Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

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Yesterday’s Dinner

Danny wouldn’t shut up about there being no chili leftovers, so yesterday I decided to be a nice wife again, and make another batch of chili for him. Since I spent all day cooking, I just wanted to make something simple for myself for dinner, so I made frozen tilapia.

Then, I got the brilliant idea to top it with the mango salsa that I picked up from Whole Foods over the weekend.

It was delicious. Just a little bit of mango salsa turned by boring frozen fish into a tasteful dinner.

Today’s Breakfast

I am still thinking up ways to use pumpkin butter, and I decided to use it to make some overnight oats – pumpkin chocolate chip overnight oats.

Last night I mixed up:

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin butter
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • dash of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon

I stirred everything together and let it sit in the fridge overnight and this morning I enjoyed a pumpkiny breakfast!

I want to try this recipe again but without the yogurt, so it’s thicker, more like a pumpkin cookie dough.

Today’s Workout

  • 2.05 miles treadmill
  • Butts and Guts class – 60 minutes

After the gym today, I went to TJMaxx and bought a jean shirt.

It’s one of those things where your just driving down the road and you’re like, holy smokes, I need a jean shirt. Or something like that. Maybe it’s the 80′s child in me that loves the jean so much. I do own a fanny pack after all.

Lunch

Lunch today was a sandwich and tomato soup.

The perfect warm lunch for a chilly day. The weather is finally starting to feel like fall here in Chicagoland!

Questions of the day:

  • What was the last impulse purchase that you made?
  • What did you have for breakfast or lunch today?
  • Favorite time era? 60′s? 70′s? 00′s?

16 Comments

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16 Responses to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

  1. That temperature really dropped around here, didn’t it?!? Fall is here!

  2. If you only use 1/2 cup of yogurt to 1/4 cups and increase the chia seeds a bit that will thicken it right up. I actually just use almond milk and chia seeds when I make my oats and they come out super thick.

    Tomato soup with a grilled cheese is one of my all time favorite cold weather meals!!

  3. The last impulse purchase I made was some raspberry gummies at Old Navy. Who buys candy at a clothing store??? That’s right, I do apparently! Breakfast was a bagel and cream cheese. The 90s ruled.

  4. Last impulse purchase was skittles. I totally love the jean shirt! I’ve been wanting one for so long. I had corn chex with greek yogurt and blueberries for breakfast today. Lunch was leftovers (1/2 of pork chop, mashed butternut squash, and mixed green – yum!).

  5. Am I the only one that doesn’t like cold oatmeal?

  6. Amy

    you can do so much with a jean shirt.

  7. Holy yummyness. Those OIAJ sound absolutely amazing! Such a genius idea of adding in pumpkin butter.. now if only I had some of that lol. I do remember it being wonderful when I had it in the states last Thanksgiving though!!

  8. susie

    The fish dish looks yummy.
    Fashion: 1920′s, 1950′s
    Music: 50′s, 60′s, 70′s
    Personally: 1982 & 1985, my best years
    jean shirt? hee haw!

  9. I’m so happy fall is here in Michigan, yay for hoodies!!!

  10. Melissa Woollard

    I don;t like cold oatmeal Matt! EWWW!

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