Simple to make, this overnight oatmeal in a jar is a healthy, delicious breakfast that is easily customized for any taste for the busy woman who wants to fuel her body for a fantastically productive day!
In my quest to live a healthier life in 2018, I enlisted the help of a health coach, Eleanor Duelley of Simple.Healthy.Well. Eleanor is a military wife as well as a mom and entrepreneur so I instantly felt a connection with her.
The first thing Eleanor taught me was to change what I was eating for breakfast. Starting my day with a high protein, low-sugar meal will set my body up for a day of success including more energy and feeling less hungry.
So that’s exactly what I did.
Instead of eating greek yogurt or cereal packed full of sugar, I switched to overnight oatmeal in a jar packed full of protein.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stick to making myself a breakfast every morning, but to be honest it’s been extremely easy to do for myself. This overnight oatmeal in a jar is make-ahead so there are no excuses when it comes to breakfast.
Just grab it from the refrigerator and enjoy!
After only a week, I noticed a difference. A huge difference actually. Instead of being hungry every 60-90 minutes, I was now going 2 1/2-3 hours before I needed to eat again.
I wasn’t feeling that crash and burn mid-day from eating sugar first thing in the morning anymore. I can’t tell what a huge difference just eating the right thing for breakfast has done for my day!
Some other things I like to add to my overnight oatmeal in a jar include:
- 2 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter (I use Jif)
- Banana slices
- Cinnamon & nutmeg
- Kiwi – helps the body oxidize fat during moderate-intensity exercise
- Nuts (I don’t add these because I’m allergic, however they’re full of protein and great for you!)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate – In moderation, a few pieces of chocolate can be a great addition to overnight oats
- Peaches – perfect addition to your overnight oats in summer
- Figs (my new favorite fruit!)
- Hemp seeds – rich in amino acids and help build muscle
- Raw coconut – helps lower cholesterol
- Persimmons – rich in vitamins A and C and high in fiber
The point is, oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring! With so many options to mix in to overnight oats, there’s no reason not to make it perfect for you.
Pick your favorite things and make sure to start your day fabulously happy with this overnight oatmeal in a jar – the food you fuel your body!
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- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2/3 cup milk (I used almond/cashew protein milk)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- In a small jar with a lid, mix together oats, chia seeds, milk and honey.
- Put lid on the jar and place in refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to eat, remove the lid and top with berries.