Friday, June 12, 2015

New Favorite Breakfast

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a breakfast person.  It is not that I don't like breakfast foods.  It is more the fact that when I wake up food is not something I am interested in for at least an hour or two.

I have been hearing about overnight oats for months and last week I finally decided to try them.  I have no idea why it took me this long to try them because they are fantastic. I have actually been eating overnight oats mostly as part of my lunch at work but on the weekends they have been my go to breakfast.

I love that I throw them together the night (it literally takes 5 minutes at most) before and they are ready to grab as I head out the door to work.

Overnight Oats

1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
A good sized handful of berries or other fruit
A little bit of a sweetener if you want (sometimes I use 1/2 a tsp of agave)

Put all the ingredients together in a Tupperware or jar with a lid, give them a good stir and put the whole thing in the refrigerator overnight.

It only took a few days of seeing me eat this meal before I had peaked by fiancee's interest enough that he asked me to make him some too.  He eats his in the morning at home and adds a couple of scoops of chocolate protein powder and a splash of water.  This is something easy, cheap and filling that is working well in our busy lives.

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