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Make Simple & Nutritious Overnight Oats?

One of the best ways to support a newly postpartum mama and their family is by making sure they have healthy food at their fingertips, cue the overnight oats! You can easily and quickly make up several jars with which to stock their fridge providing a filling, delicious, and nutrient rich meal ready for them without any fuss or prep work on their part! These can be made with just about any dietary preference and/or restrictions in mind.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 2 cups dairy milk or unsweetened non-dairy milk

  • 1 cup plain Greek or non-dairy yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, or their favorite sweetener

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

  • Optional toppings: fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, nut butter, coconut, dried fruits

Instructions:

  • Toss everything (except the optional toppings) into a large bowl and combine thoroughly.

  • Divide into 8oz individual servings using cute reusable jars, cover, refrigerate overnight.

  • Gift to the new family in your life.


NOTES:

  • Makes 4 - 8oz servings

  • Un-opened jars will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

  • It's best to add the toppings right before eating and so create 4oz separate containers for a variety of options for them to choose from when eating your overnight oats.

  • Eating this yummy meal cold is perfect but they can also be heated gently in the microwave if preferred.


Adapted from Kitchn's 'How to Make the Best Overnight Oats'

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