If you’ve been following along it’s no secret that I am one of those moms…the ones who are borderline freakish about the foods their kids eat. I mean, it’s not like I won’t let them eat a cupcake or have a juice box from time to time, but I try to be really conscious of the foods they are eating and try to do my best to control the foods/meals that I can. We do our best to eat wholefoods and watch the amount of preservatives we/they eat but I will openly admit that breakfast has always been a struggle for me. I feel as though there are multiple reasons why this has been the least nutritious meal of our day, for starters, I’m not a breakfast person, for as long as I can remember I have avoided breakfast like the plague…give me a cup of coffee and I’m good to go, so while I’m trying to change that I naturally don’t have a lot of interest in breakfast. Secondly, we’re so busy in the morning, which I know is a lame excuse, but it’s the truth. So sadly, we have fallen into a Cheerios + Honey routine and I am determined to break it!
In walks Overnight Oats!! I’ve been making these the past two weeks and you guys….they are life changing…well at least breakfast changing! They are soooo easy to make, they can be as healthy as you want, the kids love them, you can make a million different variations, and you literally pull them out of the fridge and eat!! GAME CHANGER!
I was also determined this summer to get my kids on a vitamin routine. Being an avid vitamin taker myself the value/importance is not lost on me and now that they are both over 2 it was time! After a lot of research we chose to partner with Olly Nutrition as I feel strongly about natural ingredients especially when it comes to kids. “Olly is made with natural colors and flavors, and is lightly sweetened by nature. We also use the power of plant-sourced phytonutrients and antioxidants.” We’re currently using the Kids Multi + Probiotic, the Kids Mighty Immunity, and the Kids Super Brainy and loving all three. They kids think they taste great and they are a simple addition to our morning routine and give me the peace of mind that they are ready to tackle the day in both the classroom and the playground!
Our go-to Overnight Oats Recipe via Wholefully.com (she has so many good ones though)
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
AND TOP WITH:
a few more Chia Seeds
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.
Be sure to leave a comment below as I would love to hear your morning routines and your go-to breakfast for busy mornings!