Peaches and Cream

I feel like I’ve been talking a lot about the importance of being prepared lately. It’s probably because that has been the name of the game for me lately. Right now, in “Big Fish” land, we are in what we call tech rehearsal. These rehearsals are when all of the elements of the show come together. Light, sound, costumes, sets, wigs and special effects all begin to introduce themselves to the show, thus creating the big and final picture. It is incredibly exciting to see all of these gorgeous aspects come to life, but there is a down side. It is really time-consuming. We are at the theatre for 10 out hours out of a 12 hour work day- Monday through Saturday. I’m not complaining… I have an AMAZING job and I feel soooo lucky, but it’s a lot.

My regime as of late has been:

Wake up by 7:45. Take an early work out class. Run any errands that need to be run. Head to the theatre!

I don’t have a ton of time to myself, and therefore, I try to make my food ahead of time!

I am in love with Overnight Oats. I love chewy and sweet they taste. I love that I can eat them out of a mason jar. Mostly, I love that they are sitting in my fridge, just waiting for me to grab and eat them!!!!

I wanted to share one of my favorite overnight oat recipes. It is ridiculously yummy :)

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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup Instant rolled oats (I use gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 TBS greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1 whole peach chopped
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon

In a bowl, combine oats, milk, water, chia seeds, stevia, vanilla and cinnamon. Microwave for about 2 minutes (keep an eye out that it doesn’t spill over!!)** Transfer the mixture to a mason jar. Add peach, banana, and greek yogurt. Make sure that everything is mixed together. Put it in the fridge over night and THERE YOU GO!!!

**In order to prevent the oatmeal from spilling over the bowl: Simply open the microwave door every 10 seconds (about). If you watch the oatmeal cook, you will see it rising. Whenever it looks like it is getting close to the top, open the door!!!! Repeat this until the oatmeal is cooked :)

I like to enjoy my overnight oats cold, but you can definitely reheat them when you are ready to eat.

Happy Friday!


Experiments with oatmeal!

First, I want to start this post with a shout out to spin class.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am a workout nut. I love the feeling of getting a good sweat on, especially in the morning. Today, I took a kick ass Soul Cycle Class with the instructor Rique. If you live in the NY area and haven’t taken his class PLEASE DO. In my opinion, Soul Cycle is always an amazing experience, but this guy is life changing. It is nearly impossible to get into his class, but if you can, go for it. YOU WILL NOT BE disappointed!

Anyway, after I returned from my cycle sesh, I was starving. Oatmeal is always my go to breakfast. It is a fantastic source of slow release carbs. This means the glycemic load of oatmeal doesn’t force your blood sugar to SKY ROCKET like a white refined carb would. It keeps you full and satisfied for a long time. Also, it is a surprisingly good source of protein. With 6 grams in one cup of cooked oatmeal, you can’t go wrong. 6 grams may not sound like a lot, but it is definitely going to add to your protein count for the day.

My favorite oatmeal is Chocolate Oatmeal. I enjoy it nearly every morning. I mean common, who doesn’t love chocolate?! For some reason, I wanted something different. As I thought of about a creative oatmeal idea, I made some coffee. Yummm Coffee…

….Coffee Oatmeal?



Mocha Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup dry rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 TBS cocoa powder
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp instant coffee (I use trader Joes brand)**
  • fruit of choice (Berries are my fave)

Mix all ingredients **EXCEPT Coffee and cocoa powder** in a large bowl and microwave for a minute and a half. Stir and microwave for another minute. Keep a close eye on it.. make sure it doesn’t spill over while microwaving!!! Stir in cocoa and coffee, Top with berries and ENJOY!

**If you don’t have instant coffee, try omitting water and subbing 1/2 cup fresh brewed coffee and 1/2 cup milk of choice. I can’t vouch for the results, but it may work :)

I was pleasantly surprised by how good this was! Just goes to show that experimenting in the kitchen can lead to new favorites!!!