Today was my first day back to work after a glorious 17 days off, and thanks to the cold front moving through, I just wanted to stay curled up in bed all day. Luckily my work day passed quickly and painlessly, and I can look forward to only having three days of work left in the week.
Yesterday, the Gators victory capped off my wonderful holidays. It truly is a new year when we finally win a game! Kevin even picked me up some “game day” orange flowers when he was grabbing groceries at Publix.
We recently picked up the vase from West Elm, and I’m happy to put it to use. I smile every time I glance at the flowers.
I started my day back to work on a high note: my first ever overnight oats in a jar! I have a new recent love: cashew butter.
I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter (shocking, I know…), but cashew butter is milder and has a great flavor. I used to never be able to finish peanut butter jars, but I went through this container in no time: perfect timing for my first attempt at overnight oats in a jar.
Into the almost empty jar went oats, skim milk and nonfat Greek yogurt.
It was the perfect welcome-back-to-work breakfast, and I already have another new try on deck.
Even though it was great to have so much time off, I do feel like it’s easier for me to eat well when I’m at work because I always pack my breakfast and lunch. When I’m at home, I’m more likely to graze, grab food out and make unhealthy decisions. At work, I usually start out the day with overnight oats, assemble a salad for lunch and have a variety of fruit for my snack, and I’m confined to those items, so the temptation isn’t there. It feels nice to detox a little from the holidays.
What is your favorite nut butter?
Do you eat healthier at home or at work or at school?