February 7, 2019
by Iowa City Hy-Vee Dietitian Lindsey Frisbie

Overnight Oats

Oats are a whole-grain that check off quite a few boxes in terms of being heart-healthy.

  • They help lower cholesterol.
    • One serving of oats provides 2 grams of soluble fiber, which aids in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. 
  • They keep you energized all morning.
    • Whole-grain oats are a complex carbohydrate, meaning they break down to become energy that’s slowly absorbed by your body.
  • There’s protein too!
    • One serving of oats provides 5 grams of protein to start your day. 

 

Try the recipe below to start your day off right. The more involved kids are in making their own creation, the more excited they will be to eat it! 

Serves: 2

All you need:

  •       1 (5.3 oz) container Hy-Vee plain Greek yogurt
  •       2/3 c. Hy-Vee old-fashioned rolled oats
  •       2/3 c. Hy-Vee skim milk
  •       ½ c. chopped, sliced fruit or pecans
  •       2 tbsp packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
  •       Additional fruit or pecans for garnish

All you do:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, oats, milk, fruit or pecans and brown sugar.
  2. Transfer to a pint jar or two half-pint jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
  3. To serve, remove jar lids and, if desired, top with additional fruit or pecans.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 250

Protein: 15g

Carbohydrate: 43g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 75mg

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Sugar: 24g

Fat: 2g

Trans fats: 0g