Ah life with a new born…
It’s crazy, hectic, slow, relaxing, and tiring. So basically it’s everything all rolled into one.
It’s amazing how fast one day can go by and then how 1 hour can take forever. Time is never on your side when you have a new born. I think that’s a fact.
To make mornings easier, I prepped by making a TON of banana bread muffins the weekend before having Hunter. Like 60+ muffins, that are currently stuffed into our freezer. I love them and so does Autumn, which makes the morning a lot easier since she basically announces she wants to watch Paw Patrol/ Shimmer and Shine and that she is HUNGRY the exact moment she gets up. So, by being able to microwave a muffin for about 20 seconds means that we can have some peace in the morning. And the name of the game right now is ‘do anything to have peace and quiet’.
Similarly, I have been prepping by making overnight oats.
Autumn doesn’t like that so more for me! Finally, something that is all MINE!!!!
Rumor has it that oatmeal helps milk production when you are breastfeeding. While there is no scientific proof, there are a lot of people that say it helps them. And probably as many people that say it doesn’t do anything for them. Here’s the thing, I will do and try anything to keep production up so what’s the harm in eating some delicious oatmeal.
I swear it worked for me last time so I am chowing down on oatmeal and overnight oats again. I love how quick overnight oats are to make, the soft texture, and how delicious they are too. Just reaching into the fridge and having breakfast at the ready makes life so much easier too.
These Strawberry Overnight Oats are going to rock your world. They are naturally sweet from the strawberries and honey. The flax seed meal is loaded up with fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. The chia seeds are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
I find the best storage option for them are wide mouth pint jars with plastic lids. The 2 piece metal lids work fine but I prefer the plastic lids so I know the seal is secure. More of an issue when I would take overnight oats to- do to work. Def didn’t want milk to spill in a bag! Eww!
Strawberry Overnight Oats
Makes 6 servings
- 3 Cups old fashion oats
- 3 1/2 Cups milk
- 1 pound strawberries, diced
- 1 Cup flax seed meal
- 1 Cup vanilla yogurt, preferably whole milk yogurt
- 1/2 Cup Chia seeds
- 1/3 Cup honey
- Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Equally portion out the oatmeal into 6 containers.
- Refrigerated overnight prior to enjoying.
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