Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 29: Overnight Oats

We all know how busy life becomes when the school year begins.  Multiply that for each child you have, and compound it with sports and other extra-curricular activities.  Time is of the essence! 

Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast fuels your mind and gives proper nutrients to your body to sustain energy levels.  Why not try overnight oats?  Throw them together in the evening--in a jar, Tupperware, a mug, put them into the refrigerator and let the ingredients seep into delicious goodness overnight.  The perfect no-hassle, healthy breakfast.  High in fiber, protein and calcium and low in fat and sugar, too.

The blog, Kath Eats Real Food, has a long list of combinations for delicious overnight oats.  For starters, here's her basic recipe.

Basic KERF Recipe

Kath Eats Real Food

1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk [depending on how thick you like it]
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 banana
1/2 tbsp chia seeds--a great source of Omega-3's
Pinch salt
Pinch cinnamon


Stir everything together in a bowl. Place in fridge overnight. In the morning top with something crunchy and something with healthy fats – like nut butter or nuts.

The Yummy Life has a great list of recipe ideas as well.
Have you tried overnight oats?  What do you think would make a fantastic flavor combination?

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This information on this web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting Dr. Marc, your pediatrician or family doctor.

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