Are you having trouble finding a healthy breakfast for weekday mornings that is also quick and easy? Overnight oatmeal is a quick, healthy recipe that you can prepare the day before and then top with your choice of fruit, nuts and berries. It's a healthy start to your day and can be a great source of fibre, protein, healthy fat, as well as vitamins and minerals.
Add oats, milk, yogurt, seeds, sweeteners, spices or flavorings to a mason jar. Cover, shake until well-combined. Add diced fruit, stir to combine and keep the sealed container overnight in the refrigerator. Serve with 1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen fruit, diced. Enjoy chilled or reheated.
Refrigerator oatmeal can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days, is quick, easy and portable.
For healthy fats and extra protein add 2 tbsp of crushed nuts or seeds.
Substitute leftover grains, such as quinoa, buckwheat or milled for the oats. Reduce milk and yogurt by half when using these grains.