As a Stonyfield Yogetter, I received free products to help me write this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
I have a little confession to make.
I love sugary cereals.
I know, I know, they offer little in regards to nutrition but they are so tasty! Growing up I ate just about every imaginable sugary cereal, and I carried that well into adulthood. However, since watching the documentary Fed Up a couple months ago I have been making a conscious effort to move away from that. Sure, I sometimes end back on the sugar cereal wagon, but I’m trying harder to start my day off right. Plus I need to be a better model for Eve, who I won’t allow to eat the same cereals I eat myself. (Hello, giant hypocrite right here!)
Try as I might, I’ve never been a fan of hot oatmeal. I think there is something about the texture that I don’t enjoy. However, I have discovered that I am a fan of overnight oats, which are actually super easy to make (and less work than cooking oatmeal). I make mine simply with organic milk, Stonyfield Organic Plain Yogurt, and a few other ingredients. After it’s made, I like add in some mix-ins to make it a little more exciting, like fresh berries in the summer or cut up dried fruits this time of year. I’ve discovered that adding in a couple spoonfuls of Nature’s Path Qi’a™ Superfood cereal, made with chia, hemp, and buckwheat, adds a really nice touch. They are full of plant-based protein and fiber, which from what I hear are a healthy way to fill you up. (Unlike most sugary cereals that leave me feeling hungry shortly after I eat breakfast!)
I found the combination to be both tasty and filling, and Eve loved it so much she asked for a second helping the first day I served it to her!
I adapted the overnight oats recipe from this one by Kath Eats.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain Stonyfield yogurt, either regular or Greek (I happened to use YoBaby because we already had some on hand)
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
Mix all of the ingredients in a container, cover, and put in the fridge overnight.
When it’s time to serve, spoon desired amount and add in two tablespoons of Nature’s Path Qi’a™ Superfood Cereal (I used cranberry vanilla) and cut up dried fruit. Give the cereal a few minutes to absorb the liquid from the overnight oats, then eat and enjoy!
What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
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