If you’re trying to get in shape for summer, or even just looking to save money on buying so much damn takeaway food, meal prep is key.
While many of us are champs at prepping our lunches (3kg of roast vege quinoa salad anyone?), many of us fail big time when it comes to prepping our breakfast in advance. If you’re serious about avoiding the temptation to just grab a muffin or bagel on your way to work, this genius breakfast prep hack is all you need.
Introducing overnight oats in a jar – simple, tasty, perfect for eating on the go, and only 286 calories per serving! We already know that oats are the secret to getting great skin, but they will also keep you fuller for longer than many other breakfast foods, making them the perfect breakfast for anybody who is looking to start their day well.
Basically, all you need to do is get yourself five small mason jars and prepare your oat mixture on Sunday night. Make the mixture in bulk and there you have it – breakfast is ready for the whole week. Goodbye burnt toast, hello delicious and nutritious breakfasts.
Lemony -Chia Overnight Oats w/ Homemade Granola, lots of Berries and a PARTY🎉🎉❤❤ As a mom of three kids under five you can probably imagine that I don’t get to celebrate a whole lot of parties at the moment 😆 (Unless we count pyjama parties, pirate parties, princess parties or tea parties with fur animals ..then my friends my life would be one hell of a party 😂)But let’s face it, the gin tonic filled stay out until sunrise party times are definitely over (for now😉)So I figured 40 000 wonderful, supportive people following me along would be the most perfect occasion to throw a little party, sprinkle some love over the place,share a couple of my favourites accounts and stumble on some new favourites💕💕💕To party along all you have to do is ✖Repost one of my pictures or a recreation of one my dishes ✖mention me in the caption ✖tag me in the picture AND use the hashtag #eep40k in your caption and optional ✖tell me about your craziest, wildest, funniest party story (because as my good friend Jutri @juutlovesfood once said it ain’t a party without a good laugh 😆)Lots of love and THANK YOU SO MUCH for being here ❤❤Eni 😙😙P.s.Recipe will be in the comments later 😙
Mijn ontbijt van vanmorgen gisterenavond al klaar gemaakt. Deze #overnightoats met homemade saus van blauwe bessen zal ik binnenkort ook even uitwerken voor jullie, super lekker 😍 nu snel een koffie en dan hop naar het werk! #essiehealthylife
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If you’re looking for a little something extra with your oats, you can heat your daily serving each morning or add some fresh fruit such as blueberries, sliced banana, or chopped apple each morning.
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
5 teaspoons chia seeds
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
5 teaspoons maple syrup
5 tablespoon raisins
5 tablespoons sliced almonds
2 1/2 cups soy or almond milk (save for the night before)
1. Set up your 5 empty mason jars.
2. Divide all the ingredients except for the milk between the 5 jars. Each jar will have: 1/2 cup oats, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon raisins, and 1 tablespoon sliced almonds.
3. Screw on the lids securely and store in the fridge.
4. Each night before bed, add half a cup of soy or almond milk to your jar, and refrigerate.
5. In the morning, give it a good stir, top with sliced fruit of your choice, and enjoy!
Calories per serving: 286
Image Credits: Instagram