This is something I eat for breakfast almost every day. It’s filling and healthy, and, depending on how you make it, can be very tasty.
The basic idea is to get whole grain, fruit and protein into the meal. So far, this is the fastest way I’ve found to do it.
Here’s what you need:
- Yogurt – I use plain Greek, usually fat free or 2%. My fave is the Fage (say fa-yeh) brand
- Whole grain quick oats
- Handful of nuts and seeds – I use almonds, raw sunflower seeds, honey roasted soy nuts and raw pumpkin seeds from a mix I make in batches
- Handful of grapes or berries, cut into halves or bite size pieces
Mix them all up and eat! You can use however much yogurt and oatmeal suits your taste.
As an alternative, I sometimes use banana or apple and cinnamon.
One thing I’m not sure about is how much benefit there is to the uncooked oatmeal. Obviously you get the fiber, but you might miss out on some of the nutrients… something I need to research.
Smart Cookie Tip – Plain yogurt is great because there’s no added sugar. I use Fage Greek as it’s super creamy and without the less than awesome taste of some other plain yogurts, Greek or not.
Smart Cookie Tip #2 – My nuts and seeds mix has golden raisins in it. Not as much fun as fresh berries, but if you’re in a real hurry, dried fruit (no sugar added, if possible) can save you a step.
For a slightly more time consuming (but maybe more fun version) check out Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal.