Mornings can be hectic for most families. Trying to get kids off to school and people to work can be a hassle. While cereal and cold milk can work for a while, it turns into a dreaded meal after several months. A great decadent alternative to cereal is overnight oats. They are quick, easy to prepare the evening before, and delicious. Overnight oats are exactly what the title says, oats soaked overnight. They usually consist of oats, yogurt, and milk with an endless supply of toppings available.

Our family enjoys berries as a topping more than anything else, but berries can be expensive so it is important to buy them during sales and while in the season. Since these yummy treats can be made many days ahead of time (as long as they are stored in an air tight container), we make ours 2 weeks at a time.

To make 2 weeks’ worth, you will need:

2 plain Fit and Active 32 oz. yogurt tubs – $1.99 apiece

1 container rolled oats 42 oz. – $2.49

1 Almond Milk original, vanilla or unsweetened 64 oz. – $2.49

Blueberries 6 oz. – $2.99

Strawberries, 16 oz. pkg. – $1.75

Raspberries, 1 pint – $1.99

Blackberries, 1 pint – $1.99

Total – $17.68 for 2 full weeks of breakfast and/or snacks

 

The recipe is really fantastic and easy.  It is equal parts yogurt, milk, and oats (1/2 cup to 3/4 depending on the size of the container) mixed together. The milk can be substituted with whatever milk you like. Layer the yogurt and fruit into an airtight jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Some people enjoy adding 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to the yogurt mixture, also.

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