Mornings are hectic while you’re trying to get ready for work and for school. You can save a lot of time by making breakfast ahead of time the night before, and still have something healthy. And in the fall, what would be more appropriate than pumpkin overnight oats? I have three variations for you to check out today. Which one sounds best to you?Continue reading “Pumpkin Overnight Oats 3 Ways”
Blueberry overnight oats are nice and easy to make. Best of all, they are packed with antioxidants with all of the blueberries and chia seeds. Antioxidants help to keep you young as they repair damage done to the body by exposure to pollutants and illness-causing agents. Plus blueberries just taste good and go quite well with oatmeal. Chia seeds and Greek yogurt add some protein to help you feel full. The seeds and oatmeal in general are good for fiber. All of the flavors combined, between the almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla, plus the creaminess of the Greek yogurt make this healthy breakfast quite a treat.
Ingredients for Blueberry Overnight Oats:
- ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup plain almond milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ tablespoon or honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 Mixing bowl
How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats:
- Take a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix together the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, honey, and vanilla until everything is covered.
- Cover the bowl with cling wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight or until it’s chilled.
- When ready to serve, spoon into a bowl.
- Top with blueberries and cinnamon.
- You could even add more yogurt on top of the oatmeal and put the blueberries on that.
January is a time to start fresh. We tend to be more focused on our health and wellness and are eager to start new diet routines. Sometimes it cna be hard to stick with those, but with so many delicious January Food Holidays, you can find something to tempt your palate while also sticking to those resolutions. It’s the perfect month to bust out your slow cookers, Instant Pots, juicers, and blenders that you just got for Christmas. Use this guide to help you to plan your menu at home, for creative snack ideas in the classroom, or party fun! I’ll keep adding links as I come up with them. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas. Which ones are your favorites?
Monthly January Food Holiday Observances
January is the month that everyone decides to change their eating habits. It’s a great idea in theory, but remember it takes at least 21 days to form a new habit. One of the mistakes that most people make is trying to do a massive overhaul in one fell swoop. Start small with just one at a time and you will be more likely to make it a permanent dietary change. Luckily with so many great themes for the month, most of which are quite healthy, you should be able to find something to tempt you.
For example, it’s Fat-Free Living Month, so you can find new fat-free recipes to try. With it being Bread Machine Making Month, National Wheat Bread Month, and National Baking Month, you can find healthier ways to make your favorite baked goods. Plus anything you can make at home from scratch is usually going to be healthier for you anyway, as you know what’s really going in there and can control it.
Turn your breakfast around as you learn about new recipes for National Egg Month, National Hot Tea Month, and National Oatmeal Month. Find new lunch and dinner options with National Meat Month, National Slow Cooking Month, and National Soup Month. You can even help yourself get more regular with Prune Breakfast Month (although I can’t imagine!). And sure, let yourself indulge every once in a while with National Candy Month.
Daily January Food Holiday Observances
January 1 – National Bloody Mary Day
January 1 – National Black Eyed Pea Day
January 1 – Apple Gifting Day
January 2 – National Buffet Day
January 2 – National Cream Puff Day
January 3- Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day
January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day
January 6 – National Shortbread Day
January 6 – National Bean Day
January 7 – National Tempura Day (I love tempura! Need to make sure to go to my favorite Japanese restaurant today!)
January 8 – National English Toffee Day
January 9 – National Apricot Day
January 9 – National Cassoulet Day
January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 10 – National Oysters Rockefeller Day
January 11 – National Hot Toddy Day
January 11 – National Milk Day
January 12 – National Marzipan Day
January 12 – National Curried Chicken Day
January 12 – National Glazed Doughnut Day
January 13 – National Gluten-Free Day
January 13 – National Peach Melba Day
January 14 – National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
January 15 – National Bagel Day
January 15 – National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
January 15 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 16 – National Fig Newton Day
January 16 – International Hot and Spicy Food Day
January 17– National Hot Buttered Rum Day
January 18 – National Gourmet Coffee Day
January 18 – Peking Duck Day
January 19 – National Popcorn Day – Try some Spicy Popcorn Recipes!
January 20 – National Buttercrunch Day
January 20 – National Cheese Lovers Day
January 20 – National Coffee Break Day (Isn’t this every day?)
January 20 – National Potluck Day
January 21 – National Granola Bar Day
January 21 – National New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22 – National Blondie Brownie Day
January 22 – National Southern Food Day
January 23 – National Pie Day
January 23 – National Rhubarb Pie Day
January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day (I am always all about peanut butter everything.)
January 24 – Lobster Thermidor Day
January 25 – National Irish Coffee Day (I fully support this day!)
January 26 – National Green Juice Day
January 26 – National Peanut Brittle Day
January 26 – National Pistachio Day
January 27 – National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28 – National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29 – National Corn Chip Day
January 30 – National Croissant Day
January 31 – National Brandi Alexander Day
January 31 – National Hot Chocolate Day
Which January food holiday observances are you most looking forward to celebrating?
Other Monthly Food Holiday Observances:
Fall is here and you know what that means. It’s time to get #basic and buckle down with all things pumpkin. I admit that I hold off until the calendar actually says it is the season of autumn. But then it can be no holds barred. If you like pumpkin spice, then why not kick off your day with Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles? You get that pumpkin flavor you’re craving with a hint of complementary spice that doesn’t overload your senses. Plus it’s just fun to mix up your breakfast every once in a while. Or actually, top these with something like vanilla ice cream, and you have a tasty dessert on hand. However you choose to make your them, enjoy your Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles! Continue reading “Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles Recipe”