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The Definition of Carbo Loading

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Carbo Loading:

(verb) To consume large amounts of carbohydrates through food intake.

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Above: spiralized zucchini noodles with my homemade Alfredo sauce, veggies similar to the ones from Thanksgiving, and two toasted whole-wheat English Muffins with jam. Two muffins are better than one ;).

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Speaking of carbs… I’m finally getting around to posting the recipe for that oat milk! Here she be:

CCK’s Oat Milk

Ingredients:
3 and 1/2 cups super-hot water
1 cup rolled oats

Optional: vanilla extract, sweetener, salt

In a lidded container, combine all ingredients, cover, and refrigerate. After a few hours (or a day), blend until smooth.  (Edit: a reader left the suggestion of grinding the oats in a coffee grinder first if you want a smoother consistency.)

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Zeus' Mom says:

    Sounds like a fun week … for the blog anyway 🙂
    What year are you in school?

  2. Jessica says:

    Back to school?! BOOO! Nothing going on for me this week at all. Just still trying to get back in the groove. 🙂

  3. Bonnie says:

    Your meal looks great! I still have to try zucchini noodles some day…
    As for your question, I have one last exam this week, and then I have to get ready for the next semester, too (that’s not until february, though). Hope you enjoy the last bit of your vacation!
    Looking forward to your day-in-the-life post 🙂 that sounds fun!

  4. lexi. says:

    great carb-o-licious meal! I, too, am a total carb lover. the alfredo sauce looks great too! like Bonnie, I’m excited for your day in the life post!

    enjoy the end of break and good luck with going back to school!

  5. Veggiesmack says:

    Love the carbs (unrefined healthy ones, of course!). I want those english muffins–english muffins with jam are one of my favorite things! The spiralized zucchini looks delicious too. I really should get one of those spiralizers. I think I’d eat a lot more zucchini if I did.

  6. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce says:

    hip-hip-hooray for carbs! two muffins are certainly better than one. i’ll have to try that alfredo sauce, pre-veg days alfredo was my pasta accomplice of choice

  7. Jenny says:

    carb’s are worth living for <3 happy sunday snookums! xo

  8. Carbzilla says:

    For the record – Calorie King is telling me I’m averaging 50% of my diet in carbs daily. I can live with that!

  9. looks like you’ve got a jammed-packed week ahead of you. i look forward to reading all about it!

  10. Iris says:

    I’m on vacation in San Diego! I’m pretty sure it would take a while for this vacation to lose it’s appeal. 🙂

    I made my first juice pulp crackers yesterday! Not raw, since I baked them at 200 degrees, but really fun to make!

  11. eaternotarunner says:

    I heart carbo-loading. Good luck with the back to school grind!

  12. Katie says:

    I’m a major carb-lover too. One time I went on a low-carb diet in college and I was the grumpiest, most miserable person ever. No one wanted to be around me. Never again!

    Also, I want a spiralizer so badly! Where can I get one? Online?

  13. joy says:

    Sounds like a busy (but hopefully fun) week – for me is checking out two (or three) schools and deciding when and where (and for what) I am going back for!

  14. Jess says:

    VITA-MIX giveaway? Ahhhhhh! Haha 🙂

    I love my carbs too! Give me a bowl of whole wheat pasta and I am happy, happy girl!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

  15. Danielle says:

    I love my carbs too 😉
    I’m also getting ready to go back to school & do sorority thangss. Looking forward to the upcoming shenanigans!

  16. Mae @ OhhMay says:

    The pool at a local high school opens up to free swim this week so I can swim whenever I want!… I’m going to try Hot Yoga one day this week…. and have 2 scholarship essays due! eek!
    Good luckback at school. I love vacation SO MUCH….
    PS: SO EXCITED FOR ViTA MiX! Can’t even type… AHH! 😀 😀

  17. I am a HUGE carb lover. Mainly of the nooodle variety. YUM!

    Vita-Mix GIVEAWAYYYY!?? HORRAY!

  18. Vanilla says:

    Hi!

    ‘Carbo Loading’! You should start your own dictionnary 🙂

    Stick your Smashberry jam to the fridge…3x sweeter! 😉

    I’m looking forward too for the Day-in-the-life post…Muahaha I’m such a creepy lurker! 😉

    xo
    Vanilla

  19. Kristie says:

    Yikes – busy week for you indeed! An exciting one for me though when that VitaMix giveaway starts 😉 Next week is more job searching and playing the waiting game for me – I know it’s crazy but I can’t wait for a schedule!

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