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Adding whole grains such as oatmeal occasionally into your diet can provide many benefits including lowering blood pressure and improving your body’s reaction to stress.
Oatmeal can even boost your serotonin levels, inducing a feeling of calmness. Ahhh!
This week I share my recipe for healthy instant oatmeal jars. They’re the perfect way to have an easy ready-to-go snack or meal.
And I have three flavorful varieties you can choose from.
I recommend using mason jars or some other air-tight containers to hold the mixtures. Then block out an hour over the weekend to make up a batch. You’ll find it’s so simple to whip up enough to last several days or a week that you’ll want to add this to your meal planning and prepping routine.
Choose Your Oats
All the recipes start with 1/2 cup of oats. You can use instant for a more porridge-like consistency or if you prefer a thicker consistency, use old-fashioned rolled oats.
To Sweeten or Not
Play with the sweetness to find what makes you happy. If you feel you need to add a touch of raw honey or maple syrup, go ahead.
Texture Is Up to You
The recipes call for 1/2 cup of boiling water, but you can use hot milk for a thicker texture. Or if you like your oatmeal less thick, add more water or milk until you find the right consistency for you.
The mixes will keep well at room temperature for up to 3 months or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Chocolate Almond Cherry Oatmeal Jar