I don’t know about you but the days, weeks and months just seem to fly by in our household, especially with the Houston Rodeo currently in full swing. If you aren’t from Houston the rodeo is a big deal here, tons of performances, events, games, carnivals and food … oh my… the food!! It’s enough to throw this dietitians healthy lifestyle down the drain!! Even though most of the food items are easy to say ‘no’ to like fried oreos, fried cheesecake (say what?!), turkey legs, chocolate covered bacon, and curly fry loaf. I do find myself craving some old favorites that I have looked forward to since I was a child (I am from TEXAS after all)! We can get into a full-blown post later on about ‘how I pick my cheats’ but I do follow the 90-10 rule and this event was definitely my 10%!! My ‘cheat of choice’ was a chopped beef baked potato and I spilt a funnel cake (although it didn’t taste near as good as I remembered) maybe I am officially a healthy foodie?!) Along with a few bites of other peoples yummy choices (we have been twice this year) but all the walking cancels it out right?! (A girl can dream)! Either way you slice it, I always feel pretty terrible the next day after eating all that crap and my body is back to craving nutrients!! A real heavy dose of healthy!!! So this recipe is perfect for minimal prep and maximum nutrition!! You can make a full weeks worth of these overnight oats and grab and go in the morning!!! Perfect when your body needs a ‘reset’ but you are short on time!
NOW ON TO THAT PERFECT OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE SO WE CAN ERASE THOSE FUNNEL CAKES FROM OUR HIPS!!
- 1/2 cup of steel cut oats (gluten free if you prefer)
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of jam***
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or almond butter)
- Add all ingredients into an airtight container and stir until well combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning either heat the oats in the microwave or serve cold and enjoy!!
- ** Use the blood orange and raspberry chia seed jam recipe that can be found on the blonde pantry!