Apple Pie Oats

Happy Sunday!

What a nice and lazy morning <3


When we wake up, Bella jumps onto the bed and covers us in puppy kisses. She’s usually very stingy with her love, except for in the morning. Whenever we sleep late (like today) she makes sure to jump up there and smack us to take her outside. Little dog, giant personality.

This morning’s bfast featured the slow cooker applesauce I made the other night:


The applesauce ended up tasting more like apple pie filling than anything, so it was like a little breakfast dessert.

I used 1/2 C Bob’s Red Mill hot cereal, almond milk, cinnamon, topped with applesauce,

egg with nutritional yeast + tea


Loved it.

We have a lot to do today, since we went out and got supplies for the office, master bedroom, and extra guest room. We’re hoping to have the house mostly finished before the holidays, and on top of figuring out life and gifts, it’s crunch time over here.

In between house errands last night, we met up with the fam at Eclectic Cafe for dinner.


Eclectic is owned by the same family that owns Renee’s Organic Oven (one of my faves) and has an incredibly diverse menu. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, Mexican, breakfast, with an emphasis on fresh, local and organic ingredients.


I ordered the vegetarian tostadas, which are two crispy corn tortillas topped with refried beans, rice, veggies and avocado. Covered all of it in a blanket of salsa:


Sad, brown avocado, but the rest of the tostadas were fantastic.

Off to blitz through the casa. We’re going to take a break to take Bell to the farmer’s market and hit up the gym later 🙂

Have a wonderful Sunday!



Something to think:

“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
–Annie Dillard

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  1. Natalcho @ Tomatoes Rock on December 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I love this quote although I am not sure that being intellectual and rational necessarily means being cynical. Miracles happen every single day.

    • Fitnessista on December 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      you’re right- it doesn’t necessarily means being cynical, but if we’re constantly weighing pros and cons instead of just going for it, it will prevent us from taking chances.

  2. Pam on December 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I hear you about crunch time! It’s nice you enjoyed a dinner out for some quality time with your husband!

  3. Lara on December 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I swear, Lulu and Bella really are long lost cousins. Lu does the same thing every morning, almost compulsively gives us kisses until we get out of bed!

    I haven’t had great avocados recently either 🙁

  4. Kristi @ on December 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I feel you on the crunch time too. Love that quote! 🙂

  5. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on December 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I love applesauce on oats every once in a while! Its simple but so tasty 🙂

  6. Shaina on December 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I have the same lulu sweatshirt – glad to know its still going to fit me in 5 months, because its one of my faves!!!

  7. Butter Nutrition on December 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I LOVE that quote. It’s perfection!

  8. Julia Model on December 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hi! I go to school at the University of Arizona in Tucson and have been meaning to try this place! Would you recommend it??
    I love reading your blog posts 🙂 !

    • Fitnessista on December 19, 2011 at 11:25 am

      YES 🙂
      i went to u of a, too. go cats!

  9. Melissa @TryingtoHeal on December 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I make apple pie oats (I use chunky apples instead of applesauce though) almost every morning! If not, it’s more like banana bread. 🙂

  10. Jannifer on December 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I love that quote! You have some of the best quotes. Where do you find them?

    • Fitnessista on December 19, 2011 at 11:25 am

      google 🙂

  11. Ali on December 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I wish you luck in all your house endeavours for the day! To bad about the sad avocado… boo.

  12. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on December 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Love the quote!

    Okay I can’t believe they gave you brown avocado. Like seriously? Gag.

  13. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on December 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Glad you had a lovely dinner out with the fam. You deserve it! To NOT be cooking, 8.75 mos pregnant and right before the holidays and on a Sat nite. Very good call to go out!

    And that slow cooker applesauce…I need to dust off my slow cooker and make that once I’m back in the States!

  14. Maria on December 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Awesome quote!! I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and just added it to my blog roll! LOVE IT 😀 I look forward to continue reading!

  15. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I love making apple pie oatmeal with diced apples! I bet yours tasted amazing with your homemade applesauce! Now all you need is a scoop of ice cream with it. 😉

  16. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie on December 19, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I’m making apple pie oats tomorrow, so excited!!!

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