A southern girl's cooking on a skinny girl's lifestyle


May 2013

Overnight Oatmeal

Good morning y’all!  I thought I would start the morning by sharing an easy make ahead breakfast for busy mornings.  The husband leaves for PT at 5:30 every morning and doesn’t come back home for breakfast.  The food offered at the DFAC isn’t quite clean or healthy, so I make him oatmeal in mason jars every night.  No cooking, just throw it in the jar, shake it up, and it softens overnight!  Every good southern girl makes her man breakfast 🙂

Overnight Oatmeal

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)

1/2 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt or greek yogurt (if you use greek, I suggest adding a dash of vanilla extract to cut the tartness)

Add to your jar, close the lid, and shake until combined.


Now, add the deliciousness.  The husband’s favorites so far have been peanut butter & jelly, blueberry almond, and almond maple.

Today’s was peanut butter & jelly.  Add to taste, but don’t be a fatty and add the whole jar.  We like Naturally More peanut butter (it has flax seed in it, packed with omegas to aid in weight control) or PB2 (powdered and only 45 calories/serving!).  We usually buy Cascadian Farms Organic jelly but a sugar free one would work as well.

ImageSome other options he has liked:

Peanut butter and a chopped banana

 1 T pure maple syrup, a spoonful of almond butter, dash of almond extract

spoonful of almond butter, handful of blueberries, dash of almond extract

substitute almond milk for Silk Protein berry flavor, and add chopped banana and strawberries

substitute dark chocolate almond milk in the peanut butter and banana flavor

add a tsp of sugar free nectarine preserves and add frozen peaches


My family

Here is my awesome family (Jan 2016 update: this is an insanely old photo, and I will replace it soon), who will henceforth be known as the husband, Batman (now age 5), Superman (now age 3), and Tinkerbell (RIP!).

Hey y’all!

I am still trying to figure out how to do this whole blogging thing…who knew that having my iPhone glued to my hand would make me so technologically inept?!  Anyway, I am an independent AdvoCare distributor, and I have found that while coaching my friends through the 24 Day Challenge, their main concern is what to eat, how to eat…while getting used to the concepts of clean and paleo eating myself, I discovered a lot of recipes on Pinterest that claim to be “healthy.” Apparently, a lot of people have different views on what is healthy than I do.  To me, healthy means nutritious, not low calorie or low fat.  While these options work for some people, they are not the options that I recommend to people trying to get healthy and lose weight on the 24 Day Challenge.  Low fat usually = higher sodium.

Before getting started with AdvoCare, I was carrying around 50 lbs of baby weight and was a miserable stay at home mom with no energy and no sense of accomplishment.  Since then, I’ve lost all the weight, am a MUCH more fun mom, and now I am able to contribute financially to my family as well. It has been an amazing feeling, and the best part is helping my friends and family to make the same changes!

Now that my schpeal (how the heck do you spell that word?!) is done, please check back and check out my recipes!  They will be epic. My first recipe post will be tomorrow, superheroes willing.  IMG_7434

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