Decadant Chocolate Cherry Oats

Breakfast this morning was a nice, filling, warm bowl of oats.  I can’t remember exactly when I had hot oats last but it has been a while for sure!

Chocolate cherry oats

These weren’t just any oats, these were chocolate cherry oats.  I think I’ve got a thing for chocolate and cherries right now considering the fact that my smoothie on Tuesday was also chocolate cherry 😉

Here is what was in my bowl:

Chocolate Cherry Oats


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Toppings:  1/2 cup frozen cherries, spoonful of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter


To make my oats bigger than they really are, I make my oats with double the water!

First, combine the oats and the water in a large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.  The next thing you want to do is add in the egg whites, banana, stevia, and cocoa powder.  Microwave for another 2 minutes.

Finally, remove from the microwave, top with the PB and cherries and enjoy!


Yesterday was kind of a crazy, off-the-wall day at work.  I spent the middle of my day at a student fair on the campus that the gym I work at is located on…just doing some Zumba in the crowd of people 😉


We then took a detour to get some Starbucks on our way back to the gym after the event….the line for Starbucks was too long, but we did have the chance to take a picture at the Cosmo on Campus tour booth.  No time for a mini makeover, though.

work fun

After my crazy day at work, I came home and got to work on a kitchen experiment…a veggie lasagna of sorts.

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The recipe is not quite perfected, and I need to figure out how to make it look pretty…but hopefully I will be able to share something with all of you soon!

summer squash lasagna

I then got into bed around 9pm, my usual bed time, but I simply wasn’t ready to sleep so I read a little bit of my SELF magazine.  It didn’t take long after I opened the magazine for my eyes to feel heavy enough for me to zonk out.

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And that was my day!  Hope you all had a great Wednesday too!

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  1. Aren’t hot oats for breakfast the best? The cherries have been delicious here this season. Yum!

  2. I love the idea of zumba at random places! I just heard about a zumba birthday party the other day.

  3. Thank you so much for linking to my quiche!

  4. Yum! You always remind me to get cherries! They sound so good right now!

    • Tara Deal says:

      They are so tasty! I always opt for the frozen because they are pitted and seriously taste better than candy when I eat them by themselves 🙂

  5. zumba outside, how fun! love that photo booth pic. i love those events with the silly props for photo making. i did SO many at blogher last summer. i could probably make a whole photo album of them. one even won me a year’s supply of seafood! that lasagna looks awesome. can’t wait for your recipe!

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