PB & plum + Friday favorites: Cape Style

When I got back from the cape, I had a jar waiting for me.. an empty jar : ) Oats in the jar with a childhood spin on it..

Between the peanut butter & plum {with a drizzle of honey} it was like a pb+j sanadwich for breakfast. The fact that the plum was warm & swirled in there.. it was a winning combination!

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…. I haven’t done a Friday favorites in a while. On Wednesday, I shared some foodie pics from our little getaway.

>> Here are some of my favorites!

1: Hydrangeas- They are the staple item of the cape, during the summer.
Blue, pink & purples line up the streets where ever you go.
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2: Chatham we always take a trip over to Chatham to walk around, shop, eat & explore!
I got a lot of funjewelry to go along with the original cape cod bracelet. A fun one with the cape logo on it along with a anchors.. so summery! Plus we tried some new olive oil from Gustare, I really enjoyed the chipotle flavor but the sicilian gold was the winner.

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3: Sandbars the beach we go to has sandbars for miles. Just sand & sky!
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4: Mini golf! …  It’s hilarious to play & watch all of us get sixes. but somehow I won 🙂
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5: Walks on the beach & exploring. My all time favorite thing to do!
This year I did not spot any sand dollars, but lots of hermit crabs 🙂

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Question:
What’s a favorite from your vaca?!

Happy weekend
XO

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Oats are a girls best friend.

Diamonds are a girls best friend? Nope, OATS.

I think I have oats most mornings! {I’m waiting for them to be done right now ;-)}
There’s nothing better than some warm oats, topped with warm peanut butter & little extra add ins which taste like dessert… perfect.

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Oats are super good for you, especially for those who like to keep active and healthy life style.

I also like sneaking them in other ways : in a jar, in smoothies & even muffins.
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  • Oats contain beta-glucan, a soluble fiber.
    Soluble fibers appear to help lower total cholesterol levels, mainly by lowering LDL-cholesterol (the bad one).
  • Keep you regular 😉
  • Control blood pressure
  • Stabilize blood pressure
  • Antioxidants that the body needs
  • Low calorie yet so filling
  • GF safe!

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Instead of plain old cereal for breakfast {tastes good but doesn’t always keep you full} try swapping for oats.
You will be fuller longer & ready to take on the day 😀

Try your first bowl of oats with PB.. you’ll never go back to your old ways. hehe.

Have a fantastic day! ❤

Updates: Monday dinner, list for summer & 3 ingredient recipe!

Hi there!
I wanted to pop in before I head to work with a few updates and ideas that I had brewing inside me 😉 Last night we got together at my mom’s house for a nice summery dinner. Bow tie pasta + chicken breast + broccoli in a light lemon sauce topped with fresh shaved parmesan, salad, and of course dessert! My moms friend brought a huge mousse bomb cake from Wegmans … there was no left overs!
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{I got to see this little love bug!}

After dinner, George + I went to the movies to see The place Beyond The Pines
I was a tad sleepy while watching it but this movie was good, great cast and a mystery – so an A in my book!

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Now that school is over my mornings are going to be more free I wanted to fill my time wisely. Summer  is no doubt already going to be busy, but I wanted to make a list of things to incorporate into my daily/ or weekly regime and stick to them!

* Bake more – outside of my comfort zone
* GREENS <– I am a fruit person at heart, so I want to challenge myself to go green!
* Try something new .. anything!
* Enjoy everyday moments & stop rushing the process
* Step away from social media

Baking: I have been on a baking kick lately, but with a lot of the same items. Brownies.. and muffins. So I want to challenge myself to try new recipes.
Greens: I want to eat more greens this month: asparagus, kale, avocado. I love salads but that’s kind of my extent of greens. I don’t do too much else with them. I want to challenge myself to eat more greens. Sneak them in smoothies, or a side dish.
New: Trying something new. Food, a workout, .. anything that comes my way!
Enjoy: Enjoy everyday moments. I usually tend to rush things so I can get to the next thing. I want to work on this. Life is short, gotta savor ever moment 🙂
Social media: Ever since I got the iPhone, I am on it so much more! Its ridiculous. I really need to stop checking it constantly.

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Before I sign off, here’s a new baking recipe which only requires 3 ingredients !!!

‘Skinny Banana Cookies’  
found from Six Sister Stuff

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Easiest cookies ever. And actually very tasty! I have had these saved for awhile under my Pinterest board and decided to give them a try.
I am not sure how long they will last, due to being made out of bananas, but for a quick sweet tooth fix, pretty good! and always nice way to sweeten up your breakfast alongside your yogurt.

All you need is:
> 2 ripe bananas
> 1 cup dry oats <– I use steel-cut & GF certified
> 1/4 cup chocolate chips

* I added a dash of vanilla

^ mash all ingredients up , and scoop about 1” and place on cookie sheet ^

Pre heat the oven to 350*
Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray
& bake 12-15 minutes

^OTHER GREAT ADD INS: walnuts, coconut, cranberries*^

XO

Questions:
Have you seen The place beyond the pines yet? Or another good movie lately?

What’s on your summer “list”?