Breakfast Pudding

July 13, 2010

in books, breakfast, TV shows, vegetarian

I don’t often pre-make my morning meals (like breakfast cookies or overnight oats) because whenever I do, I am rarely in the mood for them when it’s actually time to eat.

A good compromise is this recipe for Breakfast Pudding, or not-so-overnight oats. There’s still a mountain of Better Oats flavored instant oatmeal packets in the house – instant oatmeal means minimal soaking time!

In a bowl, I combined 2 Packets of Cinnamon Roll Oat Fit with 6 ounces of Plain Greek Yogurt (Siggi Nonfat), and filled the empty container with water. Stir, and let sit for about 15-20 minutes in the fridge.

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Added a packet of YouTrail Mix (this one had almonds, organic cashews, walnuts, organic sunflower seeds, dried sweetened blueberries, sweetened cranberries, and Sun Drops Original Chocolate Candies)

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and divided it all between two bowls -

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Waaaaaay tooooo sweeeeeeet!!!! Don’t try this with flavored yogurt at home, kids.

I crumbled in 1/2 a Weetabix biscuit to cut the sugar; then it was juuuust right. Added a nice texture too.

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Met Skye at Space 15 Twenty to do some talking and browsing.

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We looked through many interesting books (this one was Bureaucratics) …

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… giggled at ridiculous, overpriced vintage dresses (this Oscar de la Renta number was about $900) …

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… and admired the clothes hangers at Free People.

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Then my meter ran out and it was time to part ways! On the car ride home I tore into a YouBar -

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Great Date with Chocolate” -

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Doesn’t look very pretty but it tasted awesome – like a brownie! (Don’t forget, you can get 5% off any YouBar products online by entering coupon code ACTORSDIET)

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Back home, a grapefruit from Jake/Jen’s backyard

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While watching an especially good episode of Oprah – Geneen Roth was on to answer questions about food and emotional eating (revisiting the episode my friend Alexandria was on in May)

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In case you missed it, this show will rerun this Saturday night, at 11:30 pm (at least, it will be in Los Angeles; check your local listings).

Later, gators!

{ 31 comments }

1 theemptynutjar July 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

So its oats soaked in yogurt overnight right? I got confused when you mentioned adding water.

I actually didn’t really like that episode of Oprah…I found Oprah kept talking on and on and Roth barely said a word…it was like an hour of therapy session with Oprah and nothing else – ha.

2 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

nope, no need to soak overnight when you use instant oatmeal. just combine with the greek yogurt and water (to cut down on the thickness) let sit for 15-20 minutes and that’s it!

3 Kim July 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Those bars look good! And the trail mix! I just might have to place an order…

4 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Hm..so overnight oats without the overnight part?? I like the sound of that :-D

5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Your pudding looks yummy. I can’t handle too sweet in the morning. Good call on the crunchy cereal on top.

6 carascravings July 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Looks yum.
I tried overnight oats one time and they made me sick…it may have just been a one time thing, but I have not given them a try since then. I am a little scared to revisit them.

7 Simply Life July 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm

oh that trail mix looks so good!

8 lowandbhold July 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Those hangers at Free People are so cute! Sorry the oatmeal was too sweet. I can never get it right.

9 Lauren July 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I think if I prep my meal the night before, I get in the mood for it automatically because I think about it all night. This happens to me all the time. If I start to think about a certain food for long enough, then I crave it. For example, if you told me we were having Mexican tomorrow night, I would think about it all day and be SOOOO ready for a burrito at dinnertime!

10 Tamara July 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I used to read Genene Roth’s columns in Prevention magazine, which my piano teacher kept on her coffee table. Unfortunately, I don’t have cable TV…I wonder if I can find the snippet elsewhere, like on Hulu.

11 lpskins July 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

which one was your friend? i don’t remember their names but will remember with a description.

12 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

you can see her at the bottom of this post: http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/lynn-humpy-hump-day/

13 Kate July 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

you are eating grapefruit from your friend’s backyard?!?!?! tell me again why i live in minnesota?!

i really need to read the geenen roth book. i’ve heard a lot about it and would love to get my hands on it.

14 kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com July 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

oh i didnt know ur friend was on that episode!! wow!

btw- LOVE that u added whey to ur bar, super nutrition protein <3

15 Ameena July 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I’ve never heard of Space 15 Twenty…honestly, you open up a whole new side of LA for me. :)

16 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm

You educate me on the westside, and I will show you the wonders of my world too!!!

17 Karla July 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Oh I want to see that episode of Oprah. I wish I had a TV! Sounds interesting. I think I could probably benefit from some emotional eating tips these days. Ugh life!

18 Run Sarah July 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I don’t do overnight breakfast for the same reason – have to try the instant oats / water /and yogurt combo though, that sounds perfect for warm days.

19 greensandjeans July 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I can’t wait for my brother to move back to LA just for the shopping…

20 Efi@greekyogurt July 14, 2010 at 3:56 am

I m like you, I never prepare food because I cook according to my mood.

These hungers are so cute

21 Anna July 14, 2010 at 4:28 am

I want those hangers!!!

I also want to see that Oprah episode!

22 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life July 14, 2010 at 5:51 am

The breakfast pudding looks awesome!

23 brandi July 14, 2010 at 5:57 am

great idea to just let it sit in the morning!

24 Rosey Rebecca July 14, 2010 at 6:26 am

I love the trail mix bfast pudding thang. :-) I actually wrote a story for the paper about a show that the Oprah Winfrey Network was shooting in town. I think it’s called “Searching For” and it was about a man who found out he had a twin when he was 50 years old, but also found out that his brother had died to aids 2o years before. It was a touching story!

25 theexperfectionist July 14, 2010 at 6:48 am

So that’s what overnight oats are. Oats and yogurt? I’ve never heard it explained. I am not sure I would like that…I will work up the courage to try it one of these days.

26 clairedille July 14, 2010 at 7:06 am

That vintage shop…amazing…I always love looking at the overpriced designer goods…can’t help it!

I’ve heard instant/quick oats are the best ones for recreating the overnight oat type bfast..sounds great!

27 sonia July 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm

mm that breakfast looks good- where do you get Wheetabix?! I can never find it anywhere :(
that dress is hilarious- very Carrie Bradshaw!

28 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I get my weetabix at trader joes but they should sell it everywhere?!

29 Jammer July 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Awesome blog! That cake looks soooo good!

30 MizzJ July 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I want those hangers!!

31 Nicole July 16, 2010 at 11:28 pm

i wish i could go to LA :D im very far :((

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