*I attended an all expenses paid sponsored trip with Cabot. My opinions are completely my own based on my personal thoughts and experiences.
This Healthy Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal makes a great meal-prep recipe to enjoy all week long!
Recently, I traveled to New England to attend Blog Brûlée Masters in Vermont, an educational event hosted by an amazing group of registered dietitian bloggers, followed by a weekend in coastal Rhode Island with the Cabot Fit Team.
We ran the Ocean Road 10K, which I have to say was the most beautiful race I’ve ever run. Running along the coast in cool fall weather is the best race scenario! The scenery was just breathtaking.
It was an amazing week full of learning, delicious eats, networking, fitness and fun. Getting to sample many of the delicious Cabot products inspired me to create this tasty recipe for pumpkin spice baked oatmeal.
After enjoying the Rhode Island weather, I’m definitely in the mood for fall baking. Bring on the cold Georgia nights! It’s still hot and humid in the south. Sigh.
I love baking oats. They are easy to slice into individual servings and reheat beautifully in the microwave. I also love them cold, right out of the fridge after a workout with a side of Greek yogurt. It’s the perfect post-workout meal, not-to-mention super convenient to grab on the run!
More About My Trip
Speaking of amazing post-workout meal, I had this Nutty Monkey smoothie after the 10K and it was SO good! There’s something magical about peanut butter, yogurt, honey and bananas.
Another fun highlight from my trip was visiting Emma Farms, one of the family-owned Cabot co-op farms in Exeter, Rhode Island. I loved learning about how they run their small, 12 acre, operation. These are some hard working folks, ya’ll. There’s a lot that goes into producing that glass of milk, bowl of yogurt and block of cheese. Edwin LaPrise aka “Scooter” gave us the grand tour of their farm where they care for over 60 Jersey cows.
This business is a family affair and everyone pitches in to help, including his four children. The incredible work ethic was apparent as he shared his story and all of the responsibilities that come with managing a farm.
It’s obvious that they really care for the well-being of the cattle they raise and the quality of the milk they produce. It’s not just about the milk, butter, yogurt and cheese. Did you know that Cabot also makes whey protein? It’s amazing!
We spent most of our time there in the calf barn playing with the babies. They were giving away so many kisses! It was also a nice shelter from the rain.
These two cuties are twins and love snuggling each other.
When we were talking about favorite Cabot products, Scooter said that the coconut yogurt is out of this world! I love yogurt and this flavor is hard to find at my local stores. You bet I’ll be putting in a special request with my local grocer!
If there are ever products that you want your grocery store to carry, always ask the manager and submit a request. Most stores will do their best to stock it for you. Cabot makes so many different products that I can’t always find at my store, so I hope to see more of their tasty dairy products on our local shelves soon.
Will Run For Cheese
Our weather for the race couldn’t have been more perfect.
How fun are these medals?!
After the race we enjoyed a cheese tasting event at a local bed and breakfast in Narragansett. The spread and the venue were incredible. There is a lot of interesting history in Narragansett.
The pairings were local wines, beers and ciders with all the different cabot cheese products. I have to say that the Clothbound cheddar and the Artisan reserve were my favorites, but they were all delicious!
Sara, Cabot’s registered dietitian, is sharing cool facts about all of our cheese pairings. I love this wine and cheese pairing cheat sheet for impressing guests at your next party.
Last But Not Least
I’m sharing a tasty fall recipe made with Cabot Greek yogurt! The pumpkin is fabulous, but you can also switch up the pumpkin with applesauce and add some chopped apple to the mix. Enjoy!
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups low fat milk or unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg white
- 4 oz Cabot lowfat vanilla bean yogurt
- 1/3 cup real maple syrup
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, except raisins and nuts. Whisk together all wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients thoroughly, then stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing into 6-8 squares. Serve with yogurt or your favorite topping.
If you give this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal recipe a try, tag me on social media with a photo!
I hope that you enjoyed the recap of my experience with the Cabot Fit Team. If you ever get the chance, visit coastal New England and maybe sign up for the next Ocean Road 10K. So fun! Also, don’t forget to try all the different varieties of Cabot’s yogurt and cheese! Cabot’s cheese is lactose-free and one of the many reasons that it’s my absolute favorite! Cabot is a Co-operative company comprised of family-owned farms that focus on quality. This is why Cabot is still running strong after almost 100 years! You can definitely taste the difference in their award-winning cheese.
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