Oat bran in a jar

I finally got around to trying this new idea that I’ve been seeing recently. I think Heather started it, and I also saw it on Kath’s blog and Brandi’s blog (which was also on HealthyYum). It’s oat bran in an almost-empty nut butter jar.

01 pb jar oat bran

When I got near the end of my Trader Joe’s peanut butter (all natural, salted), I used it as my “bowl” for oat bran. I believe this was a batch of PBU oat bran (oat bran cooked with pbu – peanut butter and chocolate milk blend) simply topped with sesame seeds.

Another yum that I had recently (Sunday night) was this bowl of soy frozen yogurt from Fraiche, topped with sunbutter (sunflower seed butter; I brought it with me from home). I also added cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa powder. I ate this before I saw Food, Inc. and was very pleased with myself for making a good choice.

08 frozen yogurt

And, because I can’t get enough of sesame seeds, I thought I would share some more sesame seed loving.

09 sesame seed breakfast

Even Bobby is addicted.  That’s my bowl of oat bran and his bagel (with mustard), both doused with sesame seeds.

Last night’s Coldplay concert was really good.  They are great live and I loved the music. I was annoyed that the show started at 7pm and Coldplay didn’t even being playing until after 9pm.  They had 2 openers and both were just okay. I honestly don’t like seeing the openers at shows – I paid to see Coldplay, and I wanted to see them! By the time they got onstage I just wanted to go home. During the show they played a cover of Billie Jean, which was a nice tribute. Overall I had a good time, and we scored $10 tickets to see The Fray, Jack’s Mannequin, and Vedera in a few weeks.

Before I forget, Holly tried her first kabocha! She loved it (duh). I’m doing well with my kabocha challenge (eating less of it) – the last two nights I only had 1/4 of a kabocha each night (with nut butter).

Off to do some yoga, worky stuff, and make Bobby lunch. Hope you have a great Tuesday 🙂

22 Comments on Oat bran in a jar

  1. Dori
    14 July, 2009 at 9:55 am (8 years ago)

    Ohhh when are you seeing The Fray? They are great. I am gong to Snow Patrol in September!

    I am eagerly awaiting your Food, Inc review! I’m probably seeing it tonight, and I am reading In Defense of Food right now. So much to think about.

  2. brandi
    14 July, 2009 at 10:06 am (8 years ago)

    yay for oatbran in a jar! so good, right? 🙂

    Glad the concert was good! I remember when Coldplay’s first cd came out – what a great one. I haven’t listened to it in a long time.

  3. Cindy
    14 July, 2009 at 10:09 am (8 years ago)

    all your good food choices are FAB!!

    yoga sounds really good right about now!

    I am loving Healthy Yum for dinner inspiration!

    Happy Tuesday to you!

  4. Maria
    14 July, 2009 at 10:12 am (8 years ago)

    That is a brilliant idea–mixing in your own delicious (less expensive, and have more potential for creativity) additions to froyo. Yumm!

    Haha, don’t you love it when others join in on your obsessions (Bobby and sesame seeds!)?

    I still need to try the oats in a jar. I am 3/4 of the way done so it will be soon!

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the concert 🙂 Happy Tuesday!!!

  5. Marina
    14 July, 2009 at 10:46 am (8 years ago)

    That frozen yogurt looks SO good. I just got one yesterday and could use another! lol

  6. Jess
    14 July, 2009 at 11:06 am (8 years ago)

    Glad you enjoyed the concert!

    Oats in a jar. Ahhh, how wonderful 😀
    <3 jess

  7. JB
    14 July, 2009 at 11:13 am (8 years ago)

    isn’t oat bran in a jar amazing?! i tried it last week for the first time! i’ve never tried sesame seeds on oat bran…interesting…it sounds good! hope you have a great tuesday too, maggie!

  8. leslie
    14 July, 2009 at 11:18 am (8 years ago)

    coldplay cover of billie jean? that sounds beautiful.

    i’m doing almond butter jar oatmeal in the morning and can’t wait. 🙂

  9. Run Sarah
    14 July, 2009 at 11:33 am (8 years ago)

    Love oats in a jar — I tried it for the first time on the weekend and it was the perfect way to use up the extra PB.

  10. VeggieGirl
    14 July, 2009 at 12:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Looks deeeelicious!!

    Glad that the concert was enjoyable!!

    Enjoy your Tuesday activities, dear Maggie!!

  11. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    14 July, 2009 at 4:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Chris washed out and recycled an almond butter jar the other day. I just about killed him.

  12. Justine
    14 July, 2009 at 5:25 pm (8 years ago)

    Yea, for oats in a jar!!! Hahaha I am laughing at all the sesame seeds everywhere. I can just picture your home covered in unseen seeds. Like getting up for the couch and some being stuck to the back of your legs or something. LOL!! 🙂


  13. Kimberly@Living Free
    14 July, 2009 at 5:30 pm (8 years ago)

    Mmm, I wish I had some non-dairy ice cream! I LOVE sunbutter. I am trying to eat less of it though–like you with kabocha:) I have had oatgurt in the bottom of a sunbutter jar before and it was tasty!

  14. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    14 July, 2009 at 6:46 pm (8 years ago)

    Love the nut butter jar oat bran. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better! I’ve got an almost empty jar of ABU, and you better believe I’m dumping my morning oats in it!

    Thanks for the shout out Maggie, and thanks for the shout out in the Healthy Yum Newsletter as well. I was sooo excited to see that!

    Enjoy the rest of your evening. 🙂

  15. Alison
    14 July, 2009 at 6:53 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m jealous that you get to see Jack’s Mannequin!

    I’ve never had oat bran in a nut butter jar, but I love oatmeal in a jar.

  16. Abby
    14 July, 2009 at 7:25 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m seriously trying to tear through my jar of almond butter so I can try the oats in a jar thing. New motivation to eat more nut butter (as if that’s needed).

    I haven’t tried kabocha yet either, as I can’t find it. You would think it was the map to the fountain of youth or something, as rare as it is around here.

    Love the Healthy Yum and am going to make it a goal to try something new off there this weekend!

  17. Shelby
    14 July, 2009 at 7:40 pm (8 years ago)

    I need to start eating more nut butters so I can have OBIAJ (yeah I was too lazy to write it out! haha).

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the concert! They seem like they would be very entertaining.

  18. Anne K.
    14 July, 2009 at 7:47 pm (8 years ago)

    I love oats/oat bran in a pb jar! So yummy. And that froyo looks amazing topped with sunbutter! I’m glad Coldplay was good 🙂

  19. carolinebee
    14 July, 2009 at 8:08 pm (8 years ago)

    What a great concert!!! I totally need to make the jump to bringing my own fro yo toppings 😀

  20. coco
    15 July, 2009 at 2:37 am (8 years ago)

    I’m adding sesame seeds to all my stir-fries now!!! hahahha…… 🙂

  21. jenna
    9 February, 2010 at 9:21 pm (7 years ago)

    i just came across your blog and i can’t wait to keep reading 🙂
    i would love it if you could come check out my blog and follow as well!

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