Another keeper from My Healthy Dish! I highly recommend checking out myhealthydish.com or picking up a copy of the cook book. My husband takes the train to the city for work every day and never has time to eat breakfast before he leaves, so I've been trying to come up with easy, healthy and portable breakfast items that he can grab and take with him. This is a great one that he can pull right out of the fridge. Throw a banana or some berries in there, and it's perfect! I made 2 with almond milk and 2 with 1% milk, and while I liked both, I preferred the one with the almond milk. This is a great way to eat chia seeds, too, which are an excellent source of omega -3s, antioxidants and fiber.
My Healthy Dish's Overnight Oats
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup milk - any kind (1%, almond milk, etc.)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon honey
dash of cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
1. Place all ingredients in a small container and cover securely with a lid. Place in refrigerator overnight. Top with fruit and berries of your choice and enjoy!
What are the nutritional benefits of this meal? Oats are rich in fiber and a range of minerals including manganese, selenium, phosphorous, magnesium, and zinc. Cow's milk is a good source of protein, and both almond and cows milk provide calcium. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega -3s, antioxidants and fiber.