Easy berry overnight oats for busy mornings
Our mornings can be crazy.
Now that everyone’s back at school…four different schools to be more exact…it’s a little insane trying to get them out the door. We look like a bus depot, with scheduled arrivals and departures and people loading and unloading backpacks and lunches and instruments and science fair projects.
So while we always have breakfast, some days it’s a hectic kind of breakfast that involves eating but also hair brushing and last-minute studying and me yelling at people to hurry up. I try not to make most days like that but, you know, that’s life sometimes.
These overnight oats are a lifesaver on days like that. Make them up in about five minutes the night before, pull them out of the fridge and eat them in the morning. You don’t even have to dish them up. And because they have a lid, you can grab ’em on your way out the door to work or wherever you’re going and eat them there, too.
Oats, plain Greek yogurt, milk, a little honey and jam to sweeten, and berries — all such good things to start the day. I’m not going to pretend I eat well all day long, but if I start out strong at breakfast, I’m more likely to behave. And there’s plenty of protein and stuff to stick to everyone’s ribs so they won’t be hungry again in an hour. This should last the kids until their next snack or lunch.
Easy Berry Overnight Oats:
- 1/4 c plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 c milk
- 1/4 c oats
- 1/4 c frozen or fresh berries
- 1/2 Tb honey
- 1 Tb raspberry or strawberry jam
- Pour all ingredients into a 12 oz Mason jar.
- Screw on the lid and shake vigorously until everything is blended.
- Place the jar in the fridge overnight.
- Serve in the morning..
So there you go — perhaps the most helpful tip I can give you to get out the door in the morning. Unless you just decide to crawl back in bed, pull the covers up, and try again the next day. That’s good, too.
You could even pack these with an ice pack for kids to take for a school lunch (though you may have to put it in a different container if your child isn’t allowed to bring glass). Or make up a few to have on-hand after school for a healthy, cool snack!