March 2011



Overnight Oats & Weekly Staples

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So yesterday I wrote about the overnight oats and several people that read my blog but aren’t otherwise big into the whole “blog world” were very intrigued.  They’re super good right?!  So I decided I’d let you in on my own overnight oats prep.

These are all the ingredients I use…on the left are the things that I put in every batch:  1/2 cup oats, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla protein powder, liquid stevia (I just squirt it in, its different every time), and 2 tbsp chia seeds.  On the right are the ingredients that you can kind of customize with, I never measure, just kind of throw in whatever I feel like:  1 banana (I like mine sliced very thin), PB, coconut butter, coconut flakes, chocolate extract, vanilla extract, sliced almonds.

So you’ve pick out your ingredients.  Then you just throw them all in a jar (or a bowl, jars are just more fun for me!), cover, and stick it in the fridge overnight-wake up and breakfast is ready!  Depending on the ingredients you use, they can get pretty carb heavy, and in turn calorie heavy if you go too crazy.  Extracts can add tons of flavor and no calories, so I use those a lot.

I really love overnight oats not only because they make me feel a little like I’m eating cookie dough, but also because they’re super easy-I just need to pull my jar out of the fridge and I’m good to go.  I’m big on prepping my meals for the work week ahead of time-usually on Sundays I cook all my staples for the week, it makes it easier to eat healthy when I have a plan.  Here are a few of the things I keep on hand every week:

Sauteed Mushrooms

Hard Boiled Eggs

Carmelized Onions

Fresh Fruit

Bought my first whole pineapple!

This stuff is super sweet!

I always try to have a variety of fruit around to snack on, this week I went with grapes and a pineapple.  I also have apples, bananas, blackberries and kiwis-I’ve got a lot to get through!  One of the other things I try to keep on hand is a variety of veggies for salads and things like this:

I also keep a couple frozen goodies on hand when I’m too lazy to make dinner.  This weekend I found a gluten and dairy free pizza made by Amy’s-um yay!  I haven’t tried it yet, obviously its no Chicago deep dish, but it’ll do.

Hope everyone is having a great day!


  1. GenevieveK
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