Breakfast Of Champions

I’ve been on an instant oatmeal kick for breakfast this week. I started off plain with a little milk and brown suger and quickly graduated to adding raisins and a banana and a vanilla yogurt. Yesterday and today I’ve locked onto a mash-up that just works:

  • 1 packet of instant oatmeal nuked with a half-cup of water
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce

Oh, hell yeah… but this is definitely not a calorie-light concoction. The oatmeal’s 120. The peanut butter — even though it’s so-called “reduced fat” is still 180. The banana’s 125. And the applesauce is 90. Being as that’s 515 calories gobbled up right there I opted to forego the raisins because they’d add another 120. And to be honest, it’s certainly not as substantial nor annywhere near as filling as one of my 300-calorie, vegetable-stuffed egg-substitute omelets. But it’s goooooooooood to the very last spoonscrape.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."