Clara's over in the corner saying "mama-mama" and I'm severely resisting the urge to scoop her up and coo and cuddle her while Ava's sleeping, JUST so you all can know this easy breakfast tip! (just so you know, I caved and came back later)
A friend posted THIS RECIPE on facebook recently and evidently there are a ton of variations to it, but this is our little twist.
I usually make 3 or 4 at a time and send one each day to work with Shaun. He does heavy labor all day and says this still fills him up at break time and holds him over till lunch. So easy and healthy it's like eating a greek yogurt, a bowl of oatmeal and a whole piece of fruit all in one cup and as we're sort of "lazy" eaters and dont' like food that takes much effort, .
You will need:
Mason Jar(s) (or some other suitable container)
Greek Yogurt (I suppose you could use another kind of yogurt too)
Quick Oats (I use the packets because I had them in the house and the flavors added a little more shebang)
Fruit (this one has fresh peaches from the farmers market, but you could use blueberries, strawberries, whatever and I've even used the little fruit cups when I don't have fresh in the house)
Add about 3-4 heaping tablespoons of yogurt to each glass (I split the large container of yogurt 4 ways, but you could also use the 6-8oz individual ones. This way's just cheaper for me)
Add packet of oatmeal (or apx 1/4 c. of Quick Oats)
Add Fruit (I added a whole fresh peach diced, but it 's about 1/4 c. or so. Or one of those little fruit cups)
I sprinkled a few more peach slices on top to pretty it up, but this is optional.
Seal with tight fitting lid and put in fridge for min 8 hours up to 3 days. I make them the night before on a Sunday and send one to work each day with the Hub and know he's eating right. Easy!!!
Besides we love yogurt around here.
P.S. Jamie Jo... this is for you ;)