Easy, Quick + Delicious

March 15, 2012

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I’m all packed up and about to embark on a journey!

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But first, overnight oats! [Always my go-to quick breakfast with no time to make and no dishes to do!]

1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, strawberries, half a banana, chia seeds, cinnamon all soaked together overnight in the fridge.

This morning I microwaved for 26 seconds to take the chill off and added a scoop of Sunbutter and a tiny bit of TJ’s Cookie Butter!

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Hot diggity tea

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I’m going somewhere southern, but the forecast isn’t as warm as this mountain town I live in. Go figure! See you this afternoon!

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 15, 2012 at 7:13 am

Ok, now I’m curious as to where you’re going. See you when you get there! ;)

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2 Molly @ RDexposed March 15, 2012 at 7:16 am

Cookie butter! I’m so frustrated I don’t currently have a jar of it!

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3 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 15, 2012 at 7:17 am

Cookie butter sounds delicious! :) I love that mug too! Have safe travels today!

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4 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life March 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

I looked at Trader Joe’s last time I was there and couldn’t find the famous cookie butter! Another trip may be in my near future.. :-) Can’t wait to hear where you are going!

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5 katie@newmamamac March 15, 2012 at 7:46 am

my TJs just started carrying it THIS week, definitely check back :)

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6 Khushboo Thadani March 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

Overnight oats is my weekday go-to because it’s just so easy! Love that mug!

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7 Cait @ Beyond Bananas March 15, 2012 at 7:22 am

Overnight oats are definitely quick and easy in the morning. I find that I make them… even if I am not in a rush because they are just one of my favorite breakfasts!

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8 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 15, 2012 at 7:24 am

Are you sure that is breakfast? It looks more like a decadent dessert! :) yummy! I love overnight oats, I think they taste so much better than cooked. The just seem naturally sweet without adding much to them. Beautiful breakfast for a beautiful day. You may like my cake batter tofu topping, it it kind of reminds me a whipped oats.

http://sinfullynutritious.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-i-ate-wednesday-week-3.html

Have an awesome day.

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9 Blessing {Working Mom Journal} March 15, 2012 at 7:29 am

I agree, it seems like a perfect day for tea! Its raining cat and dog out here in Ohio. I still need you help me get over my phobia for Oats, although you make it look so pretty. For that reason, I just want to try it.

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10 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

Those are super cute dishes you’re rockin’ this morning girlie! Safe travels and hope you have a great time!

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11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

This is making me miss overnight oats! Haha I traveled from Chicago to Colorado this week and it’s warmer in Chicago! So annoying, but so much prettier here! Have a safe trip!

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12 HRCK the Herald March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

Larbs spilled the beans re: destination on her blog! Have fun in the sand :)

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13 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Hahah good point!

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14 katie@newmamamac March 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

i had overnight oats with cookie butter this morning too, so delicious!!!!

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15 Sana March 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

Enjoy the trip :)

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16 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 15, 2012 at 8:08 am

Safe travels! :)

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17 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach March 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

I can’t wait for the weather to get a bit warmer up here so I can try some overnight oats. Just can’t do it when temps are as cold as the fridge. Bbrrrr. Come on SPRING!

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18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 15, 2012 at 8:27 am

Dang that bowl looks amazing! Makes me miss good yogurt. Dairy free just does not cut it for me. Have a great day Kath!

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19 Jasper Naomi @ crunchylittlebites March 15, 2012 at 8:28 am

Where do you find TJ’s cookie butter? Hope you’re feeling ok today Kath :) have a great one

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20 Jasper Naomi @ crunchylittlebites March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

“TJs’” derr nm :D

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21 Jill March 15, 2012 at 8:36 am

Do you have a belly band? It kept me in my regular clothes until 20 weeks. It’s a life saver in avoiding spending money on multiple seasons of maternity clothes.

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22 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I wore it briefly, but I find maternity pants to be so much more comfortable. If you don’t have the money, there seem to be lots of clothing swaps and Goodwill options or friend borrowing might be an idea.

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23 Cait's Plate March 15, 2012 at 8:42 am

Gah. That looks like a PERFECT bowl of overnight oats! I can’t wait until my Easter fast is over and I can have Greek yogurt again!

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24 Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 15, 2012 at 9:08 am

Once again, your breakfast looks ridiculously delicious!! Hope you enjoy wherever you’re heading to this afternoon :D

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25 Angel7 March 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

Have a fun and adventurous trip!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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26 Megan @ Megan's Munchies March 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

CUTE mug!! Wishing you safe travels!

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27 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

Have a good trip!
I still have yet to find the cookie butter at my TJs and have only tasted it in the form of their chocolate bar that has it in the middle. In better news though, I’m down to maybe one more spoonful of TJs sunflower butter… and you know what that means! (Silly that I actually look forward to things like that- but you get it!!)

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28 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

Have a good trip! I’ve never tried microwaving overnight oats – just never occurred to me! Good idea for a chilly morning.

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29 Kelly @ Vegolosophy March 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

Loving the bumble-bee mug! Have a fun trip!!!

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30 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

I haven’t been able to find cookie butter and I’m so sad!!
Safe travels!

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31 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 15, 2012 at 10:35 am

Have fun on your trip and hope the weather improves. Nothing like traveling further south to get worse weather.

Cookie butter….it’s a beautiful thing!

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32 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

safe travels, kath! i’m finally ready to reintroduce overnight oats now that warmer weather has arrived. yay!

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33 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs March 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

Looks yummy, what is cookie butter?

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34 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

A Trader Joe’s product like Biscoff

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35 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes March 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

Love the mug!

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36 Laura P March 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi! I”m a relatively new reader and am just curious about your overnight oats, do you boil them first and then put them in the fridge? I love your add ins, they would be a great change up to our normal pot we make each week.
Thanks! Enjoy your trip south! It’s beautiful this week in Denver, we are all enjoying the spring weather b/c you never know when the snow will come again!

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37 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Welcome! The oats are “raw” and cook overnight in the fridge. Just stir ingredients together and let sit for a few hours

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38 Laura P March 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Oh, thanks for sharing that!! I can’t wait to try that out.
I’m going to post a quick fun trick that I heard about but never did when I was pregnant. This is for when Baby KEFF is much bigger but chase it w/ an ice cube or a toy car over your tummy…..

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39 Valerie March 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

I have been having your overnight oats each day for breakfast for the past 8 days. I can’t tell you how much better I feel! They are filling, delicious, and I definitely don’t find myself wanting to snack as much between breakfast and lunch. Thank you so much for introducing me to this healthy and great way to have breakfast. I am trying to become healthier both in the way I eat and in the exercising more and I really enjoy your blog.

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40 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Glad you like ‘em!

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41 Chad @ thebreakupnote March 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

Kath – I’m digging your bee mug.

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42 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

Your oats look really great. I need to do the overnight oats more often!

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43 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I had almost the exact same breakfast (minus the strawberries) this morning. But as always, yours looks so much prettier! :)

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44 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles March 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I love your bowl SO much! The overnight oats looks awesome, too, but that’s probably one of the cutest bowls I’ve seen!

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45 Aylin @ Glow Kitchen March 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I like how the yogurt is taking over the color there. Looks delicious!

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46 Kelsey March 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I’ll be in CLT tomorrow afternoon! Hollar if you pass through!

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47 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Darn I’m on the other end of the state!

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48 Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl March 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I absolutely love strawberries in my oatmeal. This looks so delicious, Kath!

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49 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles March 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Good morning (or good afternoon)! I am loving the new stove and sun porch as well. Everything so clean and tidy. Very impressive! My front porch is a Total Disaster right now…

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50 Heather @ Run Eat Play March 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Have a great trip! I love all your cute coffee mugs!

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51 Marisa March 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Do you know how many calories are in the overnight oats that you made here?

Thanks!

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52 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Hmmm quick math:

Oats = 100 for 1/3 cup
Yogurt = 60 for 1/3 cup
Milk = 60 for half a cup
Chias = 30 for half a tbsp
Banana = 50 for half
Strawberries = 50 for 5 big ones
Nut butter = 150ish

= About 500 calories

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53 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I love overnight oats when they’re super soaked in almond butter and almond milk. YUMM

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54 Erin Motz March 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Cookie butter! Wish Whole Foods in Tampa carried something like this… can you believe they don’t?! What kind of nonsense is that?

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55 Marisa March 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

thank you for responding so quickly! love your blog :)

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56 Ellie @ healthy belly ellie March 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I had a very similar breakfast this morning! Oats with chia seeds and strawberries! Although mine were not overnight. Overnight oats are one of my favs- think I’ll be making some tonight!

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57 Teresa Dalton March 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Hi Kath….I have to tell you I watched your basic oatmeal how-to video last night…the one with bananas, falx, walnuts, etc…I tried it this morning. It was so delicious! I’ve been dreaming about it all day and I was tempted to make a bowl tonight for dinner. So so yum! I’ve been an oatmeal fan all my life and usually have it with walnuts, raisins and brown sugar. I can’t wait to have another bowl tomorrow morning! Thank you! Enjoy your blog!

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58 KathEats March 16, 2012 at 7:26 am

So glad to hear this!

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59 Sarah March 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it myself!

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60 vista orthodontist March 16, 2012 at 12:10 am

This is actually quite a great idea for people on the go. No fuss, and the ingredients are easy to find in the house, and to top it off, it sounds like it would be absolutely delicious.

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61 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot March 16, 2012 at 9:01 am

Yum yum yum! Now I wish I had prepped ONO’s last night ;)

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62 Mandy Dugas March 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

Kath!

I just stumbled across your page today and have been looking through it for an hour now! Thanks so much for the photography page. I love seeing what cameras and equipments ppl use. I need to get those umbrella lights for sure! How amazing are they!?!

I am a healthy cooker/baker and my lifestyle has no label really, I’m not vegan or raw but my recipes are mostly those type I’d say. I love making raw poridge!!! I made a Funky Monkey Poridge with dark choc chips and banana! MMM so good. All of your recipes look so great. I can’t wait to try them!

Thanks for the inspiration Kath.

- Mandy Dugas @ MandsyHealthyLife.com

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63 KathEats March 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Thanks for stopping by!

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