Healthy Breakfast Idea

Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go
Breakfast Can Be Easy And
Tons Of Twists With Fun

A healthy breakfast idea can be made ahead of time and it only takes 2 minutes to assemble together.  You can even add different fruits and flavors.  There is no limitation but your imagination.  Believe it or not, this is what this overnight oatmeal on-the-go does. 

If you are not an oatmeal eater, I highly recommend you to give this a try.  I have been there and done that.  Let me share with you my story.  Then, you know why.

Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go - Healthy breakfast idea can be quick, easy and yummy.  This overnight oatmeal on-the-go can be very creative.  It is filling, convenient and healthy.  What’s not to love?


Total Time:
2 Minutes
Prep Time
: 2 Minutes  

Cook Time: ZERO  
Serving: 1



Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go 6 Ways

I used to have oatmeal for either breakfast or morning snack for years until I was pregnant.  I am sure most mothers out there know how pregnancy changed you.  The funny thing was that I thought I would resume my appetite to have my oatmeal breakfast after the baby was born.  Well, it didn't happen.  

For whatever reason, I was no longer able to stand the texture of oatmeal anymore since my pregnancy.  Just thinking of it, I felt something crawling in my head that it totally turned me off and stayed from oatmeal.

Throughout the next 7 years after my first and only pregnancy, I tried several times to eat oatmeal.  I still couldn't stomach the texture of this healthy ingredient until I saw a recipe in a magazine one day while I was waiting at the doctor's office.

The inspirational recipe I saw was very similar to this one.  I gave it several twists by using some common ingredients in everybody's house, such as regular milk instead of almond milk.

Now, I am back to my daily oatmeal routine.  Because of this, I sometimes can't help myself to have this healthy breakfast idea for my breakfast and lunch.  I know it sounds too exaggerating.  I couldn't believe this big change either.  But it happens more often than I expected.

Now you know my story.  I assume that there are many of you out there can't stomach oatmeal.  But this recipe made me change and I hope that it will also make a difference on you for good, too.

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CHEF NOTES

Also, this is a great recipe to have your kid(s) to make it together with you.  Encourage them to come up some new ideas and combination.

Not only for saving money and time, but also for the convenience, I always make a batch of same flavor of 4 servings in 4 different containers in one shot.  Why?

Of course this oatmeal recipe is perfect for breakfast on-the-go.  I realized that when I am running late during the weekend that I don't have time for lunch or dinner, I still can just grab it and hold me over for another hour or 2.

If I add fruit into this overnight oatmeal on-the-go recipe, I will have frozen fruit instead of the fresh ones.  It is mainly because it saves me a lot of time of cutting.  Besides, the amount of fresh fruit used in several serving combined may still have leftover.  Throwing food into the garbage is the last thing I want to see.  As usual, please feel free to pick the best way for you and your family.  Make it flexible.

Chia Seeds In Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go

Chia Seeds is a new ingredient to me.  I did some research before buying it and it does show high nutritional value.  As you know, a lot of healthy food tends to be expensive, but not this one.  I am so glad when I found it.  The price is super reasonable.

Ok, I know you are going to question about the taste, smell and texture of Chia seeds.  No worries.  I had the same questions, too, when I first met this new ingredient. It is ok to question about it.

There is no taste and smell at all.  But the most important thing stands out to me is the texture.  I didn't know how it would be like.  Do they stick between my teeth like some seeds from the strawberries?  I know that it bothers some of you.  So far, none of it happened yet.  And I only add about 1/8 tsp in each serving.  All in all, it is great.

Solid And Liquid Ratio

PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly) Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go

Many people stay away from oatmeal is mainly because of the texture. 

If you like oatmeal, you will find that there is some very interesting texture here in this recipe.  Did I get you confused?

Let's dive into it and then you will understand.

Writing this oatmeal on-the-go recipe feels like doing scientific experiment.  What is the portion of liquid and solid ratio to make it perfect?

This may be very subjective.  But I want to share with you my findings and encourage you to try it out.

Most of the similar recipes out there is the one to one ratio when it comes to the liquid and oatmeal.  In other words, you combine 1/2 cup each of oatmeal and liquid for one serving.

In my opinion, there is not enough liquid to have all flavor to marry together.  I prefer to have an additional 1/4 cup of liquid.  But to some people, that may be too much.  If you find that 1:1 ratio is not enough, I highly recommend to add 1 tablespoon of liquid at a time until you find the perfect ratio for your oatmeal.

Another common ingredient in this overnight oatmeal breakfast on-the-go recipe is yogurt.

As much as I love yogurt, this ingredient steals the thunder of the oatmeal.  The texture and the taste seems overpower the oatmeal. 

Like I said, this is all subjective.  You may think these 2 of my opinions differently.  I encourage you to try it out and find your perfect texture, perfect healthy breakfast idea and enjoy it.


Healthy Breakfast Idea Basic Recipe and Instructions

Cinnamon Apple Raisins Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go

Ingredients

1/2 cup old fashion oatmeal
1/2-3/4 cup regular milk, almond milk, coconut milk or any liquid, such as fruit juice (I personally loves the coconut milk in the dairy section with this overnight oatmeal on-the-go recipe)
1/4 cup yogurt (optional)
1 tsp Brown Sugar
1/8 tsp Chia Seeds
1 pinch Salt

  1. Combine all of the above and mix well
  2. Chill in the fridge overnight or at least 8 hours and serve

Healthy Breakfast Idea With A Few Twists

Pina Colada Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go

Ingredients listed below can just be the topping.  Please feel free to mix them up to allow the flavors marry together.

Always follow the directions from the section of "Basic Ingredients and Recipe".

Pina Colada

Pina Colada Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go

Skip milk in basic ingredient list and replace it with coconut milk
1/2-3/4 cup Coconut Milk (from the dairy section, not from the can)
5-6 Pineapple Chunks
1 tsp Sweetened Coconut Flakes (I personally prefer to mix this ingredient together into the oatmeal and soak overnight)


Coconut Mango

Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal On-The-GoThat is my favorite among all the flavors. What is yours?

This most likely is my favorite among all flavors listed here.

Skip milk in basic ingredient list and replace it with coconut milk
1/2-3/4 cup Coconut Milk
5-6 Frozen Mango Chunks


Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go

Brown Sugar Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon


Cinnamon Apple

Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oatmeal On-The-GoWhat to do with your leftover? This is a great way to use it.

1/4-1/3 cup Cinnamon Apple leftover


Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go

Cinnamon Apple Raisins

Cinnamon Apple Raisins Overnight Oatmeal On-The-Go2 ways to use up your leftover. Pretty awesome, huh?

1/4 cup Cinnamon Apple leftover
6-8 Raisins


PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly)

PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly) Overnight Oatmeal On-The-GoIf you love PB&J sandwich, I can guarantee you that you will fall head over heel on this one.

1 tsp Peanut Butter
1 tsp Jelly
(I recommend to cut down the brown sugar that you normally add into your overnight oatmeal on-the-go breakfast for this one.  Starting by 3/4 tsp Brown Sugar.  If it is still too strong, reduce it to 1/2 tsp next time)


There are many, many ways to make a twist on this healthy breakfast idea.  What listed here are just a few.  What are your favorite twists?  Share with me here on Facebook.


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