WIAW: workload wednesday.

18 May

Oh how I love me some alliteration… Here’s a rather brief WIAW, because I want to procrastinate just a little longer.

Before we get started… everybody check out Kate’s raffle over here where you can bid on delicious desserts and support a fabulous cause (she’s fundraising for a hospice she’s running the Chicago Marathon for!)! My cookies are up for bids too. :)


Okay, so I made cooked overnight oats with peanut flour. I am newly obsessed with the stuff and may or may not have gone through a bag in about a week. These oats were SO creamy and peanutty and protein-filled and delicious!

Peanut-Flour Overnight/Voluminous Oats

1/3 cup oats
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons peanut flour
sweetener to taste
a few dashes of cinnamon
~2/3 cup of water or almond milk (possibly more)

Nuke for about two and a half minutes and stir well; cover and leave in fridge overnight. Stir in more liquid in the morning if desired! :)


I had me a salad. With some of this salsa on top…

I bought it at the little market my school has and it’s kind of awesome, definitely has a kick to it. But now I have to work on using it all up! So I’m putting it pretty much on everything… Though I’ve always loved salsa on salads. :)


I went for a run on this day (last Friday)… 3.1 miles! That would be my second run in 6 months. I’m not, however, sharing how fast it was because it was incredibly slow… And my shins are still a little tender which is making me freak out a little bit but we’ll see. I pulled a Matt and refueled with (my very first!) Kombucha and Fage 2%

Um, yeah, this was pre-shower… And the posters in the background are my roommate’s. Just sayin’.


I had soup at the lunch room but was hungry again about an hour later (silly running!) so I made some savory oats. Just added some nutritional yeast into the oats and some salsa on top per Heather‘s suggestion.

Oh, and I bought these. They were ridiculously hot and kind of made me cry, so I washed them off a bit which helped… I did like the crunch they added!

**I had more snacks throughout the day that were not photographed!! Just a disclaimer! :) **

Hope you’re all having lovely days… I’m back to hitting the books & learning about the occipital and parietal lobes. Three tests in two days… Oh and a term paper in a week. Whoops.

Eat anything delicious recently? Tell me about it! :) Or go check out my post from yesterday with lots of random facts about me and tell me something about yourself ;)


23 Responses to “WIAW: workload wednesday.”

  1. The Teenage Taste May 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Looks like a great day of eats, Nicole! I need to get my hands on some Kombucha and those dry-roasted edamame! Mmmmm…

  2. pumpedforpumpkin May 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    Looks like some great eats! Is that your favorite Synergy flavor?! I’m looking into trying them and I’m deciding which one to try

  3. Amanda @ Running with Spoons May 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Ooo kombucha! That trilogy flavor is my favorite. Was it love at first sip for you? I know it takes a while for some people to warm up to it, but I was blown away after my very first taste.

  4. kat May 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Those oats look amazing!! I’m out of peanut flour :( but I really want to buy some more! Either that or pb2. Have you tried that?

  5. movesnmunchies May 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    LOVE DA OATS!!!! umm YES pbs and bananas.. have eaten tons recently and have loved them!

  6. Jenny May 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Your WIAW eats are so yummy, I love the oats with the peanut flour. Delish :)

  7. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons May 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    3 tests and a paper? eep! rock it girl! Hooray for post workout kombuchas!!!! my fav =)

  8. cinnamonalicious May 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    LOVE the oats!wish I had me some peanut flour!! :(
    Ummm…what do you study??? cos I’m learning about the occipital and parietal bones atm!! :O

  9. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Loving the booch pic ;) That totally needs to be your twitter avatar and we can be twins!

  10. Lee @ Fit Foodie Finds May 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Slow and steady wins the race! I love that you’re getting back into running! WOOOO. Also, how addicting is peanut flour?? #sogood

  11. Tara May 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    I love the dry roasted edamame, but I’ve never tried the wasabi flavor! I bet my Dad would love it. I’ve also never tried savory oats. Last time I did I added too much hot sauce so I’ve been sort of turned off of them. I need to give them another shot!
    oh and peanut flour is sort of my favorite thing ever. I’m addicted.

  12. Jess May 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Peanut flour is AMAZING!! :D

  13. pawsitivelife May 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    I really wish I ate better this Wed…Le sigh!

  14. mindrunningwild May 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    kombucha is yum and so is 2% fage. seriously, that stuff is cream-liscious.
    best thing I ate today was oats in a jar. nom. I’m waiting for my allergy appt to see if I’m sensitive to nuts to try the two bags of peanut flour I have in my room….yes, I bought it prematurely.

  15. Jess@HealthyExposures May 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    ahhh I love GT’s trilogy flavor! quite potentially the best I’ve had yet.
    hehe, i bet you weren’t as slow as I am on my runs! hence why i don’t post my times. maybe we should both start so we don’t feel so left behind :P hope your shins aren’t anything major, though!

  16. Rach @ This Italian Family May 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Lotsa healthy eats! :) Also good luck with all your studying!!

  17. Lindsay@LivingLindsay May 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    Welcome to the Peanut Flour Addicts Club :) Isn’t it awesome?? I love using it in overnight oats, regular oats, cookies, etc. etc. It’s so good! How was the Kombucha? I’ve never ever had one and I’ve heard they’re pretty nasty tasting, so I’m curious to see what you thought of it. :)

  18. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 18, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    I love dry roasted edamame! It so good! And kind of addicting. Congrats on running! No matter what speed…a run is a run! Its a big accomplishment!

  19. Katy (The Singing Runner) May 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    I LOVE Kombucha! :) Weeee!

  20. fashionfitnessfoodie May 19, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    How were the savory oats!?!

  21. BrittFit May 19, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    I basically need those edamame snacks! haha where did you get them??????

  22. elleeatsvegan May 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    All of your food looks delish! I have yet to try peanut flour, but I bet it’s awesome in oatmeal. I tried Kombucha for the first time too a couple days ago! I loved it :)

  23. Molly May 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I LOVE wasabi peas… so I would probably love those!

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