Adopting a healthy lifestyle has not been the easiest of concepts for my son to adopt and learn. Every day he wants to eat out. Not only is a daily dose of Mcdonald’s unhealthy but I really can’t afford to take him out every day. So we are starting small with quick easy breakfasts that are tempting but not too unhealthy.
Fortunately he likes oatmeal so we have been preparing overnight oats on Sunday evenings.
The biggest expense was the mason jars but they will last forever so that’s a pretty good investment. We pick up a lot of add ins to keep it from getting too boring. They’re not sausage biscuits but they still take pretty good.
We start with a base of 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1 TBSP of chia seeds. Our favorite flavor combinations are:
- ginger, date and pear
- strawberries with mini chocolate chips
- apple, cinnamon and caramel
- banana and maple syrup
- blueberry peach
- raspberries with mini chocolate chips
- coconut, cocoa and honey
- apple cranberry or raisins
We can’t include any nuts because of our allergies. We top it off with 3/4 C soy milk.
So far we’re off to a good start so hear is hoping it will become a habit. I’d love to hear how everyone else helps their loved ones adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Have a great week!
C.A., Zack and Izze
© Chantelle Porter 2016