Photo by Ben Rosenstock

For most of us, the mornings are all about convenience. How can we eat, get ready and get out the door in the least amount of time possible? Save time and make meals the night before, like these overnight oats.

Overnight oats are especially great heading into these warmer months, since they can be eaten cold. Let your oats soak in milk overnight, then layer them with yogurt and fruit and voila, parfait.

Photo by Ben Rosenstock


Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: several hours
Servings: 1

1 cup rolled oats (don’t use steel cut — they won’t absorb right)
1 cup milk
1 cup yogurt (optional)
Fruit, granola, nuts (optional)

1. Combine rolled oats and milk in the container of your choosing.
2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. In the morning, layer with toppings of your choice.

Layering combinations: I like blueberry yogurt and granola but you can do lemon yogurt with blueberries, apple yogurt with cinnamon and apple pieces, vanilla yogurt and almonds or ditch the yogurt and eat with a splash of milk.

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Sometimes all you need to start off your day right is some good, hearty breakfast. Overnight oats are definitely the way to go if you want something healthy and delicious that will keep you satisfied till lunch. Not only is it super easy to throw together, but you’ll thank yourself the next morning when you have a yummy breakfast to enjoy.


Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup yogurt (I prefer greek or coconut)
1 tablespoon honey
2 medjool dates
Cinnamon (optional)

Glass jar with lid (mason jars work well)

overnight oats

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg


1. Mix the rolled oats with the yogurt in the glass jar until fully coated.
2. Cut the dates into bit size pieces and mix into the mason jar.
3. Add in the honey  and cinnamon.
4. Close the jar and leave in the fridge overnight.
5. Enjoy the next morning!


Health is hard.