Easy Meal Prep: Jazzy Oats
There is something special about a warm bowl of hearty oats. Not only is it quick and easy, but eating whole grains keeps you feeling full longer, especially with the endless flavor combinations! When I know I have a busy day ahead; I like to spruce up my favorite oatmeal with blueberries, pears, and chia seeds!
Chia seeds are protein and fiber powerhouses, a must for making your bowl of oats feel more satisfying. Sprinkle in one tablespoon, and for just 60 calories, you'll add four grams of filling fiber and two grams of hunger-satiating protein.
When meal-prepping oatmeal I like to use Freeze Dried Blueberries - blueberries that have undergone a special freeze-drying process, so they remain incredibly flavorful, but unlike so many conventionally dried berries, they’re free of added sugar.
And, I just really like dried pears.
What's your favorite way to jazz up your oatmeal?
Blueberry, Almonds & Pears
1 cup of boiling water almond, cashew or coconut milk
One pack of your favorite oatmeal (I used Think Thin Protein & Fiber Oatmeal (Madagascar Vanilla, Almond, Pecans Flavor)
2 Tbsp. of freeze-dried blueberries
3-4 pieces of dried pears (torn into pieces)
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. slivered almonds
Place oatmeal, blueberries, dried pears, almonds, and chia seeds in a bowl
Stir boiling water (or your favorite liquid) into oatmeal mix
Cover for 5 minutes
Stir and Enjoy!