Refresh your Breakfast for Spring
It may or may not feel like it, depending on where you live, but spring is here! The start of a new season is always a little refreshing to me. It's a great opportunity to look at my current routine to see what I like, and what I can improve on.
Meal prep is an important part of my routine. I am always running around doing something, and I leave the house so early in the morning, that I don't have time to make a big breakfast or to put together my lunch then. My easy go to all winter long for breakfast was to just bring some instant oatmeal or a granola bar with me.
As someone concerned with living a healthy lifestyle, it's been bugging me that I eat a processed packaged breakfast on weekdays. With a new season beginning, I decided it was time for a new breakfast as well. The tough part is that is still needed to be quick and easy to grab on my way out the door.
Enter, overnight oats. I have been hearing about this trend for awhile now but hadn't quite jumped on board yet. You can make them with almost any ingredients you like, leave them in a jar overnight, and grab them in the morning. Just as easy as my pre-packaged breakfast, but far healthier.
Not one for following recipes closely, I looked at a few, then eyeballed it making it my own. I added some rolled oats to a small mason jar (about 1/3 full) then I added bananas, chia seeds, peanut butter, and almond milk until the jar was almost full. I added a little bit of maple syrup for a little extra sweetness, put the cap on, shook it all up, and set it in the fridge.