image Jan 21st, 2021

Food - Over Night Oats

Overnight Oats are taking over the breakfast menu this year! Keep reading to find out what makes this trendy food so good for you, as well as find some great recipes to make your own!

Oats are rich in carbs and fibre (8 grams), but also higher in protein (13 grams) and fat than most other grains. They are very high in many vitamins and minerals; in fact just half a cup of oats contains:

  • Manganese: 191% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
  • Copper: 24% of the RDI
  • Iron: 20% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 20% of the RDI
  • Folate: 11% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI

Source: Health Stand Nutrition

Quick Tips:

Overnight oats make for a simple, healthy breakfast that makes for a great meal on the go with a little bit of planning! Make your own following these easy steps:

The night before you plan on eating them, add your choice of raw oats (steel cut, rolled, gluten free, etc.) to a portion sized container, along with the following, then place in the fridge overnight:

  • Yogurt and/or milk (plant-based, or dairy)
  • Fruit (dried, fresh or frozen)
  • Nuts or seeds (walnuts, chia seeds, hemp hearts, etc.)
  • Extras (peanut butter, cinnamon, cocoa powder)

When you wake up, a delicious and nutritious breakfast will be ready for you in the fridge!

Here are a few recipes to help kickstart your imagination, the options are endless: