It’s Sunday night and everyone in the house is scrambling to get ready for the work/school week. Before you know it, your alarm goes off and you are running around trying to get everyone in order – it’s Monday already? Half asleep, everyone piles into the car and head to school or the office and someone yells out – we forgot breakfast! Starting your day without a healthy nutritious meal makes it hard to concentrate.
To avoid days like this (and I know we have all had them), I have a make-ahead recipe that is a grab and go meal packed with nutrients that would give you all the energy you need for school, your first meeting of your day or tackle that chore list you have set out to do.
Overnight oats are so easy to make. Add your favorite fruit on top for a little extra boost and dig in!
At night, before bed, place 3 glass jars with lids on the counter and place oats in each jar and top with chia seeds.
Pour milk in each jar.
Add a pinch of cinnamon and salt to each jar. Drizzle the tops with honey and stir ingredients in each jar, seal and store in the refrigerator overnight.
First thing in the morning, set your overnight oats on the counter and spoon fresh berries on top.
NOTES: I like to have a few different topping options available for our family and each person can finish off their oats just the way they like them. A little trick to get everyone involved in breakfast!
TOPPING IDEAS INCLUDE: coconut shavings, yogurt, granola, various fruits, flax seeds and carob chips or mini chocolate morsels.