Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Oat Bar

I am always trying to find quick, easy meals I can prepare in advance so I can just grab ‘n go in the morning as we are rushing out the door to daycare and work. I love making egg muffins or oat bakes because you just have to mix up the ingredients and throw it in the oven.

This week, I was lazy and didn’t do any meal prep on Sunday. I woke up on Monday morning bummed I didn’t have anything ready for the week so naturally I decided to start meal prepping at 6am. I quickly threw together this recipe and I am super happy with how it came out. It is moist, but not too moist, and sweet, but not too sweet. It is filling and easy to make and it will last you all week which means it meets all my criteria!

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Oat Bar

Emerson even ate it for dinner last night which is an added bonus. I love when we have meals prepped that the whole family can enjoy!

This breakfast was inspired by Tone It Up Blueberry Lemon Zest Muffins. I added some protein and took out some sugar. You can drizzle with maple syrup or top with a dallop of peanut butter. Both would be amazing additions to this berry delicious breakfast!

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast OatBar

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Oat Bar

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 6

Calories per serving: 140

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain oats
  • 1 scoop Tone It Up Vanilla Protein
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 lemon, juiced (save the rind for zest at the end, optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • coconut oil spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (except blueberries)
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together
  5. Fold in the blueberries
  6. Spray a baking pan with coconut oil spray and add mixture
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Sprinkle with lemon zest
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Victoria Secret Runway Show

It’s past my bedtime but I had to stay awake to watch the Victoria Secret Runway Show. It just started and I am so excited! The entire show is incredible and these woman are totally freaks of nature, but I love to watch them work!

Victoria Secret Runway Show Twitter ##VSFashionShow

Let’s back up to this morning and do WIAW [what i ate wednesday]

What I ate Wednesday WIAW

I woke up bright and early to fit my workout in before having to work all day. My alarm went off at 5:45 and after 3 snoozes, I rolled out of bed around 6:00, immediately turned the coffee pot on and packed up a lunch for the day. I try to pack up my food for the day the night before, but lately that has not been happening.

Food Prep For The Day

I threw everything into a bag, grabbed my to-go mug of coffee and headed out to start my day. I work out at my office and get dressed there to beat traffic and be more efficient with my time.

Coffee

 

I did a quick Tone It Up ab routine and 30 minutes on the elliptical. I have been slacking a bit lately so it felt good to work up a sweat.

My work day was full of meetings… literally from 9am until 1pm. I knew they would provide food, but I prepped my meals so I wouldn’t have to eat the baked goods and fast-food. Welp, it didn’t matter. I gave to my will power and the tempting treats. So instead of my KIND Bar and banana I had planned on eating, I had a Panera cinnamon roll!

Panera Breakfast Treats

They had a catered lunch from Bakers Best which I actually really like. They have really good salads and sandwiches and it seems pretty clean and relatively healthy. Instead of my salad, I had a chicken sandwich, and a variety of pasta salads.

Bakers Best Lunch

So all the time I spent making my lunch and snacks for the day went to $hit but sometimes things don’t go as you plan…and, I won’t have to do anything for tomorrow!

For dinner, I got back on track and made a giant salad filled with tons of veggies. There were carrots, mushrooms, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, nutritional yeast and topped off with some poppyseed dressing. It hit the spot and was the perfect way to end the day of feeling a little discouraged about following my plan.

Salad For Dinner

The Victoria Secret Show is about to end. I am just waiting for Taylor Swift to perform her last song. 🙂 I was very entertained the entire time. The LED stage was incredible and created so much movement and dimension. Did you watch? What was your favorite part?

Have a great day!