Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian

A Figtastic Breakfast

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Whole Foods has had a figs sale for the last few weeks and it’s been fantastic. (Perhaps “figtastic” is a better choice?) In honor of meal prep Monday, here’s Figs & Pecans  Overnight Oats. Overnight oats are some of my meal prep favorites, especially in the summer because it’s just as good cold. It’s also quite easy to throw together and uses summer’s fruit produce: figs, strawberries and rhubarb to natural sweeten your no hassle breakfast.

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Positively the Perfect Pineapple Oats

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Remember that pineapple I just chopped up? Already putting it to good use in some oats as Pineapple Almond Butter Oats. I’ve made this dish both as hot oatmeal and as cold overnight oats, and I think I prefer the oatmeal version since the pineapple becomes just a little bit sweeter and leaches out some of its natural sugar. Simple breakfast for the morning of or a great meal prep. Almond butter adds a nice, creamy kick to complement the sweeter, tropical pineapple.

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CocoNUTS for Chocolate Almond Coconut Oats

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My summer semester is right around the corner. While we have most Fridays off, I’m not looking forward to being gone from 6 am to 9 pm on some days for class and clinical. I’ve been looking at meal preps to ease through the day and free up my mornings, and overnight oats, smoothies or quiche are my go-to. I made these overnight oats during finals last month, and I’ve been prepping Chocolate Almond Coconut Overnight Oats ever since. Chocolate gives a nice decadent burst and the combo of almonds, almond extract, coconut milk and coconut flakes all give a fun twist on your morning. Happy meal prep!

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Buzzing for these Blackberry Cardamom Oats

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So I may or may not have grabbed a handful of this Whole Earth Sweetener packets from Starbucks last weekend 🙈 . . . oops. They’re sitting out for the taking, so I decided why not try them? Not my fault I don’t add sugar or sweetener to my coffee. (Full disclosure: I grabbed three, which I think is a respectable “grab.”) I was grabbing spices to make Indonesian Inspired Quinoa Bowls and saw cardamom hiding out in the back of my pantry. Cardamom has such a nice citrus flavor that I wanted some oats with grapefruit on the side — but the 2.0 version. Thus, I made Blackberry Cardamom Overnight Oats with a Broiled Grapefruit. The grapefruit is amazing! This would be so good on the grill or as a dessert. I foresee myself stalking up on grapefruit during my next grocery run to make this again. Plus, the broiled grapefruit seems like a great standalone side for a brunch or the beginnings of a dessert.

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Crazy about Carrot Cake for Brekkie

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I’m back on an overnight oat fix (and smoothies, but we’ll get leave that for another time). We’ve had some stressful exam weeks approaching finals so meal prepping has been key. I whipped up a couple jars of some different flavors like Carrot “Cake” Overnight Oats. These are so easy to make, you can enjoy them hot or cold and you have all the flavors of carrot cake without the huge indulgence. I also promise you won’t even realize the carrots are there. They finer you grate them, the more they disappear. (It’s like a zucchini bread turned oatmeal if you still need a hard sell.)

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Berry Deliciously Spiced Overnight Oats

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I haven’t made overnight oats in a while and I must say, what a way to get back in the game. It’s (hopefully) getting warmer with spring officially trying to make its way into the New England weather and the daylight slowly growing longer.  Although I usually grab cinnamon and vanilla for breakfast items and/or smoothies, this was different. The combo of raspberries, cranberries, and spices were great. Served hot or cold — you choose just how to enjoy Cinnamon Vanilla Berry Overnight Oats.

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Just Peachy Overnight Oats

Almond Peach Overnight Oats

With the unseasonably warm weather during the end of May here in Boston, this take on the overnight oats was a no brainer: peaches and almond. When I was little, the minute peach season rolled around, my mom would serve Almond Peaches for dessert, as a side for dinner, as a snack . . . you get the idea. Why not for breakfast? The almond extract perfectly balances with the peaches and almond milk. Hence, Almond Peach Overnight Oats were developed. To make it even better, I think i’ll toss in slivered almonds next time I make it for a crunch, but I promise, it’s perfectly balanced as is.

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Mad for Mango

Mango Ginger Overnight Oats

I’m still on my mango kick after my trip to Florida a few weeks ago. Why not incorporate some mango into overnight oats? Cue the ground ginger and you have an unusually good combination of flavors. The sweetness from juicy, ripe mangos means no added sweetener is needed. (Doesn’t mean you can’t add more, but you probably don’t need to.) Cue the ground ginger with fresh berries and you have an unusually good combination of flavors with this Mango Ginger Overnight Oats.

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Positively the Berry Best Poached Berries

Berry Good Overnight Oats

After making the German Chocolate “Cake” Overnight Chia Oats, preparing oats of some sort the night before has become a staple for breakfast. It’s really easy to make, great for a work week, and has maximal taste for minimal effort. I’ve been waiting for the right time to make Poached Berries again — rich in color, full of flavor and just simply fruit and sweetener if needed. I added some of Aloha‘s The Daily Good Berry Blend; it has two servings of fruits and vegetables in one packet from 14 superfoods (wow!). Clearly their Berry Blend was the match to my poached berries. Throw in the overnight oats and we have ourselves a winner: Berry Good Overnight Oats.

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Chocolate Cake in a Bowl

German Chocolate "Cake" Overnight Chia Oats

This was super easy. Dump, chill, stir and breakfast is served. It’s that easy — seriously. Aloha‘s Daily Good Chocolate isn’t too chocolatey or dark like cacao powder; it’s subtle in flavor, but just enough to get its point across. Add in some almond milk and coconut flakes and German Chocolate “Cake” Overnight Chia Oats was born. Hope you relish all the time that you now have on your hands in the morning to just sit back, sip your coffee and/or tea and enjoy your wonderful already-prepared-breakfast just as much as I did.

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