Foodie Friday – Overnight Oats

At the beginning of the year one of my goals was to blog more and set up a regular feature on my blog.  After some thought I have decided on ‘Foodie Friday’.  I will be sharing some of my favourite recipes and food reviews with you.

I joined Slimming World almost 2 years ago and it really encouraged me to cook again, and from scratch.  It also made me look at the choices I was making for meals and made me realise what I thought were healthy choices weren’t always.  A lot of the recipes I put up will be healthy and Slimming World friendly but don’t worry, I will still be including some treat meals too!

So, lets kick things off with the most important meal of the day – breakfast.

Overnight oats are one of my favourite breakfast choices.  They’re really easy to make and ideal if you don’t have time to eat in the morning before leaving the house, plus they’re tasty.  Just grab them out the fridge and go!

To make overnight oats you will need:

Yogurt – either 1 tub of muller light or 200g of fat free natural yogurt
35g of porridge oats
Fruit (optional)

Put the yogurt and porridge oats into a container and mix well (if you want to add fruit berries can be added at this point, other fruit like banana or apples are best added just before eating) then pop them in the fridge and leave overnight.  By morning the yogurt will have softened the oats and they are good to eat.  Could these be any easier to make?!

The combination I used for the above oats was cherry yogurt and frozen cherries. You can use any flavour of yogurt you want, if you go for natural yogurt cinnamon goes well (with a little bit of sweetener or a teaspoon of jam).

Let me know if you try the overnight oats and what combinations you like.

If you are following Slimming World the overnight oats would be free using muller light or fat free natural yogurt (if you add jam you would need to count syns for it) and the porridge oats as your HEB choice.
Photograph taken by me

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