Oatmeal in a Jar + Cauliflower Pizza? + Salads

oatmeal in a jar


It’s Wednesday already! Time to share recent meals.

When I finished a jar of peanut butter last week, I thought ahead to save the empty jar for my oatmeal.

Remember when oatmeal in a jar was a thing? I really think it’s not a thing anymore but I’m making it a thing again.

I stopped saving my almost empty peanut butter jars to use for oatmeal quite a while ago. However, last week it made sense to keep the empty peanut butter jar not just because it’s so good when you can grab all of the extra peanut butter that sticks to the jar, but because I needed the container to bring my oatmeal to the beach to eat after my run.

It was as good as I remembered it! In the jar was my cold oatmeal (cooked steel-cut oatmeal and rolled oats) with blueberries, cherries, and cinnamon plus extra peanut butter.

oatmeal in a jar

My son decided we needed a whole array of food from Stew Leonard’s. Among other things, the grilled vegetables were of course my favorite. It was nice to eat something different vegetable-wise that wasn’t cooked by me. I added the grilled vegetables to a couple of salads.

grilled vegetables

I sent my son back into Stew Leonard’s another afternoon and asked him to grab a slice of their margarita pizza. Stew Leonard’s is a grocery store but not your average grocery store. They call it the Disney Land of grocery stores. I’ve seen their margarita pizza but never had it.

He claims they didn’t have any left so he got me a cauliflower pizza instead. When I made a face, he reminded me of how I used to make cauliflower pizza when he was younger and tell him it’s just as good as regular pizza but healthier so he just assumed I would still be happy with it. Gotta love my kid for his sarcasm that comes with a smile.

I cut the cauliflower pizza in half to heat up and then had it for two meals. It was good, but let’s be real – cauliflower crust pizza is not the same as regular pizza.

cauliflower pizza

When I don’t know what to eat/have minimal ingredients in the house, I always like a toasted slice of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with mashed chickpeas and avocado. I sprinkle everything but the bagel seasoning in when I mash the two ingredients together. I call this cooking. Oh, I may have added guacamole to this plate too.

chickpea avocado mash

Here’s a nice salad that involves a wider variety of vegetables. Lettuce, tomatoes, asparagus, corn, cucumbers, and Trader Joe’s colorful carrot coins with chickpeas and avocado. I also sprinkled everything but the bagel seasoning and added salad dressing (forget which one).


Oh, look what I made last night! We had a baguette in the house so I took a portion of it, cut it in half, and made it into pizza. It came out delicious!


Not pictured is the watermelon I had to get yesterday and quickly cut up (as I ate it). The heat and humidity left me craving watermelon so seirously that I just had to run out in the middle of the day to get one to eat. šŸ™‚

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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