{Healthy Eating} Breakfast an important meal of the day

They say breakfast is an important meal of the day but in this day and age most of us do not even have 5 minutes to sit down in the morning and eat breakfast (whether healthy or not) later on prepare the meal. I have a 9-5 job so you could say I really should have time to sit and eat my breakfast but in reality I do not. By the time I wake up, shower and dress it’s time to run out of the house and walk to the station to catch my bus to work. When I do get to work I am pumped up on adrenaline that I just get stuck right into my work until 10ish when my stomach starts to remind me how hungry I am sometimes to the point of collapsing. Would you believe me if I told you that I forget to eat more times than I eat a week? I am just that bad when it comes to eating and because I am a social butterfly I kinda need people around to eat with me otherwise I only eat when I see others eating hence why I watch too much TV (story for another day).

Over the course of the week I stumbled upon a post on overnight oats, I am bummed that I didn’t save the link so I could share it but then I didn’t think I was actually going to do it myself. But Tuesday night I started to write in my diary things to do for the rest of the week when I remembered that I had run out of my porridge sachets and desperately needed to pack something for Thursday as I had a lot of meetings from 9-6 with a few 10-15 minute breaks. Then I remembered the overnight oats and I consulted doctor Google who brought about so many ideas. I looked at what I had in my cupboards and went to work on it. Thursday morning I topped my overnight oats with Nutella and went to work. I enjoyed it so much that I have been making my overnight oats since then and just mixing it up to my liking.

I have been using a few ingredients which I have in the house always and had to purchase some cute bowls to be making sizeable portions.

Ingredients: Granola oats (from my March Degustabox), unsweetened Almond milk, natural yoghurt (the first time I used strawberry yoghurt) and mixed fruits. For my topping I am using Nutella but you can use anything or nothing at all.

Directions: Mix all together and keep in fridge overnight, in the morning either eat as is or top up with your choice of topping as I mentioned above I am using Nutella

What do you think of my overnight oats? Do you make overnight oats? Do you ever have time for breakfast?
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  • I have never made overnight oats but now I want to try to. This looks really good!

  • I've been seeing overnight oats being blogged about lately. It's piqued my interest How does Nutella work with this combination of ingredients?

  • I miss meals too, getting busy. The overnight oats look good. I'd try them.

  • My mother always insisted on breakfast. She was right. It helped us start the day well and avoid those cravings.

  • I never miss breakfast! I've been smoothie addicted lately, but I do also love yogurt! I need to try this.

  • Breakfast really is so important. I've never tried overnight oats but I'd love to. Your breakfast looks delicious, kind of like a dessert! 🙂

  • It sounds delicious though I've never tried overnight oats. I like the idea of not having to cook in the morning. I will usually make a good breakfast but only if I have time.

  • That looks like an amazing breakfast, tons of protein and amazing carbs in there; what a perfect meal to start off your day!

  • I have been wanting to try overnight oats for awhile now. This looks healthy and also delicious. Can't wait to try.

  • That looks really good although I've never tried overnight oats. I do love oatmeal though so I'd love to try this. I often having trouble getting hungry in the morning but I bet if I had this to look forward to, I'd want to eat.

  • Very interesting presentation. I think we could all benefit from a few extra moments in the morning to eat something nutritious. The problem is that the majority of the really good ingredients, such as those blueberries, are frozen, while fresh berries of any kind are a lot more difficult and expensive to obtain.

  • It looks great! We love overnight oats… so tasty. My toddler likes eating "what the three bears eat" …and since the oats were prepped overnight they are soft and don't have to be piping hot to be eaten. A huge bonus when feeding little ones!

  • You should so try them, they are delicious and Nutella makes it even better

  • I thought the same about overnight oats but once I made my own I am in heaven.

  • Absolutely

  • I have never heard of overnight oats but they look delicious. I'm also a Nutella fanatic so I am all for an extra topping of the wonderful stuff! I am going to have to give this a try!

  • I have seen many pins on over night oats, but I am scared to try it. I feel like it will be to soggy for me. I do need to make more time to eat breakfast instead of just coffee

  • Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day in my opinion. Like you say it's important too as it really sets you up for the day.