Happy Thursday. Welcome to another Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party, where randomness is the order of the day. Thanks to Amanda for hosting.

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1.) I find that when I’m under the weather, I crave fruit way more than usual, especially citrus and tart things like cranberries. Maybe it’s my body telling me it needs extra vitamin C? As I’ve been finding some scratchy/sore-throat/”Is this a fever?” wonderfulness all week, I can’t seem to get enough of clementines, hot water with lemon, tart apple slices, berries, and cranberries cooked into my oatmeal.

2.) Speaking of oatmeal, anyone looking for some overnight oats inspiration to jumpstart any “make breakfast happen” resolutions, here are a bunch that are not mine.

3.) For an oatmeal recipe that is mine, visit the Chex oatmeal blog, where I have a chocolate-banana oatmeal breakfast for you that has no added sugar. Photos are by my colleague, Barbara Chin!

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Photo by Barbara J Chin

4.) Not related, but I was so happy to see this thought-provoking article from The Kitchn by Joy Manning, “Why We, the ‘Foodies,’ Don’t Talk About Weight.”

What’s on your mind today?