Gold Medal

August 14, 2012

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Overnight oats for the win!!

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Made with a half cup of frozen berries and topped with some Cville Cluster granola bar and almond butter, this was a gold medal combo

Score Card

Texture: A (although I know some of you would say F!)

Flavor: A

Nutrition: A

Convenience: A+

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Leftover coffee from Sunday, heated up with some milk

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I slept Ok last night, but I’m having a sleepy morning! I think pregnancy is finally wearing me out : )

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

I think you deserve to feel worn out once in a while – you always have so much going on! :)

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2 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries August 14, 2012 at 8:27 am

It looks like your overnight oats are definitely a winner based on your score card! I’ve been wanting them lately, but I keep forgetting to prepare them before I hit the hay. I need to write myself a note for tonight!

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3 Amanda @flecksofgreen August 14, 2012 at 8:27 am

Those Oats sure look like gold medal worthy to me!

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4 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 14, 2012 at 8:29 am

I just can’t get on board with the cold oatmeal, lol :) I did make Overnight Oats a few times with about 15 second warm up in the microwave, which was okay, hehe

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5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

I made overnightbpatsbfor the first time in a long time this morning. Forgot how awesome they are! Today was a mocha flavor… Using my Sunday leftover coffee. ????

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6 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } August 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’ve also struggled with acclimating to cold oatmeal – I think I’ll try slow cooker oatmeal soon though!

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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

Maybe the tiredness is to make you rest more now because baby is coming soon?! ;)

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8 KathEats August 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

I think so!

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9 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 14, 2012 at 8:53 am

Looks like an A+ meal to me! Not long now until your little one is here!

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10 Lauren August 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

Yesss frozen berries! My favorite super-convenient yogurt addition. I have three bags in the freezer right now, especially good for packed lunches (if you have a super leak proof container, of course).

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11 Jennifer August 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

Votes for Women! Reminds me of Mary Poppins!

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12 Courtney @ Translating Nutrition August 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

I’m warming up to the overnight oats…no pun intended! It can’t be beat for the convenience; I’m just working out to get it just as I like it. I’ve tried it a couple of times but, being lactose intolerant, I find the taste of the soy yogurt I use too overpowering. So I’ve started adding a little bit less yogurt (and may leave it out in the next try) and some more flavorings (vanilla and cinnamon). I like the texture to be on the thick side as it is, so I don’t mind the missing yogurt. Perhaps you have some yogurt substitution suggestions? Or a post where you’ve already discussed that?

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13 KathEats August 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

If I leave out the yogurt, I add more chia seeds to thicken it up. But it’s still good with just milk too!

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14 Courtney @ Translating Nutrition August 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thanks! Will try the chia next time.

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15 alexe August 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I do it with a mashed banana or a grated apple in place of the yogurt (plus one tbs of chia and some milk) as I find the consistency a bit too thin with just milk and chia. :)

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16 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

woo hoo! Gold Medal Oats! GMO!

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17 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

You are almost at the finish line! Those oats look like the perfect way to get you going!

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18 Megan @ Megan's Munchies August 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

Yum! Overnight oats :)

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19 Rachel August 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

Yum! Overnight oats :) I get so excited everyday checking your blog if you’re going to have a post that the baby is coming!! :)

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20 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

Haha I love these meal score cards!!

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21 Angel7 August 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

Pregnancy has been really been wearing me out! Sleeping is getting harder & harder, because I am so uncomfortable!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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22 Morgan @ moments of mmm August 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

I actually love the texture of overnight oats, it’s the temperature that weirds me out. I think my tastebuds get confused! “Oatmeal is supposed to be hot!” Yours always look delicious though!

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23 Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition August 14, 2012 at 10:18 am

Such gorgeous pictures! I love crumbling granola bars into my oats:)

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24 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

I still haven’t tried overnight oats yet. It is on the list of things to try!

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25 Annette @FitnessPerks August 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

I am not a huge fan of overnight oats–or really oatmeal in general. No idea why! But I do love a good smoothie!

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26 Johanna B August 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

The only thing I like better than overnight oats is a good old doughboy smoothie.

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27 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

I love the score card and the “overnight oats for the win!” – cute :)

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28 Mollie August 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

Kudos to you because I would only give an A+ for convenience if someone else was making it for me! :)

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29 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I was CRAVING overnight oats this morning.. unfortunately, it never hits me at night when they would actually have time to prep!

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30 Tracy August 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Why would some of us think texture = F? Sogginess from frozen fruit or overnight oats in general?

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31 KathEats August 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Because some people just have doughy, sticky textures. I happen to love them!

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32 Sashi August 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I am *addicted* to my OO for breakfast. :) But I actually think of this more as texturized yogurt rather than oatmeal, though, because of the temperature and the fact that this is so much dessert-like (with the fruit and “cream” – aka milk and yogurt). When I explain it like that to people, they seem to be more interested. :)

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33 KathEats August 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Yeah, I agree. It’s not really an oatmeal so much as a thick, yogurt dish.

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34 Spice Chicken August 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

THE MUG!!! Where did you get it?! Is this an Etsy find? This would be the perfect gift for a friend and colleague of mine.

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35 KathEats August 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I bought it in Newport, RI at one of the mansions there. Post is here: http://www.katheats.com/built-vanderbilt

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36 Spice Chicken August 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks!

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37 Cait's Plate August 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I had the same breakfast! Can’t beat a breakfast that you can wake up to completely made :)

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38 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I adore overnight oats, I never understood why the texture freaked some people out.

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39 Gina @HealthLoveandChocolate August 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Mmm, overnight oats are always a winner in my book!

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40 Hannah August 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I love oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit. Usually I do enjoy most textures. But the one time I made OO, it reminded me of cold soggy cereal, and I was disappointed how little I liked it since it’s so convenient. Any tips for OO beginners out there? :)

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41 Miri August 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I’m jealous of your granola bar! My local Great Harvest Bread Co just closed recently and now I will have to find somewhere else to get awesome granola.

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42 KathEats August 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

oh bummer : (

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