Pre-pack breakfast in ready-to-go containers.
I’m not a fan of overnight oats as I have ‘a thing’ when it comes to the texture of my food. Weird, I know because I do like oatmeal but the overnight oats are just a little too soggy for my liking. I just had this idea while I was packing up my lunch for tomorrow; why don’t I also prepare all the ingredients for my morning oatmeal in a bowl so I would need only to add the soy milk and pop it into the microwave in the morning?
My next thought was, since I am now using my bento boxes for lunch, and have an excess of small containers I used to use for my snacks, why not repurpose these to prepare oatmeal for the rest of the week? It’s like the Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets you loved as a child (and well into adulthood). Bonus, you can cater the toppings to your heart’s desire. Granola, dried fruit, protein powder, chocolate chips, chia seeds, peanuts, almonds; the possibilities are endless. Plus, if you’re like me you also enjoy snacking on breakfast food in the evening. So why not have a couple of these guys ready for when you’re feeling snackish? I’m not saying it’s the healthiest but it’s certainly a better alternative to cookies or ice cream and almost as convenient.