Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saw It on Pinterest: Refrigerated Oatmeal

I am always looking to be more productive and healthy in ways that don't interfere too much with my already unproductive and unhealthy routine. Ha. All I mean by that is that I am finding that if I don't follow the same routine pretty much every day, I forget something. I like eating oatmeal for breakfast, but don't like to take the time to make it fresh in the morning, so I rely on keeping instant packs in my desk at work.

The idea of refrigerating oatmeal and having it ready to go in the morning was very appealing. Getting some fruit in there is a bonus, and not having whatever chemicals go into making the instant variety sounded even better.

I'm including one screenshot of the recipe, but can't find the actual link right now. This is actually how I  read the recipe as I was making it - I used the screenshot of it instead of actually going to the link. If it was good enough for me, it's good enough for you.

There were all sorts of variations, but the basic recipe is the same:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (use 2%)
1/2 cup (or so - you might want to add more) of milk. (You can use regular milk, coconut, almond, or rice milk. I've been using almond milk, because it's what I have.)
Fruit - this is where the variations come in. Throw in some berries - your favorite, or some sliced peaches, or dried cranberries - whatever your little oatmeal/fruit lovin' heart desires.
1 Tbs chia seeds - optional, but this is a great source of Omega stuff.
Refrigerate overnight.
Take with you to work (which is what I do) and enjoy!

Verdict: this one is a keeper. I've used it many times in the past weeks (I just need to remember to actually make it the night before). It's tasty, healthy and super-duper easy. 

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. I've also heard of putting the oatmeal in the crock pot the night before, but if just having it soak overnight in the fridge does the trick, then why bother with the microwave.