Have your oatmeal ready to go when you wake up!
For many of us, mornings can be a blur; with breakfast being skipped, or worse - with your morning commute to work, resulting in a quick stop at the gas station for a donut or a pass through the drive through for a greasy meal. Try something new.
Oatmeal is a great way to start your day off; after all, it is a whole grain! “But I don’t have time to make oatmeal” is something that is heard often. Do not despair. Make oatmeal the night before and it will be ready to go when you wake up in the morning. There are numerous different recipes and combinations of oatmeal so be creative and adjust the recipe to your liking.
A simple way is to combine raw rolled oats, Greek yogurt (ratio varies based on your desired consistency and the moisture of other ingredients), and any other ingredients you would like such as cut up fruits and nuts. Place these in a sealed container and keep in the refrigerator over night. When you wake up your breakfast will be ready for you!
Skip the pumpkin spice latte and substitute it with Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. What are overnight oats? They are fast and easy breakfast or snack made up oats and other favorite ingredients such as Greek yogurt and chia seeds. Simply prepare ingredients the night before by mixing oats in a mason jar or other sealed container. The oats will soak up ingredients overnight and taste delicious the next day. Bye, bye boring oatmeal! Great for on the go, they are packed with protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to keep you feeling full. A great way to spice up your breakfast!
¼ cup plain Green Yogurt
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup Pumpkin puree
1 cup old fashioned oats
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp chia seeds
Top with walnuts/pecans and chocolate chips
2 mason jars or sealed containers
Serving Size: 2
Written by Natalie Hartjes, UW-GB Dietetic Intern