By Skye Moore | 3rd Year Food Nutrition and Health Student
Skye is a third-year Food Nutrition and Health student at UBC and aspiring Dietitian. She is passionate about sharing her love for delicious and nourishing food via her Instagram, @skyeshealthyeats. Skye’s goal is to provide individuals with the information and tools to form a healthy and happy relationship with food.
Maybe you snoozed your alarm one too many times or you’re running late to catch the bus. Either way, many students have trouble finding enough time to eat a nutritious breakfast, and end up skipping it altogether! Consequently, you may find it more difficult to focus in class and may reach for less nutritious foods throughout the day.
This is my breakfast spinoff of the classic combination, PB & J. These oats will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to tackle your day and perhaps nostalgic for the PB & J sandwiches you ate in the 2nd grade…or still eat, like me 🙂 Overnight oats are a great breakfast, especially if you have a busy schedule because you can meal prep them, take them to go and they take less then 5 minutes to prepare.
And who said making breakfast had to be hard?! Eating a balanced and nutritious breakfast is the best way to kickstart your day. It replenishes your body after sleeping and provides you with the energy to help fuel your day. It is no lie that students have very busy schedules BUT breakfast does not need to be a time-consuming task if you follow these 3 tips!
1. Meal Prep
Make your breakfast the night before or make a bigger batch at the beginning of the week. You can cook once and eat twice or even thrice!
2. Set the Stage
Plan what to eat for breakfast the night before and then set out the dry ingredients and equipment you need. That way you have less to do in the morning!
3. On the Go
Pack your breakfast in a container, jar, or thermos so you can just grab and go in the morning if you are running late!
PB & J Overnight Oats Recipe
Yield: 2 servings
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats*
1 cup milk of choice (I use fortified soy milk)
½ cup frozen berries
1 tbsp nut butter** (I used peanut butter)
1 tbsp hemp hearts
- Mix together all ingredients in a jar or container.
- Leave in the fridge overnight.
- Enjoy in the morning!
* If you are gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats
** If you have a nut allergy, sub the nut butter for sunflower seed butter
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