Oats To Go
Whenever I work from home, I take a little stroll to the veggie market down the street where I’ll buy fresh and delicious ingredients to whip up a healthy salad for lunch. But when I travel, have to go to school or am just running from meeting to meeting, I always take some time in the morning to make a healthy lunch-to-go. In my opinion, it’s a risk not to because when I’m on the road I sometimes forget to eat or get tempted to buy unhealthy things like hot dogs…
It may seem like a hassle to make a quick lunch-to-go, but it really isn’t. Think about the Osawa Cake that I introduced you to a couple of weeks ago. Or maybe leftover homemade sushi, rice crackers with humus or a quick salad you can make in the morning.
Another quick option is this Oats To Go recipe. Oatmeal makes me a very happy girl ;-). It’s got protein, tons of fibre and healthy fatty acids. It keeps you going for quite a while and it’s really cheap! Oatmeal may be – and sound – a little boring, but all you need to spice it up is a little creativity.
I use the regular pint Mason Jar for this recipe, which you can get at Mason Jar. They’re cute, right?
20 - 25 min.
3 pint mason jars
2 days in an airtight container in the fridge
240 g oats
3 heaping tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
a pinch of sea salt
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
600 ml almond mik
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 banana, chopped
80 g walnuts, chopped
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Mix the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt in a big bowl. Add the almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla and stir to combine. Add the walnuts and the banana. Keep stirring until the milk is partially absorbed. Divide the mixture over the three mason jars. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the top of the mixture is firm. Let them cool. Take one jar with you and leave the other two in your fridge for the coming days. Or, for good karma, give one to your loved one or roomie.
You can also add a topping if you’d like. I usually put some blueberries or a little unsweetened jam or nut butter on top. Enjoy your lunch!
Did you make this recipe?
Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with #powerfoodies and #renskroes. Enjoy!