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Shout Out to 101 Cookbooks

During my four hour layover in the D.C. airport the other day I was reading through the latest issue of Whole Living. I was so excited to see that food blogger Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks was featured in an 8 page spread. Heidi has scored tremendous success simply by doing what she loves (cooking, traveling, and writing about it) which is something that I strongly aspire to.


In celebration of Heidi’s magazine acclaim, I made her Baked Oatmeal for breakfast this morning. It was absolutely incredible.


Heidi’s Baked Oatmeal

Serves 6-8


    • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
    • 1/3 cup natural cane sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 bananas, cut into 1/2” slices
    • 1 1/2 cups berries
    • Maple syrup for drizzling


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

2. Combine the oats, half the nuts, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl whisk the milk, egg, half the butter, and vanilla. Combine wet and dry mixtures together.

3. Arrange bananas in a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Add 1 cup of the berries, then top with the oat mixture.

4. Add remaining berries and nuts on top, then bake for 40 minutes.

5. Let cool slightly, then drizzle remaining butter and maple syrup on top.

I did a couple things differently, and it stilled turned out amazing.

    • I used vanilla soy milk instead of milk.
    • I left out half the butter and the maple syrup for drizzling.
    • I used stevia zero-calorie sweetener instead of cane sugar.

I used strawberries for the bottom of the baked oatmeal and blueberries on top.


The gooey bananas and strawberries on the bottom took this oatmeal to a whole new level.



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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

I woke up really sore this morning from my first Bodypump class. Well actually it was my second, but the first time I went I had no idea what I was doing, was using all the wrong weights, and could not get out of there fast enough. Everyone I know loves that class, though, so I decided to give it another try. I still had to change out the weights a few different times- I tend to get a little ambitious and use weights that are way too heavy for me- but once I start to get the hang of it I think that I will really enjoy it.

I made it a personal goal to make strength training a part of my regular exercise routine, and this week marks its commencement. I went to Pilates on Tuesday and Bodypump yesterday, and I plan on fitting in one more strengthening session this week.

Breakfast this morning was a sweet, savory bowl of baked oatmeal made with applesauce, cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts.

Serves 2


    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 1/2 cups non dairy milk
    • 1/4 cup applesauce
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 2 Tbsp walnuts (or your nut of choice)
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine all ingredients in an oven-safe bowl, top with ground cinnamon, and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

3. Allow 5 minutes for oats to cool, drizzle with a little honey, and dig in!


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