin oats — great idea! What brand of pumpkin pie filling do you use?

    I’ve had the pumpkin ale before, it’s delicious! (You should go for it, Dee!)

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    September 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Wow, that bowl of oats just looks luscious. I could eat the screen!

    Have a wonderful day!


  • Jolene (
    September 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Pumpkin oats! Yummm!

  • Caroline
    September 7, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Yum! Pumpkin and blueberries sounds like a delicious combination!

  • Danielle
    September 7, 2009 at 2:05 am

    This looks so yummy. Where do you get your organic pumpkin pie mix?