Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats will change your morning routine and give you and your family a great, healthy start to the day.

As a parent of two kids in school, I learned very quickly that the mornings can be filled with chaos, yelling and stress. And as a result, it’s SO easy to just grab a quick (a.k.a. unhealthy, sugary) breakfast and go.

This recipe gives you the ratios for the Overnight Oat base. Keep in mind that Overnight Oats are just a quick technique to getting some filling and healthy grains in in the morning. They can be topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or seeds.

As with all of our recipes, taste as you go & be creative. If you don’t love it, change it and try again!

And for another healthy breakfast recipe, check out our Baked Frittatas.

Overnight Oats
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Overnight Oats will change your morning routine and give you and your family a great, healthy start to the day. This recipe gives you the ratios for the Overnight Oat base. Keep in mind that Overnight Oats are just a quick technique to getting some filling and healthy grains in in the morning. They can be topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or seeds.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Overnight Oats
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Overnight Oats will change your morning routine and give you and your family a great, healthy start to the day. This recipe gives you the ratios for the Overnight Oat base. Keep in mind that Overnight Oats are just a quick technique to getting some filling and healthy grains in in the morning. They can be topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or seeds.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 person 3 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 6-8 hours
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Optional Add Ins
Servings: person
Instructions
  1. Fill a 4 oz (or larger) airtight container with dry ingredients (Mason jars are great for storing overnight oats and can be made in batches)
  2. 1-2 nights before you plan to eat your oats, add wet ingredients
  3. The day of eating - add any additional toppings you'd like. This can be eaten cold or heated up!
Recipe Notes

Tips on Storage: My favorite thing about overnight oats is that you can pre-prep the dried ingredients. Get this...

  • Get yourself 7-8 (or more) 4 oz. mason jars
  • Fill each with the dry ingredients (rolled oats, cinnamon, chia seeds)
    • raisins and flax seeds could also be added at this point if you'd like
  •  Store in your cabinet or dry storage until you're ready to add milk for the next day

How long does it keep?

  • The dry ingredients will keep indefinitely as long as it's stored in an airtight container.
  • Once milk is added, the oats will be good for about 5 days.
    • (Check for any sour smell as an indicator for going bad)
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Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

This Kale pesto is an extremely healthy and a delicious version of a traditional green herb pesto.

What is a pesto exactly?

Pesto is simply a puree of greens that is emulsified with olive oil. It can be great with some pasta or as a sauce with roasted veggies. I’ve even been know to eat this Kale pesto as a dip with some veggie sticks or crackers.

And, as with all my recipes – It’s simple and quick and don’t forget to taste as you go!

This recipe uses the puree technique of emulsifying.

As with all of me recipes, this is a guideline and should be adjusted to your liking. Feel free to play as you go and ALWAYS cook with your senses!

If you like this kale pesto recipe, you should also try my Arugula Parsley Pesto Puree as well

Kale Pesto
Kale Pesto
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This Kale pesto is an extremely healthy and a delicious version of a traditional green herb pesto. Pesto is simply a puree of greens that is emulsified with olive oil. It can be great with some pasta or as a sauce with roasted veggies. I've even been know to eat this Kale pesto as a dip with some veggie sticks or crackers.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Kale Pesto
Kale Pesto
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This Kale pesto is an extremely healthy and a delicious version of a traditional green herb pesto. Pesto is simply a puree of greens that is emulsified with olive oil. It can be great with some pasta or as a sauce with roasted veggies. I've even been know to eat this Kale pesto as a dip with some veggie sticks or crackers.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Clean Kale by removing leaves from the stem.
  2. Add all ingredients, except Olive Oil into your food processor. (If it doesn't fit, add it to a bowl and them process it in 2 parts.)
  3. Start the food processor and add the oil slowly until the pesto is a thick consistency. Then add a bit more oil, all while blending.
  4. Season with a good amount of salt and pepper and buzz once more to incorporate.
  5. You can serve over pasta or as a sauce with chicken or roasted veggies.
Recipe Notes

Ingredients to prep ahead: EVERYTHING! This is great made and then can be frozen in portions to use on a chaotic day! Pro Tip:

  • This Kale pesto recipe is great with the optional ingredients, but is still delicious if you don’t have them on hand.  You can also swap the sunflower seeds for a nut. (walnuts, pecans, almonds etc)
  • This pesto is great with pasta, added to chicken or steak, or even just with some crackers.
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No Bake, Nut Free Granola Bars

These no bake, nut free Granola Bars are super easy and will last you forever – or at least until you eat them all!

They are also PERFECT for making with your kiddos because you really can’t mess them up. As long as all the things stick together – you’re good to go!

For more easy snacks on the go, check out our Hummus Recipe too!

Granola Bars

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These no bake, nut free Granola Bars are super easy and will last you forever - or at least until you eat them all!

They are also PERFECT for making with your kiddos because you really can't mess them up. As long as all the things stick together - you're good to go!

Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Passive Time
20 minutes

Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Passive Time
20 minutes

Granola Bars

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These no bake, nut free Granola Bars are super easy and will last you forever - or at least until you eat them all!

They are also PERFECT for making with your kiddos because you really can't mess them up. As long as all the things stick together - you're good to go!

Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Passive Time
20 minutes

Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Passive Time
20 minutes

Ingredients
Granola Base

Added Ingredients (these are suggestions and you can add anything you love)


Servings: pieces

Instructions
  1. First combine date paste and oats. Use your hands to seriously smoosh the ingredients together and make sure they are totally incorporated.

    When you break the mixture in half you should see oats laced throughout the date paste.

  2. Add the honey & coconut oil and mix thoroughly. These ingredients will smooth out our base and get it ready for the flavorful ingredients

  3. Once you have mixed the base, add your other seeds/nuts/dried fruit and combine.

    If your ingredients are not sticking, then you need more date paste. Feel free to add as needed.

    If your mixture is too filled with date past and not balanced - ass more oats and seeds.

  4. Once mixture is done, line a baking sheet with parchment paper & press the mixture in the pan.

    Cover with parchment and press more.

  5. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes before cutting into bars.

    Kids also like to make their own shapes or balls. Simply use parchment to help shape and prevent sticking.

Recipe Notes

Pro Storage Tips:

  1. Making these granola balls in large quantities and packing them to go has saved us all on so many occasions. I love to individually wrap them in wax paper and store them in an airtight container to grab and go.
  2. Since all ingredients are dried, you can store them wrapped in your cabinet for weeks to come!

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