When the week is crazy busy, it helps to have breakfast prepared ahead of time. I’m one to skip breakfast if it’s not ready for me during the week because I hit the ground running when I wake up. These Carrot Cake Overnight Oats were a tasty touch this week and I hope they can you fuel up during a busy (or non-busy) week.
This has been a busy week (as per usual) and busy in a very good way. I hit the ground running after Thanksgiving and I’m looking forward to continuing at this pace through the holidays. I have a lot projects in the air and am hopeful some of them will turn into even bigger opportunities.
I have to say, running a business takes a village. I am so incredibly grateful for all those that have been in my corner the last year and had my back no matter what. There are things that no one tells you when you run your own business and I have somehow surrounded myself with such amazing people that if I have a question, concern, or small win, I have someone to call to talk to, help me out, or celebrate with me.
If you’re reading this, you’re also one of those people. Even just reading this blog (behind the scenes) means the world to me and I’m thankful to have your support.
Speaking of support, I want to introduce you to…
Sassy’s Side Dish
Yes, you read that right 😉 My new support system for you AND for me.
Sometimes all we need to be healthy, or at least ONE thing we need to be healthy is support. So, I decided to start a Facebook group/community to help support you guys. Anyone reading this is welcome to join and it’s meant to be a place for you to ask me questions and to support others who are on their healthy journey (aren’t we all 😉 ) with you. The more the merrier.
How do you join?
Just head here or look for Sassy’s Side Dish Group on Facebook and request access! It’s that easy! Then you can share recipes, questions, topic/recipe requests, and just overall support. I’m excited to get to know you all a bit better and to learn from you all!
Overnight Oats for Meal Prep
Okay okay, a bit off topic but I couldn’t hold it in anymore, so go join us over there and then come back here and enjoy these overnight oats. I love meal prepping, it’s something that is a stress outlet for me. I enjoy both the cooking and the part where I have meals planned for the busy week ahead. Being busy doesn’t mean you should just throw caution to the wind and hope healthy eating just happens. News flash: it won’t “just happen.”
I’m usually a savory breakfast person but overnight oats have been just as good for breakfast these days. I think they are mostly good because I have to do absolutely nothing to prepare them during the week. I’m moving to more coaching in the mornings so these will come into play even more as I’ll be eating breakfast away from home. Grab yourself some mason jars and do yourself a favor and add these to your meal prep list this week.
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Why carrot cake? Well the owner of my gym was raving about his wife’s infamous carrot cake and I needed breakfast for the week so BOOM! Inspiration. It’s usually that simple for me when I need new recipe ideas. I decided I’d try and take all the healthy parts of a carrot cake (i.e. carrots, walnuts, raisins) and leave out the cake part of it and replace with oats and milk and yogurt. The result? Deliciousness.
I’m not even really a raisin person but they aren’t a huge part of this recipe, instead they add some nice texture and a little sweetness as there is minimal sugar in this recipe (hello! I’m a dietitian afterall). I also love the idea of veggies at breakfast too so the added touch of carrots is a fun and healthy idea for me.
These take all of 5 minutes to whip up, so even if you hate cooking, you should be able to find time to make these. Stop making excuses and start making overnight oats. Ok? Good talk. Enjoy!
Pro Tip: Feel free to double the recipe if meal prepping for more than 1 person and portion into single serve so breakfast (or snacks) so they are easy to grab and go during the week.Print
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups oat milk (any other milk okay)
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 2/3 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Mix all together in a bowl and distribute into 4 small mason jars for single servings.
- Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- Top with extra walnuts, raisins, and/or shredded carrots.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
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