Clara’s World

This is what my sister has to deal with every morning while she eats breakfast:

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Clara doesn’t see anything wrong with this.

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In fact, I think she believes it’s the way things should be. Β Cause really, it’s Clara’s world and we’re just living in it.

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While Shannon dealt with her handful, I got to work on my breakfast. Β I wasn’t sure what I wanted (well, that’s kind of a lie, what I wanted was the exact same thing I had yesterday…but I had no more yogurt so that wasn’t a feasible option) so I kind of just threw things in a bowl as I went.

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It actually came out pretty darn good in the end!

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Strawberry Coconut Oats {for one}


  • 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • MaraNatha Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • A sprinkling of shredded {sweetened} coconut flakes
  • Handful of granola


  • Combine the first 3 ingredients and head in the microwave on HIGH for 3-4 minutes
  • Top with the following 4 ingredients
  • Enjoy!

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Coffee + soymilk on the side:

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A great start to the day!

And now I’m hopping a bus to Charlotte! Β See you when I see you!



  1. The strawberries are SO great right now! Love the coconut combo. Quick question, though, whenever I try to make oats in the microwave they always boil over! Any tips?!

    • I’ve been there before! When I use instant oats or quick cooking with fruit the microwave is great but otherwise I need to use the stovetop because the fruit in the oatmeal tends to cause a boil over with the old fashion oats’ longer microwave time πŸ™‚

      I have done the old fashion oats in one minute increments in the microwave before and it has worked ok – it’s just a pain. Good luck!

    • You definitely should try sunflower butter! I absolutely love it! And I agree – that’s where some of my most favorite meals come from as well!

    • Haha – I’ll let my sister know! You’re both named Shannon so maybe she won’t notice the difference πŸ™‚

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