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Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats in Jar

Posted May 26 2011 8:23am

PB & J Oats in a Jar....mmmmmm!

Oh yeah…I went there. I guess you could say it’s kind of like “his” and “her” Oats in a Jar (OIAJ.) The purple Smuckers jelly jar for the girl and the brown PB jar for the boy. I know what you’re thinking…”But Sometimes Healthy Girl, you don’t HAVE a man, so why would you create his and her OIAJ?” And no, the extra OIAJ is not for my imaginary boyfriend.

In fact, my best friend Emily, from Nebraska , is in town for a work trip, and we had a sleepover! Even though her work would have paid for a hotel room one more night, we decided we’d pretend we were in grade school again and stay up late gossiping while watching episodes of 90210.

Emergency Stop at 16 Handles

When Emily and I met up tonight, I told her that it was very important we go somewhere ASAP. So as soon as she got off work, I dragged her suitcase and all, to 16 Handles, frozen yogurt utopia (a topic I talk about ALL the time on my blog if you check out my word cloud.) While she was very exhausted, she admitted that this special treat was totally worth the extra stop before my warm bed.

I am home...

Michelle, my best friend from New York, also met up with us. And the two of them bonded immediately…over funny stories about me. Shocking.

instant friends!

Can you guess which fro yo mixture was mine?

Which one is Sometimes Healthy Girl's

I may or may not received a couple of “You’re not going to eat all of that” looks from other customers. But I just turned my nose. In a land of 16 flavors and endless choices of delicious toppings, you must always go big or go home. Plus, in typical Sometimes Healthy fashion, this was sort of my dinner…oops. Sorry for partying.

But Back to the Oats

But let’s get back to the “his and her OIAJ.” Of course, one of the main topics of our fro yo convo was my dear old blog. As I detailed to Emily anything and everything that I write about, I noticed her face scrunch up in disgust as I described the concept of Overnight Oats in a Jar and how I made this incredible concoction for the first time last week. Apparently, Emily doesn’t understand nor appreciate the idea of cold oatmeal. “But it’s amazing!,” I said. “All you do is throw some stuff in a jar, put it in the fridge and BOOM, a nutritious breakfast.”

She still wasn’t convinced.

So, like the diligent little blogger that I am, I insisted on making her some Overnight OIAJ for breakfast this morning. Unfortunately, I didn’t have two empty jars of PB. So, I used an empty jar of jelly. Why not? I threw about 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup of oats, 1 tbsp of PB, raisins and mashed bananas in both jars.

This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship

This morning, they came out looking creamy and delicious. I couldn’t WAIT for Emily to try this baby! It took a bit of coaxing for me to get her to dip that spoon into the jar. I was sure she would have her best friend to thank for a new favorite breakfast!

PB & J OIAJ and Sunshine. A winning combo

Sadly, I was wrong. One bite and she was done. She switched to regular, boring ol’ oatmeal.

Emily, you're missin' out with that boring bowl of oatmeal!

Well, guess you can’t win them all :-) Once I finish this post and my OIAJ, Emily and I are going to run through Central Park to the Today Show to watch it live for a bit. Then, we’re going to play in the city ALL day.

Blogging and OIAJ = happiness

It’s a holiday: Bring Your Best Friend to New York Day. Therefore, I am playing hooky…okay not really, I took an approved vacation day – you know I’m not that crazy! Have a great Thursday – we’re almost to the holiday!

Question: 

Do you have a tough time convincing your significant others/best friend to like your weird/wacky healthy creations? What are some of the foods they absolutely will not try/enjoy?


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