Make Yourself a Priority with these Easy Overnight Oats

Fueling your body first thing in the morning with quality protein, fat and fiber is a great beginning for a successful day. This combination leaves your body feeling full and energized for the day. Plus the fiber helps keep your hunger a bay for a longer period of time. Mapping out your meal the night before will make it easier for you to achieve your goal.

Overnight oats is the perfect solution to those mornings when finding time to do anything for you is out of the picture.  With just a few minutes in the evening to prepare this simple meal, your healthy breakfast will be ready for you to go.  Some of the staples you’ll need are rolled oats, Setton Farm Pistachios, Chia seeds, cinnamon, milk or water, and fresh fruit.  What makes this recipe so special are the pistachios. They provide heart healthy fat, protein, and fiber and contain the least amount of calories per serving over other nuts.

See below for Sara’s Overnight Oats recipe that will keep you full and energized for the day.

 

Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Pistachios and fresh fruit

1 serving

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Ingredients:

  1. 1Ž2 cup of rolled oats
  2. 1 cup milk or water of choice (I love unsweetened almond milk)
  3. 1 heaping teaspoon of Chia seeds
  4. 2 tablespoons of shelled pistachios OR Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites
  5. 1Ž2 cup fresh berries (or any fruit)
  6. 1Ž2 tsp of cinnamon

Quick Trick- To increase the antioxidant power in your oats, swap out the pistachios for Pistachio Chewy Bites.  They are made with cranberries that contain antioxidants.  Adding antioxidants to your daily diet may help strengthen your ability to fight infection and disease.

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Directions:

Place all ingredients in a small Mason jar or Pyrex container, mix and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.   Enjoy!

 

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About Pistachio Chewy Bites

With two main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios and cranberries in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar.  Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack.  They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber.  These nutrient-rich snack bars provide a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat for sustainable energy. With 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and healthy fat, the individually wrapped bars are the perfect one stop shop.

Available in major grocery store chains across the country such as: Bristol Farms, Fairway, Shoprite, A&P, Roundy’s, HEB, Safeway, Ingles, Gelson’s, King Kullen, Earth Fare, Price Chopper, Wegmans, Save Mart, Lucky, Hy-Vee, Shop n’ Save, etc.  They are also available online at Amazon.com and Puritan.com.

Pricing: 2-Pack $1.99 6-Pack $5.99 and 16-Pack $12.50

Website: http://www.pistachiochewybites.com

 

About Sara Siskind

Certified Nutritional Health Counselor, Sara Siskind is the founder of Hands On Healthy, cooking classes for adults, families and teens based in New York. Sara has dedicated her career to educating clients on how food and lifestyle choices affect health, and how to make the right choices to look and feel your best each day. Sara translates the complexity of integrated nutrition into usable tools with easy-to-cook recipes that appeal to the entire family. Sara counsels privately to offer highly customized health and nutrition plans for her clients. She also works with parents on shopping and cooking smarter to create healthier homes. In addition, she teaches beginner to gourmet cooking classes with her signature “toss it in” approach. In addition, Sara regularly works with corporations and non-profit organizations to lead workshops and lectures on healthy eating.

Website: www.sarasiskind.com

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