Monday, December 2, 2013

Meal Prep Monday - Pumpkin Bread Baked Oatmeal and Baked Tofu

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and holiday weekend filled with lots of time to relax, hang out with loved ones, and eat tons of delicious food. As you may have seen on Saturday's post, I did my usual 3 house marathon. Luckily, I didn't really eat dinner at house #2. I did drink it though...

The weekend was (surprisingly) not ALL about eating. I also ran my second 5K on Sunday. It was cold and the course was hilly, uneven, and hard, but I was crushing it and on track to PR by a considerable amount...and then I took a wrong turn. Yes, really. I got lost in the woods during a race. More on that later this week when I get over my embarrassment enough to write a race recap.

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On a less embarrassing note, I decided not to cook too much for this week's meal prep but I did make a pretty fantastic breakfast. Probably because no confusing park trails were involved.


I'm still on the breakfast bake party train (see previous recipes here, here and here). It's hard to beat the convenience of taking half an hour to bake a great breakfast for the whole week. I feel like I say this every week, but this one may be my favorite yet and really tastes like the holidays.

Pumpkin Bread Baked Oatmeal

Calories: 267 | Fat: 9 g | Cholest: 0 mg | Sodium: 112 mg | Carbs: 35 g | Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 14 g | Protein: 12 g

1 1/2 cups oats
3 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup raw pepitas, divided in 2
1/4 cup walnut pieces, divided in 2
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3/4 cup egg whites
1 tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all ingredients (including only half of the divided ingredients) in a large rectangular microwave and oven safe baking dish.
Microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring halfway.
Mix the rest of the pepitas and walnuts together, then sprinkle over the oatmeal mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes or until mixture is firm. Broil for the last minute if desired, so the toppings get crisp. Definitely would use the timer to avoid crisp becoming burned.
Makes 6 servings.

This oatmeal tastes like a very hearty and textural pumpkin bread. The spices and raisins provide plenty of sweetness without too much added sugar, and the nutrition stats are great, especially when you top your oatmeal with 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt or a tbsp of nut butter :)


Since we have so much turkey I didn't make any meat and prepped some tofu again this week. To change things up a little bit, I baked the tofu this time for about 10 minutes on each side at 425 degrees with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.


To go with the tofu (and tons of Thanksgiving leftovers) I also baked some zucchini and yellow squash, spaghetti squash, and sweet potatoes


Now that Pile on the Miles is sadly over, I needed something else to keep my motivated. Luckily, I found a LivingSocial deal for a 30-day passport membership at Washington Sports Club. The plan is to sign up this week and try as many classes as possible to figure out what I like. Since there are so many clubs and class schedules, recording the times here so I remember :)

Monday: WSC Clarendon Vinyasa Flow Class at 7:00pm
Tuesday: WSC F Street UFX Burn at 6:30pm 
Wednesday:Run or WSC K St Cycling
Thursday: Blogilates Arms on Fire and VS Angel Arms, Pull-Ups
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Volleyball Tournament
Sunday: WSC Clarendon Hatha Flow 11:00AM

I'm also excited for week 2 of Elf for Health! There are some fun activities scheduled this week!

Q: How was your Thanksgiving? Eat anything particularly delicious or get any good workouts in? Or both?


  1. I'm a member at the WSC in Downtown Silver Spring. It's such an awesome gym! They have some pretty cool equipment, too. You'll have to tell me how the CrossFit Burn class is. I haven't done that one yet.

    1. Yea I am looking forward to Burn! Saw all the sleds, ropes, and jump boxes yesterday when I went for yoga and got super excited. Will definitely right a review for the blog :)

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