Good food, good mood!
Sometimes I feel like dealing with Daylight Savings time and little humans is worse than a full moon as a nurse. In Germany, we “fell back” last weekend (a week earlier than our family and friends in the US). The spawns seem to think this is a reason to wreck havoc in our house…getting up an hour earlier, Stella running Nora over with her baby’s stroller, Nora throwing herself on the floor more often…ya know, toddler and infant things. 😩
To help combat the lack of sleep, I’ve been making overnight oats. They’re yummy, easy to make, healthier than frozen waffles or cereal, and ready as soon as we’re up. Instead of having to cook the oatmeal, I’m able to serve the girls their food while I, groggily, make a cup of coffee. I was browsing Trader Joe’s website about a year ago when I found this recipe and love using it. It’s so easy to modify and make your own. You can add a little cocoa powder and peanut butter, raspberries and walnuts, cinnamon and apples, or whatever tickles your fancy! Here’s the link.
Trader Joe’s Overnight Y’Oats
- 1/2c Oats (I’ve used old fashioned and quick, both with success)
- 1/4c Yogurt (I usually use something flavored so I don’t have to add sweetener)
- 1/2c Almond Milk
- 1 Tbsp Chai Seeds
Add all ingredients in a resealable jar (I use a mason jar with lid). Stir in the jar and put the lid on. Place in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. This allows the oats to soften and the mixture will become thick. When ready to eat, add a splash of almond milk if you want to thin out the consistency. Garnish with toppings such as almonds, granola, and raspberries. Serve cold.
That’s it! Super easy. Thought I’d share since we’re sitting around our house today waiting for the beds we bought to be delivered. I love looking back at recipes my grandma use to make and am hoping to get all my favorite recipes in one spot so I can make a recipe book for the girls one day.
Til next time! Wiedersehen 🙂