My life has been a continuous struggle to choose the healthy options rather than cake. I mean, who wouldn’t choose the Starbucks lemon poundcake over… well anything. However, I’m beginning to realize I can no longer eat like a PMSing teenager on the regular, so I’ve been experimenting with healthier breakfast and lunch options.
I’ve been wanting a tasty overnight oatmeal recipe for a while, but just couldn’t find a winner that I’d stick with. Well, for the past month or so I’ve been meal prepping this specific overnight oatmeal recipe and it’s gone from “um, it’s okay” to “I LOVE IT AND CRAVE IT!” It’s healthy… but not TOO healthy, if you know what I mean.
It doesn’t taste like sawdust and sadness.
- 1/3 cup steel cut oats
- ½ cup almond milk (I like the vanilla version)
- 1 small plop/flick of peanut butter (Not a fully specific measurement, I just usually grab a plop out with a knife and flick it into the container)
- 1 small dollop maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- A few chocolate chips
I picked up a box of these containers at Costco and they are pretty much perfect for all my meal prepping needs: Not a paid link, just a Costco link.
There is no rhyme or reason to putting things into the container – I usually start with the oatmeal, then add the almond milk and then everything else. You don’t even have to stir it. Just snap the top on and throw it in the fridge overnight.
I usually make 2-3 at a time to last me a few days. In the morning, I grab a container, loosen the lid and stick it in the microwave for 1 minute. Then, I give it a stir and enjoy.
It’s not cake, but it’s pretty darn tasty and better for my cholesterol!