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the return of a classic

March 26, 2013

I am bad about getting into food ruts. I mean baaaaaaaad. I find something I like and I want it. Everyday. For weeks. Months. And then, just like that, I am burned out.

Shocking, no?

For example, when Keith and I went on our honeymoon (goodness almost 7 years ago!) I had Ahi tuna every single stinkin night. For 10 straight nights. It was like the ultimate seafood experience.

(Please no one tell me how freaking high my blood mercury levels were….YIKES)

But my point, is that I tend to find something I like and until the urge has been completely destroyed I eat it in full force. I went on an overnight oat kick for a while and then got so sick of it that to look at oats made me cringe. I took a good 8-9 month hiatus. Well, my friends, I broke that this morning.

It was the return of overnight oats. Although since it was 37 this morning I probably should have gone with something, oh a tad more, HOT! I never said my taste buds followed weather patterns.

No Frills Overnight Oats

1/2 cup rolled oats (I use the Bob Red Mill GF kind)

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup almond milk

2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed

2 tsp. chia seeds

1 tsp honey

dash of salt

Mix everything together and let sit overnight. In the morning simply eat.

Pretty easy and pretty tasty. I know this is the basic of all recipes but sometimes I don’t need the entire kitchen sink to make my mouth happy. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best.

Happy Tuesday.

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2013 8:52 am

    I’ve only tried overnight oats once and I almost threw up in my mouth haha! I don’t know why I hated them so much, but I just did. 😦 I also ate oatmeal every morning for like 2+ years and now I cannot stand to look at it! I wonder if I will get back to eating it!! I hope you’re enjoying being back at school and that Keith had a great day with his beautiful wife yesterday 🙂

  2. March 26, 2013 6:32 pm

    I literally bought everything at the store yesterday to make this because it’s so easy. I like to make a big batch because I don’t have to think about what I’m going to eat for breakfast.

    • March 27, 2013 1:46 pm

      I love them! In high school I used to let muesli sit overnight in yogurt and this reminds me if that!!

  3. March 28, 2013 5:28 pm

    I get into intense food ruts too! Green smoothies everyday? yes, please. haha

    • March 28, 2013 7:53 pm

      My problem with smoothies is that I don’t like bananas very much but I like how creamy they make the smoothies. I’ve tried subbing avocado for the banana but that always leaves a weird after taste to me.

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