For those mornings you don’t have time to sit for breakfast, these healthy DIY Instant Oatmeal On-the-Go jars are just what you need!
Well, here we are folks. We are finally in the homestretch of finally meeting Baby Fork & Beans! I had my 38 week check-up today and I’m already 1 cm dilated (only 9 more to go, ha!) I’ve been having daily pep talks with the little babe about being totally okay with him being born in December so he can come out whenever he wants. However, seeing that we only have 4 days left of this month and I need to put myself on maternity leave soon and I’m still not quite ready, maybe another week? So many things to still do…
I’m trying my best to get the month of January full of posts so I won’t have to worry about work. More importantly, I’m trying to make these posts all about freezer-friendly and slow cooker-ready meals, perfect for the new mama (really, it’s perfect for anyone pressed for time!) But seeing that I’m going to give birth any day now, I need to get my rear in gear by stocking up my freezer with meals, as well as my pantry with these DIY Instant Oatmeal On-the-Go jars. I need all of the easiest meals to prep that I can think of!
About these DIY Instant Oatmeal On-the-Go jars: They are packed with protein from the oats, flaxseed and chia seeds, all you need to do is blend them together in a food processor, place in a mason jar and stock your pantry until you’re in need of an easy breakfast that requires minimal effort. Just add hot water and your favorite toppings and this newly tired mama is fed. A quick yet healthy breakfast idea. Honestly, I like these so much better than the store bought stuff because I know exactly what’s going in my breakfast and they taste so much better. You can also turn your oatmeal into bars and freeze them with these healthy homemade oatmeal breakfast bars if you want.
- ½ c. rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp. whole flaxseeds
- 1 tsp. whole chia seeds
- Place everything into a food processor.
- Pulse several times until roughly chopped.
- Place into a mason jar and securely close the lid.
- When ready to eat, boil 1 cup water and pour into the jar. Stir.
- Close the lid and allow to sit for up to 10 minutes.
- Top with whatever you want and take on the go.
In the meantime, I will keep you posted on Baby F&B Watch. Follow me on Instagram for the most up-to-date info if you are at all interested.
Now if you excuse me, I have more freezer meals to make…