I hear you. My daughter alone needs a snack for school, lunch for school, a snack for after school, a snack for gymnastics, which happens to be during dinner, and that’s just her. My son is 8, his feet are already bigger than mine, and it won’t be long until he is towering over me. Let’s not get started on how much he can eat. It makes me exhausted just thinking about it!
You may have noticed this September I’ve really been focusing on easy make-ahead meals and dishes, and that’s mainly out of necessity. We are run too thin these days- a whole other topic for another day. For right now let’s focus on making as many quick and easy, nutritious meals as we can, that suit a busy Mom (or any person’s) life.
For the healthy refrigerator oats I opted for the unsweetened version, and used coconut milk, but if a little sweetener suits your fancy, go for it! The nuts, seeds, and dried fruit all soaking up the coconut milk is delish.
My son who normally does not like raisins, or really any dried fruit for that matter happily devoured this recipe. Yes it happened to be one of those mornings he was standing at the bus stop (just outside our front door) jar in hand, scooping it up. Don’t worry it was second breakfast for him. He’s an early riser.
I hope you and your family enjoy this quick and easy breakfast on-the-go, or lunch… or dinner ;-)
Healthy Refrigerator Oats
½ cup gluten-free oats
2 rounded Tbsp. dried fruit (such as: cranberries, raisins, blueberries, goji berries, etc.)
2 rounded Tbsp. nuts & seeds (such as: sunflower seeds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, almonds, etc.)
1 cup non-dairy milk (I used coconut milk)
*Sweetener optional – for a sweetened version add a drizzle of your favorite sweetener, such as maple syrup.
In a small to medium Mason jar add oats. Top with dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. Add sweetener if desired.
Pour in non-dairy milk, and cover the jar with a lid.
Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Stir & Enjoy!
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With love, gratitude & warmth,