Thanks everyone for reading the rather long post on Real Food Matters. I know it was long but I wanted to write it up so when we fall off the wagon or are tempted by unprocessed foods, I could go back to it and remember why we are doing this in the first place.
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One of the first things to get your day’s diet on track is to have a healthy filling breakfast. But for most of us to prepare breakfast in the morning rush is hard. Plus if you have to balance all food groups including vegetables then it gets trickier. Also, some of us don’t have time to wait for porridges, omelets etc to cool down before we can sit down and eat.
It becomes easy to resort to coffee and a bagel routine. And while at that coffee shop, donuts and other pastries always tempt me. I see past the whole grain wraps and pick myself a sweet treat.
But a little effort previous evening pays off. Not just in saved $$ but in a healthier meal. And you let the refrigerator do all the work while you sleep. By the time you wake up and have your coffee, you have a creamy porridge ready.
Boiled eggs, overnight oats and low sodium V8 is a colorful, healthy start to the day.
It can be made in individual servings making things even easier or stored in a to go container to eat on the go. I read online about folks who make it for the entire week with different toppings (peaches, berries, stewed apples, nuts, granola etc) and you are set.
Give it a try next week for an easy – breezy healthy wholesome breakfast!
1. Don’t use the instant oats for this, they will turn into a mush which I am not a fan off. While nutritionally the same, instant oats have higher glycemic index as they break down and are digested faster compared to the thicker rolled or steel-cut oats.
2. Adjust the sweetener based on fruits that you are using. Go light if the fruit is sweet or stewed – like apples.
Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1 cup whole rolled or steel-cut oats ( not the instant kind)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 banana mashed or 1 tablespoon dark Grade A maple syrup (optional sweetener)
- 1 tablespoon chopped nuts ( walnuts, almonds , pecans based on what you have on hand)
- 1/4 cup chopped fruit ( based on what you have on hand)
- Nuts and Fruit – For Garnish
1. Wash the oats in water and then mix all the ingredients listed above other than garnish.
2. Put them in individual bowls. Keep it in the refrigerator overnight.
3. Top with nuts and fruits.
Serve as is.