Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Remember to wear green or else you’ll get pinched!
I love oatmeal. Back in college oatmeal was a staple for any meal that I didn’t have the money to make anything else. You can make it however you want! My favorite is maple brown sugar. I usually eat the instant, but using rolled oats, it’s pretty good as well. I meant to take a picture but then I ended up eating it all first. Whoops.
Last night I made a container of overnight oats for the first time. These mason jars of oatmeal have been all over my pinterest page, so I thought I need to try it once and for all. I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, strawberries (smashed a little bit) and chia seeds and put it in the fridge to be ready in the morning. And unlike all the pinterest pictures and recipes, I did not have a mason jar so I just used a glass snapware. Maybe I should invest in mason jars? But then this morning I added a little more milk and maple syrup to sweeten it up a little.
You’re supposed to keep them cold and just eat as is, but my fridge is way too cold so I heated it up for 30 seconds. Then I added even more strawberries on top. I love strawberries!
The oats I made had about 315 calories, 55 g carbs (12 g fiber), 9 g fat & 10 g protein. That’s not too bad. I would like to add more protein to my next creation. Oats fill me up but my protein goal for the day is 70 g so only eating 10 at breakfast could make it more challenging at other meals. Maybe adding protein powder? I saw a lot of recipes with nuts in them so I’m going to try them too. So many options!
This afternoon I’m going to do a light workout (can’t do much with my knee still hurting) then I have an interview (cross your fingers for me)!! After that a friend is going to have a BBQ with burgers, brats and beer. Only the beer makes it St. Pat’s theme but we’re not picky — as long as there is a reason to drink beer! Haha!
What are overnight oat flavors you like?