Twice The Joy

January 13, 2012


Overnight oats for two!

Notice how the man version is leaning towards the woman with his masculine spoon –


His had:


And hers:


Matt and I are off on an adventure this morning!


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1 Janelle January 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

Good morning kath ! I had overnight oats to :) have a great Friday the 13thb, oooooo !


2 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

Good morning! Have fun on your adventure!


3 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

I love it!! too cute!

Y’all have fun on your adventure!! Happy Friday.


4 khushboo January 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

Haha is Matt’s spoon flirting with yours? ;)


5 domesticallyinept January 13, 2012 at 8:15 am



6 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love the his and hers breakfast! Cookie butter sounds amazing! Have fun on your adventure! :)


7 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

Mmmm both sound delicious! I still have yet to try cookie butter…but everyone seems to love it! If only I had a trader joes!


8 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

How nice of you to give Matt a “manly” spoon. I don’t know that I’d have shared cookie butter though. ;)


9 Molly @ RDexposed January 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

I love making oats for two! I say to the boyfriend, “I made you breakfast because I love you and for your cholesterol.” Not sure how much he appreciates that.


10 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

So cute! I already ate breakfast, and you made me hungry again!


11 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

Both great looking breakfasts!


12 kelsey January 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

So cute! I haven’t had overnight oats in SO long, but I might have to soon!


13 Heather H @ Run Eat Play January 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

Love the oats in those jars! Have a fun adventure.
I need an adventure.


14 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

So cute! Have a great day :)


15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

Oooh have fun! Can’t wait to hear about it!


16 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

Can’t wait to hear about this adventure!! Haha and I love the guy spoon


17 Sarah@The Flying ONION January 13, 2012 at 8:44 am

I love that you guys shared similar breakfasts this morning. Do you guys tend to eat a lot of the same types of breakfasts or does it always vary?

Have a lovely morning! :D


18 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Well most mornings he eats bread at the bakery :) But on the weekends or special occasions we eat the same thing


19 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

Try as I may… my fiance just doesn’t care for oatmeal. He is a bagel or muffin man all the way!


20 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

I can’t get Greg to go for overnight oats. Don’t know why- they are awesome! He is just not an “oatmeal guy.”
Way to leave us with a cliff-hanger. Have fun on the adventure!


21 diana January 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

Sadly I cant really eat sugar or carbs..Do you mainly eat oatmeat for breakt or do egg type dishes too? I will take a look through your recipes


22 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

There seem to be two kinds of people in the world: those who prefer carb-y breakfasts and those who like savory eggs, veggies, and things. I’m definitely in the card group – in fact, most of the time eggs sound horrible to me first thing in the morning but I love them for lunch and dinner! I do eat them on occasion, but most of my breakfasts revolve around oats or whole grains.


23 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 13, 2012 at 9:00 am

Was the spoon’s position purposely arranged like that or just on accident? haha
Have fun on whatever adventure you’re off on!


24 Ida January 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

SEXY oats! That’s what my hubby calls them. Watch out! hahahaha


25 Katie January 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

I love it when my husband lets me make breakfast for him! It doesn’t happen often…have fun on your adventure!


26 faith January 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

Have an amazing trip!


27 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

Adorable! And love how the “masculine spoon” is leaning towards the woman ;)


28 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

Have fun! Looks like you’re off to a great start!


29 Dee January 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

too cute! love how bright it all looks!


30 Michelle January 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

Yum…I want some:)


31 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

I love having breakfast ready and waiting for me in the good! Happy Adventures!


32 susan January 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

I have read your blog for several months and really enjoy it. I like it because the meals are fairly simple, there is a variety of foods, and yet healthy. My question is, I would like to loose some weight and I know you are a R.D. – any recomendations besides the obvious (sugar, fat, junk)… Would you jump start and do South Beach, would you eliminate certain things? I tried to write down all I eat, but that is a pain in the neck. I am a pre-diabetic and this is the year I want to become healthy and fit – I’ll be 60… Thank you so much for any input – I appreciate it and don’t want to take too much of your time. Have a nice weekend!


33 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hey Susan,
I would definitely not recommend any diets out there – with maybe the exception of Weight Watchers because it doesn’t eliminate food groups. My recommendations would be:

Cut way back on sugar and desserts – have them only at special occasions or ‘worth it’ times
Cut way back on alcohol – same criteria as desserts
Get rid of/donate the junk food in your house if it’s tempting you (it will either be waste or waist!)
Move for an hour everyday – this can be walking in short 10 minute sessions or more intense gym sessions
Focus on the quality of foods you eat – eat real food! Choose an apple and almonds over a Clif bar or a piece of quality dark chocolate over a cup of fat-free ice cream.
Eat veggies at every lunch and dinner (and consider reading the book Superfoods HealthStyle
Sip water, tea and seltzer – use milk and juice (and alcohol and sodas!) sparingly
Have a protein, carb and fat at every meal/snack
Create a flexible meal plan and do a bit of prep on the weekends if you’re very busy
Stock your fridge with your favorite whole foods

Good luck!


34 susan January 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Thank you so very much for your suggestions – I appreciate it. I’ll actually be going to Whole Foods this weekend…

Have a wonderful trip and weekend!


35 Cait's Plate January 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

Can’t beat that breakfast (and I love Matt’s spoon. I want that flatware!)

Have a wonderful adventure guys :)


36 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

Oooooooh I love adventures! I like to think every day can be an adventure…today’s adventure involved trudging through the snow with the wheaten terrier we are taking care of. I think he found every stick out there and investigated every tree and telephone pole. We’ll have another adventure date this afternoon. Have fun on your adventure!


37 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

If I handed my husband oatmeal in a jar he’d look at me like I had 3 heads.


38 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

Look forward to hearing about the adventure!


39 Kavi @ Lab to Fab January 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

Love the masculine and feminine spoons!


40 Mom January 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

Good luck and have fun on your adventure!


41 Krissy @ Shiawase Life January 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

Enjoy your adventure!! :D I really want to buy Coach’s Oats, saw them at the Costco in hawaii when we were on vacation but haven’t yet found them locally (even at the Glen Allen Costco)….


42 Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open January 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

Beautiful pictures this morning! <3


43 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Finally tried o o i a j! It was pretty good…but I don’t know if I love it cold….?

Have fun!


44 Angel7 January 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Great breakfast for a morning adventure :)

It is finally snowing here–YAY!!!


45 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

i need to try mine with cookie butter!


46 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

Gah even your oats are cute! You guys are so sweet. Enjoy your adventure :)


47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I haven’t had overnight oats since the start of the cold weather… but this post is making me crave them!

Have fun on your adventure today. :D


48 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Love the his and hers overnight oats! have fun on your adventure! Cannot wait to hear about it.


49 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Can’t wait to hear about the adventure!


50 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings January 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

And on a Friday?? Good for you :) Have fun!


51 Emily January 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

An adventure!? I can’t wait to hear about it! :)


52 Christine January 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Jealous! I mindlessly threw out my peanut butter jar and completely forgot to make overnight oats in it :-(


53 Lousi January 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Could you tell me what Coach’s oats and Cookie butter are?



54 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm


Coach’s Oats are steel cut oats that have been cracked so they cook up super fast. They have the hearty texture of steel cut but the cooking time of rolled.

Cookie butter is a Trader Joe’s product that is like a peanut butter but tastes like gingerbread cookies. It was inspired by Specloos aka Biscoff spreads. It’s not a health food, but it is incredibly delicious. Think chocolate ganache texture.


55 Lousi January 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thanks, Kath! The Coach’s oats sound amazing. I live in Canada, so there is no Trader Joe’s here. I’ll have to try some the next time I’m in Philly visiting relatives!


56 [New Balance] Nicole January 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Cute post! I just tried over night oats the other morning and they were pretty good!


57 Steve June 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I’m not sure anyone will see this or not, hopefully. I am interested in using mason jars to make the overnight oatmeal in the mornings (brilliant idea btw) i was wondering though, i’ve never used mason jars before. i’m reading about sterilizing them, is that necessary if i plan on just using them to make overnight oatmeal? or is that only for people that are canning/preserving food for a period of time?

obviously, i’ll give them a good rinse with soap and hot water before using them, but just curious if that extra step of sterilization is necessary.

stupid question i know. thanks for any feedback


58 KathEats June 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm

If you’re just using them like a bowl, washing properly or dishwashering should be just fine. If you’re going to can or jam in them, you do want to sterilize.


59 Steve June 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Great! thanks for the quick reply! love this site!


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