Quick Recipe: Simple Overnight Oats

It’s meal prep Sunday, so today we are bringing you an insanely easy recipe that you can go make right now! The best part? You can customize this recipe to add in your favorite flavors and toppings.

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Simple Overnight Oats

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy Peasy
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Ingredients:
-1/2 cup whole grain oats
-Unsweetened plain or vanilla almond or coconut milk
-Jar for storing

Toppings (all optional):
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 tablespoon walnuts, almonds, or pecans
-1 tablespoon chia seeds
-1/2 banana, slices
-Couple strawberries, sliced
-Handful of berries
-1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey

Directions:
Pour the oats into a jar. Pour about 1/2 cup of milk (maybe slightly more) to just cover the oats. You can seal the jar now and store in your refrigerator overnight and top in the morning, or place some of the toppings, like the honey and cinnamon on first, and then store in the fridge. However, if you are planning on using nuts, we suggest you wait to put those on in the morning so that they stay crunchy and do not become soft.

The next morning, add desired toppings, a pinch more of milk if needed, and dig in! Or, you can reseal and take with you to work!

*Please note, this overnight oat recipe is a chilled oatmeal. You can heat up in a microwave if you prefer warm, but this chilled version is a tasty change.

Happy eating!

3 Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes or Less!

Sometimes you do not always have time to prepare a meal or may be in a rush, so you need something quick.  But just because you are in a hurry, does not mean you have to sacrifice your health!  Below we are featuring three meals from our lifetime guide that are super easy and can be made in 10 minutes or less! If you want more healthy meals, including quick ones like these, check out our full length meal plan here.

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The Quicky Chickpea Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
-1 cup garbanzo beans
-2 cups chopped Kale greens
-½ cup diced tomatoes
-1 tablespoon onion powder
-1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
-½ tablespoon red pepper flakes (optional)
-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive or grapeseed oil
-½ teaspoon pepper

Directions:
Heat oil in a medium sized skillet.  Add garbanzo beans, tomatoes, onion powder, pepper and lemon juice and red pepper if using. Cook for about 5 minutes.  Toss in kale greens and cook for another couple of minutes, or until the kale greens have wilted. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Tuna Apple Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
-4 cups romaine lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces, or one 10 oz bag of mix greens
-2 cans of tuna
-1 chopped green apple
-1 small red onion, sliced
-¼  cup dried cranberries
-1 avocado, sliced
-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
Come all ingredients, except for the vinegar and oil, in a bowl.  Set aside.  Whisk together the vinegar and olive oil and then drizzle over the salad.

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Fiesta Quinoa Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
-½ cup cooked quinoa
-1 cup spinach
-¼ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
-¼ cup Pico de Gallo
-¼ cup corn (optional)
-½ avocado, diced
-1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
-Hot sauce and/or cilantro lime dressing for topping (optional)
Dressing:
-1 lime, juiced
-½ tablespoon chopped cilantro
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a bowl and drizzle with a little hot sauce if using.  If making the dressing, combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour over quinoa mixture.

All 3 of these meals are featured from a section of our Burnin’ Meal and Workout Lifetime Guide that gives you all of the meals that you can prepare in 10 minutes or less!