Did you make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthy? Prep food ahead of time? Make and eat breakfast each day? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – hand’s down. You need to fuel to catapult you through your day and this easy breakfast will just do that. Oatmeal is a carbohydrate and protein-rich source that provides calories and energy. Have low glycemic index which aids in burning fat while exercising. High soluble fiber, which is heart healthy and oatmeal contains both calcium and potassium which can aid in reducing blood pressure. I also add some superfood chia seeds and ground flax for more fiber impact. Food is medicine.
Kids love making these little breakfast cups and when involved – they are most likely willing to eat their creations. You never know – their flavor combinations may just win over palates and get their day started off on the right fit too.
Taking a few minutes on Sunday to prep the base of the oatmeal and from there – it will take you less than a minute each evening to customize your overnight oats. They are totally portable and are ready when you are in the morning. I’ll share some of my favorite varieties but you are only limited by your imagination.
This isn’t going to be a typical recipe. I’ll share the base for 5 servings and provide suggestions for mix-ins and toppings.
Sunday: 10 outdoor miles
Monday: 10 treadmill miles/weights/core
Tuesday: 12 trail miles
Wednesday: Rest Day.
Thursday: 16 outdoor miles
— Knead to Cook