Ah, breakfast... “The most important meal of the day.”
I know it may sound like the ultimate cliché, but it’s equally accurate. And it’s never a truer statement than when I'm traveling with my family. With busy days of packing, skiing, sightseeing, and carrying heavy equipment (did I mention the skiing?), our foursome needs to fuel up with a nutritious, filling breakfast each morning before we hit the snow and tackle the slopes.
But even when we’re staying in a suite, lodge, or rental, cooking a homemade meal in the early hours isn’t always a realistic option. We don’t have a lot of time to eat up before we gear up. So we need something healthy, wholesome, quick, and convenient—and that’s why we love Quaker Overnight Oats. With a little planning and even less prep work, I can give my family an awesome breakfast before our boots meet the powder for the day .
After an exhaustively exhilarating “downhill” day, before collapsing in bed, I fill four mason jars with individual batches of overnight oats for us to eat together in the morning. The recipe is simple: it’s just a ½ cup of oats to a ½ cup of milk, add the desired toppings, and set it in the refrigerator overnight. We switch things up by changing the toppings—strawberries, blueberries, sliced bananas, peaches, crushed walnuts, almond slivers, yogurt, honey, maybe even a few chocolate chips. You name it; my eager eaters and I will try it! The prep work takes mere minutes in the evening, and we get to reap the delicious rewards of my not-so-laborious labor the very next morning.
Delicious and wholesome, overnight oats taste best when they’ve been in the fridge for a full eight hours—or more—soaking up all that liquid goodness and turning into ooey-gooey deliciousness. I also like using the Old Fashioned Rolled Oats for texture and frozen fruits because they release even more sweet juices into the oats as they thaw. (Yum!)
Usually we try to sit down together for a few minutes with our breakfasts before we head off on the day’s ski adventure. Other times, we take our mason-jar masterpieces to go. Either way, we’re kick-starting our day in a happy, healthy, and wholesome way—which really is important—because, no doubt, it’s going to be an active one!
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